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Generally there are three ways of travelling to Transylvania – either by rail, by plane or by car! In this section we want to give you a bit of advice on how to make the most of these mean and our advice. Should you require any further assistance or information, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Traveling by car

Travelling by car is not as bad as one might think! The Romanian roads have improved quite a bit and one is finding more and more road signs these days, though things can still be much improved upon… Always remember when planning your trip, that its virtually impossible to average more than 50km per hour whilst driving as very few stretches of motorways are finnished by now and even major roads pass through villages!

Traveling by rail to Sighisoara from Western Europe

Travelling by rail to Transylvania was what Jonathan Hawker did in Bram Stoker´s novel „Dracula“ and is a great experience! From Western Europe you have trains departing from Vienna that go via Budapest to Sighisoara, our nearest train station. The trip from Vienna to Sighisoara takes 13 to 14 hours. Alternatively you can take a train to Budapest and change there for Bucharest, these trains also stop in Sighisoara! We generally experienced the staff on the trains to be very nice and welcoming and the carriages to be absolutely fine, but the toilets onboard the train should, as everywhere in the world, not be a subject of too close scrutiny….From Sighisoara we offer a pick up service or you can rent a car there. The following sites might prove useful for planning:

www.cfr.rowww.bahn.de

Traveling by rail to Sighisoara from Bucharest

We always recomment to take the train from Bucharest to Sighisoara if one wants to come to Cund! The train ride takes you through the beautiful Prahova valley and the hilly wilderness of Transylvania and onboard the train you will really find time to enjoy this experience. In contrast to that, most of the year the roads in these areas are quite busy with trucks and cars and the Romanian driving style does need a bit of getting used to…. We also experienced the staff on the Romanian trains to be nice and welcoming and the carriages to be fine, but again the toilets onboard the train should, as everywhere in the world, not be a subject of too close scrutiny…. From Sighisoara we offer a pick up service or you can rent a car there. The following site might prove useful for planning:

www.cfr.ro

Traveling by plane

We are quite fortunate to have a small international airport close to Cund (25 min. by car) close by in Tirgu Mures and from here you have (at the moment) three airlines serving much of Europe. An interesting Hungarian airline is the low cost carrier WIZZ Air. They offer direct flights to Tirgu Mures many European cities like London, Rome, Milano, Barcelona, Madrid and Dortmund. Their fares vary a bit but are generally inexpensive, the planes are new and service is quite ok for a low cost airline. We recommend the „extra leg-room“ option for anybody over 1.70m of height, a really well invested Euro 10,-.

Another airline serving Tirgu Mures is TAROM with a daily flight to Bucharest, but this is at really odd hours and quite expensive. TAROM is the national Romanian airline and still has a bit the flair of (not so good) old times when it comes to service. From Tirgu Mures we offer a pick up service or you can rent a car there from Avis, Eurocar, Herz or some good local agencies. The following sites might prove useful for planning:

www.malew.comwww.wizzair.comwww.tarom.rowww.targumuresairport.ro

Further airports

Other options for travelling by air are Sibiu Airport (90km from Cund) and Cluj Napoca (100km from Cund). Both airports are much larger than Tirgu Mures and offer better connections due to their size. We also offer a transfer service to these airports, but one has to facture in a bit more time to get there…

www.sibiuairport.rowww.airportcluj.ro