Halloween Tours & Trips
If you love Halloween you owe it to yourself to attend the spookiest events set against the most hauntingly beautiful backdrops, and really the only way to do it right is by going on tour!
Things to do on Halloween
How to get to Dracula's Castle
Board a train in Bucharest at Gara de Nord station that departs to Brasov. In Brasov, go inside the train station and ask to go to Bran Castle by bus. As the routes sometimes change, it’s best to ask at the info desk upon arrival. But generally bus terminal No. 2 Brasov provides regular rides between Brasov and Bran - Moeciu and return trips. The entire journey takes several hours (approximately 3.5).
Renting a car is the optimal choice for getting yourself to Bran. From Bucharest, head north on DN1/E60, pass by Ploiesti, continue to follow DN1/E60, after Azuga turn left on DN73A, at Rasnov turn left onto DN73/E574, drive 10KMs and Bran Castle will be on the left. If you’re driving to Bran Castle from Brasov, head northwest to Rasnov on DN73/E574, continue straight to Bran, castle will be on the left.
A ride to Bran Castle from Bucharest, takes about 2.5hrs drive. At Otopeni-Bucharest Airport there is a taxi station right in front of the international arrivals. This trip cost can vary so check beforhand.
Travellers have said that there isn't much to do in Bran so, despite the longer commute, it's suggested that you stay in and around Brasov. Bran is a village with less than 6,000 people while Basov is a city with over 200,000 residents. There are many guest houses to choose from along the way but as long as you stay near the main train station in Brasov.