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Bucherest to Brasov train travel and rental cars

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Bucherest to Brasov train travel and rental cars

Hi... my wife and I will be arriving in Bucherest (from Istanbul) in mid September and wanted to know the best way to get to Brasov. We were thinking the train would be best. It looks like a pretty short trip?

In Brasov we were planning on renting a car for a week to travel throughout the region. Ideas? suggestions? Thanks much! Bruce

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1. Re: Bucherest to Brasov train travel and rental cars

There are many trains from Bucharest to Brasov , all you have to remember is to avoid regio trains ( R ). The trip takes about 3 hours .

You can rent the car in Brasov or Bucharest .

If you rent it from Bucharest you could do a round trip Bucharest - Curtea de Arges Monastery - Transfagarasean ( if it is open ) or Ramnicu Valcea - Olt Valley - Cozia Monastery ( if Transfagarasean road is closed ) - Sibiu

From Sibiu - Biertan - Sighisoara - Brasov - (Day trips to Bran Castle- Rasnov - Prejmer - Harman ) - Sinaia - Bucharest

Sighisoara, Brasov, Sinaia, Sibiu can easily be reached by train

To Sibiu, Bran, Prejmer, Harman , Rasnov you can go by bus from Brasov .

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2. Re: Bucherest to Brasov train travel and rental cars

Hi Bruce

yes the train would be best way to get from Bucharest to Brasov !

train timetable and tickets price :

http://www.cfrcalatori.ro/

train to brasov depart from GARA DE NORD train station in Bucharest .

when you serch info write from : BUCURESTI NORD

most of the trains are InterRegio and few InterCity and InterCity Night

you can take the one that close to the time you want to depart to Brasov.

but do not use Regio trains , they are slow trains and also with not very good conditions .

price for one way at second class :

InterRegio trains - 47 lei [take this one]

InterCity/Night trains - 61.4 lei

the trip will take 2.2-2.4 hours /

you can make reservation for train tickets :

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infor about Brasov :

http://www.romaniatourism.com/brasov.html

Nearby Attractions :

romaniatourism.com/brasov.html#attractions

Day Trips:

www.romaniatourism.com/brasov.html#daytrips

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3. Re: Bucherest to Brasov train travel and rental cars

There's really no need to rent a car for a whole week, you can get to most sites in the Brasov failrly easy by public transport. Rent it just for 2-3 days: 1-2 days to visit a couple of more remote old German villages (like Viscri) plus a day to do the Transfagarasan road.

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4. Re: Bucherest to Brasov train travel and rental cars

Thanks for all the great information David.

Do you think it would be ok to simply buy our train tickets upon arrival? (Bucharest to Brasov) Our should these be purchased in advance?

Also, what's the best way to get from the Bucharest airport to Gara de Nord? Taxi? Is it fairly close?

Thanks again, Bruce

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5. Re: Bucherest to Brasov train travel and rental cars

You can simply buy your tickets on arrival, either at the airport (CFR, the railway company, has a ticket office in the Arrivals terminal) or at the train station.

If you don't have lots of luggage, best way to get from the airport to the Gara de Nord is with express bus 780

It has a stop at the Arrivals terminal exit, it runs approximately every half hour and a two rides card costs 8.6 lei ($2.5)

It gets to Gara de Nord, which is about 17 km/10.5 miles away from the airport, in 30 - 40 minutes (sometimes more if traffic is very busy).

If you need to take a taxi order one only through the taxi info booth in the Arrivals terminal, otherwise there's a high chance you'll get ripped off. The ride to train station should cost around 25 lei ($ 7.5)

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6. Re: Bucherest to Brasov train travel and rental cars

as alterme mention , buy the tickets at the airport .

bus is the perfect way to go to train station, look on the time table :

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taxi its ok as the driver is honest , I been meny time in bucharest and most of the

time I use public transport !

if you will take taxi do at as alterme mention :

"order one only through the taxi info booth in the Arrivals terminal"

look on the passenger door that the price for k"m is 1.39 lei , look that the

driver start the taxi Counter ץ

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