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Călăraşi is a city in Muntenia.


The seat of Călăraşi County, Călăraşi is a city of about 70,000 people located in southeastern Romania near the Danube river.

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By bus[edit]

There are buses every 30-60 minutes from Bucharest (2½ hours travel time) and multiple buses from Constanţa (also 2½ hours away). Most of their schedules are available on

By train[edit]

The city is reached by several local trains from Ciulniţa junction on the nearby Bucharest-Constanţa mainline (a 30 minutes trip). There is also one direct train from Bucharest (3½ hours travel time) and one from Constanta (over 3½ hours away). Timetables can be found on the railway operator CFR's website CFR's website.

By ferry[edit]

There are ferrys across the Danube to/from the village Ostrov every 15 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes at night; the docking area at Ostrov is on the outskirts of the Bulgarian city Silistra, right next to the border crossing point (a separate, direct ferry to Silistra used to exist, but it's no longer running).

Get around[edit]

Several bus lines cover the city.



  • There are several beaches near the city and the nearby islands/marshes along the Danube are a great fishing area.





  • Călăraşi, strada 1 Decembrie 1918 nr. 2 (downtown), +40 242 315980, .
  • Albatros, şoseaua Călăraşi-Chiciu km.4 (right outside the city on the road to the former ferry crossing to Silistra), +40 242 312265, . Air conditioning, cable TV, Internet. Single 120 lei, double or twin 140 lei (breakfast included). Dorm 70 lei (no breakfast)..


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