Calafat is a major crossing point between Romania and Bulgaria. The New Europe Bridge opened in 2013 between Calafat and Vidin (in Bulgaria) across the Danube River.
There are four slow (the 107 km trip takes three - three and half hours) Personal type trains daily from Craiova.
There are frequent buses from Craiova; travel time is around two hours. There is a bus that goes to Calafat from Vidin and Craiova.
The ferry to/from Vidin used to run several times per day.
Via E85, from Bucharest, Pitești, Craiova.
Via DN55A, from Bucharest, Alexandria, Turnu Măgurele, Corabia.
The city is walkable. Taxi service is present in Calafat.
- Muzeul de Arta si Etnografie (Art and Ethnography Museum), 22 Decembrie street, no. 6, ☏ , fax: .
Take a walk towards the Calafat Beach, a small strip of pebbles and mud at the end of the Municipal Park:
- See the statue of Marița
- See the Monument of Independence, and the Monument of the Soviet Soldier
- See the modern wood sculptures scattered around the park
Celebrate the Days of Calafat, which take place yearly between 3/4-May and 6/7-May.
In the Civic Center of the city, there is a flea market that sells, among others, handcrafted silver jewelry of the best quality.
- Restaurant Max, Bulevardul Tudor Vladimirescu, ☏ . Open every day 08:00–01:00. Well known in Calafat.