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Just a simple question
If taking a train early in the morning from Bucharest is it possible to go to Moldova ( crossing at Galati Border) to Reni or nearby) and then back to Bucharest in the lat evening?
Do Eu citizen ( LUX) need visa for Moldova?
Thx for answer
Hello, i have plans on going to romania this summer. We would probably take the train from budapest, and go directly to Brasov.
1. any tips on hikes in this region, anyone that has done any bearspotting, is it worth it ? Thinking about going to one of the mountains, whicbh is 2-3 days at least ? Anyone with experience in this ?
2. Any other tips on stuff to do in ROmania, we would fly out of Bucharest, a bit stressed timewise, would friday-friday be OK for a stay in brasov and a hike, bears, and then something else , timeewise ? , or Friday-Sunday needed ?
Any pointers on visiting wineries in Romania? Planning to travel up from Bucharest to Brasov and would like to do some wine on the way, any thoughts anyone?
We're planning the final leg of our RTW surface travels and need to get from Istanbul to Bucharest. We won't fly, as the whole point of our trip is to travel surface. We've looked into getting a train between these two cities, but at the moment there is a bus replacement on the Turkish side of the border, which kind of negates the point of the train, so we are thinking about getting a bus. We've done the usual google search, but haven't been able to find out much. Has anyone done this bus journey? The key things we would like to find out are:
Which companies do this route?
When do the buses leave?
Where do they leave from? Is it the main Otogar?
How long do they take?
Is it possible to book tickets in advance? How?
How much does it cost?
Any help or information would be much appreciated.
I need to get from Bacau airport to the Statie Bacau Autobuz Station (long distance), but cannot find the address or locate it on Google maps, is it near the train station?
I'm looking at doing some hiking in Romania in June, likely the Fagaras, and am wondering if I will need a sleeping bag for huts in the area? The only other hut to hut hiking I have done was in Nepal and it was required, though I have heard other huts in europe provide bedding.. it is the only hut hiking I plan to do so will not bring it if not necessary! Thank you!
Hi - I am currently traveling in Brasov, focusing on the "big three" cities in Transylvania: Brasov, Sibiu & Sighisoara. I will like to travel to Moldova in about a week. What is the best way to go about this? I prefer trains. Will have to return to Bucharest? Can I buy tickets the day of travel?
I am going to Romania in July/August and am very keen to camp.
Can anyone recommend any good campsites anywhere in Romania?
What are the conditions like?
I am horrendously arachnophobic so I need places that are clean! Spiders indoors are something I can't handle!
Also, I am keen to go bear watching in a bear hide with a guide, what are the hides like?
Im due to arrive in Romania soon and wanted to know if there are any scams or dangers to be aware of.
Petty crime can happen in any country but is it generally safe to travel to any region of Romania?
I've heard its best to only use ATM's in banks due to card skimming problems.
If you have recently travelled in Romania and can comment it would be appreciated
Hallo everyone :-)
I and my girlfriend a planning to do a trip to easten Europe this summer in July.
We are both struggeling with our university studies, so we want a real break from everyday routine and thought about a real basic trip: we want to travel by foot or hitch hiking, sleep in our tent (either wild camping in forests/on the beach or friendly asking people, if we can put up our tent in their garden) and use as little money as possible.
Do you think it's possible to realize this kind of travels in Romania?
And do you have any advice/tips where to go?
I worry most about the time of travel. July can be fairly hot in July and so maybe not very suitable for walking long distances with a heavy backpack on your shoulders. Do you think we will "die" in the heat?
Furthermore, July is main travel time, so there will be many tourists, I guess. But we are looking for some tr... more »
My flight arrives at OTP at 5:10pm in the evening. I have to go through the custom and then buy a local SIM card to re-connect to the world, so that will probably take me to about 6:30 to 7pm. Do I have to stay in Bucharest for the night because it's already too late going to Brasov?
I have been reading on line forums, all people are saying that there are no direct transportation from the airport to Brasov except for hiring a taxi with a negotiated price, or go to Gara de Nord in Bucharest and then take train to Brasov, however with my late arrival I am not sure by the time I make it to Gara de Nord there will still be trains to Brasov.
Does anyone know
1. How long is the drive from OTP to Brasov if I can negotiate a decent price with the taxi driver?
2. If I had to go to Gara de Nord, when is the last train to Brasov and how long does it take?
3. And if the train option is ... more »
Hi you fellow Easternes and Westernes
I'm trying to make my schedule for "Varna Buzau Suceava Lviv" trip, but I cannot get the full information from Romanian websites:
It's said that there are several buses from Varna to Romania even "Suceava - Varna cu Autocar"
but I can't find the schedules.
Does it make sense to go cross the border first at Silistra and find a bus (or train) to Buzau from there?
There should be a train from Bucuresti to Buzau
, but the official site sais: "Nu exista rute"
Thank you! more »
I will be driving through Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria in a few weeks time in my own car. I have already driven through Hungary and the roads were fine. How bad are the non motorway roads in Romania and Bulgaria or is it just the dangerous driving I need to look out for?
Also I am always keen to practise some basic local language when I travel but would like to know whether any western european languages are widely used in both countries. I ploughed through Hungary using german and english. Hoping I can do this in Romania and Bulgaria.
Thanking you in advance
I am heading to Romania in about a week time and will stay for 11 days, mostly for the castles and fortresses in the Transylvania region.
I have just got the latest version of the LP Romania and Bulgaria e-guide (the book won't come out until after I start my trip) and have been reading it. It seems some places can only be reached by private transportation because there are no buses from the nearest town. However on the other hand, it says the fatality from the car accidents in Romania is one of the highest in Europe and the road condition could be treacherous in some areas.
So I am very torn. My questions are:
1. Is car rental really a viable option in Romania? Could it be done without, for example, hiring taxis etc. with the overall cost comparable or at least not prohibitive than car rental?
2. If I have to rent a car for reaching the remote castles etc., do I hav... more »
In May I will be flying to Bucharest (Otopeni airport), landing around 8pm. I know there is a bus that goes from the airport to the train station. How reliable is this bus service? Is it easy to find from the airport? What time does it stop running?
Once I arrive at the train station how safe is it to walk around the area, at night, to my hostel?
Am I better off just getting a taxi?
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