How to get to your workshop in Breb, Romania

This is your destination!

Breb is a charming village (not small, not large – just right) in Maramureș (Máramaros) county, northern Romania, at the foothills of the Gutin Mountains with its emblematically picturesque Rooster’s Crest (Creasta Cocoșului/Kakastaréj by its Romanian and Hungarian name, respectively). This is where we are going to wait for your kind appearance.

We are giving you now two ways to get here, depending on how you can best integrate us into your international travel.

Traveling from Cluj to Breb via Baia Mare

If you choose to fly directly to Romania, we recommend the closest to us Avram Iancu International Airport in Cluj-Napoca or Cluj for short (Kolozsvár). Take advantage of the shuttle (bus) service to the city and transfer at your convenience to a long distance bus (coach) to Baia Mare (Nagybánya), at the bus station called Autogara Fany – ask the driver of the airport shuttle where to get off. A good site to inform yourself about the long distance bus schedules all over Romania, in English as well, is this one. The coach will get in to the bus station also operated by Fany (Autogara Fany). Check the bus time table for the Baia Mare – Ocna Șugatag (Aknasugatag) route in advance. It’s going to be a Dracard minibus from another bus station, the old one adjacent to the train station in Baia Mare.

Between the two bus stations, or one of them and the historic town center, you will need to use the taxi service. We recommend taking a Galant cab, our favorite company there. Depending on your connection and time on hand, you may or may not want to spend a night in the city. We have two recommendations for an enjoyable stay in the scenic old town district: Hotel Urban, a friendly boutique hotel with exquisite breakfast (for extra charge) or Casa Armoniei, a B&B in a quiet cul-de-sac.

Try to arrive to the Dracard line (that has Baia Mare – Borșa sign in the window) approximately one hour before departure time to assure yourself a seat (it fills up quickly and the travel time is an hour and fifteen minutes, on a very curvy mountain road!). Once on the minibus, ask the driver for ticket(s) to Breb (RON 22/person) and also request a notification where to get off. After the village of Budești (Budfalva), there will be a Y-intersection, with the lower road descending in the valley to our village, an almost 1.5 km walking distance.

See our list of accommodation in Breb to find a place to rest your head for a few nights.

Traveling from Budapest to Breb

If you are flying into Budapest, Hungary, from the Liszt Ferenc International Airport take an airport-city center bus (line100E) downtown and either explore the capital city, as you may well wish to do, or head straight to Keleti Pályaudvar (East Railway Station).

If you choose the latter option, get off the bus at the Astoria stop and transfer onto a metro (underground/subway) line to Keleti Pályaudvar (tickets at vending machines underground).

On this link you’ll be able to locate the departure time of your train to take from Keleti [Budapest-Keleti] to Nagybánya (Baia Mare). Yes, it’s a direct route, you do not need to get off or change anywhere – just enjoy the long ride – it’s approximately 7.5 hours without delays.

Choose the only real option, which departs from Budapest at 13:40 and arrives to Nagybánya (Baia Mare) at 22:00 Romanian time (EET, which is Hungarian time or CET plus one hour). It arrives at a late hour, so grab a Galant Taxi right outside the train station and take a relaxing refuge at one of our recommended accommodations in the old town district: Hotel Urban a boutique hotel or Casa Armoniei B&B.

From Baia Mare you have several minibus departure options a day to Breb with the Dracard public transportation company from the old bus station located next to the train station you have already seen (by night). Find departure times on this site which services all of Romania and has English language option as well. Try to arrive to the Dracard line (that has Baia Mare – Borșa sign in the window) approximately one hour before departure to assure yourself a seat (it fills up quickly and the travel time is an hour and fifteen minutes, on a very curvy mountain road!). Once on the minibus, ask the driver for ticket(s) to Breb (RON 22/person) and also request a notification where to get off. After the village of Budești (Budfalva), there will be a Y-intersection, with the lower road descending in the valley to our village, an almost 1.5 km walking distance.

See our list of accommodations in Breb to find a place to rest your head for a few nights.

We trust that this was helpful. Happy travels!

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