about Craiova and Romania
HOW TO GET TO CRAIOVA ?
Craiova is a major railway centre connected to all the other major Romanian cities. The city is situated on the main line crossing Romania from East to West and linking Timisoara to Bucharest. The railway station is located in the North area, from where you can take a bus or a taxi to the University of Craiova, 13 A.I.Cuza Street.
Travel by plane
An option is to land on the "Henri Coandă" International Airport, Bucharest Otopeni (www.otp-airport.ro).
Another possibility is to land on the International Airport of Craiova, providing direct flights to many cities across Europe (www.aeroportcraiova.ro).
Travel by train
For train connections please visit www.cfrcalatori.ro.
Travel by car
Craiova is situated at the junction of the European routes E70, E79 and E574. The customs offices are located in Bechet, Calafat, Giurgiu and Turnu Măgurele at the Bulgarian border, in Drobeta Turnu Severin and Jimbolia at the Serbian border, and in Nădlac, Borș and Cenad at the Hungarian border.
Foreigners driving a car to Romania are required to hold a valid international driving licence. Car registration and insurance papers are also compulsory. Driving is on the right-hand side and the seat belt is compulsory. The speed limit within residential areas is 50 km/h, 90 km/h on national routes, 130 km/h on the highways.
LOCAL PUBLIC TRANSPORT AND TAXI
In Craiova, public transport is ensured by local buses and trams. The public transport in Craiova consists of 3 trolley tram lines and 17 bus lines. One ticket costs around €0.5. You can buy a reduced-fare season ticket by virtue of your Student Card. Most buses run until 22:00 and trams until 23:30. For further details on the routes and timetables, please visit:
Taxi services are relatively cheap and comfortable, amounting to a maximum of €1-€2 (around €0.3/km or 1.5 RON/km). The most popular taxi services are provided by Taxi PMI (+40 770 779 835), Taxi Barby (+40 251 542 727), Taxi Romnicon (+40 251 422 226).
GMT + 2h
The official Romanian currency is LEU (singular form), LEI (plural form) (LEU/LEI, RON).
Coins: BANI 5, 10, 50.
1 LEU = 100 BANI.
Bank notes: LEI 1, 5, 10, 50, 100, 200, 500.
Exchange rate: 1 EUR = approx. 5 LEI.
You can exchange money at the bank or at exchange houses. Bank cards are increasingly being accepted.
You should by no means exchange money in the street !
POSTAL SERVICES & TELEPHONE
Post offices display a postal horn symbol and the word "Poșta".
The above phone number is free of charge.
MAIN POST OFFICE
Address: 54 Unirii Str.
Telephone: +40 251 510 252
Open: Mon. – Fri. 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Sat. 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; Closed Sun.
MAKING A CALL TO ROMANIA
International dial code of Romania (40) + Area code of Craiova (251 or 351) + telephone number (six digit numbers).