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There are 6 ways to get from Rome to Transylvania by plane, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly, bus  •  7h 59m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) FCO - CLJ
  2. Take the bus from Turda to Târgu Mureş

$99 - $250

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Bus  •  30h 51m

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

$64 - $99

4 alternative options

Train, bus  •  23h 38m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Venezia Mestre Fr / ...
  2. Take the bus from Venice to Târgu Mureș

$112 - $176

Train  •  28h 4m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Venezia Mestre Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Wien Hbf Rj
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Keleti Rj / ...
  4. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Targu Mures Ic

$190 - $330

Bus, train  •  38h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Roma to Alba Iulia
  2. Take the train from Alba Iulia to Targu Mures Ir / ...

$77 - $106

Drive  •  18h 18m

  1. Drive from Rome to Transylvania 1144.2 miles

$270 - $400

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The cheapest way to get from Rome to Transylvania is to bus which costs 55€ - 90€ and takes 30h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Transylvania is to fly and bus which costs 85€ - 220€ and takes 7h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rome to Transylvania. However, there are services departing from Roma and arriving at Band via Sibiu and Târgu Mureș. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30h 51m.

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The distance between Rome and Transylvania is 1079 km. The road distance is 1830.7 km.

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The best way to get from Rome to Transylvania without a car is to train and bus which takes 23h 38m and costs 95€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 7h 59m to get from Rome to Transylvania, including transfers.

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Rome to Transylvania bus services, operated by Bep's Travel, depart from Roma station.

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The best way to get from Rome to Transylvania is to train which takes 28h 4m and costs 160€ - 290€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 55€ - 90€ and takes 30h 51m.

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The quickest flight from Rome Airport to Cluj-Napoca Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h.

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Rome to Transylvania bus services, operated by Vilex Tur, arrive at Târgu Mureş station.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Transylvania.
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  • Distance: 674.2 miles
  • Duration: 7h 59m

What companies run services between Rome, Italy and Transylvania, Romania?

You can take a train from Rome to Transylvania via Venezia Mestre, Wien Hbf, Budapest-Keleti, and Targu Mures in around 28h 4m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Rome to Transylvania via Sibiu, Târgu Mureş, and Târgu Mureș in around 30h 51m.

Airlines
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Rome to Cluj-Napoca
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Flights from Rome to Cluj-Napoca via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Rome to Cluj-Napoca via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Tarom
Website
tarom.ro
Flights from Rome to Cluj-Napoca via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,400
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 28m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Budapest-Keleti
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Bus operators
Duda Trans
Phone
+40 265 977
Website
dudatrans.ro
Bus from Turda to Târgu Mureş
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
dudatrans.ro
Bus from Sibiu to Târgu Mureş
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Schedules at
dudatrans.ro
Vilex Tur
Phone
0250 735498
Email
vilextur.agentie@rdslink.ro
Website
vilextur.ro
Bus from Sibiu to Târgu Mureş
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
vilextur.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
SC Latino Expres S.R.L.
Phone
0040263701919
Email
latinoexpres@yahoo.com
Website
latinoexpres.ro
Bus from Roma to Alba Iulia
Ave. Duration
33h 29m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
latinoexpres.ro

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Yes, the driving distance between Rome to Transylvania is 1831 km. It takes approximately 18h 18m to drive from Rome to Transylvania.

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Tarom, Wizz Air and Lufthansa offer flights from Rome Airport to Cluj-Napoca Airport.

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There are 114+ hotels available in Transylvania. Prices start at $32 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Rome to Rome Airport is to train which takes 32m and costs 10€ - 15€.

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