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Sibiu

Getting there & away

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Land

Train

Sibiu lies at an awkward rail junction; often you’ll need to change trains. But there are three daily direct trains to Braşov (€6.75, 2½ hours); three to Bucharest (€14, five hours) and Timişoara (€14, five hours); and one early morning one to Arad (€10.80, five hours). To get to/from Sighişoara or Cluj-Napoca, you’ll have to change at Copşa Mică or Mediaş (about nine or 10 trains daily). For Alba Iulia, you have to change at Vinţu de Jos.

Buy tickets at the Agenţie de Voiaj CFR office (216 441; Str Nicolae Bălcescu 6; 7.30am-7.30pm Mon-Fri).

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Air

Tarom (211 157; Str Nicolae Bălcescu 10; 9am-12.30pm & 1.30-5pm Mon-Fri) offers daily service to/from Munich (€280 return), plus five weekly flights to Vienna (€300) and three to Bucharest (€60/100 one way/return).

Carpatair (229 161; www.carpatair.ro), which has an office at the airport, offers service to Germany and Italy via Timişoara.

Austrian Airlines (www.aua.com) also flies between Vienna and Sibiu.

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