Venue - Arrival by plane
Brașov does not have a local airport. The closest airports are located in:
How to arrive in Brașov from the «Henri Coandă» Otopeni – OTP airport
Visit TRANSPORT AEROPORT at the following address http://www.direct-aeroport.ro/en/ or M&M (http://www.transferairport.ro/en/) so you can book your transportation from the airport in the most convenient way for your travelling schedule.
You can also take the bus or train service from the airport to the centre of Bucharest or to Gara de Nord railway-station (Central Train Station) than choose one of the trains bound for Brașov Central Station.
Venue - Arrival by train
|If you come by train from Western Europe, you will arrive at the Central Station in Brașov. International trains from Paris, Berlin, Munich, or Vienna to Bucharest stop in Brașov.
Train timetables can be accessed at: http://www.cfrcalatori.ro and http://infofer.ro/
Taxis are a faster and more comfortable way to get around town than public transport. Taxis are also relatively cheap. All taxis must have meters and drivers are usually friendly.
Ask the approximate fare in advance and always make sure the driver uses the meter from the start. Check the taxi’s door for the price (lei/km).
Do not take just any taxi you will find at the taxi station! The private drivers can charge very high prizes!
Choose a company taxi (BRATAX, MARTAX, TOD, REY etc.). We have listed some of them below.
Taxis are usually parked in designated areas, which are in the proximity of bus stations or other busy spots. When travelling outside city limits, you may be asked to pay the double fare per km (it is considered acceptable), or you could agree on a fixed amount in advance.
Never get into a taxi that does not have a sign with the company name on top.
Venue - Arrival by car
|For those arriving by car, a driving licence, the vehicle registration documents and a valid car insurance are essential.|
Coming from the direction of Vienna, Prague or Budapest, the border crossings are in Bors on the E60, Nadlac on the E64 and Varsand on the E61. Bors and Nadlac are the busiest due to trucks that pass through those two customs points. Coming from the direction of Trieste or Belgrade on the E70, the entry is in Moravita and Portile de Fier. E85 goes from Athens through Tirana and Sofia. and enters Romania in Giurgiu. The other border crossing with Bulgaria is at Vama Veche for those who come from Istanbul or Sofia on the E87. Arriving in Romania from Moscow, Kiev and Kishinev customs are in Albita on the E58 or in Sculeni, Stânca Costesti or Oancea. Coming from Warsaw, Kiev or Chernivtsi on the E85 the customs is in Siret in Bucovina.
Romanian driving regulations are more or less the same as the rules in other European countries. Obviously, for every driver a valid driving licence is compulsory, as well as valid insurance (Green Card) for the car. In case of an accident, contact the police to make a report. Drinking alcohol and driving is absolutely forbidden. The speed limit inside town limits is 50 km/hour and outside built areas 90 km/hour.
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