Sibiu: Arrival & Departure

A bus outside Sibiu railway station
A bus outside Sibiu railway station

By train, Sibiu is 315 kilometres from Bucharest. Somewhat surprisingly, the city is not served by any InterCity trains, and just two daily InterRegio trains connect Sibiu with the capital, the quickest of which takes a shocking five hours and 25 minutes. The timetable is online here.

Much quicker is the plane, yet Tarom operates just one flight per day to and from Bucharest, a one-way ticket costing from €75. Sibiu is also well-connected by air to Munich (two flights per day), Vienna (daily), Stuttgart and Madrid (two-three flights per week).

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Gara Sibiu (Sibiu Train Station)

Sibiu’s railway station is not half as bad as many others in the country. In the (actually rather nice) main hall you will find an ATM, a Relay press store, and helpful staff at the ticket office. There is even a chemist. There is a 24 hour left luggage deposit (5.90 lei per bag per day). Outside - in a big and well organised car park - taxis and buses await, although unless you are heading for the airport or a hotel on the city’s outskirts, it is unlikely you will need any transport at all.

You can walk into the Old Town in less than ten minutes by following Strada Magheru (directly in front of you as you exit the station). The street leads directly to Piata Mare. Bus No. 5 runs from the station to Piata Unirii, while No. 13 will take you to the Astra Museum. Tickets (1.50 lei) from the automated machine by the stop.

Sibiu Airport

Sibiu’s airport is very close to the city centre, closer than in any other Romanian city. Bus No. 11 (which runs until around 23:15) will get you to the city centre (Piata Unirii) in about 15 minutes. Tickets cost 1.50 lei and can be bought from the kiosk or vending machine next to the stop. A taxi should cost no more than 25 lei. Make sure you pick a taxi with the number 942 or 953 on the side.
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