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Best way to travel to Romania

Hallo alle. I will travel to Sibu from Germany during the Sommer and would like any advice for traveling and living for 10 days. Flug, Auto, or train? Thanks, Robert

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Flug oder Auto.auf gar keinem Fall mit dem Zug
Hey,
Definitely it has to be the flight( from Germany to Sibiu )!!The coincidence is that I have a friend from Hamburg that chose the train and it wasnt the best choice.In Romania the train connections are really bad.So if you choose to travel inside the country, here s a link to the site where you can find buses.The bus here is cheaper than the train :
This is it for now! If you have more questions, feel free to ask! Have a nice trip and steel nerves :D!
Hallo und thanks for the advice. I like the idea of driving although it may take 4 days total in traveling. Flug may be better. mulţumesc, Robert :)
I forgot to ask...why nerves of steel?
Hallo! Every way of travel has advantages and disadvantages:
- AUTO: Nurnberg-Sibiu are aprox 1300 km. Up to Szeged there is motorway. Once you entered Romania one can count on an average of 70 km /hour because on bad roads, many LKWs and recently almost every village has a speed monitoring system that is sending later fines. From Cenad (the border point near Timisoara) to Sibiu i need 7-8 hours. All together, i travel two days, sleeping over night in Hungary or near Timisoara The advantage is that one is very flexible in Romania, especially if you intend to travel much around in the Saxon villages. Alternativelly one can share a car and i warmly recommend (not just for the travel forum, it is the best site in German to learn everything you need about Romania and discover very nice people and passions)
- TRAIN: a journey from southern Germany to Sibiu typically takes 20-24 hours with minimum one change. However, it is the most ecological way of travel and the overnight trains are really ok. An example is
Nürnberg Hbf 21:10, change in München 22:53- 23:40, overnight train to Budapest, arrival at 08:54, have a cofee in Budapest then catch 11:13 train and go straight to Sibiu, arrival at 20:48. The best site to enquire is of course (i also use it for trains within Romania, is the best site in Europe :) ).
- PLANE: There are no low-cost flights from Nuernberg to Sibiu, and generally Sibiu has almost no low-costs flights (the airport tax alone is about 60 euro). To fly to Bucharest, Cluj, Targu Mures or Timisoara is no big win, one still needs car/trains to reach the final destination.

To get ideas about accommodation and things to do/see Sibiu-Sighisoara area i warmly recommend Living in Saxon parish houses in villages is a very special experience!
Thank you for the excellent information. The web sites are great as well. I'm leaning toward flug and then auto rental. Can't wait to get there.
Robert
Probably you will preffer to rent a car from the airport but in case you think of renting in Sibiu, on my profile there is a list with local car rental companies.
It depends also on the distance from your home to the Eastern virtual (not physical anymore:) border... Where in Germany do you live?
Hallo..I live near Nurnberg. It's a long travel to Hermannstadt.
10 days in Siebenburgen can be a great experience - once you plan well. Personally i recommend the car - and the previous answer is very detailed. Once you are here there are countless things to see and do:
- Saxon villages and their fortified churches (see indeed but also , ,
- once you had enough of German culture, refresh yourself with Romanian traditions is ”Marginimea Sibiului” (Rasinari, Gura Riului, Saliste and all villages around)
- Fagaras mountains - try Transfagarasan route and see Balea lake. (site in German: )
- for a bath you can try Ocna Sibiului (site in German: )
Thank you for the advice. I will definatly let you know before I come. The websites are great!The idea of staying in the nearby villages is interesting and will give me a chance to look for grandpa:) Danke sehr!
Robert :)
difficult question. i think the best is the auto ( car). we don't have very good rods, this can be a problem, but with the car you can visit much more than with the train. is important to know that if you want to rent a car here is not very cheap.
There is little cost savings between flight/auto rental, and the cost of auto tanken if driving. If it were only 20 years ago, me and friends and nothing to do, I'd definatly drive:)
If you are going for best cheap/easy option... try Wizzair for a flight from germany-budabest-targu mures. Then from Targu Mures you can get a quick train to Sibiu (multiple in day, about 2-3 hours.
Hello Robert,
Thanks for the inquiry. My question to you is: will you be traveling around Romania and thus have need of a car? If so you might consider driving. It is not that difficult a trip from Nurnberg to Sibiu. Actually, except for the boring ride through Eastern Hungary it is enjoyable. If you don't need a car you might consider taking one of the several trans-Europa bus lines - Euroline or Atlassieb - both serve Sibiu. Another option in this case, the better choice is to fly from somewhere in Germany to Sibiu on one of the low-cost airlines. I personally like the driving possibility as I get to see more of the country. There are many short trips around that region that would be very enjoyable.
Drum bun - Gute reisen!
Schone gruss. If I could find a resonable flight, I'll do that before driving 16 hours each way. Thanks for the advice.
Robert
SIBIU
See website:
Sibiu is located in the southern part of Transylvania, on the river Cibin and lies 45 ° 47 'north latitude (in line with Lyon) and 24 ° 05' eastern longitude (approximately in line with Athens), verynear the geographical center of Romania. It is located in the depression Cibin, near Fagaras Mountains (about 20 km), Cibin (12 km) and Lotrului (about 15 km), the edgedepression in the south-west. In the north and east, the city of Sibiu is limited Tarnavelor Plateau, which falls to above Cibin Valley by Gusteritei Hill. The municipality isCibin was in depression, in an area with hilly plains piemontana of river terraces Cibin who dreneaza. The city is not limited forms of relief outlined strict, but they wore themclose uniformizându dominate them by extending the built area. Municipality does not have the perimeter or accidents that cause geomorphological elements panta. Altitude above sea levelranging from 415 m in the Lower Town and 431 m in Upper Town. By passing Sibiu European roads E 68 (Arad - Sibiu - Brasov) and E 81 (Cluj - Sibiu - Pitesti - Bucharest) Sibiu is an importantjunction and has an international airport with regular flights to Germany and Italy:
There isn't a direct flight to Sibu. You would have to go through Bucharest and then train or small flight and they don't go on a regular basis. The train from Germany to Sibu is the same, lots of stops and changes of lines. The cost of the train is more than it would cost to drive. Driving your auto is really the best bet. It is an easy drive through beautiful country and you will have your car with you when you get to Sibu to drive through the local countryside and visit the historic and cultural sites nearby.
Coming in Romania by Plane should be definitely the first choice. Please visit for flights schedule:

Low cost operator "BLUE AIR" operates from Stuttgart and Koln, see for tickets reservation

Lufthansa and TAROM operate from Munchen.

Another option may be to come via Bucharest Baneasa.
There are low cost flights operated by Germanwings, BlueAir and WizzAir.
From Bucharest Baneasa Airport you may take a taxi cab to the Main Station (Gara de Nord), and you have direct trains to Sibiu ()

For further details, write me an email.

Regards,
Adrian
if you wanna go to the romania, you can use the plane from germany.. than you can take bus or train when you arrive there.

have a nice trip.
auto
SIBIU...good choice! is lovely city with a great architecture.you should chose the train or auto, because is difficult with a flight, we have operattional airports only in Timisoara, Bucharest and if you are lucky,in Constanta.i'm not from that part of the country, but i think i can help you find a nice place to stay during your vacantion.if you need any help, just ask me!bye bye for now..
there is an international airport in Cluj - Napoca and a 2and half , 3 hours drive from Cluj to Sibiu, or 4 or 5 hours by train. if you are interested in a more detailed itinerary fell free to send me a list with the locations you want to visit and I will give you exact data.In case you are interested in both cultural and adventure travelling ,visit .
best wishes,
paul
Hi.In my opinion the best choice for your travel is by plane Nurnberg-Bucharest,then you have to go to the station to take the train to Sibiu (i can help to get you to the station). This is the most simple way.
Have a nice trip
as you see, you have a lot of choices :)
just let us know which one works for you, and we can try to make it perfect!
Servus Robert,

Flüge nach Rumänien sind in der Regel sauteuer, es gibt jedoch Low-Cost. Vornähmlich fliegen die nach Timisoara (ab Dortmund mit WizzAir) und nach Bukarest (Blue Air ab Frankfurt Hahn und vielleicht inzwischen auch ab anderen Städten..., und WizzAir). Schau mal die Websites der 2 um genauer anzusehen. Tarmom fliegt von München nach Sibiu direkt, ist aber nicht sehr günstig. Vielleicht gibt es etwas Billigflüge auch nach Cluj-Napoca und/oder Targu Mures.

Im Inland: Zug und Bus, wird aber a bisserl mehr kompliziert mit der Buchung an Ort und Stelle (besonders bei Bus; am Bahnhof spricht bestimmt jemand Englisch) Der Zug ist aber langsam, und fährt nicht überall hin, besonders in die schöne Umgebung von Sibiu... Autostopp auch machbar.
Servus Robert,

Flüge nach Rumänien sind in der Regel sauteuer, es gibt jedoch Low-Cost. Vornähmlich fliegen die nach Timisoara (ab Dortmund mit WizzAir) und nach Bukarest (Blue Air ab Frankfurt Hahn und vielleicht inzwischen auch ab anderen Städten..., und WizzAir). Schau mal die Websites der 2 um genauer anzusehen. Tarmom fliegt von München nach Sibiu direkt, ist aber nicht sehr günstig. Vielleicht gibt es etwas Billigflüge auch nach Cluj-Napoca und/oder Targu Mures.

Mit dem Bus nach RO (es gibt zwar ab Nürnberg direkt nach Sibiu): vergiss es. Ist Katastrophe.

Im Inland: Zug und Bus, wird aber a bisserl mehr kompliziert mit der Buchung an Ort und Stelle (besonders bei Bus; am Bahnhof spricht bestimmt jemand Englisch) Der Zug ist aber langsam, und fährt nicht überall hin, besonders in die schöne Umgebung von Sibiu... Autostopp auch machbar.

beste Grüße,
Cristian
We have low cost flights from Sibiu to Germany - Koeln and Stuttgart ( ) also you can fly using Lufthansa (via Munich) ( )or Austrian (via Vienna) ( ).
Trains are dirty but cheap, and they cover most of the country, but if can i would choose a car, more freedom, and petrol is not so crzy expensive as in germany for example. The roads are sometimes very bad, never take the truck (TIR) ways going around the city
Defintely airplane until Bucharest and then either train(intercity or Blue Arrow ) and buss through the country ...
Defintely airplane until Bucharest and then either train(intercity or Blue Arrow ) and buss through the country ...
Defintely airplane until Bucharest and then either train(intercity or Blue Arrow ) and buss through the country ...
My advice is to book a flight from Germany to Sibiu and over there you can rent a car to see the city and the closest cities such as Sighisoara. Check online the low-cost companies : Blue Air, Wizz Air. For accomodation, there are cheap hotels, motels, hostels and nice conditions : ( there is a english version too)
You have already received good and detailed answers to your question - I just want to add my opinion that it might be better to fly from Germany to Sibiu, and then rent a car. I wish you a fine trip!

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