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Rental car? Driver? Train? Please help with itinerary!

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Rental car? Driver? Train? Please help with itinerary!

Hi there

I have spent loads of time trying to research how to get around Romania. There seems to be so much differing opinion about whether it is safe/advisable to rent a car. I would love a driver but all the quotes we have are far too expensive - if anyone knows someone cheap that would be great. We have a draft itinerary but not sure whether we could do it all with one person doing all the driving.

Any opinions gratefully received.

Thanks !

Itinerary:

March 18

Bucharest

March 19

Bucharest - Brasov (by train?)

March 20

Brasov - Bran - Sibiu - Sighisoara

March 21

Sighisoara - Cluj - Baia Mare - Sighet - Vadu Izei

March 22

Vadu Izei - Sapanta - Sighet - Vadu Izei

March 23

Vadu Izei - Barsana - Ieud - Dragomiresti - Viseu - Vadu Izei

March 24

Vadu Izei - Cluj

Flight from Clukj to Budapest 16:40pm

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1. Re: Rental car? Driver? Train? Please help with itinerary!

You'll be fine by train as far as Brasov.

Your March 20 and March 21 itineraries look long to me. Definitely not doable by train, and quite a stretch even by road.

(Also, be aware that in March you may still run into heavy winter weather conditions wihch can ruin all plans).

It seems you are basing most of your trip in Vadu Izei. Can't you get someone from there to come down and pick you up by car from Sighisoara? That should be quite economical. And Brasov-Sighisoara you could probably just do by taxi, it is quite cheap (approx 10-15 euro cents per kilometer).

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2. Re: Rental car? Driver? Train? Please help with itinerary!

Hello, friends!

The taxies are cheap if you pay per hour.9-15 euro per hour,depends by company.THe prices are posted on the front-doors of the car.Look at this words:"Xlei/ora" -LEI means local money.

It,s difficile to find a taxi in Vadu Izei,is a small location.

Bucuresti-brasov , strongly recommandation by a fast train.Will be more quickly and easy than a car,and the view will be nice,you cross the mountains.

Goodluck!

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