Romania (CFR)

Country info: Romania (România)

Rail companies: CFR (Căile Ferate Române)

Romanian Rail Network Map 

Currency :   1 euro= app. 4,45 Romanian Lei (RON)




Train travel in Romania: train types, tickets, fares, discounts & other useful info


National Train Service:

Train types in Romania: Commuter (Regio Urban & Regio Suburban), Regional (Regio), InterRegional (InterRegio), InterCity (InterCity), EuroCity (EuroCity & EuroCity Night) trains


Sleeper Reservations on CFR domestic connections:

Couchette reservations on Romanian trains (domestic service within Romania):

Sleeper reservations on Romanian trains (domestic service within Romania):

Discounts, special offers & ways to save money for passengers traveling by train in Romania (CFR):

  1. Early purchase --> cheaper ticket fare: passengers buying train tickets in advance recieve 25% discount (when ticket is bought >21 days in advance), 18% (11-20 days in advance) or 10% (6-10 days in advance)
  2. Another simple & easy way to save on rail travel in Romania is to choose the right type of train for your train trip. In many instances its possible to use cheaper Regio trains instead of expensive InterRegio & InterCity. For example, let's take popular tourist connection - Bucharest to Brasov. Depending on train type passengers can travel here for 24,2- RON (2nd class ticket for ordinary Regio train), for 48,90 RON (ticket for InterRegio train) or 63,10 RON (ticket for InterCity train). Obviously Regio trains will be somewhat slower in comparison to InterRegio or InterCity, but if you not not in a hurry why to overpay?
  3. Purchase of train ticket online via CFR website gives 5% discount
  4. Purchase return train ticket for InterCity, InterRegio or Regio trains and receive additional 10% discount
  5. For families & groups traveling together CFR offers special MiniGroup 2-5 discount (valid only for trips in 2nd class): 10% discount for 2 adults, 15% - 3 adults, 20% - 4 adults & 25% when 5 adults traveling together. Two children <18 years old travel as one adult.
  6. Passengers planning multiple trips in Romania and/or to neighboring countries might consider purchase of Balkan Flexi Pass (special pass for journeys in the area of South-East Europe). Balkan Flexi Pass (validity period of one month) allows unlimited number of rail journeys during of 5, 7, 10 or 15 days on rail networks of Bulgaria, FYR of Macedonia, Greece, Romania, Turkey, Serbia & Montenegro

Balkan Flexi Pass prices (2nd class):




International Train Service:

a) Regular discounts

Passengers can also take advantage of special Multilateral Agreement between a number of Central European railway companies. It allows to get 30% (or 40% for youth<26 years old and 50% for groups more than 6 passengers) discount from regular SCIC-NRT tariff fare on any return ticket purchased for connections between countries participants of the tariff Agreement (Czech Republic (CD), Hungary (MAV), Romania (CFR), Poland (PKP), Slovakia (ZSSK), Bulgaria (BDZ), Serbia (ZS) and FYR Macedonia (MZ)

Though at the same time potential passengers need to be careful and also consider possible bilateral agreements between Romanian Railways (CFR) and rail companies in other countries (those might be cheaper at the end). In case of Romania it's cheaper to purchase tickets to Serbia, Bulgaria and FYR Macedonia with a help of other discount (SET tariff) and to Hungary with bilateral agreement fare)

b) Special offers (Sparchiene)

Ticket offers with unlimited number of tickets per each departure :

Ticket offers with limited number of tickets per each departure (purchase in advance required)

c) CityStars

It is possible to purchase Rail Plus Card in Romania (allows 25% discount on many international tickets between various European countries) 

Prices: for passengers <26 and >60 years old the cost is 15 euro and 25 euro for adults


How to Buy Train Tickets in Romania:

Passengers can purchase national (domestic) tickets online directly via CFR website -


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