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County: Braşov
Population: 284,596 (2002)
Major roads: A3
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Braşov is a city in Romania, the capital of Braşov County. It is the 7th largest Romanian city, after Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Timişoara, Iaşi, Craiova and Galaţi. Braşov is located in the central part of the country, about 166 km from Bucharest. It is surrounded by the Southern Carpathians, and is part of the Transylvania region.

Hitching out

South towards Sinaia, Bucharest E 60

Bucharest: From the train station (gara) take the bus number 8 or 23 until the last stop. On the other side of the road you will see McDonalds, walk a bit further where the cars can stop.

Northwest towards Târgu Mureş, Cluj-Napoca E 60

Hitch from the end of Str. Grivitei where the big bridge begins.

West towards Sibiu E 68

The road section from the intersection str. Lunga and sos. Cristianului (Bartolomeu area) to the bridge. Definitely use a sign reading "Sibiu". Do not stay where people wait for the direction Rasnov, Bran but go 100 m away.

  • Rasnov, Bran : in the intersection str. Lunga and sos. Cristianului (Bartolomeu area)
  • Bacau, Sf. Gheorghe: in the intersection Harmanului str. and Garii Boulevard
  • Sighişoara: Take the bus number 18 or 40 to the Stop Mondotrans (after you passed the Baumax). Here you are already on the road E60 and you start hitchhiking directly from the bus stop. The E60 will also take you to the Road E68 which is the road going directly to Sibiu so it might be better to use a sign that says you want to go to Sighişoara.

I was hitchhiking to Hungary and found it useful to go with signs of Sibiu, Deva, and Arad. I made it to the border in about 8 hours. In Brasov I was on the bus stop about 20 meters from the Bartolomeu train station by road E68. I highly recommend a sign for Sibiu and you'll sure get a ride! You can reach Bartolomeu from the center by buses number 28 and 5.

Public transportation

The Braşov local transport network is well-developed, with around 50 bus and trolleybus lines. There is also a regular bus line serving Poiana Braşov, the nearest winter resort.


The hill from the direction of the watchtower..
..and from above

For sleeping I've found a perfect place, still not far from the centre. It is just above the "White watchtower", you should cross the road (Calea Poienii) and there is a hill that is the place where you can sleep.

Romanian cities with more than 100.000 inhabitants

> 1.000.000: Bucureşti

300.000–500.000: Cluj-NapocaConstanţaIaşiTimişoara

100.000–300.000: AradBacăuBaia MareBotoşaniBrăilaBraşovBuzăuCraiovaDrobeta-Turnu SeverinGalaţiOradeaPiatra-NeamţPiteştiPloieştiRâmnicu VâlceaSatu MareSibiuSuceavaTârgu Mureş