Well, there’s Dracula’s Castle for one thing. Gothic horror not your cup of tea? Find out what else stirs the senses in Romania…
The dynamic city of Bucharest, the nation’s capital, will have you skipping around the sights and dancing the night away in lively bars.
Among the mighty peaks of the Carpathian Mountains, meanwhile, vast flower-filled lawns of green invite you to take life at a more leisurely pace. And down at the edge of the Black Sea, they speed up again in wonderfully named resorts such as Neptun, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn and nightlife-hotspot Mamaia – a mecca for sun-seekers during Romania’s long summer.
Rising out of dense woodland, castles and fortresses crown the peaks of Romania’s interior. The Irish writer Bram Stoker, creator of “Dracula”, never actually visited Romania, but it is said that the country’s folklore combined with the cruel punishments dished out by ruler Vlad the Impaler inspired Stoker’s most famous character. Visit Transylvania to get right to the heart of the legend (and, while you’re at it, check out medieval towns, caves, castles, mountains and the rich folk culture).
You can fly to Romania from a large number of UK airports. Arrive at Bucharest, the second city of Cluj, ancient Constanta, which is on the Black Sea, or the city of Timisoara. Cheap flights to Romania from London and other UK cities also touch down at Bacau, Iasi and Oradea, among other airports in Romania.
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With a flying time of around three hours on non-stop flights and four hours upwards on connecting flights, you will soon be touching down in this fascinating, eastern European country.
Flights from London to the capital Bucharest (OTP) are available with British Airways and Tarom daily from Heathrow, while Wizz and Blue Air fly from Luton and Ryanair operates services from Stansted. There are more non-stop flights to the city from Birmingham, Doncaster and Glasgow with Wizz, as well as Blue Air flights from Birmingham, Liverpool and Glasgow. Air France, KLM, Swiss and Lufthansa also offer connecting flights to the Romanian capital from around the UK.
Timisoara (TSR) flights depart from Stansted with Ryanair or Luton with Wizz. Connections via Bucharest with Tarom or Wizzair or on Lufthansa via Munich or Frankfurt are also available.
Wizz has additional flights to Cluj (CLJ) from Luton and Doncaster, while from Luton it also flies to Tirgu Mures (TGM), often known as Transylvania Airport, Iasi (IAS), Craiova (CRA) and Constanta (CND). These airports can also be reached on connecting services via Bucharest with Tarom or Wizzair.
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You won’t want to waste a moment after touching down on flights to Romania.
Several million passengers arrive at Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP) each year, eager to reach the sights and sounds (and bars) of Bucharest. Two express bus services (one to the city centre, one to the central railway station) run frequently from the airport. A single ticket costs three-and-a-half Romanian lei (about 60 pence) and the journey time is 45 minutes. Alternatively, take the shuttle bus from arrivals to the nearby railway station and hop on a train to the city. A ticket costs less than seven lei. A taxi journey can cost between 20 and 50 lei (roughly between £3.50 and £8.50), depending on final destination and traffic. Licensed taxis are bound by rulings on maximum costs, so don’t worry about being ripped off if you use an official cab.
At Cluj-Napoca Airport (sometimes also known as Avram Iancu airport; CLJ), the nation’s second busiest, bus and taxi services are also available.
You can expect to find good-value and convenient transportation options at any of Romania’s international airports.
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You’ve found cheap flights to Romania, now it’s time to choose your ideal hotel and get this trip in the bag…
From basic, budget rooms to five-star, luxury hotels, your stay in Romania will be comfortable and terrific value for money.
Bucharest is expensive compared to other destinations in Romania, but hotels can still be booked very cheaply in the city, especially outside of the busy summer months. Booking well in advance of travel is one of the best ways to secure a cheap stay.
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