Access to Buzau county

Map Buzau county

Buzau county/Romania is situated 100 km North of Bucharest and 80 km East of Brasov. It can be easily reached by car from the capital and the Otopeni airport (1 h- 2 1/2 h driving time depending on the exact destination). Buzau city itself is only used for transfers, the main tourism centers are Dealu Mare (South-West from Buzau, 100 km from Buchareest) and Buzau Mountains/ Buzau Valley (starting 15 km North of Buzau city).

Access by car from Bucharest:
Alternative I:  DN 2 Bucharest – Urziceni – Buzau (110 km)
Alternative II: DN 1 Bucharest – Ploiesti or highway Bucharest- Ploiesti; then DN 1 b Ploiesti – Buzau (120 km)

Rent-a -car: Otopeni airport/ Center of Bucharest (please contact us for information about recommended rent-a-car companies)

Access by car from Brasov:
DN 10 – Brasov – Nehoiu – Buzau city (130 km)

Access by train:
There are 2 direct connections from Bucharest/ Gara de Nord to Buzau city (ca. 2 h)
1) State Railway company CFR (see connections Bucharest-Buzau) – this company runs the railway line in Buzau valley up to Nehoiu
2) Private railway company Transferoviar (see connections Bucharest-Buzau)
Trains from Bravos pass via Ploiesti (change train in Ploiesti)

Travelling in Buzau county:
The national road and the main roads are in good conditions; guest-houses and hotels can generally be reached without any problems. But side roads and remoted areas can easily be affected by bad weather conditions and only allow specially equipped or 4×4 cars to access.  Several village can only be reached by forest roads.
The main touristic site can be reached by car. The following sites can be reached by a normal car but the roads are in bad conditions:

  • Starting point for cave churches (hiking) tour
  • Stone church and archaeological site of Naeni
  • Dacian Fortress/ Parscov

The following site can only be reached with 4×4 cars (guided tour recommended)

  •  Tabla Butii
  • Eagle´s Lake
  • Penteleu Massif

The possibilities to visit tourist sites via the public transport system are limited. The main villages in Buzau Valley (Berca, Magura, Patarlagele, Nehoiu) can be reached by the private railway starting from Buzau city.  The main villages can also be reached by “MaxiTaxi”, a kind of public-private minibus system. But only locals know exactly the departure hours and route. Most of the tourist site are outside the villages and can bearly be reached by public transport means.
Taxis are available at the railway station in Buzau city.

Contact us if you need a bus/ transport or further information about road conditions.