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There are 7 ways to get from Bansko to Transylvania by bus, train, night train, car, plane or night bus

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Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Bansko to Bistriţa
  2. Take the train from Sărăţel to Deda
  3. Take the train from Deda to Târgu Mureş

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Train, night train

  1. Take the train from Bansko to Septemvri
  2. Take the train from Septemvri to Gorna Oryahovitsa
  3. Take the night train from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Gara Bucureşti Nord
  4. Take the train from Bucureşti Nord Gr.A to Târgu Mureş

5 alternative options

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Bansko to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Bucharest Autogara Militari
  3. Take the bus from Bucuresti to Târgu Mureș

Train

  1. Take the train from Blagoevgrad to Sofia
  2. Take the train from Sofia to Ruse
  3. Take the train from Ruse to Bucuresti Nord
  4. Take the train from Bucureşti Nord Gr.A to Târgu Mureş

Drive

  1. Drive from Bansko to Transylvania

Bus, fly to Bucharest Otopeni

  1. Take the bus from Bansko to Sofia
  2. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Bucharest Otopeni (OTP)
  3. Take the bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Târgu Mureş

Bus, fly to Cluj-Napoca, night bus

  1. Take the bus from Bansko to Sofia
  2. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Cluj-Napoca (CLJ)
  3. Take the night bus from Turda to Târgu Mureş
Bulgaria → Romania
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International entry into Romania from Bulgaria

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Bulgaria
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Romania from Bulgaria

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Bulgaria
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 8 in quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, British Virgin Islands, Bulgaria, Cabo Verde, Croatia, Curaçao, Eswatini, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Guatemala, Guernsey, Honduras, Iceland, Iraq, Japan, Latvia, Lebanon, Mauritius, Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, New Caledonia, Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turks and Caicos Islands and Vietnam
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 14 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Dominica, Estonia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Georgia, Greece, Grenada, Guam, Guyana, India, Iran, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Jamaica, Jersey, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal, North Macedonia, Norway, Palestine, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Serbia, Seychelles, Sint Maarten, Slovenia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Switzerland, Turkey, United States Virgin Islands, United Kingdom and United States
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 8 in quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

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Rules to follow in Romania

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Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Bulgaria

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Romania from Bulgaria.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Transylvania is 800 800 358.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Transylvania is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Transylvania is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 800 358.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Bulgaria from Romania.

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Last updated: 20 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bansko to Transylvania is to bus which costs $45 - $65 and takes 20h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Bansko to Transylvania is to drive which costs $80 - $120 and takes 12h.

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It is 534 km from Bansko to Transylvania. It is approximately 824.3 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Bansko to Transylvania without a car is to bus and train which takes 19h 12m and costs $110 - $150.

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It takes approximately 19h 12m to get from Bansko to Transylvania, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Bansko to Transylvania is to bus which takes 20h 37m and costs $45 - $65. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $40 - $110 and takes 25h 52m.

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The quickest flight from Sofia Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bansko to Transylvania is 824 km. It takes approximately 12h to drive from Bansko to Transylvania.

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Ryanair, Qatar Airways and Tarom offer flights from Sofia Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport.

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There are 11+ hotels available in Transylvania. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Bansko to Transylvania.
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  • Distance: 534.3 km
  • Duration: 19h 12m

What companies run services between Bansko, Bulgaria and Transylvania, Romania?

You can take a bus from Bansko to Transylvania via Sofia, Bucharest Autogara Militari, Păcii, Eroilor, Gara de Nord, Bucuresti, Târgu Mureș, and Târgu Mureș in around 20h 37m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bansko to Transylvania via Blagoevgrad, Blagoevgrad, Sofia, Ruse, Bucuresti Nord, Bucureşti Nord Gr.A, and Târgu Mureş in around 25h 52m.

Airlines
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Sofia to Cluj-Napoca via Billund
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $270
Flights from Sofia to Cluj-Napoca via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $270
Flights from Sofia to Cluj-Napoca via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $270
Flights from Sofia to Cluj-Napoca via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $270
Flights from Sofia to Cluj-Napoca via Memmingen
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$25 - $150
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Sofia to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $170
Flights from Sofia to Cluj-Napoca via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $230
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Sofia to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$15 - $160
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Sofia to Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $210
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Sofia to Cluj-Napoca via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Sofia to Cluj-Napoca via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$29 - $140
Train operators
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Sărăţel to Deda
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$5 - $6
Train from Deda to Târgu Mureş
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $7
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$1 - $2
1st Class
$5 - $7
Train from Sofia to Ruse
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $28
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$9 - $13
1st Class
$24 - $28
Train from Ruse to Bucuresti Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$3 - $4
1st Class
$10 - $12
Train from Bucureşti Nord Gr.A to Târgu Mureş
Ave. Duration
8h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $35
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$11 - $14
1st Class
$30 - $34
Interregional Calatori
Phone
004-0264-596775
Email
office@viaterraspedition.ro
Website
viaterraspedition.ro
Train from Deda to Târgu Mureş
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
Interregional Calatori
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
Phone
0700 10 200
Website
bdz.bg
Train from Blagoevgrad to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
$4 - $5
1st Class
$5 - $6
Train from Sofia to Ruse
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
$9 - $11
1st Class
$11 - $14
Train from Bansko to Septemvri
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
$5 - $6
1st Class
$6 - $8
Train from Septemvri to Gorna Oryahovitsa
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
$9 - $11
1st Class
$11 - $14
Night train from Gorna Oryahovitsa to Gara Bucureşti Nord
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
Bulgarian Railways (BDZh)
2nd Class
$6 - $8
1st Class
$8 - $10
Bus operators
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Bansko to Bistriţa
Ave. Duration
12h 28m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
Municipality of Bansko
Website
bansko.net
Bus from Bansko to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
bansko.net
BG Razpisanie
Website
bgrazpisanie.com
Bus from Bansko to Sofia
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
bgrazpisanie.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Bansko to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.xom
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Sofia to Bucharest Autogara Militari
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Turda to Târgu Mureş
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Fany
Phone
0741 607 941
Email
office@fany.ro
Website
fany.ro
Bus from Bucuresti to Târgu Mureș
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
fany.ro
Duda Trans
Phone
+40 265 977
Website
dudatrans.ro
Bus from Bucharest Otopeni Airport to Târgu Mureş
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
dudatrans.ro

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