If you are already in Bucharest, you can’t leave Romania before you visit the most famous landmark: Bran Castle, where the Dracula story started. It is a must-see castle with numerous stairs and hidden passages.
Let’s dive into why you should visit this well-known monument and focus on the logistics of visiting it. If you’re already excited to book a seat in our Two Castles in One Day Tour.
What is Bran Castle All About?
Besides the marketing that connects the castle to the Dracula novel, there are numerous other reasons to visit the area and the citadel. Sitting atop a cliff surrounded by the old castle grounds and forests, it’s a beautiful sight to take in.
Its history also presents an interesting topic and the main reason why it is so well preserved today. To find out more about the building’s history you can read this article.
How to Get to Bran Castle from Bucharest?
The easiest option is to book a tour. We can meet up at the Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest at 8 AM or we can pick you up with a mini-bus in front of your hotel.
Many of our tours include the Bran Castle in the itinerary, namely:
- The Medieval Transylvanian Tour – 3 days
- The Transylvania Break Tour – 2 days
- Two Castles in One Day – 12 hours
- In Search of Dracula Private Tour – 14 hours
- Peles Castle, Bran Castle & Transfagarasan Private Tour – 2 days
Other options to get to the Bran Castle from Bucharest include public transportation. You can take a train from Bucharest North Station, but this is a harder way to get there.
You can buy your tickets online with at least 6 hours in advance. The price for a one-way ticket is around 50 RON (almost 11 Euros) and you can get a 5% discount for purchasing the tickets online.
The train ride from Bucharest to Brasov is scheduled for 2.5 to 3.5 hours but takes into account delays. Once you arrive in Brasov you’ll have to take a cab to Bran. There is a bus that you can also take but it only leaves every 30 minutes on weekdays and every hour on weekends. The bus ride takes about 45 minutes.
A better option would be to rent a car. The castle is only 187 km away and it takes on average 3 hours to get there.
The Logistics of Visiting the Castle
In the low season, between the 1st of October to 31st of March, the Castle is open:
Mondays: 12 PM – 4 PM
Tuesday- Sunday: 9 AM – 4 PM
And in the high season, between the 1st of April until the end of September, the Castle is open:
Monday: 12 PM – 6 PM
Tuesday–Sunday: 9 AM – 6 PM.
The prices of the tickets are:
- 40 lei for Adults (less than 9 euros)
- 30 lei for Seniors (around 6 euros)
- 25 lei for Students older than 18 (about 5 euros)
- 10 lei for Pupils ages between 7 to 18 (2 euros)
You can buy tickets online on the site and find tickets for special events as well.
Enjoy Bran Castle
At the end of the day, the best experience for visiting Bran Castle while in Bucharest is taking a tour. No more hassle figuring out the transportation and you’ll have a guided tour included. When you come to think of all the costs, it is the best option for your wallet as well.
Just call us at +40 735 525 710. We’ll take care of all the details from transportation, tickets and meal stops.
All you have to do is enjoy the guided tour.