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There are 3 main gateways to Transylvania:

1. Cluj Napoca Airport

Cluj Napoca is the unofficial capital, the heart and the most important city of Transylvania, it is also the most rapidly emerging city, turning slowly into the silicon valley of Romania. The airport was rebuild and extended between 2008 and 2009 and now hosts flights to most of the major cities and touristic destinations in Europe. The majority of the flights are operated by Eastern European low cost companies (Wizz Air, Blue Air), but Lufthansa is also present, with flights to Munich and Frankfurt on a daily basis.

Considering the location and the possibilities, Cluj Napoca Airport is the best suited and most efficient choice for travelers coming to visit Transylvania from Europe (flights to London, Munich, Frankfurt, Paris, Brussels, Milano, Rome, Madrid, Barcelona on a daily basis … and many other destinations, even like Malta, Larnaca, Nice, Malaga or Bari).

We offer private transfers for individuals or groups from the Airport of Cluj Napoca to:

  • Maramures (Baia Mare), Satu Mare

  • Targu Mures, Sighisoara, Praid

  • Oradea, the county of Bihor and the area of the Apuseni Mountains

  • Turda, Alba Iulia, Deva

It can be me, or one of our drivers, usually fluent English speakers who can act also as an assistant.

For those looking for a more cost efficient way of transport, there is also the possibility of opting for a regular public transfer shuttle. The quality level is quite good, they might not be fluent in English, but no worries, we can arrange the needed reservations and follow up the process for you, just give us a short notice by mail, phone or WhatsApp.

I recommend to choose the Airport of Cluj Napoca in case you intend to visit the northern and central parts of Transylvania, more exactly the areas of:

  • Maramures and Satu Mare
  • Reghin, Bistrita Nasaud, and even the Western parts of the Historical Region of Moldavia, and Bukovina.
  • Cluj Napoca, Turda, Alba Iulia, Sibiu

If you are planing to travel in the Southern parts of Transylvania, the area between Brasov and Sibiu, the Transfagarasanu or Transalpina Road, then it would be more convenient to choose Otopeni / Bucharest Airport.

2. Budapest or Debrecen Airport

If you intend to visit the Central and/or Northern parts of Transylvania I think the best choice might be Budapest Airport (especially if you come from the US or Asia).

Here all the major companies are operating: KLM, Air France, British Airways, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Turkish, LOT, Delta … and a lot more, so you have lots of options to choose from. This way you have also the possibility to combine destinations from Hungary and Romania in a convenient way (we can help with it if you consider). Budapest definitely worth visited, but there are plenty of other interesting destinations right between Budapest and Transylvania.

Debrecen is the most important city of Eastern Hungary, is just about 50 km from the border to Romania. Wizz Air operates flights from here to destinations like: London, Tel Aviv, Paris, Milan, Malmo, Eindhoven, if it fits your itinerary you might consider it, it usually offers the best prices.

We offer private transfers for individuals or groups from Budapest and Debrecen Airport to:

  • Maramures (Baia Mare), Satu Mare
  • Cluj Napoca, Targu Mures, Sighisoara, Praid
  • Oradea, the county of Bihor and the area of the Apuseni Mountains
  • Turda, Alba Iulia, Deva

For those looking for a more cost efficient way of transport, there is also the possibility of opting for a regular public transfer shuttle. The quality level is quite good, they might not be fluent in English, but no worries, we can arrange the needed reservations and follow up the process for you, just give us a short notice by mail, phone or WhatsApp.

3. Bucharest/Otopeni and Sibiu Airport

Even if it is the largest airport of Romania, when it comes to Transylvania we think that it is recommended to land on Otopeni only if your main objectives are to visit the southern parts of Transylvania, more exactly the area between Brasov and Sibiu.

(Bran Castle, Peles Castle, Fagaras Mountains with the Transfagarasanu Road).

Otherwise, because we still lack some highways, when it comes to the northern and central parts of Transylvania (Maramures, Cluj) it is better to land in Budapest or Cluj Napoca.

In the case of landing on the Airport Otopeni / Bucharest, the touristic objectives of south Transylvania can easily be combined with some beautiful places in the area of the counties Buzau, Prahova, and Covasna (border counties between the three historical regions of Romania: Transylvania, Moldavia, and Valahia).

The Airport of Sibiu is continuously developing, there are direct flights for example to London, Vienna, and many destinations from Germany: Munich, Nurnberg, Dortmund, Memmingen, and Stuttgart.

It can be a very convenient option if you approach Transylvania from Germany.

Considering us being located in the North- Western parts of Transylvania, we cannot act directly as a single transfer service because it wouldn’t be competitive from the cost point of view, but no worries, we can arrange the needed reservations for a private or public transfer shuttle and follow up the process for you at no additional cost, just give us a short notice by mail, phone or WhatsApp.

If you intend to make a larger tour of Romania, landing on Otopeni Airport, and coming up till the North (Maramures, Bucovina, Cluj) we can be a quite good match for your needs.

Why Choose Us?

We are native Romanian and Hungarian speakers, fluent in English, and can get along with Hebrew, Italian, French and German.

We are not geniuses, just went to school, pay a bit of attention, and have some good connections. Probably also helped the fact that Transylvania is a multiethnic region, nowadays with roughly ~ 60% ethnically Romanian people, ~ 20% Hungarian (Magyar, Székely), ~ 8 German (Schwabian, Saxon, Zipser), ~10% Gypsy, and under 5% Ukrainian, Serb, and other ethnical groups.

The situation was a bit different during the 18’Th and 19’Th century, when probably it was something like: ~ 40% ethnically Romanian, ~ 25% Hungarian, ~ 15% German, ~ 10% Gypsy, ~ 5% Jew and under 5% Ukrainians, Serbs.

I can personally say, as long as I know, that I am something like 25% German, 25% Romanian, 25% Hungarian, and not sure about the rest because one of my grandpa’s was born somewhere in Galicia (present day Ukraine) and there the situation was even more complicated .

We offer mainly custom services / custom packages which are basically a combination of multiple single services tailor made to the traveler’s needs.

It can be a complete package as a sightseeing tour, a guided heritage tour or a family tree tour, even airport to airport tours, but we offer also, as we call it, single services like:

  • Airport transfers from or to Budapest, Cluj Napoca, Debrecen, Timisoara Airports
  • Services of a private driver or other transportation services
  • Car rentals from local, flexible companies
  • Organization services
  • Training and team building type activities
  • Translations and interpreting
  • Research, representation or just consultancy

We call a service, a package or a tour as airport to airport all-inclusive when we plan the whole trip and organize for our travelers all the needed services from landing at a specific airport to taking off from the same or another airport.

In these cases we expect and meet our travelers at the airport terminal and say goodbye in the same place. “All-inclusive” usually includes:

  • Planning and creating a custom tour – itinerary, sites, objectives etc
  • All the necessary reservations
  • Airport transfers and all the needed transportation services
  • Guiding and interpreting
  • Assistance throughout the whole period of stay

In this way we can spare a lot of time and money and gain more comfort and safety.

We are flexible and always deliver considering your wishes. For example, a specific place or area might catch your attention and decide to stick around more than it was planned, we are flexible enough and can easily adapt to such situations or even more than that.

We prefer to guide and deliver information towards your curiosity and interests rather then follow a specific, memorized program.

As small business owners with several years spent also in multinational corporations we learned to value time.

Being passionate about history and with a rich experience in travelling across Romania and Europe we can promise that if you are interested we are able to widen your knowledge about our regions and about Eastern Europe in general.