Calafat is a major crossing point between Romania and Bulgaria. The New Europe Bridge opened in 2013 between Calafat and Vidin, 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.
The ferry to/from Vidin runs several times per day.
The city is walkable.
- Muzeul de Arta si Etnografie (Art and Ethnography Museum), 22 Decembrie street, no. 6, ☏ , fax: .
- Restaurant Max, Bulevardul Tudor Vladimirescu, ☏ . Open every day 08:00–01:00. Well known in Calafat.