Travel to and from Romania and airport shuttles

(not included in tour price)

For travel help and advice ring Mike Morton 01900 824329

or email mike.morton@travelcounsellors.com

 

RAIL

EN347 Budapest Keleti 22:50 - Medias 09:56/ Sighișoara 10:49

EN346 Sighișoara 18:58/ Medias 19:55 - Budapest Keleti 04:55
Vienna (Westbahnhof) 19:48 – Budapest (Keleti) 23:30 – Mediaş 10:29 – Sighişoara 11:21
Sighişoara 18:03 – Medias 18:55 – Budapest (Keleti) 05:20 – Vienna (Westbahnhof) 08:16

EN473/472 ‘Ister’
Note: this train operates Vienna - Budapest - Medias - Sighișoara - Brasov - Bucharest, and return.
2 & 3 berth sleepers, and 6 berth couchettes available.

 

EN473 Budapest Keleti 19:10 - Sibiu 06:17

EN472 Sibiu 22:55 0 Budapest Keleti 08:50

Note: this train operates Budapest - Sibiu - Bucharest, and return.
2 & 3 berth sleepers, and 6 berth couchettes available.

Important note: you should allow a minimum of 2 hours between flight arrival time and train departure time, providing you have pre-booked rail tickets; for the return you also need to allow for 2 hours check-in. Most trains have first and second class accommodation.

 

Car Hire

Car rental is available from Bucharest, Cluj Napoca, Sibiu and Târgu Mureş.  One way drop off is also possible, and cars can also be delivered to Sighişoara or Mediaş.

 

AIR

Wizz Air
(bookable only on www.wizzair.com)
Luton – Sibiu
Luton LTN 13:50 - Sibiu SBZ 18:50/ M-W-F-S
Sibiu SBZ 19:20 - Luton LTN 20:35/ M-W-F-S


Luton – Târgu Mureș
Luton LTN 19:45 - Târgu Mureș TGM 00:40/ -TWT-SS
Târgu Mureș TGM 17:50 - Luton LTN 19:00/ -TWT-SS


Luton – Cluj Napoca
Luton LTN 07:35 - Cluj CLJ 12:30/ DAILY
Luton LTN 15:10 - Cluj CLJ 20:05/ DAILY except Saturday
Luton LTN 19:55 - Cluj CLJ 00:50/ DAILY
Cluj CLJ 06:00 - Luton LTN 07:05/ DAILY
Cluj CLJ 13:35 - Luton LTN 14:40/ DAILY except Saturday
Cluj CLJ 18:05 - Luton LTN 19:10/ DAILY


Luton – Bucharest
Luton LTN 09:25 - Bucharest OTP 14:45/ DAILY
Luton LTN 13:30 - Bucharest OTP 18:50/ DAILY
Luton LTN 17:35 - Bucharest OTP 22:55/ DAILY except Tuesday & Saturday
Luton LTN 21:35 - Bucharest OTP 02:50/ DAILY
Bucharest OTP 07:20 - Luton LTN 08:50/ DAILY
Bucharest OTP 11:25 - Luton LTN 12:55/ DAILY
Bucharest OTP 15:30 - Luton LTN 17:00/ DAILY except Tuesday & Saturday
Bucharest OTP 19:30 - Luton LTN 21:00/ DAILY


Birmingham – Bucharest
Birmingham BHX 07:35 - Bucharest OTP 12:50/ Wednesday & Sunday
Bucharest OTP 05:25 - Birmingham BHX 07:05/ Wednesday & Sunday


Doncaster – Cluj Napoca
Doncaster DSA 07:35 - Cluj CLJ 12:40/ Monday and Friday
Cluj CLJ 06:00 - Doncaster DSA 07:05/ Monday and Friday


Doncaster – Bucharest
Doncaster DSA 20:40 - Bucharest OTP 01:55/ Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday
Bucharest OTP 18:35 - Doncaster DSA 20:10/ Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday


Glasgow – Bucharest
Glasgow GLA 18:05 - Bucharest OTP 23:45/ Tuesday & Saturday
Bucharest OTP 15:30 - Glasgow GLA 17:30/ Tuesday & Saturday


WIZZ also have frequent daily flights to Budapest and Timisoara. Train tickets can be booked from Budapest to Medias, Sighișoara and Sibiu. Also be Accommodation, car hire and guide services can be booked for Hungary. Please note that it is possible to fly into one airport (e.g. Sibiu) and back from a different airport (e.g. Bucharest). It is also possible to mix airlines though this would incur additional service fees.

 

Blue Air
Luton – Bucharest
Luton LTN 10:35 - Bucharest OTP 15:45/ -T-TFSS
Luton LTN 18:00 - Bucharest OTP 23:10/ MTW-F-S
Bucharest OTP 08:25 - Luton LTN 09:50/ -T-TFSS
Bucharest OTP 15:50 - Luton LTN 17:15/ MTW-F-S


Birmingham – Bucharest
Birmingham BHX 10:00 - Bucharest OTP 15:20/ Saturday only
Birmingham BHX 17:15 - Bucharest OTP 22:35/ Tuesday only
Bucharest OTP 07:45 - Birmingham BHX 09:15/ Saturday only
Bucharest OTP 15:00 - Birmingham BHX 16:30/ Tuesday only


Liverpool – Cluj Napoca
Liverpool LPL 17:35 - Cluj CLJ 22:55/ Monday & Friday
Cluj CLJ 15:30 - Liverpool LPL 16:50/ Monday & Friday


Liverpool – Bucharest
Liverpool LPL 09:25 - Bucharest OTP 14:55/ M-W-F--
Bucharest OTP 06:55 - Liverpool LPL 08:40/ M-W-F--


Please note that BLUE AIR also operate direct flights to Bacau and Iasi in north-eastern Romania and a service from DUBLIN to Bucharest.

In general WIZZ offer the wider range of flight options but you need to take care of baggage costs and difficulty in contacting the airline. Blue Air offer better rates and we are able to 'talk' to them with regards for special requests.

EASYJET no longer fly to Bucharest but RYANAIR operate from Stansted to BUCHAREST and TIMISOARA. The scheduled airline services, direct to BUCHAREST are as follows:

 

British Airways
London Heathrow – Bucharest
London Heathrow LHR 10:55 - Bucharest OTP 16:10/ DAILY
London Heathrow LHR 19:05 - Bucharest OTP 00:15/ DAILY
Bucharest OTP 08:35 - London Heathrow LHR 10:10/ DAILY
Bucharest OTP 17:10 - London Heathrow LHR 18:45/ DAILY


Tarom Romanian Airways
Birmingham – Bucharest
London Heathrow LHR 14:50 - Bucharest OTP 20:05/ DAILY
Bucharest OTP 12:30 - London Heathrow LHR 14:05/ DAILY


Finally, there are also connections to CLUJ and SIBIU with AUSTRIAN AIRLINES and LUFTHANSA via Europe. These are daily with a change of planes en route. In general best connections are from London airports. Note that fares can be significantly more than those for WIZZ.

Important notes:

  • Times shown are local times; there is a two hour time difference between the UK and Romania

  • schedules and availability subject to change

 

Transfers from Bucharest, Cluj, Târgu Mureș or Sibiu airports will be arranged through Geanina Diaconescu at Liberty International in Bucharest.  geanina.diaconescu@liberty-international.ro

 

Accommodation

(not included in tour price)

 

Bed and Breakfast in the villages of Copșa Mare, Biertan and Richiș

 

There are a range of comfortable B&Bs in the three villages with a range of prices (correct as at 12/2015).

 

Copsa Mare €114 for a double room per night with breakfast or €77 for a single room per night with breakfast

 

Biertan

Unglerus Pension prices range from €34 for a single to €64 for a double room with breakfast included

Thomas Pension €104 for an apartment per night breakfast included

Michael Pension €64 apartment per night breakfast included

MET Guest House from £30 per person per night.

 

Richis has a camping site at La Curtea Richvini

This village has less capacity but there are a few places available.

 

Alma Vii

The Mihai Eminescu Trust has rooms in various guesthouses and an old Romanian school. There is also newly-opened guesthouse with a double room and one triple room.

 

Please contact Geanina Diaconescu at Liberty International in Bucharest to book your accommodation.  geanina.diaconescu@liberty-international.ro