Bran Castle, one of the top touristic destinations in Romania, is easily accessible from Bucharest. Strongly tied to the infamous Dracula, it’s for sure a must on your travel to Romania list. You can get there by car, train or private tour.
Traveling by car, personal or rented, expect to travel for about three hours depending on the traffic. Bran Castle is approximately 200km away from Bucharest in the Rucar-Bran passage between Bucegi and Piatra Craiului Mountains. Understandably, this is quite a scenic drive. Furthermore, because of its location, Bran Castle is one of the prettiest castles in Romania.
From Bucharest, you take DN1/E60 to the mountain resort of Predeal, where you turn left towards Rasnov. There you turn left yet again towards Bran and you’ll soon reach the castle on your left-hand side. Since the main road passes through Prahova Valley, famous for its popular mountain resorts, expect heavy traffic during weekends and holidays and allocate enough time to explore the castle and the surroundings. Check out the step by step guidance to Bran castle from Bucharest, here: https://goo.gl/maps/wznWn5Basmi4kUSLA
Traveling by train to Bran Castle requires buying a ticket and boarding the train towards Brasov from Gara de Nord, Bucharest main railway station (check train schedule). Once you reach Brasov you can either take a taxi or a bus that will take you to Bran Castle. With the taxi expect a hefty price given the distance (30km) and the growing demand.
By far the best option is booking a tour. Let the hassle and organizing in the hands of a professional and focus solely on enjoying your trip to Bran Castle. By booking one of our Bran Tours you get to travel in comfort enjoying the beautiful scenery, skip the long lines at the entrance and listen to all the inside stories and tales that our professional guides have to offer.
Some of our tours including a visit to Bran Castle:
- Bran Castle and Brasov tour from Bucharest
- Day Tour from Bucharest to Peles Castle, Bran Castle, and Brasov
- 9-day Dracula Tour in Transylvania
We can customize any tour to suit your needs and interests. Just drop us a line and we will start planning your dream vacation together.