Getting to Romania

Getting to Romania by Plane

The airlines member of the Sky Team partnership (Delta, KLM, Air France  and Alitalia) offer excellent connections from all major airports in North  America to Romania’s capital city – Bucharest.

Romania’s national airline Tarom as well as most European Airlines are offering flights from cities in Western and Central Europe to Bucharest, Cluj, Iasi, Sibiu and Timisoara.
Arad, Bacau, Bucharest, Cluj, Craiova, Oradea, Sibiu, Targu Mures and Timisoara are also connected with cities in Europe by low-cost airlines  such Air Berlin, Blue Air, Carpat Air, Niki and Wizz Air.

Getting to Romania by Train

Traveling by train from other European countries to Romania takes from 6 hours (Budapest to Timisoara) to about 46 hours (London to Bucharest). Most train tickets allow several stopovers en route so train travel can be an affordable and relaxing way to include Romania in a European trip.

First and second-class sleepers are available for journeys longer than 10 hours and for overnight trains.

Getting to Romania by Car

Documents required by Border Police are the vehicle’s registration, proof of insurance and a valid driver’s license.

U.S. / Canadian/ Australian/ New Zealand driver licenses are valid for driving in Romania for 90 days from the date of entry into Romania.

When renting a car in Europe, please check with the car rental company about its policy regarding taking the car across national borders.

Independent travelers entering Romania by car (own or rental) need to obtain a road toll badge, called Rovinieta.

Rovinieta is available at any border-crossing point, postal office and most gas stations at a cost of (the equivalent in Romanian Lei) $5.00 to $8.00 (valid for up to 7 days) or $9.00 to $15.00 (valid for 30 days),  depending on car type.

There is no any other tax to be paid by visitors/ tourists when entering or leaving Romania.

There are many bus routes that connect Bucharest and Romania’s main cities with Athens, Berlin, Budapest, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome, and Vienna.

Getting to Romania by Boat

Several river cruise companies based in Germany or Austria offer cruises on the Danube River through to the Danube Delta and the Black Sea Coast.