The transport network in Romania is fairly developed, albeit not always as fast as in some of its European peers. A large rail and bus network exists, quality roads connect most of the country, and distant cities are connected by domestic flights. The biggest cities also have extensive public transport systems, while alternatives such as Uber, Bolt or electric scooters are also available.
Urban transportation includes buses, trolleybuses and trams. To benefit from the 50 % discount that applies to students under 26, you will require your stamped student identity card, a passport or residence card, marriage certificate (if the case). While almost every station has a tickets booth where you can obtain and recharge your e-wallet, some of them may not issue your discounted travel cards. Personnel will however guide you to the nearest booth that provides such services.
Alternatively, you can pay the cost of your trip by SMS, app or contactless bank card, however options may differ based on the city.
For updated travel information in Bucharest please visit www.stbsa.ro
For updated travel information in Iasi, please visit www.sctpiasi.ro
For updated travel information in Cluj-Napoca, please visit www.ctpcj.ro
For updated travel information in Timisoara, please visit www.stpt.ro
Traveling by car
To drive a car in Romania you will require a valid driver’s license. Romanian authorities recognize all licenses issued in the EU. Car maintenance costs in Romania can be quite high, since the gas is expensive (1.16 Euro/l), you will need a car insurance (the price ranges between 200 to 300 Euros), the registration forms will cost around 100 Euro, not to mention your service plan and other maintenance expenses.
Taxis are very accessible in Romania, the price is 0.3 - 0.5 Euro/km. In order to avoid being charged excessively, always use official taxi companies; also, always ask the taxi driver to run the meter and ask for a receipt at the end of your trip. Note that taxi apps are now a popular way of ordering quality taxis.
Alternatively, services such as Uber or Bolt are available in major Romanian cities, all you have to do is install the app and get moving!
Is only available for Bucharest, and the national company is called Metrorex. In order to have your discounted student card issued, you will need your student ID card and identity card / passport. There are two options: monthly travel cards with unlimited trips for 35 lei. Travel cards can be purchased from the special points of sales all year long. They can be used for one month from the first validation.
You can also opt for a healthier approach to city transportation, and bike rental services are available in different points of cities. In order to find out specific details about bike rental options, you should check for your preferred city. And if electrical scooters are more your thing, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! A number of scooter rental services are available, also varying between various Romanian cities.
As a student you will also get 50% discount for domestic travel by train, 2nd class, and monthly passes.
To obtain the discount, students must present the student card for discount transport validated for the current academic year, which must contain the photo of the holder and the personal numerical code, respectively the series and the passport number. Travel tickets for can be purchased only from ticket offices equipped with an electronic system for issuing travel tickets from railway stations and CFR Călători travel agencies.For updated prices, you should always check with www.cfrcalatori.ro.