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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 04, 2011
Arrival times of the 11:20 sleeper from Budapest  (1 Answer)

I am organising this

We plan to arrive at Bucharest on the EN 473 train from Budapest, which is due to arrive at 11:20. We intend to catch the 12:13 to Istanbul. That leaves 53 minutes connection time obviously, which would normally be way too tight.

But this train is really ideal, it goes via central Romania and Brasov, and also gives us enough time to see Bratislava earlier in the trip. There is an earlier train we could get, which has an even tighter connection time at Timisoara at midnight, though I would suggest that the outbound will wait as it's just an internal Romania train and is clearly intended to pick up the down train from Budapest.

Anecdotal input is welcome, though any Romanians I have spoken to here have of course said not to trust the train timetable. But I need something harder, i.e from the station itself. seat61 has heard that it's usually no mor than half an hour, but I need that verifying further (seat61 recommends spending a night in Bucharest, which would be great but as you will see from the itinerary, that's not feasible) If you are in Bucharest and either know railway staff, or use the station regularly and could ask at the station as to how often, and by how much, the overnight sleeper from Budapest via Brasov is late (i.e has been late in the last year or so), I would be very grateful. If nether of these trains work we'd probably have to leave Romania out, which would be "nu vrumosc".

Multsumesc in advance for any help on this.

note:this information does exist, you cant run/fix a railway timetable unless you have this kind of stuff obviously, but its not always easy to get hold of.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 09, 2011

Is there at the train station luggage storage in Bucharest?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 09, 2011
Hotels  (3 Answers)

Could somebody offer for me a cheap hotel or hostel in Bucuresti in the city center or near the center?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 29, 2008
Train from Bucharest to Chernivtsi  (3 Answers)

Hello everyone,

I am traveling from Bucharest to Chernivtsi on May 10th (flying in from Madrid). From what I have read here and in other places, it seems that the cost is about 44 euro, however, I can't find any actual website that says that. Is there one? I have been to but can't find any information about that route. Cernauti is Chernivtsi, right?

Can I buy tickets online at all, or is the only place to do that the train station? Additionally, if I need a ticket for the next day, will I be able to get it the day before or will that be a problem? Do I need to buy the ticket in advance at all, and is it best to buy round trip right away, or buy them separately? Also, what exactly is the bedding supplement? Sorry for all the questions, however, I have not been able to find this information anywhere else.

Thank you all in advance!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 05, 2007
Railway Station (Gara de Nord) -> Airport Otopeni / fastest  (5 Answers)


i need some specific advice.
What is the best way to get from the Railway Station (Gara de Nord) to the Airport Otopeni in Bucharest? I arive friday at 18.45 and i have to catch a plain at 22.15.
I know that this is rush time.
Should i get a taxi directly, or get a Metro (?) and pick a taxi from a location which is closer to the airport. (if any)

thanks in advance

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 03, 2007
Is Garah De Nord a safe place to store luggages?  (1 Answer)


I am gonna travel to Bucharest after a week and on my way to Iasi, i thought of clearing up some issues in Ministry of Education located in Bucharest. But the problem is of luggage. Thanks to this forum, I was given locations and ways to get to the Ministry of Education. I also got to know that I can store my luggage in Garah De Nord. My only question is that is it saif to put the luggage there? I am asking this because i have heard many bad stories happening in Bucharest like theft and robbing. So I just want to make sure its a safe place to keep luggage for an hour or 2.

Also does anyone know any other safe place to store luggage? Like in the Airport or some kind of police station? If anyone knows, please let me know.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 08, 2007
Autonom rent a car  (1 Answer)

does anyone knows Autonom car rental agency?
we plan a copule of week travel to romania and we found this local agency on the web ( did anyone have some experience with it?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 23, 2007
Bucuresti - Constanta  (3 Answers)

Are there any buses/minibuses/any other transport running from Bucuresti to Constanta on Sunday evenings (after 9pm)? If so, where from?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 24, 2007
Thermal Baths In Bucuresti  (7 Answers)

I wonder if there are any thermal baths that don't require me staying in a hotel. We have accommodation sorted, but would like to have a thermal bath one afternoon. Also in Romania are the baths segregated or can a couple go in together (with swimwear - I am English you know). Thanks in advance for your help. Oly

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 13, 2007
A good hotel / hostel/ apartment / whatever...  (1 Answer)

I've been looking around the internet on and off the past 2 days for a nice place to stay thats reasonably priced and near the city center. I have no problem staying in any form of quarters. Curious, if anyone had any place they would recommend or are a local and know something good. thanks for the time. ciao!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 12, 2007
Meeting new people  (1 Answer)

hello to everyone in Bucharest, Romania! I am from Miami Beach, Florida, USA. In June I will be visiting Bucharest. I'm looking to meet new people and learn about the culture in Romania. Anyone interested in getting a drink and hanging out let me know. I'm a 24 year old male. I will be in Bucharest from 7 June through 14 June. If anyone would like to give me visiting tips and let me know about places i must see, i would appreciate it. Thanks for the help!!!!! Ciao.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 14, 2006
driving in Bucharest

Can I drive in Bucharest on a Canadian driving liscence?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 13, 2006
Cafés with wireless internet?  (1 Answer)


Does anyone know of cafés that offers wireless internet to their guests?
Preferably free of charge.

Thanks for any tips!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 09, 2006

Can anyone tell me how I can travel between Vilnius (Lithuania) to Bucharest. I was hoping to fly but there may be a train but it may take a long time.
Please let me know,
many thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 26, 2006
Accomodation Bucharest-Romania? So easy:)

I just arrived back in Madrid from my visit to Romania. The vacation was perfect! I rent an apartment ultracentranl in Bucharest, very clean, perfectly located and everything was above my expectation( the price for rent-all).
with an email i made reservation for a nice apartment!
best regards,

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 12, 2006
Translators  (4 Answers)


Looking for info about where I might find someone willing to work as translator for a few days while I drive to a few locations in Romania. I will need someone who has some knowledge of construction terms and art.

Thanks and have a great trip.

Regards- jt

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 10, 2006
corund  (7 Answers)

Going from Bucuresti to Brasov. Could someone tell me the best route? I go to Ploiesti. Then does the road go along the river up through the valley? I want to see as much hand carved wood gates and seminiu soba as possible. Are there any villages that are known for there craftsmen. Probably many i'm sure.

Regards j thomas

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 10, 2006
14 days in Romania - Brasov to the Monastries help?  (5 Answers)

Hi Guys,
I will be in Romania (coming from budapest) from jan 17th. The train network looks very comprehensive. I have 14 days to get from Budapest to Krakow (poland) via Romania (Timisoara, Sibiu, Brasov, Sighisoara) and then spend a few days near the northern monastries before crossing into ukraine (South East - Lviv) before heading to krakow for a night to fly out.

I have been to Budapest, Krakow before, so I am only spending a night in each. Is the train pretty direct (6 hours, I think) to Timisoara. Whats the best way to get to those monastries from brasov? Is it best to go to Sucueva? Whats the best town in Romania to travel into Ukraine and onto Lviv?

Any help is appreciated!



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 25, 2005
Hanul Manuc Inn  (1 Answer)

Anyone know how old the Inn really is? When does it date back to originally? The farthest back I can find is the 16th century but I'm fairly certain its older. Anyone know for sure?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 12, 2005
Hostels and Clubs in Bucharest  (6 Answers)

Hi everybody!!! I´ll be visiting Romania for a few days in the end of May. I could use some tips about hostels to stay in Bucharest. Is there any neighborhood I shall prefer to stay? Which clubs are recommend for dancing, drinking and meeting young people? Thanks for helping!!! Visiting Romania is a great dream of mine!!! Thiago

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 13, 2004
Going to Bucharest in December  (1 Answer)

Hello, I am travelling to Bucharest in December, and I am wondering about how cold and snowy it normally is around that time of year so I have an idea of what sort of things to pack. Also, if anyone has any general advice about things to do or see in Bucharest in December, I would appreciate it. Thanks!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 22, 2004
Fom Bucarest to Istanbul  (9 Answers)

Hi! I'd like to travel to Istanbul - through Bucarest - by train or bus. I wanted to visit the romanian railway's homepage- but it didn't work. () Can anybody help me? I'd like to know that how much the ticket will cost. Do you know which is cheaper, the bus or the train?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 18, 2004
flat for rent  (2 Answers)

Hello, I am moving to Bucharest next week. Do you have any idea about how much is "rent" of a furnitured apartment flat (small one) around Decebal Blv?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 24, 2004
bus to Istambul  (1 Answer)

Hi, Iam trying to find by internet something about the bus from Bucarest to Istambul, i heard it takes less than the train. Does anybody knows the name of the bus lines? thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 09, 2004
from Bucuresti to Odessa  (1 Answer)

Hi guys, I'm planning to visit Bucharest in August and i wondered if it is possible to make a trainyourney to Odessa. Would you recommend it or is it expensive, unsafe or unpleasant? Greetings from Jos from the Netherlands

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