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Why Brasov, Romania

The Transylvania area of Romania is a treasure trove of unfamiliar destinations. Most just think of Dracula when they hear of Transylvania, but the region has so much more to offer and Brasov, pronounced “Brashov” is one of those places.

Brasov, Romania - Mountain

Brasov, Romania – Mountain

Where

Brasov is located in central Romania just north of Sinaia and east of Sibiu in the Transylvania region.

How To Get Here

By Train

Start your booking at RailEurope or Eurail. There are trains from Bucharest, Sibiu and Sighișoara and other surrounding cities.

By Plane

The nearest commercial airport is the Sibiu International Airport (SBZ).

The  airlines serving the Sibiu International Airport (SBZ):

Austrian Airlines (OS), Blue Air (0B), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Tarom (RO) and Wizz Air (W6).

The nearest major airport is Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP).

The following airlines serve the Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP):

Arkia-Israeli Airlines (IZ), Alitalia (AZ), Air France (AF), Aeroflot (SU), Air Moldova (9U), Air Serbia (JU), Aegean Airlines (A3), British Airways (BA), Blue Air (0B), Croatia Airlines (OU), Czech Airlines (OK), Dniproavia (Z6), ELLINAIR S.A. (EL), El Al Airlines (LY), Eurowings (EW), FlyDubai (FZ), Germanwings (4U), Iberia Airlines (IB), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), LOT Polish (LO), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Meridiana Airlines (IG), Pegasus Airlines (PC), Qatar Airways (QR), Ryanair (FR), Swiss Airlines (LX), SAS (SK), Turkish Airlines (TK), TAP Portugal (TP), Tarom (RO), Vueling (VY), Wizz Air (W6).




By Bus

Eurolines has service to Romania from various points in Europe.

Brasov, Romania - Bus Terminal

Brasov, Romania – Bus Terminal

By Car

If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.

Hire A Local

This is the preferred method and the one I used. They know the winding road, so that make it all easier. JayWay Boutique Travel provides this level of service and took care of all the details for me.  If you don’t want to use all the services of JayWay, its worth it to get a Guide once you arrive in Brashov. Having a Guide made the trip so much more memorable.

Where To Stay

There are local hotels and some chains available. The local ones are highly recommended as they give you a taste of Romania, but you can take your pick.

I stayed at Hotel Casa Wagner right on the Main Square.

==>> Try Airbnb.

 

Where To Eat

Lots of great local foods all over the town so you will have no issues at all. Plus you can really get any kind of food you desire.

Brasov, Romania - Burger and chips

Brasov, Romania – Burger and chips

What To Do

Brasov is a walking town. The largest attraction is the Black Church located at one end of the town Square. You may also walk around the city as well as go skiing in the winter time. You should also check out the White Tower. Oh and check out the narrowest street in Europe as well.

Brasov, Romania

Brasov, Romania

Brasov, Romania The White Tower

Brasov, Romania - Stores on Main Street

Brasov, Romania – Stores on Main Street

Additional Information

Language: Romanian

Currency: Leu (RON)

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Brasov, Romania - Church in Square

Brasov, Romania – Church in Square

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