Interrail in Romania

How to travel by Interrail in Romania. Overview and information to travel routes, Romanian train types, night trains and Interrail reservations.

The Interrail pass is NOT available for purchase in your selected country of residence (USA). You have to travel with an Eurail pass.


Interrail is valid on all trains of CFR Calatori (State Railways).
Interrail is not valid on services of private railways Softronic, Regiotrans and Transferoviar.
For more information about train companies in Romania click here.

Reservation and supplement:

Day trains: Seat reservation is compulsory on domestic express trains. On international services, no seat reservation is needed.
For more information about reservations in Romania click here.

Night trains: Seat reservation is compulsory.
For more information about night trains in Romania click here.

Good to know:

Romania's railway network is rather dense and most touristically important cities can be reached by train. However travel times are often rather long since many lines wait for upgrading. On main lines you usually find several fast trains during the day, additionally there are still many night trains all across the country. Many secondary lines are operated by private companies where Interrail is not valid. Since fares are quite low it isn't a problem though to buy separate tickets if you want to use one of these lines. International trains run to Budapest, Vienna, Belgrade, Sofia, Istanbul as well as to Moldova and Ukraine.

Besides the capital Bucharest other touristically interesting cities are Cluj, Timisoara, Brasov and Sibiu. Scenic routes run across the Carpathians, for instance from Bucharest to Brasov or from Craiova to Simeria. Another interesting line is along the river Olt from Sibiu to Piatra Olt. You can also explore the vast Danube Delta around Tulcea.

Timetables for the mainline network operated by CFR Calatori are available in our schedule planner or the Interrail app which include all trains and timings. However we recommend to check timings on the website of CFR Calatori or locally. Schedules for private railways are available on their websites or on the Romanian schedule planner.

Do you have further questions and need assistance? Do not hesitate to ask in our friendly forum where you always get detailed help.

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