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Craiova is the 6th largest city of the Romania. It is situated in the south-western part of the country, at approximately equal distances from the Southern Carpathians (north) and the river Danube (south). https://www.google.ro/maps/@44.8096635,23.5653077,7z?hl=en

 ■ By plane

The city is served by Craiova Airport that has been modernized recently. It offers direct connections with many international airports as London (Luton), Paris (Beauvais), Milan (Bergamo), Venice, Valencia, Barcelona, etc. You can find more information at Craiova Airport webpage: http://www.aeroportcraiova.ro/. The transfer from the airport to the city center is easily made through local transportation (bus no. 9 – ticket at the driver) or taxi (less than 0.5 Euros / km, payable in local currency RON).

For more international connections you can use the Bucharest “Henri Coanda” International Airport : http://www.bucharestairports.ro/en/about

From Bucharest-Otopeni “Henri Coanda” Airport you can reach Bucharest Railway Station of Bucharest North (Gara de Nord) by bus, using the express line 780 (between 5.00 a.m. and 11.00 p.m) : http://www.ratb.ro/v_bus_expres.php . The fee is about 2 euros payable in local currency. Airport stops are in front of the Arrivals Terminal and Departures Terminal; the magnetic card desk is in front of the Arrivals Terminal, near bus stop. The distance is covered in about 30 minutes. Avoid unauthorized taxi cabs!

From the Bucharest North Railway Station you have direct connections to Craiova http://www.infofer.ro/

■ By train

Craiova is a major railway centre connected to all other major Romanian cities through the national railway network. There are daily trains with service to/from Craiova to: Bucharest (3 hours), Timișoara (5 hours), Sibiu (5 hours). A railway timetable can be found at http://www.infofer.ro/

■ By car

Situated on the European roads E70 connecting Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria and E79 connecting Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria, Craiova is easily reachable by car: https://www.google.ro/maps/@44.8096635,23.5653077,7z?hl=en

 VISA

Romania is part of the European Union. The participants from non-EU countries must check the visa application procedures: http://www.mae.ro/en/node/2035

Local currency: RON (lei). Estimated course: 1 EUR  = 4.65 RON.