Accommodation & Travel

TRAVELING IN ROMANIA 

Citizens of the European Union countries
E.U. Citizens can enter Romania with a valid passport or with their National Identity Card.

American and Canadian citizens as well as citizens of Japan, Australia and New Zealand do not need an entry visa to visit Romania, providing duration of stay is not more than 90 days accumulated during a single visit - or multiple visits - within a six-month period.

Citizens of certain countries and territories need a visa to visit Romania. To quickly check if you need a visa please go to www.E-Visa.MAE.ro

Travel Document: A valid passport is required for all overseas / non-EU visitors. Your passport must be valid for the entire duration of your visit. Please check the expiration date on your passport carefully before traveling to Europe.
NOTE: If your passport is not valid for at least three months beyond your intended date of departure your entry into the Schengen Area could be denied and also, for the same reason, Bureau of Consular Affairs of U.S.A. recommends that your passport to have at least six months validity remaining whenever you travel abroad.

For stays longer than 90 days visitors need to apply for an extended stay visa, for more information please visit eVisa.MAE.ro


For additional information please contact the Romanian Immigration Office

Entry requirements and visa information are also available at www.mae.ro.

Please send all inquiries regarding visa and entry requirements to the nearest Consulate of Romania www.mae.ro.

Romania Tourism has no authority or expertise to answer questions regarding travel documents or visa.
» List of countries whose nationals, bearer of a regular passport, are exempt from the requirement of a Romanian visa.

» List of countries whose nationals, bearer of diplomatic, service, official passport and seamen's books, are exempt from the requirement of a Romanian visa.

» List of countries whose nationals, holders of regular passport, need a visa to enter Romania.

 

The Schengen Visas
Romania is not yet part of the Schengen visa agreement but Schengen Visa holders do not need to get a (special) Romanian visa to visit Romania as long as their Schengen visa allows at least two entries in Schengen space and the number of entries and/ or length of stay has not been exhausted.

For more detailed information please visit https://www.mae.ro/en/node/2040 for visa requirements.

 

HOW TO GET THERE

Getting to Romania by Plane

Romania's national airline Tarom as well as all major European Airlines are offering non-stop flights from cities in Western and Central Europe to Bucharest.

There are also non-stop flights from other major cities in Romania (Arad, Bacau, Cluj, Constanta, Craiova, Oradea, Sibiu, Targu Mures and Timisoara) to destinations in Europe (operated by Austrian Airlines, Blue Air, LOT, Lufthansa, RyanAir, Tarom, Turkish Airlines and Wizz Air).

Getting to Romania by Train

Traveling by train from other European countries to Romania takes from four hours (Budapest to Arad or to Oradea) to about 30 hours (Paris to Bucharest). As most train tickets allow several stopovers en route,
train travel can be an affordable and relaxing way to include Romania in a European trip.

First and second-class sleepers are available for journeys longer than 10 hours and for overnight trains.

Schedules of international trains to and from Romania can be obtained at: www.bahn.de or
www.InterRail.eu

To quickly check international train service availability or to get an idea of travel times please check:

Information on Direct Trains from European Countries to Romania

Information on Direct Trains from Romania to European Countries

Tickets for international trains

At the present time Romania's National Rail Company (SNCFR or CFR) only offers on-line tickets for domestic destinations. Tickets for international destinations can be purchased at any SNCFR Rail Travel Agency (Agentia de Voiaj CFR) or at ticket offices in most major train stations in Romania.

If you would like to purchase a train ticket for an international destination, before your arrival to Romania,
you will need to contact a local travel agency or an international rail travel company:

ACP Rail - Central Station to Great Destinations

RailEurope SelectPass

www.InterRail.eu

Eurail Romania Pass "Eurail Train Passes" for non-European citizens 

The Romanian Railway Company (SNCFR) operates service between most of Romania's main cities and tourist areas.

Getting to Romania by Car

Documents required by Border Police are the vehicle's registration, proof of insurance and a valid driver's license.

U.S. / Canadian/ Australian/ New Zealand driver licenses are valid for driving in Romania for 90 days from the date of entry into Romania. When renting a car in Europe, please check with the car rental company its policy regarding taking the car across national borders. Independent travelers entering Romania by car (own or rental) need to obtain a road toll badge, called Rovinieta.

Rovinieta is available on-line www.roviniete.com as well as at any border-crossing point, postal office and most gas stations. Cost of Rovinieta for passenger cars is the equivalent in Romanian Lei (RON) of: $4.00 (valid for 7 days) or $9.00 (valid for 30 days).

There is no any other tax to be paid by visitors/ tourists when entering or leaving Romania.

Getting to Romania by Bus

There are many bus routes that connect Bucharest and Romania's main cities with destinations in Europe, including Athens, Berlin, Budapest, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome, Vienna.

Companies that are offering bus transportation between Romania and other European counties include:

Eurolines (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom)

FlixBus (Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia)

AtlasSib (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom)

Pletl (Austria, Germany)

Double T (Austria, Germany, Switzerland)

CDI Transport (Italy)

Comati (Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia)

To check bus schedules and fares please visit www.autogari.ro

Getting to Romania by Boat

Several companies offer river cruises on the Danube River from Regensburg or Passau in Germany, Vienna (Austria) or Budapest (Hungary) to the Danube Delta and/ or the Black Sea. 

To check Danube River cruises itineraries and schedules please visit
www.RomaniaTourism.com/upcoming-tours.html

There is ferry service between towns in Romania and Bulgaria:
Zimnicea to Svishtov
Bechet to Oriahovo
and
Turnu Magurele to Nikopol