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Bucharest-Brasov,then Sofia

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Bucharest-Brasov,then Sofia

Hi fellow advisor,seeking your advise here...

1.We'll arrive Bucharest on 6Nov 6pm,group of 2girls. Which one you recommend, direct train to Brasov or spend night at Bucharest? Target to reach Sofia by 9Nov morning.

2.Plan to take train/bus, which one is recommended route? Brasov-Sofia or Bucharest-Sofia?

3.Is there possible we catch snow view at Sinaia(or other place) in Nov?looks like it still very early to snow.Not interested for ski.

4.Some of place in mind, The Oldtown, Peles Castle, Brans Castle.Hope it can fit in 1.5-2days.

Thanks in advance!

Bucharest, Romania
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1. Re: Bucharest-Brasov,then Sofia

1. Spend the night in Bucharest (in the Old Town), then on Nov. 7 take a morning train to Brasov, go to bus terminal 2, take a bus to Bran, visit the castle and get back to Brasov. Visit the city in the afternoon/evening.

Next day (Nov. 8) take a train to Sinaia, visit Pelisor castle (Peles is usually closed in November), then head to Bucharest in time to catch the buses to Sofia.

These buses to Sofia leave at 16.00 and 19.30 from Filaret bus station .

2. Bucharest - Sofia. There isn't any direct transport from Brasov to Sofia, so you'll need to get back to Bucharest .

3. It's unlikely .

4. Yes, you can do them all, even by public transport.

Edited: 20 September 2015, 23:11
Bucharest, Romania
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2. Re: Bucharest-Brasov,then Sofia

1. if you go directly to Brasov you will get there around midnight, if you stay in Bucharest you will lose half of the next day getting to Brasov but you can enjoy Bucharest old town on your first night.

2. To get to Sofia you have to comeback to Bucharest.

3. no chance

4. you have time

Bucharest, Romania
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3. Re: Bucharest-Brasov,then Sofia


Make sure you have accommodation arrangements done for Brasov and go directly to Brasov. You have a train leaving Bucharest Nord railway station at 21:05. Spend your next day visiting Brasov and Sinaia and lately on 7th go back in Bucharest. You can spend the next day visiting Bucharest. If you want to be in Sofia on 9th than you have a train leaving Bucharest at 12:50 which kinda ruin your day in Bucharest.

With this weather is unlikely to see snow in Sinaia.

Personally I prefer to travel by train but if you're on budget and you don't mind buses go ahead.

Have a nice stay in Romania.

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