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There are 9 ways to get from Düsseldorf to Transylvania by train, plane, night bus, bus or car

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Train to Dortmund, fly to Tirgu Mures

  1. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Holzwickede
  2. Fly from Dortmund (DTM) to Tirgu Mures (TGM)

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Train to Dortmund, fly to Cluj-Napoca, night bus

  1. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Holzwickede
  2. Fly from Dortmund (DTM) to Cluj-Napoca (CLJ)
  3. Take the night bus from Turda to Târgu Mureş

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Fly Dusseldorf to Cluj-Napoca, night bus

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Cluj-Napoca (CLJ)
  2. Take the night bus from Turda to Târgu Mureş

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly to Cluj-Napoca, night bus

  1. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Koeln/Bonn Flughafen
  2. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Cluj-Napoca (CLJ)
  3. Take the night bus from Turda to Târgu Mureş

Train

  1. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Wien Hbf
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Cluj Napoca
  3. Take the train from Cluj Napoca to Războieni
  4. Take the train from Războieni to Chirileu h.

Train via Budapest

  1. Take the train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Budapest-Keleti
  3. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Deda
  4. Take the train from Deda to Târgu Mureş

Bus via Sibiu

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Sibiu
  2. Take the bus from Sibiu to Târgu Mureş

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf to Târgu Mureș

Drive

  1. Drive from Düsseldorf to Transylvania
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International entry into Romania from Germany

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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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 Germany

  • 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 Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Denmark, Guatemala, Guernsey, Guyana, Honduras, Iraq, Japan, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Russia, San Marino, Slovenia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam
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  • 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
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Rules to follow in Romania

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Considerations leaving from Germany

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

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Yes, entry into Romania is currently allowed from Germany.

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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 Germany from Romania.

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Last updated: 13 Sep 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Düsseldorf to Transylvania is to train and fly and night bus which costs €35 - €120 and takes 10h 19m.

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The fastest way to get from Düsseldorf to Transylvania is to train and fly. Taking this option will cost €50 - €300 and takes 6h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Düsseldorf to Transylvania. However, there are services departing from Düsseldorf and arriving at Band via Sibiu and Târgu Mureș. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32h 2m.

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The distance between Düsseldorf and Transylvania is 1381 km. The road distance is 1793.9 km.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Transylvania without a car is to train which takes 26h 9m and costs €190 - €300.

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It takes approximately 6h to get from Düsseldorf to Transylvania, including transfers.

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Düsseldorf to Transylvania bus services, operated by Transmarian, depart from Düsseldorf station.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Transylvania is to train which takes 26h 9m and costs €190 - €300. Alternatively, you can bus via Sibiu, which costs €70 - €100 and takes 32h 2m.

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The quickest flight from Dortmund Airport to Tirgu Mures Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 10m.

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Düsseldorf to Transylvania bus services, operated by Trans Seb, arrive at Târgu Mureş station.

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Map of how to get from Düsseldorf to Transylvania.
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  • Distance: 1380.8 km
  • Duration: 6h

What companies run services between Düsseldorf, Germany and Transylvania, Romania?

You can take a train from Düsseldorf to Transylvania via Wien Hbf, Cluj Napoca, Războieni, and Chirileu h. in around 26h 9m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Düsseldorf to Transylvania via Sibiu, Târgu Mureş, and Târgu Mureș in around 32h 2m.

Airlines
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Dortmund to Tirgu Mures
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $260
Flights from Dortmund to Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $180
Flights from Dortmund to Cluj-Napoca via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$30 - $180
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Cluj-Napoca via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Cluj-Napoca via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Cluj-Napoca via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Cluj-Napoca via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$130 - $400
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Cluj-Napoca via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $230
Train operators
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Holzwickede
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
Eurobahn
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Koeln/Bonn Flughafen
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $18
Website
National Express Rail
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Koeln/Bonn Flughafen
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
9h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$190 - $260
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
Deutsche Bahn
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Köln Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
delfi.de
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Koeln/Bonn Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Abellio
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Wien Hbf to Cluj Napoca
Ave. Duration
10h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $50
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$16 - $21
1st Class
$43 - $48
Train from Cluj Napoca to Războieni
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $8
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
2nd Class
$1 - $3
1st Class
$6 - $8
Train from Războieni to Chirileu h.
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
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
Interregional Calatori
Phone
004-0264-596775
Email
office@viaterraspedition.ro
Website
viaterraspedition.ro
Train from Cluj Napoca to Războieni
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
Interregional Calatori
Train from Războieni to Chirileu h.
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
Interregional Calatori
Train from Deda to Târgu Mureş
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
Interregional Calatori
Transferoviar Calatori
Phone
+40 238 434 380
Email
sesizari@transferoviarcalatori.ro
Website
transferoviarcalatori.ro
Train from Cluj Napoca to Războieni
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
Transferoviar Calatori
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
$25 - $35
1st Class
$40 - $60
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duesseldorf Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$150 - $230
Website
Railjet
Bus operators
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
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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Transmarian
Website
transmarian.ro
Bus from Düsseldorf to Sibiu
Ave. Duration
25h 48m
Frequency
3 times a week
Schedules at
transmarian.ro
Amring
Phone
+4-0269-238.788
Website
amring.autogari.ro
Bus from Düsseldorf ZOB to Sibiu
Ave. Duration
27h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $110
Schedules at
amring.autogari.ro
Trans Seb
Phone
+4-0740-034.413
Website
transseb.autogari.ro
Bus from Sibiu to Târgu Mureş
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
transseb.autogari.ro
Duda Trans
Phone
+40 265 977
Website
dudatrans.ro
Bus from Sibiu to Târgu Mureş
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
dudatrans.ro
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Yes, the driving distance between Düsseldorf to Transylvania is 1794 km. It takes approximately 16h 45m to drive from Düsseldorf to Transylvania.

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Wizz Air offers flights from Dortmund Airport to Tirgu Mures Airport.

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There are 166+ hotels available in Transylvania. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Dusseldorf Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs €2 - €4.

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