185. Sighișoara, Romania

Why Sighișoara, Romania

Sighișoara, Romania is located in the Transylvania region of Romania and is the birthplace to Vlad the Impaler. There’s a cafe downstairs the house and you can just head upstairs and check out the room. I did this trip compliments of JayWay Boutique Travel who organizes trips for the Eastern Europe region. I have to say I did not have to do a thing, except show up and record my experience. Not having to plan makes it so much easier.

Sighișoara, Romania - Street

Sighișoara, Romania – Street


Sighișoara is located in central Romania in the Transylvania region. It is northwest of Brasov, another unfamiliar destination.

How To Get Here

By Train

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

Sighișoara, Romania - Train station

Sighișoara, Romania – Train station

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).

Alternatively, you may fly into the Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP), the home of BlueAir and Tarom, then take a local transport or rent a car or be picked up by your Guide arranged by JayWay Boutique Travel.

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) and Wizz Air (W6).

By Bus

Eurolines has service to Romania from various points in Europe.

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

JayWay Boutique Travel provides this level of service. When I went they took care of it all for me. Even if you don’t want to use all the services of JayWay, its worth it to get a Guide once you arrive in Sighișoara.

Where To Stay

The accommodations in Sighișoara are quite quaint. I stayed in an Old Post Office which was quite nice. Across the street is the Hotel Central Park and not too far away from the center of town is the DoubleTree. A place to stay is part of the JayWay Boutique Travel package.

Sighișoara, Romania - Central Park Hotel

Sighișoara, Romania – Hotel Central Park


Sighișoara, Romania - Gasthaus Altepost Pension

Sighișoara, Romania – Gasthaus Altepost Pension

Where To Eat

Lots of places to find local food in Sighișoara; just follow your nose. I ate compliments of JayWay Travel and the Central Park Travel just across the street from where I was staying and I can say it was quite good.

Sighișoara, Romania - Gasthaus Altepost Pension Menu

Sighișoara, Romania – Gasthaus Altepost Pension Menu

What To Do

The main attraction here is the Citadel and the home of Vlad Dracul. Vlad is a true character, but Dracula is not.

Sighișoara, Romania - Citadel

Sighișoara, Romania – Citadel


Sighișoara, Romania - Citadel

Sighișoara, Romania – Citadel

Additional Information

Language: Romanian

Currency: Leu (RON)

JayWay Boutique Travel

Romania – Tourism


Twitter (Romania-Tourism)

Instagram (Sighișoara Online)

Here’s Jackie the Globe Trotting Teacher’s Take on Sighișoara


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Sighișoara, Romania - Casa Vlad Dracul

Sighișoara, Romania – Casa Vlad Dracul

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  1. July 18, 2017

    […] this city; Sibiu, Romania. Seems simple enough right? The owner of the Hotel Central Park hotel in Sighișoara (another interesting pronunciation) says just think […]

  2. August 7, 2017

    […] your booking at RailEurope or Eurail. There are trains from Bucharest, Sibiu and Sighișoara and other surrounding cities to nearby Brasov. Then rent a car or take a taxi to get to the […]

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