Trains in Romania

$1=21,300Lei, 1 July, 2000

There are many trains are running in Romania connection most of the major cities. The trains are cheap and operating as schedules. There are a few types of the trains, (P)Personal, (A)Accelerat, (R)Rapid, (IC)Intercity and (EC)Eurocity
Peronals are too slow for long distance and the carriages are very bad. Accelerate trains are cheap and Rapid and IC/EC are very expensive. However the fare difference does not reflect the speed of the train. For budget travelers, use Accelerate train is the best choice. You need to have a reservation except personal. You can pay the reservation but unless you get a good conductor, the fare will be quite high. If you happen to get on the train without reservation and asked high price, you may refuse and get off at the next station.
International train holders: You still need a reservation.
The reservation: In generally speaking, unless the train originate from the station you cannot buy the reservation until 1 hour before the departure time. Go to the station early and stay in a queue. If you are going to make a reservation a few days in advance, go to the ticketing agents in town. They might be able to help you.

The fare has been adjusted according to their 20% inflation 3 or 4 times in year so our rate will be out dated at the time you read it. Check the date of our information.

International trains. The train to Croatia or Hungary are very cheap. But if you go some other countries, fare are very expensive. You may go to the border station or stations near the border and buy the international ticket, if your time schedule fits. If you are coming back to Romania, you may buy a return ticket which is valid for 6 months and you can break the journey.
If you are under 26, discount fares are available for certain destination. Some big station has Wasteels office.

Fare
Distance Personal fare Accelerate fare Rapid fare IC supplyment
10km 5,300 26,300 27,300 73,100
20km 8,400 29,600 30,600
30km 13,500 34,500 36,300
40km 16,300 37,300 39,100
50km 21,300 43,300 44,100
60km 23,900 44,900 52,700
70km 27,400 48,400 56,200
80km 30,800 51,800 62,800
90km 34,300 55,300 66,300
100km 38,200 59,200 70,200
120km 45,500 66,500 84,400
140km 52,200 73,200 91,100
160km 59,300 80,300 105,900
180km 65,700 86,700 112,300
200km 72,300 93,300 118,900
250km 83,700 104,700 141,200 73,100
300km 93,900 164,200 175,800 177,600
350km 102,300 172,600 188,900
400km 111,700 182,000 203,900
500km 133,100 203,400 235,500
600km 154,000 224,300 265,100
700km 172,900 243,200 294,100
800km 186,100 256,400 313,400
900km 200,400 270,700 334,100
1000km 212,900 283,200 353,200 177,600

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