Târgu-Mureş is a city in Transylvania, Romania.

Get in

By plane

Târgu Mureş International Airport (IATA: TGM) is located 14km southwest of the city.

The following airlines operate service to/from the airport:

(A bus operates betweeen the airport and the city center. A taxi costs 40 Lei.)

By train

There are five daily trains to/from Brasov, (6.5-9 hours), two to/from Bucharest (9.5-10 hours), and one to/from Timisoara (6.5 hours). There is also a daily train to/from Budapest. Service to Cluj-Napoca (4 hours) is available with a transfer and 1-hour layover.

By bus

There are frequent buses to/from Brasov (3 hours), passing through Sighisoara and Cluj-Napoca (2.5 hours).

Get around

By bus

A bus is by far the cheapest option to get around. A ticket costs 1.8 lei and can be purchased on board from either the driver or an attendant who is usually sitting elsewhere on the bus. It is an honor system so if you're caught without a ticket or proper ID, you have to pay a fine. The route is posted on the front window of the bus.

By taxi

Taxis are cheap. Different companies charge slightly different rates. The average per km rate is about 1.68 lei. The cab drivers can speak Romanian and usually Hungarian. Many are also fluent in English.

By bike

At the football stadium, you can rent a bike for free for two hours, but you have to sign a contract in Romanian and submit your photo ID.


Culture Palace


The Târgu-Mureş Historical Society occasionally holds seminars on local history and mythology in English.


The main shopping area is the Trandafirilor Square which is the center of the city.

There are also shopping malls:





Being a university town, there are plenty of clubs to go out at night to have fun with local and international students. Smoking is generally allowed in the clubs.


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