Maybe I’ve been talking a little too much about all the cool thing you will do in the Danube Delta… Certainly, there’s plenty of stuff to do, but probably the first question one should ask is: how do I get here in the first place?
You journey to your designated spot in the Delta has two steps: Getting to Tulcea, the most important city around these places, and from here, you have to take a boat to your final destination. Here are all the details:
Getting to Tulcea
Chances are you’ll be coming from Bucharest. Your plane will land at the Henry Coandă International Airport, or at Băneasa Airport.
[adsense]From there, the most convenient way is to rent a car and then head eastbound on the A2 motorway for about 100 kilometers, then turn left towards Slobozia and follow the 2A road through Țăndărei, cross the Danube at Giurgeni, pass throught Hârșova, and from there just follow the 22A and you’re in Tulcea in no time. The whole road is about 300 kilometers long.
You can also choose to go by train, although the trip is going to be painstakingly long. Almost 7 hours actually. I seriously don’t recommend is, but if you really want it, you can take the 780 Express Bus from the airport which will take you to Gara de Nord, Bucharest’s main train station. The train leaves towards Tulcea twice a day, at 5:05 in the morning and 3:10 in the afternoon.
The most popular way is by far the bus. The trip takes about four and a half hours, and it will definitely shake your bones. The bus is operated by Augustina SRL and the station is on Calea Plevnei, number 242A. There’s a bus every two hours, from 7 in the morning till 5 in the evening.
[adsense]Reaching Tulcea from Constanța is a pretty straight forward thing to do. With a car, you just have to follow the E87 road northbound for 125 kilometers and you’re there.
If you arrive at the Mihail Kogălniceanu International Airport, you have to go to Constanța first and then choose one of the other means. There’s no car rental service at the airport, but there’s a small bus that will take you to the city for about 5 Euros.
You can take the one of the busses operated by Trace Trans Corporation. They leave every two hours from 6 in the morning till late in the evening.
From Brăila and Galați
If you’re coming from these places, it’s all easy. You simply have to cross the Danube and then follow the 22 road (or 22B if coming from Galați) and you should be here in about an hour.
How to get from Tulcea to your final destination in the Delta?
Well, I made a post about it quite some time ago, talking about all the means of transport available in the Delta. So, it’s best if you just visit that page.