The national railways company in Romania is CFR (Căile Ferate Române), fully referred to as SNCFR Călători (“Societatea Naţională Căile Ferate Române Călători”, meaning “Romanian Railways National Company – Passengers Division”). Their net of rails is quite well spread and most towns of interest are covered by trains. However in the mountainous area and especially in extreme N Romania the rails are few and usually the trains have many speed restrictions to obey to. Romania is served by a very diverse bunch of wagons and engines, from aging diesel engines all the way to close-to-modern air-conditioned ICE wagons. For any updated information, one can always check the CFR timetable and other bits and pieces at www.cfr.ro, which is quite helpful and it also has an English version. Exact rates for the rides are also provided.


Find here the main types of trains in Romania: