is Bran worth visiting for a trip and can you get around without a car? What is the best way to travel from Bucharest to Bran?
Frankly, if you only have time for a short trip, it would be better to visit Peles castle in Sinaia instead of Bran . Peles is more interesting and as you'll most likely pass through Sinaia anyway heading to Bran.
You can get to either Bran or Sinaia fairly easy without a car.
To get to Bran take a train from Bucharest to Brasov then a minibus to Bran (they run every half hour).
You can reach Sinaia directly by train.
There are hourly trains on the Bucharest - Sinaia - Brasov route; they leavef rom Bucharest North station and you can book tickets on https:/…loginuser.aspx
Thank you for your reply.
How far is Sinaia from Bran? Would you suggest that I overnight in either Sinaia or Bran and then travel back to Bucharest or can one do this in a day trip?
By public transport Sinaia is about 2 2 - 1/2 hours away from Bran (since you have to go through Brasov)
Sinaia is two hours away from Bucharest, Bran is about four hours from Bucharest. You can do any of them as a day trip.
If you have more time you could overnight in Brasov, which is also worth visiting.
I'm sorry alterme, but you are totally wrong about the distance from Bucharest to Bran. It is 160 km, takes about 2 hours and 45 minutes to get there. Also, in order to get to Bran from Sinaia you don't have to drive through Brasov. Just turn left in Predeal towards Paraul Rece and you'll reach Bran in 30 minutes.
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