Târgu Neamţ is large enough to have regular bus and maxitaxi services to towns and cities throughout the region.
At least four daily buses go to Suceava (20 lei, two hours) and several maxitaxis run to Iaşi (13 lei, two hours).
Hourly buses run to Piatra Neamţ (10 lei, one hour).
Check the website www.autogari.ro for an up-to-date timetable.
Accessing the monasteries from Târgu Neamţ on public transport is difficult and schedules don't allow for seeing them all in one day – it's much easier and more efficient to drive or take an organised tour. The Suceava-based travel agency Explore Bucovina offers tours of the Neamţ county attractions and monasteries, though tours depart from Suceava.
Three of the monasteries, Neamţ, Văratec and Agapia, are located near populated areas and have regular bus and maxitaxi services to and from Târgu Neamţ (4 lei).
You can hike to Văratec from Agapia (two hours) and continue on to Sihla and other monasteries along clearly marked trails.