Romania’s central basin is characterized by rolling hills, beautiful towns, and a vibrant culture that leaves its mark on everyone who visits. Flying into the town of Targu Mures will require navigating through the Tirgu Mures Transilvania International Airport, the region’s only air service infrastructure.
Which Carriers Fly To Tirgu Mures Transilvania Airport?
Wizz Air is the only carrier that flies to or from Tirgu Mures Transilvania Airport. Adding to the difficulty of getting there, the airport’s only runway is under renovation until at least late 2017, meaning that no flights can go in or out of the airport.
Once flights have resumed, Wizz Air will offer service to various other locations in Europe and Romania. Until then, getting to Targu Mures will require flying in via Cluj International Airport. There is currently a bus which goes from Cluj International Airport to Targu Mures, though it’s a long trip and rather expensive.
How Do I Get To Targu Mures from Tirgu Mures Transilvania Airport?
Once the airport reopens, you’ll need to hire a taxi to take you the 11 miles between the town of Targu Mures and the Tirgu Mures Airport. Taxis are quite cheap but agree on the fare beforehand because it isn’t regulated.
Exploring Targu Mures
Targu Mures is located in the basin of gently rolling Eastern European hills, making for a beautiful hillside view for those who wish to go a little ways outside of the city. For those who would rather stay inside the city, Targu Mures is rich in history. As the seat of Transylvania, Targu Mures has a great bus and rail infrastructure for public transportation, so don’t be afraid to hop on or off at any time.
Targu Mures tends to be chilly year round, though it’s temperate enough in the summer months to avoid bringing a heavy coat. It’s cheap to travel to Targu Mures in the spring, which is when it’s also the most beautiful. Spring is also when the town’s biggest attractions—sports teams—are the most active.
Swing by the Targu Mures Stadium to watch the town’s football team play in the Romanian First League. If sports aren’t your thing, check out the Grey Friars church or the Fortress Church, two of the oldest churches in town and popular tourist destinations. Various other famous churches of Unitarian, Evangelical, and Orthodox faiths are sprinkled throughout the town, and many have a stunning external architecture which is met with uniquely Romanian interior decoration.