Romania by Train

Trains - Tickets - Routes

A Travel Guide For Train Travel In Romania.

Here you will find information for Romania about trains, routes, tours, connections, where to buy train tickets, and more.

Useful Information

Population: 19.05 million

Currency: Romanian Leu

Language: Romanian

Capital: Bucharest

Country Code: +40

Time Zone: Eastern European Time

Train Companies

The trains in Romania are operated by the national rail company Căile Ferate Române (CFR).

Train Tickets

Buy your train tickets for Romania online on the Romanian Railways (CFR) official homepage.

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Rail Passes

Interrail / Eurail Pass

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Balkan Flexi Pass

With the Balkan Flexi Pass, you can travel by train through 8 countries in Eastern Europe. This pass allows you to travel by train in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Greece, Bulgaria, Turkey, and Romania.

TrAIN tYPES

The major rail network in Romania is composed of the following trains:

Regio (RE) connects small villages and towns with commuter routes throughout Romania

  • Bicycles are allowed on trains; however, it needs an additional ticket
  • No reservations required

InterRegio (IR) quickly traveling long distances serving important towns and cities

  • Reservations required on several routes
  • Bicycles are allowed on trains; however, it needs an additional ticket

Intercity (IC) quickly connecting the major cities in Romania

  • 1st and 2nd Classes offered
  • Reservations required
  • Additional routes from Romania to Budapest, Hungary

International Trains in Romania

Intercity (IC) connecting Romania and Hungary

  • 1st and 2nd Classes offered
  • Reservations required

 

Night trains in Romania

Intercity (IC) and InterRegio (IR) night trains are operated by the Hungarian Railway Company, MAV START, and the Romanian Railway Company, CFR

Routes:

    • Brașov – Budapest, Hungary
    • Bucharest – Botoșani
    • Bucharest – Cluj-Napoca
    • Bucharest – Timișoara
  • Sleeping Carriage
    • 1-3 berth compartments available.
    • Compartments include your own bed, bedding, and a light breakfast in the morning. Men’s and Women’s compartments available
  • Couchette Carriage:
    • 4 and 6 berth couchettes, as well as private compartments, are offered.
    • Bathrooms are located in the coach carriage.
    • Light breakfast and bedding are provided.
  • Sitting Carriage:
    • 2nd Class offered, no 1st Class.
    • Bathrooms are located in the coach carriage.
  • Train is air-conditioned
  • Food cart offering a selected variety of drinks and food pass through the carriages

EuroNight (EN)

Routes: Bucharest – Budapest, Hungary – Vienna, Austria

  • Reservations are included in the ticket price
  • Sleeping Carriage:
    • Standard cabin includes your own bed, washbasin, and breakfast in the morning
    • Deluxe cabin includes your own bed, shower, toilet, washbasin, and breakfast in the morning
  • Couchette Carriage:
    • 4 and 6 berth couchettes, as well as private compartments, are offered
    • Bathrooms are located in the coach carriage
    • Breakfast is included in the ticket price
  • Sitting Carriage:
    • 2nd Class offered, no 1st Class
    • Bathrooms are located in the coach carriage
  • Food cart offering a selected variety of drinks and food pass through the carriages.
  • Some trains have the possibility for vehicle transportation

Routes

Frequently Travelled Routes In Romania

National

From > To
Duration (h)
ChangesTransport
Bucharest to Botosani8:011Train
Bucharest to Cluj-Napoca9:24DirectTrain
Bucharest to Timisoara9:59DirectTrain
Bucharest to Brasov2:17DirectTrain

International

From > To
Duration (h)
ChangesTransport
Bucharest to Vienna, Austria19:011Train
Bucharest to Sofia, Bulgaria9:401Train
Bucharest to Varna, Bulgaria7:421Train
Bucharest to Budapest, Hungary15:50DirectNight Train
Bucharest to Chisinau, Moldova13:12DirectTrain
Brasov to Budapest, Hungary13:27DirectNight Train
Timisoara to Belgrade, Serbia2:00DirectBus

Romania travel routes

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Main Train Stations

  • Bucharest
  • Brasov
  • Timisoara

Good to know

Best Time To Travel To Romania

We recommend traveling anytime between May and September because of the favorable weather, ability to swim in the Black Sea, hike in the Carpathians, and wander into Dracula’s castle in the sunshine. Romania is a year-round destination but make sure you pack some cold-weather gear. In some parts of the country, it gets as cold as -15C.

  • High Season: June – August
  • Low Season: October – March

 

Accommodation In Romania

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Guidebooks For Romania

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