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Romania By Train

Discover the history and beauty of Romania when you travel by train through this mysterious land. Expect to see varied landscapes with breathtaking scenery, exciting cities, and stunning castles. A journey through Romania will leave you with impressions that you won't soon forget.


Train types in Romania

You can travel freely throughout Romania on trains operated by the Romanian railway company CFR (Căile Ferate Române). In addition to these domestic services, there are international trains to nearby countries. You can find times for Romanian trains in the Eurail timetable or on the website of CFR.


Regional and Intercity trains in Romania

Regio (RE)

  • Slow trains with frequent stops, connecting smaller towns and villages along commuter routes.

  • Bicycles permitted on board. You need to buy a bike ticket.

  • Formerly known as "Personal" trains.

  • No reservation required.


InterRegio (IR)

  • Faster trains covering longer distances, stopping at important towns and cities.

  • Bicycles permitted on board. You need to buy a bike ticket.

  • Formerly known as "Rapid" and "Accelerat" trains.

  • Reservations are required on many routes.


Intercity (IC)

  • Fast trains connecting the main cities in Romania.

  • They also link to international destinations, mainly Budapest.

  • Reservations are required.


Special (S)

  • Vintage tourist trains on scenic routes.

  • Exceptional conditions apply.

Night trains in Romania

Intercity (IC) and InterRegio (IR) night trains

  • Couchettes and sleepers added to Intercity and InterRegio trains on overnight routes.

  • Reservations are required.


EuroNight (EN)

  • International night train connecting Bucharest with Budapest (Hungary) and Vienna (Austria).

  • Reservations are required.


Popular connections

Here are some direct train routes linking Romania with popular cities in other European countries:

Route Which train? Duration Reservations
Brasov to Budapest (Hungary) Intercity / EuroNight 13 - 14 hours / 13.5 hours (overnight) Required
Bucharest to Budapest (Hungary) Intercity / EuroNight 15 hours / 16 hours (overnight) Required
Bucharest to Sofia (Bulgaria) International Express 9.5 hours Required
Bucharest to Vienna (Austria) EuroNight 19 hours (overnight) Required



How can I make reservations for trains in Romania?

  • At local train stations

  • Online: through our Reservation Service.

  • Phone: through the Deutsche Bahn booking centre. You can call DB 24/7 on +49 1806 996 633.


For more information about train reservation costs on Romanian railways, check our list of domestic train reservation fees.


Get your Pass for Romania

Romania Pass


Use your whole vacation to discover Romania by rail.


Standard prices from $ 80

Global Pass


Be free to explore Romania and up to 32 other Eurail countries.

Standard prices from $ 185


Tips and tricks for Romania

Hotels discounts

With a Eurail pass valid in Romania, you can get a discount of 10% at the following hotels:

  • Hotel Alexandros in Busteni


See all pass benefits for Romania

Quick facts

  • Capital: Bucharest (local spelling: Bucureşti)

  • Population: 20.1 million

  • Language: Romanian

  • Currency: Romanian Leu (RON)

  • Dialing code: +40


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