Petroșani is a city in Hunedoara County, Transylvania, Romania.The city has a population of around 35,000.


Petroșani is located in the Jiu Valley, which is the entrance to the Retezat National Park and provides access to the Vâlcan, Parâng and Retezat mountains. The city was founded in the 17th century (around 1640). In 1720, an Austrian cartographer mentions that the entire Jiu Valley was intensly populated and settlements could be seen from one end to the other. During the 1818 census, there were 233 inhabitants, while the entire valley counted 2550. During this time, the main activity of the people was shepherding and no urban settlement had appeared yet. Around 1840, coal surface mining began in Petroșani, Vulcan and Petrila. The population grew significantly only in the 20th century during the communist regime, as many workers were brought in from other parts of the country.

Get in

By car

By bus

Transport with maxi-taxi is an effective way to travel in the Jiu Valley. Minibuses carry passengers between the Jiu Valley cities and to and from Deva. Minibuses leave from 10 to 10 minutes or more often.

Inter-city transport: Petroșani-Lonea, Petroșani-Uricani, Petroșani-Aninoasa is provided by: SC ZMK Ltd.- 93 cars (Maxi Taxi). Dealului no. 17.+40722 559 945, +40723 379 241

Travel ticket prices are: Petroșani - Vulcan: 1.5 lei Petroșani - Lupeni: 2.0 lei Petroșani - Uricani: 2.5 lei

By train

There are trains arriving at Petroșani Train Station from Bucharest, Timișoara, Cluj-Napoca, Deva, Arad, Craiova etc. Check timetable here.

Get around

Local transport between Market Victoria-Airport is made by family associations, individuals, businesses - number of cars: 107.


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