Suceava Transportation

  • Burdujeni station in Suceava
    Burdujeni station in Suceava
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    part of our train
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    Bus Suceava to Chernivtsi

    by lotharscheer Updated Aug 19, 2010

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    Biserica Sfantul Dumitru

    The only bus to Chernivtsi leaves at 1.15 pm, 2 hour traveltime, maybe 2 hour at the border, about 5 Euro. There are also some minibuses, running when full, leaving from a parkinglot next to the market, near the busstation.

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    Bus from Suceava to Chernivtsi (Ukraine)

    by yumyum Updated Jul 2, 2008

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    Ukrainian bus to Chernivtsi
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    The bus to Chernivtsi usually leaves daily from the Long distance bus station in center of Suceava. But just sometimes it doesn't come. It's an old Ukrainian bus and it's not listed on the wall time table of the bus station.

    It leaves at 1 pm if it's here. So what you do is this: you check between 10.30 and 11 am whether it has arrived and then you know it will leave. We made ourselves known to the driver. It costs 20 RON. The journey took 2,5 hours.

    The main reason why the bus line exists are the Ukrainians that sell cheap cigarettes on the market in Suceava buy a few things to sell back home. With their profit they will buy new cigarettes on the way back to Chernivtsi from a garage shop in a backyard. The whole thing was quite entertaining. Most of them know each other and they also sang a song on the bus.

    Border crossing is no problem and there is a toilet on the Ukrainian border. The Ukrainians wanted to know where we were headed so we just told them. Mind you I speak some Russian so communication was easy.

    There are other ways to find an illegal mini-bus for the journey but involves more searching and it isn't necessarily faster.

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    Bus no. 2 to the city center

    by yumyum Written Jun 7, 2008

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    Bus at Burdujeni railway station

    As you leave Burdujeni railway station you may already see the bus if there is one there. Cross the station square and straight ahead on the right there is the bus stop. There are also a couple of kiosks there.

    You get your ticket from the ticket conductor that walks through the bus. In May 2008 it cost 1 RON.

    There are no longer any trolleybuses in Suceava although you may see overhead wires. The simple reason is that electricity became too expensive.

    On your journey to the center you will pass a giant supermarket. When the bus goes uphill and you see a church on your left and on your right, then it's time to get off for the main square. Bus stops are quite a bit apart.

    BTW, if you need to go to Suceava Nord (Itcani) station, then you need bus no. 5.

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    By train from Cluj-Napoca

    by yumyum Written Jun 7, 2008

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    Burdujeni station in Suceava
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    We took the train from Cluj-Napoca to Suceava (Burdujeni). The journey took 6,5 hours and the train is quite slow although we took the fastest one. This is because the train crosses the East Carpathians mountain range. I found the journey rather pretty.

    A second class ticket in May 2008 cost 43.80 RON and included the seat reservation.

    Please note that Suceava has two train stations but Burdujeni is the main one. It was a bit confusing because there is no sign which says Suceava but only Burdujeni and it took us a while to realize that we had to get off and people were already getting on while we tried to finally get off after asking people. The other station is Suceava Nord.

    The station building is very modern and was only finished in 2004. The big hall is empty though.

    Burdujeni station is quite far away from the city center but there are taxis or a public bus which we used (see next tip).

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    Train to Bucharest

    by jacobzoethout Updated May 15, 2005

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    Trainstation, Suceava (Gara Nord)

    There is a very good direct train connection between Bucharest and Suceava. There are two train stations in Suceava, both far off from the centre. Trains depart from gara Nord. There are rapide trains and intercity trains going to Bucharest. The trip takes about six hours and 15 minutes.
    There are rapide trains departing from Gara Nord at 7:43 and 13:24. The price of a second class ticket is about 12 euro; a first class ticket costs about 19 euro. More expensive intercity trains depart at 5:55 and 16:53. There should also be an overnight train.

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    Car

    by jacobzoethout Updated May 13, 2005

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    Bucovina, car for monastery tour

    It is not very difficult to get around in Bucovina by car; for Romanian standards the roads of Bucovina are in a good condition.
    We went to the monasteries with a small Suceava travel agency called "West Travel"; The manager, Christian, was our guide and driver during one day.

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    Suceava is easily reachable by...

    by Tom1971 Written Sep 9, 2002

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    Suceava is easily reachable by train, as are Gura Humorului (for Voronet monastery), Iasi and Putna. Direct to Bucharest from Suceava takes about 7 hours. Couchettes are available on night trains, but need to be booked a few days in advance.
    A 'personal' (slow) train runs from Suceava to Putna, and from there to Sucevita-although the train station is about 10km from the monastery at Sucevita. Otherwise, it is quick, easy and v. cheap to hitch hike around this area. I got from Sucevita to Moldovita to Suceava in stages, a total distance of more than 150km for about 50 UK pence hitch hiking, and I never had to wait very long for lifts. There are some bus services running between the different monasteries, but they are very irregular.

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    Local sistem to go up and down....

    by almogaver Written Nov 12, 2004

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    Some people near Arbore monastery.

    Although the old roads are better day after day, this is still one of the most important sistem to go up and down in Moldavia.

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