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Transport To/From Cluj Avram Iancu International Airport
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Article by: Shazia J. for (c) 2022

Cluj Airport (Avram Iancu International Airport) in Cluj-Napoca is the largest airport in Transylvania offer flights to major cities throughout Europe, Israel and Dubai (there are more routes in summer time please follow our destinations updates). It serves both domestic and international routes making it an important travel hub in the region not only city but also surrounded cities. If you are flying into Cluj-Napoca here is some helpful information to ensure a smooth journey to and from the airport. From Cluj Airport to city centre and from city centre to Cluj Airport.

Upon arrival u will be greeted by the bustling atmosphere of a large airport, complete with a lively crowd of passengers and vehicles. Don’t be overwhelmed; the friendly airport staff is always ready to assist you in navigating your way through the airport.

The airport is situated just 8 kilometers from the city center of Cluj-Napoca and there are various transportation options available to reach your destination. Whether you prefer taxis, public bus or private car transfers, you’ll be able to choose the most suitable option as your situation allows.

To travel between the city center and Cluj Airport you can choose from the following options:

  1. Car: It takes around 20 minutes to reach the airport by car. Well if someone come to take you or you choose to go by rented car or taxi.
  2. Bus: Public bus lines 5 and 8 offer convenient connections between the city center and the airport. Both lines cover the distance in approximately 25 minutes.

    Public Transport Line No. 5: Travel time: Airport to Cluj-Napoca Central area approx. 25 min. (Well as always depends on traffic isn’t it? But don’t worry as long as it’s not rush hour there won’t be much traffic)


    • Monday-Friday: 05:00 – 22:42, waiting time around 10 min. (Depends on traffic more or less)
    • Saturday: 05:15 – 22:15, waiting time approximate 20 min
    • Sunday: 05:35 – 22:15 waiting time approximately 20 min.

    Public Transport Line No. 8: Travel time: Airport to Cluj-Napoca Central area: approximate  25 min. Timetable:

    • Monday-Friday: 05:30 – 22:05 waiting time approximately 10 min.
    • Saturday: Service not available
    • Sunday: Service not available

Bus 8 Route: (Note: It’s starting from CFR Gara Cluj Train Station to Cluj Airport and 2 further station)

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Please note that bus line 8 operates only on weekdays, while bus line 5 runs throughout the week offering more flexibility for travelers.


Taxis are available outside the arrival terminal as long as I remember 24/7 . Be sure to agree on the fare before starting your ride. Drivers are honest but you never know some of them would take advantage of foreigner.


No! 🙂 Just wanted to add; Although there isn’t a direct train to the airport you can take a bus (Bus 8 – takes you from Cluj train station to Airport) or taxi to the train station located 3 km from the city center and continue your journey from there.

The airport does not have a tram or metro system. Instead, buses and taxis are the primary means of public transportation available.

Parking facilities are available at the airport with both short-term and long-term options provided by GOTO Parking SRI. Advanced reservations can be made online if you plan to leave your vehicle at the airport.

Cluj-Napoca is a beautiful city with numerous attractions for tourists, including Bucovina and its painted monasteries, a medieval city exploration game, pedestrian tours, Sighisoara, Turda Salt Mine and Alba Carolina Fortress. To make your stay comfortable, consider booking a room at one of the many hotels in the city center such as Hotel Capitolina Chic, Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Cluj City Plaza or Grand Hotel Napoca. Additionally, there are hotels near the airport like Univers T Hotel and Pensiunea Zbor.

The airport operates 24 hours a day ensuring seamless connectivity for passengers. Airlines flying in and out of Cluj International Airportrs’

Free Wi-Fi is accessible in the departure lounge and the business lounge allowing you to stay connected while waiting for your flight. If you need to exchange currency banks and money exchange services are available at the airport as well.

Although there isn’t a direct bus line from the airport to popular tourist destinations in Cluj-Napoca you can easily reach the main station by taking one of the available bus lines. From the main station you can catch buses to various attractions around the city.

The buses running between the airport terminal and the airplane are spacious air-conditioned and provide a comfortable journey. While the airport building itself is relatively small it efficiently manages the busy passenger traffic it experiences daily.

With this guide you’ll be well-prepared for your trip to or from Cluj-Napoca’s Avram Iancu International Airport (CLJ). Enjoy your visit to this vibrant Romanian city!

Article by: Shazia J. for (c) 2022

On Above Article We Answered:

  1. What are the transportation options between Cluj-Napoca city center and Napoca International Airport?
  2. What are the bus lines connecting the city center and the airport, and what are their schedules?
  3. Are taxis available at the airport, and what should passengers be aware of when using them?
  4. Are there any train or metro connections to the airport?
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