There are multiple ways to arrive in Romania: by plane, by train, by car, by boat.
Entering the country should not represent a problem for foreigners, especially if they are EU citizens. Non-EU country citizens are required to have a valid passport and, in some cases, a Romanian visa is necessary at customs and immigration.
Flying is time efficient but probably the most expensive way to get to Romania.
State-owned Tarom is Romania’s main airline which is a member of the Sky Team alliance (Delta, KLM, Air France and Alitalia). It has regular flights, both national and international, to other major urban centers, especially from Europe.
There are 17 functional airports in Romania, out of which 12 operate international routes. The most important ones are located in Bucharest – Henri Coanda International Airport and Aurel Vlaicu International Airport, in Constanta – Mihail Kogalniceanu International Airport, in Timisoara – Traian Vuia International Airport and in Cluj-Napoca.
Formerly known as Otopeni Airport, Henri Coanda International Airport is situated at approximately 17 km North from the city center and currently handles five million people a year. Aside from Tarom, there are other major air companies such as Air France, British Airways, Turkish Airlines, Australian Airlines which operate international flights from here. There are also important low cost companies – Wizzair, BlueAir, Ryanair and others – for which this airport serves as a base of operations.
More on this topic can be found here.
The Railway Passenger Transportation “CFR - Passengers” is the national railway company which is about 11,000 km long and connects all the main cities and tourist areas in the country.
The price for a ticket may vary according to the quality and fare distance.
There are 3 types of trains in Romania: Regional, Interregional and Inter – City trains (which are the fastest and most expensive).
For train schedules, costs and other important details, please visit: cfrcalatori.ro.
Tourists visiting Romania by car are required to have a Vignette, a document which certifies the payment of the Romanian national road network toll.
It can be bought at most gas stations, at any border crossing points and, more recently, online.
For costs and other details, please visit: e-rovinieta.ro
Driving in Romania is done on the right side of the road and depending on the type of roads, speed limits are as follows: 50 km/h in city areas, 100km/h on European-national roads and 130 km/h on highways.