About Cluj

How to reach Cluj Napoca/Romania

By plane

“Avram Iancu” International Airport is serving the city of Cluj Napoca, Romania. The airport is situated about 10 km east of Cluj Napoca and is connected to the city by road.

There are direct flights connecting Cluj-Napoca to:

  • Spain: Alicante, Barcelona, Madrid, Palma de Mallorca, Valencia, Zaragoza
  • Germany: Berlin, Dortmnud, Memmingen, Munchen. Nurenberg
  • Italy: Bari, Bergamo, Bologna, Roma Ciampino, Treviso
  • Great Britain: Doncaster/Sheffield, Liverpool, Luton (London)
  • Swiss: Basel Mulhouse Freiburg, Geneva
  • Netherlands: Eindhoven, Maastricht Aachen
  • Austria: Wien
  • Belgium: Charleroi
  • Denmark: Billund
  • United Arab Emirates: Dubai
  • France: Beauvais (Paris)
  • Ireland: Dublin
  • Israel: Tel Aviv
  • Poland: Warsaw
  • Sweden: Malmo
  • Romania: Bucharest

For more information and flight schedule, please check the Cluj Airport website (http://www.airportcluj.ro/).

For budget European travelers, a cheap alternative is to fly to Budapest Ferihegy Airport with a low-cost company, and then shuttle to Cluj-Napoca. The shuttle takes six to eight hours to make the travel. Many companies travel this route. You can find shuttles from early morning till late night. Reservations have to be made in advance. Make sure you leave at least two hours between your flight arrival and the departure of the shuttle, to allow for any flight delays. Prices are around 60 to 80 RON (25 EUR).

By train

Cluj-Napoca is linked by railway to many cities from Romania. There are also trains to Budapest, Hungary (the journey takes ~7 hours).  The train from Bucharest to Cluj takes about 10-11 hours. For timetables we recommend the DB Website (http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query.exe/en?).

By bus

Eurolines connects Cluj Napoca with many cities in Western Europe. Orangeways (low cost bus carrier) also connects Cluj Napoca with Budapest daily.

By car

If you travel from Western Europe take from Wien to Budapest the freeway M1, then Debrecen, cross the border at Borş to arrive in Oradea and then in Cluj-Napoca.( http://romaniatourism.com/maps.html)

The Wikitravel site  (http://wikitravel.org/en/Cluj-Napoca) has also some useful informations.

 All participants are responsible for their own travelling arrangements to/ from Cluj-Napoca. 

 City transfer

Cluj Avram Iancu international airport is situated about 10 km east of Cluj-Napoca and is connected to the city by road; it takes about 15-20 minutes by car between the center and the airport (depends on traffic congestion). Bus no. 8 and trolleybus 5 arrives in the center of town.

A regular taxi fare from the airport to the city center (about 10 km) is around 30 RON (6-7 EUR). Look only for company taxis and clearly ask the driver for the price!

For the public bus, you need to buy a ticket from the ticket machine (booth). You are not allowed to buy tickets from the driver. Local transport ticket: 4 lei (80-90 Eurocents) for two travels.

The ticket must be stamped as soon as you get on a bus or tram. You can find public city transport routes, ticket prices and timetables on ctpcj.ro

 For additional information, see the website of the RATUC company. http://www.ctpcj.ro

 About Cluj

All the needed information can be found on

 Local time

Romania is on East European time zone, namely local time is 2 hours ahead of GMT and 1 hour ahead of most European countries.

Local currency

The Romanian currency is LEU, plural LEI, all payments are made in the local currency.

The exchange rate in Romania is on the web page of the National Bank of Romania:

 Telephone system

The international code for Romania is 40; in order to make an international call from Romania you must dial 00 followed by country code and number. Romania is well covered by mobile phone operators (the main ones are Orange and Vodafone) and if you come from Europe you will be able to use your mobile phone.

Accomodation (please see the list of the recommended hotels):

The participants will have to make their own arrangements directly with a hotel. Please check the respective homepages for more information and booking. For booking the Universitas Hotel please do it through organizing committee .