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Sighisoara is Tarnava Mare’s city.
Getting here by air
Two airports: It is approximately 4-5 hours by car or train to Tarnava Mare from Bucharest.
- Otopeni/Henri Coanda (OTP) Most of the major airlines have daily flights into Bucharest Otopeni.
- Baneasa (BBU) The discount carriers Sky Europe, Wizz Air, Germanwings, Easy Jet and Blue Air all have routes from various European cities operating mainly into Baneasa
Its less than 2 hours to Sighisoara by road or rail, the airport is close to the city of Sibiu and a taxi transfer costs a few euros.
Sibiu airport – The small modern airport is the ideal gateway for flying into Tarnava Mare. Tarom, Lufthansa, Carpatair and Blue Air all have routes serving Sibiu.
The city of Cluj is 3-4 hours away from Tarnava Mare by car and 3 hours by train.
Cluj International Airport Tarom, Lufthansa, Malev, Carpatair and Blue Air all have routes serving Cluj.
Targu Mures is only 1.5 hours from Sighisoara
Targu Mures airport this airport has connections mainly with Budapest and Bucharest. Wizz Air, Tarom and Malev have scheduled flights to Targu Mures.
This is an interesting alternative, travel to Budapest then continue your journey by either plane to Targu Mures or by overnight train to Sighisoara.
There are many discount airlines flying into Budapest.
Try SkyScanner for discount flights
Getting here by rail
There are good rail connections between Tarnava Mare and major cities in Romania. Sighisoara is well placed for arrivals by train from Western Europe as the international train from Budapest/Vienna passes through each day.
Train tickets can be bought directly at the stations, or in advance from CFR offices in the major towns. Online timetables can be found at www.mersultrenurilorcfr.ro or www.bahn.de/
There are several categories of train in Romania.
- The “Personal” The lowest level, these trains are often old and rickety, and stop everywhere – even in the middle of fields in the middle of nowhere. But as local trains they make a great but slow experience for the adventurous.
- The “Accelerat”, slightly faster than Personals, they stop less frequently as do the “Rapid”. These trains are often very new and modern stock.
- The Intercity “IC” trains, which combine the best bits of the rapids (fast, clean, functioning systems) with the advantages of the personals (legroom and comfortable seats). The IC from Bucharest/Brasov to Cluj provides a very comfortable and efficient way to travel – with some carriages even having power sockets.
- The Rapids and Inter Cities often have restaurant cars that can make for interesting places to meet locals. But be wary of accepting too much hospitality … or you may be wobbling off the train.
Getting here by road
Car hire or airport transfers are available to book through the companies here or contact Saschiz Tourist Information Centre for more information. link to car hire page
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