There are three options of getting to Craiova:
International Airport "Henri Coanda"
(also known as the Otopeni Airport) which is well connected to the rest of Europe. All the major airlines have flights to and from this airport. It is located in Bucharest, the capital of Romania. There are two main options for reaching Craiova from Bucharest: by car or by train. Trains leave from the Bucharest Nord train station regularly (~250 km, 3 hours by train). To reach Bucharest Nord from the Henri Coanda Airport there are three options:
via the 780 bus line
, connecting the airport with the Bucharest Nord train station. The transfer takes about 1 hour for the price of 4 Ron (~1 EUR). You can find here a map of bus 780's departure and arriving stops near Bucharest Nord train station.
that connects the Henri Coanda Airport to the Bucharest Nord train station. You can buy tickets and ask for info at the international arrivals terminal in the Henri Coanda Airport. The train travels hourly
with some exceptions
cab/taxi 100 RON (~25 EUR).
Via international train:
- From Budapest "Keleti", train 473/481 "Serdica", departing at 19:10 and arriving the second day at 08:20
- From Sofia, train 480 "Serdica", departing at 11:55 and arriving the same day at 20:50
Via car, independent travelers entering Romania by car (own or rental) need to obtain a road toll sticker, called RoVinieta.
RoVigneta is available on-line www.RoViniete.ro as well as at most border-crossing points, postal offices and gas stations.
Cost of RoVinieta for passenger cars: Romanian currency equivalent of 3 Euro (valid 7 days). Craiova sits at the crossroad between two major European routes (see roads' condition map and essential driving information).
- E79, aslo passing through: Thessaloniki, Sofia and Debrecen;
- E70, also passing through: Trieste, Ljubljana, Zagreb, Belgrade, Rousse and Varna;