Center of Bucharest at sunset

Sparschiene Romania

A yearning for Transylvania: medieval cities, mountainous borderlands and mystical castles await you here.

Transylvania has so much more to offer than just the cult around Count Dracula. This Romanian treasure chest stands out for its vibrant European cultural history, impressive mountain landscapes and vibrant cities like the university town of Cluj-Napoca. Here you can discover many buildings from the times of Hungarian and Saxon rule, such as the gothic St. Michael's Church or the baroque Bánffy Palace. You can reach beautiful Transylvania comfortably in a day on the D143 / 144 express train (Vienna - Oradea - Cluj Napoca). The journey from Vienna to Oradea to the West Carpathians takes about 8 hours, and you can get to Cluj Napoca in just under 11 hours.

You can also travel overnight on the "Dacia" - one of Europe’s most famous long-distance trains - to other destinations in Romania, for example to Sighișoara, Brașov and the capital, Bucharest.


Please note that a seat reservation is required for train travel in Romania.

Save money with rail travel

Great experiences at a small price. When you choose ÖBB Sparschiene, you’re choosing affordable, comfortable and environmentally friendly travel. Due to space being limited, we recommend booking well in advance of your journey, especially during peak periods.