Romania's railway network has trains servicing every town and city in the country, and the many villages.
The fastest trains in Romania are the Intercity's - IC (running on the route Bucharest – Cluj-Napoca, Bucharest – Timisoara, and Bucharest – Iassy) and ICE (2 pairs of trains running on the route Bucharest – Constantza).
Romania is well connected with the European railway network. There are daily international trains from Bucharest, like Venice, Vienna, Budapest, Prague, Belgrade, Sofia, Varna, Tessaloniki and Istanbul.
IC and ICE: fast modern trains between major cities with facilities like on-board restaurants. Reservation is compulsory.
Rapid (R) and Accelerat (A): both are regional trains, but the Rapid trains are more comfortable.
Personal (P): slow local trains, that stop in the smallest villages. Not very comfortable, but 'authentic'.
Private railways (Eurail pass is not valid!)
Eurail Passes are not valid on the following routes, served by the private railway operators CF TRANS, Serv Trans, KEOLIS, VIA TERRA Spedition, Regiotrans and FEROTRANS:
Tickets for these trains can only be bought on board.
The following domestic trains in Romania require advance reservation:
Reservations can be made locally at the station or at a CFR office.
A nice scenic route is the trip from Brasov to Ploiesti.
Airport station links
From the International airport Henri Coanda you can take bus 780 to Bucuresti Nord railway station or bus 783 to Plata Victoria, 800m (0.5 mi) from Bucuresti Nord railway station. You can buy a combined bus/train ticket.
Eurail aid offices
For questions about Eurail, you can go to the offices of Wasteels Voyages Romania at any of the following railway stations: Bucuresti Nord railway station (Bucharest) and Brasov railway Station. See the page Eurail aid offices for detailed information and more aid offices in Europe.
Spelling of cities in Romania
On Romania's train timetables and at train stations in Romania, you'll usually find the local spelling of Romania's cities and stations.
Here is the local spelling of some popular Romania's cities: