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Essential information

At a glance

‘Hello’ in:
‘bună ziua ’
( boo·nuh zee·wa )
Romanian
Plug combo cf
Electricity
230V/50hz
May-Jun
Sep-Oct
Best time to go
Spring
Autumn

Money and costs

Currency
New Lei (lei)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated January 17, 2019 11:48AM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Hostel dorm room or guesthouse: 50 lei per person
  • Street food and self-catering: 40 lei
  • Train/bus tickets: 30 lei
  • Museum admission: 10 lei
Midrange
  • Double in a midrange hotel or pension: 120 lei per person
  • Meals in good restaurants: 60 lei
  • Train/bus tickets: 30 lei
  • Museum admissions: 30 lei
Top end (more than)
  • Double in the best place in town: 200 lei per person
  • Lunch/dinner at the best restaurants: 80 lei
  • Taxi rides: 50 lei
  • Museum admissions: 30 lei

Visas

Generally not required for stays of up to 90 days. Passport holders of EU member states can stay indefinitely.

Get the latest visa advice for Romania from our community.

When to go and weather

°C°F
mmin
ROU
Timişoara
Go May–Sep
Mar – May
1636139
Jun – Aug
28158359
Sep – Nov
1866544
Dec – Feb
3-53826
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Braşov
Go May–SepDec–Mar
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Bucharest
Go May–JunSep
Mar – May
1766242
0.3
0.01
Jun – Aug
29178562
0.2
0.01
Sep – Nov
1776345
0.1
0.0
Dec – Feb
3-33826
0.1
0.0
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season

Getting to Romania

Travel to Romania does not pose any unusual problems. Bucharest has air connections with many European capitals and large cities, and train and long-haul bus services are frequent.

Flights, cars and tours can be booked online at www.lonelyplanet.com/bookings.

Flights to Romania

The best price found from United States to Romania is on April 2nd, 2019, travelling with Southwest Airlines. See more options, compare prices and book: search flights.

DCA
Washington Ronald Reagan
from $257.00
OTP
Bucharest Otopeni

Getting around Romania

Mostly trains (or planes) for long-distance travel; buses and minibuses (also called 'maxitaxis') within regions.

Health and safety

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Advice for travellers

Travelling with children

Travelling with children in Romania shouldn't create any specific problems: children often receive price breaks on local transport and for accommodation and entertainment; age limits for particular freebies or discounts vary from place to place, but are not often rigidly...

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Working and volunteering

Working in Romania is possible only with a valid work permit issued by the Ministry of Labor & Social Protection (www.mmuncii.ro; Romanian only) and in conjunction with a Romanian employer. The procedure for obtaining a permit should be initiated before...

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