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There are 3 direct trains per day from Sibiu to Sighisoara (7.30, 12.06 and 19.35), 2.30 hours, you buy the tickets for these trains from the conductor in the train. There are also some more train connetions with a change in Copsa Mica.
Updated May 11, 2013
You shouldn't worry about transportation in Sibiu as all points of interests are in walking distance. Choose a hotel in walking distance of Piata Mare (see my accommodation tips) and you not need public transport.
Further away is only the Astra Romanian Folk Civilization Museum for which you need to take a taxi (as they are around 5km from city center) - estimated ride cost is RON 30 (2x15) that is about €7 (2x3,5).
Also the only 5* hotel - the Hilton - is located in Dumbrava forest some 5 km from city center and for which you have to take a taxi.
Updated Mar 27, 2012
Direct flights to Sibiu are from Munich (Lufthansa) and Vienna (Austrian). Two more direct links are from Madrid and Stuttgart, with the Romanian low-cost airline Blue Air.
One stop flights can be made trough Bucharest and Timisoara.
Flying direct to Bucharest is easy from almost every European capital plus Tel Aviv, Moscow, Istanbul, Kiev, Chisinau, Doha, Dubai - then to Sibiu with Tarom (Romanian national airline)
Flying direct to Timisoara is available with Carpatair (private Romanian airline) from cities in Italy, Germany, Ukraine and Moldova - then to Sibiu with Carpatair.
For finding a route from your city (or close airport) I recommend using www.kayak.com or www.skyscanner.com or the Tarom webpage
Updated Mar 27, 2012
For this trip, we decided to use the bus instead of the train for two reasons: it's cheaper and the timetable suited better for our plans.
We took the Dacos bus from Militari Bus Station situated on 141 Iuliu Maniu Bvd. You can reach it by subway (Pacii Station) or by busses 61, 62, 136, 137, 150, 236, 421.
Bookings: Make sure you book you seat in advance by calling one of the numbers below (opperating daiy between 7:00 and 23:00) and that you arrive at the station 30 min before your scheduled departure so as to pay for your ticket in the small building situated at the entrance in the Bus Station. If you don't pay 15 mins before departure, you lose your booking. Ask about "Bilete Dacos".
Supposedly, you can also book your ticket via their website but I haven't used this system.
Prices: we were lucky and found a special offer: RON 30 (approx. EUR 7,5) for a one way ticket but I understand the normal price is of RON 48 (EUR 12) for one way and RON 86 (EUR 22) for a round trip.
Schedule (for direct routes):
(Departure from Bucharest - Arrival Sibiu):
09:00 - 14:18
12:00 - 17:18
13:45 - 19:13
Arrival: the bus will drop you at Q7 Bus Stop: 5A Scoala de Inot Str.
Updated Jun 8, 2011
Phone: 0040 250 747 411
Cycling to the Sibiu Village Museum (Astra Museum) was, without a doubt, the highlight of our recent two days trip for the annual International Theatre Festival Which takes place in Sibiu.
Though not entirely bikers-friendly, the city provides good routes to certain sightseeing musts: to the Village Museum, around the old fortress and in the pedestrian city center.
About our adventure:
We rented bikes from Kultours (situated in 16 Piata Mica, within the Casa Louxembourg Hotel) for a whole day for about RON 35 (aprox. 8,5 euros). The lady there was kind enough to give us a map and show us the route to the museum: basically, you need to reach the Subarini Park, cross it and then follow the bikers path. This leaves you about 300m away from the museum entrance (it is situated at the exit from the city).
It shouldn't take you more than 45 min to get there (slow pace).
I advise you to call in advance for bookings.
Updated Jun 3, 2011
Phone: +40 269 216854
Although I haven't taken this train, it passes my house everyday.This is the only train that goes direct without having to change.All trains to Romania do take a long time, doesn't matter where you are going. Anyway it can be a relaxing way to travel and let the train take the strain. If your coming from any western European city by train, then you will probably end up taking a train through Budapest.The IC 373 / EN 373 train leaves Budapest-Keleti pu (Budapest Eastern
Railway Station) everyday 11:13 a.m. and arriving at Sibiu Train Station (Gara Sibiu) at 21:10.p.m. The 10 hour and 430 Kilometre train journey takes you through the Hungarian towns of Szolnok, Mezötur, Gyoma, Mezöbereny, Bekescsaba then the Hungarian border town of Lököshaza.
Continuing on after a 15 minute stop the Romanian cities and towns of Curtici,Arad, Deva, Simeria, Vintu de Jos, Sebes Alba then pulls into Sibiu just after a quarter past nine in the evening, if being the summertime, a little daylight remains so avoid wearing necklaces of garlic and clutching a large silver cross and a perfume a la Holy Water to keep of any vampires..he he
Days of operation: daily
Comments: Subject to compulsory reservation
Sleeping-car (Curtici --> Sibiu)
Couchettes (Curtici --> Sibiu)
Updated Jun 7, 2010
In april of 2002 I traveled by train through Transylvania. Trains are not as frequent as in Western Europe, but it is a good and fast way to enjoy the landscape and meet people. Be careful for the exceptions in the timetable. Some trains don't go in weekends or holidays, others only in the weekends etc. Sometimes it is better to hitchhike. Many people hitchhike, so nobody will be surprised. And don't forget to give the driver some money. That's what they expect. Check out my website that I made about my trip.
Written Feb 2, 2003
By train: There are many trains from Brasov, Bucuresti,...For Sighisoara you'll have to change trains at either Copsa Mica or Medias
Get around on foot. The center is rather compact and the train station is only 2 minutes from the center. Easy!!
Written Sep 8, 2002
A view of the Liar's Bridge--so-called because the very short iron bridge is supposed to collapse if anyone standing on it ever tells a lie. It got that reputation because when new, merchants often met there to transact business. Unfortunately, Ceausescu gave a speech from the bridge and it's still standing!
Written Aug 25, 2002
Best way of going to Sibiu is by either your own car or by train. For travellers from abroad they should choose an intercity because the quality of other Romanian trains lacks a lot.
Best way is with your own car. But you can also make use of the buses in the city. Some years ago these buses had a bad reputation for not being in time, but maybe this emproved. Anyway you only need the bus to go to the Museum of Romanian Village and to the Zoo. To see the old city you only need to walk.
Written Aug 25, 2002
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