In order to get to Bran Castle (Brasov/Romania) you have 3 simple steps to do. This in case you don't use a travel agency that sets all the details for you.
Get to Romania from your country. You have to get a flight to Bucharest - the capital city of Romania, to the International Airport of Otopeni.
Otopeni International Airport
Here is an estimation of duration of your trip from Europe capital cities:
Rome - 3h 15m
Munich - 3h 10'
Paris - 3h 50'
Brussels - 3h 35'
Istanbul - 1h 30'
London - 5h 15' (New York - London 12h)
Madrid - 4h 45'
New York - London - Bucharest (12h + 5h only flight time)
From Bucharest you have to get to Brasov. You can do that by bus, by train, or you can rent a car from Bucharest.
Total Time: 3h 26'
Price: ~ 5€
Bucharest - Sinaia - Predeal - Brasov
Bucharest - Brasov - Sighisoara - Targu Mures
Rent a car: 30-120 €/day
Train routes Bucharest - Brasov 166 km:
From Bucharest North
R - Rapid 2h 29' (1st Class /2nd Class)
A -Accelerate 3h 12' (1st Class /2nd Class)
IC - InterCity 2h 50' (1st Class /2nd Class/Couchette)
Centrally located Brasov is a good starting point for trips around Romania. It is also the largest city in a mountain resorts area. The old city itself is very well preserved, and is best seen by taking the cable-car to the top of Tâmpa Hill (995 m), a beautiful lookout.
You can stay on an hotel in Brasov, and take daily trips to Bran or other touristic attractions of the zone, or you can stay on Bran on one of the local villas.
Bran is located at 24 km of Brasov on DN 73.
By Bus: 30' (~1€)
After you get to Brasov you cannot miss the next locations of Romania that are close to Brasov:
Article by: Dracula.cc Research Team
Last update: 21 August 2006