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Rail Travel

The rail network in Romania, operated in the main by the state railway company "Compania Nationala de Cai Ferate" (CFR), is convenient with most lines radiating out of Bucharest. However, there are a few useful cross-country schedules, for example the four daily accelerat services which ply from Timisoara via Oradea and Cluj (or Alba Iulia) to Salva (connections to Maramures), the Bucovina (Painted Monasteries - Vatra Dornei, Vama and Suceava) and Iasi. Another convenient train works its way through the eastern Carpathians from Suceava via Miercurea Ciuc and Sfântu Gheorghe to Brasov. Local branch lines fan out from several cities into the surrounding regions. The network is still dense and far reaching though local branch line trains may operate to schedules which are more convenient to local people travelling to work or market rather than to the traveller. There has been much investment over the last few years in new traons, stock and infrastructure including the complete upgrading of the line from Bucharest to Brasov and ongoing work to the main international corridor routes. On account of its mountainous nature, Romania is ideal for anybody looking for a rail holiday with several scenic routes cossing the Carpathians. Of special note are the route over Predeal Pass into Transylvania, the line along the Danube from Craiova to Caransebes, the line from Salva to Sighet and that from Suceava to Ilva Mica. You are likely to be pleasantly surprised by the reliability and frequency of most Romanian trains, though journey times can be long on account of the terrain and distances covered, and the condition of some of the stock on local express trains is poor (see our Getting About page for further details).


Rail services in Romania


INTER-CITY (IC) SERVICES


Bucharest-Craiova-Timisoara
Bucharest-Constanta
Bucharest-Bacau-Suceava
Bucharest-Brasov-Deva-Arad
Bucharest-Brasov-Cluj-Oradea
Târgu Mures-Deda-Brasov



BLUE ARROW SERVICES


Bucharest-Tecuci-Iasi
Bucharest-Tulcea
Bucharest-Târgoviste
Bucharest-Braila-Galati
Bucharest-Pitesti-Craiova-Târgu Jiu
Cluj-Baia Mare-Satu Mare
Cluj-Sibiu
Sibiu-Craiova
Sibiu-Sighisoara
Timisoara-Arad-Oradea-Cluj
Timisoara-Sibiu
Vatra Dornei - Iasi
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SLEEPER SERVICES


Bucharest Nord to/from:

Cluj, Târgu Mures, Bistrita
Satu Mare, Sighet, Zalau
Oradea, Arad, Hunedoara
Timisoara, Resita Sud
Suceava, Vatra Dornei, Botosani



INTERNATIONAL
SLEEPER SERVICES


Bucharest Nord to/from:

Venice, Vienna, Budapest, Prague
Bratislava, Kosice, Krakow
Belgrade, Sofia,
Thessaloniki, Istanbul
Moscow, Kiev, Chisinau



Please note: all schedules
are subject to change.
Please check details on the
CFR Website
and double check at your station
prior to departure





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Timisoara-Iasi 'Accelerat' (Local Express calls at Nasaud



Check out this excellent
website for clear information
about schedules and
how to book your
international rail journey:

www.seat61.com

Other useful Travel Links:

BULGARIA:
BDZ Bulgarian Railways
AUSTRIA:
ÖBB Austrian Railways
AUST RIA:
ÖBB Austrian Postbus Services
CUMBRIA:
Northern Rail (Lake District Rail Services)
CUMBRIA: Virgin Rail (Intercity services conecting with the Lake District)
CUMBRIA: Stagecoach Cumberland (bus services, timetables and travel passes, in the Lake District):

Map courtesy of
Compania Nationala de Cai Ferate
"CFR" SA

Please click here for the CFR website and an

Interactive Network Map

Follow the link to
"Romanian Railways Map
- Flash Version"

NOTE: routes subject to change as CFR undergoes privatisation









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