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Giurgiu is a city in Muntenia, on the northern bank of the Danube river. It's a major crossing point between Romania and Bulgaria.

Get in[edit]

By bus[edit]

There are frequent buses from Bucharest (at least one per hour), trip takes about slightly over one hour. There are also a few buses per day to/from Ruse, the Bulgarian city across the river (coming and heading to Bucharest), but note they practically pass on the outskirts of Giurgiu.

By train[edit]

There are several direct trains daily to/from Bucharest (international trains linking the Romanian capital with Sofia, Istanbul, Thessaloniki); they're rather slow (at least 2½ hours to get to Bucharest).

  • 1 Giurgiu railway station (Gara Giurgiu). Terminus station in the city centre. Giurgiu railway station (Q5565316) on Wikidata Giurgiu railway station on Wikipedia
  • 2 Giurgiu Nord railway station (Gara Giurgiu Nord). International trains to and from Bulgaria and Turkey only call at this station. Giurgiu Nord railway station (Q56810815) on Wikidata

By foot[edit]

To cross from Bulgaria into Romania it is possible to walk the bridge connecting the two and not have to pay the border tax. ID is required to pass but there is no charge. Taxi or hitching will get you to and from the end of the bridge but avoid the price spike, which crossing by train, taxi and bus incur. The walk takes 15 minutes approx.

Get around[edit]

Map of Giurgiu

The city has a small public transport network (four bus lines).


The walking street Strada Gării
  • 1 Turnul Ceasornicului (Clock Tower), Unirii square (in the downtown). A watchtower built in the 1700s. Clock Tower of Giurgiu (Q12742705) on Wikidata Giurgiu Clocktower on Wikipedia
  • Giurgiu fortress (in the southern part of the city, near the bridge to the port). Ruins of the local fortress, built in the 14th century.
  • Strada Gării. Walking street in the centre of town.







Go next[edit]

Routes through Giurgiu
CraiovaBucharest  W  E  Danube Bridge Ruse EuropeBulgaria

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