Welcome to Alba Iulia
Welcome to Alba Iulia, Romania’s “Other Capital” or “The Spiritual Capital of Romanians” as we call it. Alba Iulia is a medium-sized Romanian city (63,536 inhabitants), a county capital in the heart of the historical region of Transylvania. It is one of the oldest settlements in Romania, which has had a strategic and/or symbolic relevance over the centuries: the largest military and economic centre during the Roman occupation in the then named Dacia Roman province; capital of Transylvania (1541-1690); and place of the crowning of Prince Ferdinand as King of Romania (1922).
In its modern history, Alba Iulia has been a provincial town, enjoying limited economic opportunities. While it maintains a range of traditional industries (including a predominant porcelain industry, the largest from Romania, and other activities related to food processing, textile manufacturing or metalworking). Tourism has been the most relevant sector for the local economy.
1 EUR = 4.8 RON
The Romanian leu (RON) is the currency of Romania. It is subdivided into 100 bani. The word “bani” is also used for “money” in the Romanian language.
The exchange rate is approximatively 1 EUR = 4.8 RON
We recommend you to exchange a small amount of money in order to pay for the travel tickets to arrive from the airport to Alba Iulia. However, most of the public transportation implemented SMS payment or the possibility to pay by credit card.
Region: Centru Region
City: Alba Iulia
Arriving in Romania
Alba Iulia does not have its own airport but is close to two other airports.
We suggest you take a flight to Cluj-Napoca (Cluj-Napoca Airport – CLJ) since it is quite well connected with Alba Iulia by public transport or transfer services. Cluj-Napoca is app. 100 kilometres away from Alba Iulia.
If you choose to fly to Sibiu (Sibiu Airport – SBZ), you should know that it is well connected to Alba Iulia by bus. Sibiu is app. 70 kilometers away from Alba Iulia.
Transport from Cluj-Napoca and Sibiu to Alba Iulia
There are regular buses or trolleybus running between the Airports and train stations or bus stations:
From the airport you should take trolleybus line 5 which will take you to the train stations. The ticket can be purchased from the trolleybus driver and it will be approximately 1 euro. We do not recommend the trains, because they are very slow. If you decide to take the train, a journey will take around 2h and 30 minutes. A train ticket it will be 8 euros. You can check the trains schedule here: CLICK
Cluj-Napoca “Beta” bus station is at 100m distance from the train station. The buses leave almost every 30 minutes to Alba Iulia. The last bus will be at 22:00 and a ticket will cost 5 euro. The tickets can be purchased from the driver. You can check the buses schedule here: CLICK
From the airport, you should take the public transport bus line 11 and change it to Andrei Șaguna station with line 17 which will take you to the train station. The local bus ticket can be purchase from the bus driver and it will be approximately 0,5 euro each. We do not recommend the trains, because they are very slow. If you decide to take the train, a journey will take between 2h and 30 minutes and 3h. A train ticket it will be 4 euros. You can check the trains schedule here: CLICK
Sibiu central bus station is at 50m distance from the train station. The buses leave almost every 30 minutes to Alba Iulia. The last bus will be at 19:30 and a ticket will cost 5 euro. The tickets can be purchased from the driver. You can check the buses schedule here: CLICK
If you encounter difficulties with public transportation in order to arrive in Alba Iulia you can also choose the possibility for car rental or we can guide you to a shuttle.
Arriving in Alba Iulia
If you will arrive by bus or by train, the stations are close to each other. So, if you want to take a taxi from the railway station or bus station, there are taxi stands in the front of the railway station.
Taxi companies numbers just in case:
+4 0741 145 945
+4 0724 380 920
If you prefer to take a city bus, for the bus schedule, please see: CLICK
Tickets can be purchased from ticket machines or bus drivers. One ticket is valid for 1 hour and is 0,8 euros (in most of tickets machines you are able to pay by coins or by card).
If you will share with us the hotel name you choose to stay in, we can provide you particular lines of public transportation, if you wish so.
Best hotels from Alba Iulia
We did not negotiate a special price with the hotels, because we consider the prices affordable. The recommended hotels are located in the proximity of the event venue. Please, find below the proposed hotels:
Alba Iulia, Str. Militari, Nr. 13
T: + 4 0374 079 990
Price: app. 92,00 EUR, depends on the particular offer
Piața Iuliu Maniu, nr 11, Alba-Iulia, România, 510094
T.: + 4 0258 812 052
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com
Price: app. 57,00 EUR, depends on the particular
Getting to the Venue
“1 Decembrie 1918” University
As the venue is still not confirmed, we will inform you as soon as possible. If you will not choose one of the above-mentioned hotels, which will probably be in the proximity of the venue, we will provide bus transportation for you from your hotels, to ensure you efficient and convenient transportation during the whole visit.
We will see you in!