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Târgu Mureş (Marosvásárhely)

Getting there & away

Wizz Air (www.wizzair.com) started three weekly flights to/from Budapest in July 2006; flights cost around €17 one way. The airport is 14km west of town (on the road to Cluj-Napoca). Tarom (250 170; Piaţa Trandafirilor 6-8; 9am-5pm Mon-Fri, to noon Sat) sells tickets to Bucharest (flights three times weekly).

The bus station (221 451; Str Gheorghe Doja) sends daily bus and maxitaxi services, including hourly maxitaxis to Sighişoara (€2, 1½ hours), continuing on to Braşov (€5.25, four hours) and Bucharest (€10, seven hours). There are also five daily buses to Bistriţa (€2.40, 2½ hours), three to Budapest (€57), five to Cluj-Napoca (€3.50 to €4, 2½ hours), two to Sibiu (€3.50, three hours), and frequent services to Sovata (€2, 1¼ hours).

The Agenţie de Voiaj CFR (266 203; Piaţa Teatrului 1; 7.30am-7.30pm Mon-Fri) sells advance tickets. From Târgu Mureş there are two daily trains to Bucharest (€15.70, 8½ hours) and Sibiu (€4, 5½ hours), and one each to Budapest (€37, 7½ hours), Cluj-Napoca (€6.75, 2¼ hours), Iaşi (€12.30, 6½ hours) and Timişoara (€9.15, 6½ hours).