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Târgu-Mureş

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Târgu-Mureş is a city in Transylvania, Romania.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Târgu Mureş International Airport (IATA: TGM) [1] is located 14km southwest of the city.

The following airlines operate service to/from the airport:

(A bus operates betweeen the airport and the city center. A taxi costs 40 Lei.). Or just use any minibus from tirgu mures passing ungheni and the airport (to turda, cluj, sibiu etc) and get off on the road outside the airport or vice versa (4-5 lei).

By train[edit]

There are five daily trains to/from Brasov, (6.5-9 hours), two to/from Bucharest (9.5-10 hours), and one to/from Timisoara (6.5 hours). There is also a daily train to/from Budapest. Service to Cluj-Napoca (4 hours) is available with a transfer and 1-hour layover.

By bus[edit]

There are buses every 2 hours to/from Brasov (3 hours) and bucharest, passing through Sighisoara and Rupea. And frequent busses to Cluj-Napoca (2.5 hours).

Busses also go east, towards Szovata and Udvarhely (Odorheiu). Beware, however, that different bus lines have different terminals. If the Romanian bus webpage (autogari.ro) indicates that you will have a transfer, make sure that you know how to effect that transfer. Otherwise you will face a taxi ride across town and risk missing your connection.

Get around[edit]

By bus[edit]

A bus is by far the cheapest option to get around. A ticket costs 2 lei and can be purchased on board from either the driver or an attendant who is usually sitting elsewhere on the bus. It is an honor system so if you're caught without a ticket or proper ID, you have to pay a fine. The route is posted on the front window of the bus.

By taxi[edit]

Taxis are cheap. Different companies charge slightly different rates. The average per km rate is about 1.68 lei. The cab drivers can speak Romanian and usually Hungarian. Many are also fluent in English.

Rent A Car[edit]

By bike[edit]

At the football stadium, you can rent a bike for free for two hours, but you have to sign a contract in Romanian and submit your photo ID.

Districts[edit]

Targu-Mures main districts:

  • City Center (in romanian: Centru)
  • Cornesti (nice view of the city, home of the Zoo)
  • 7th November (in romanian: 7 noiembrie, it accomodates the regions biggest public hospital and the University of medicine and pharmacy
  • Tudor Vladimirescu (or simply Tudor, it accomodates one of the most modern dental implant center in Transylvania
  • Gheorghe Doja district (around the railway station)
  • Unirii district (on the right bank of the Mures river).
  • Carpati Alley (Aleea Carpati)
  • Dambu Pietros (or simply Dambu)

See[edit][add listing]

  • Targu Mures Fortress, (right in the center of the city). It was built in the 17th century.  edit
  • Cultural Palace, (center of the city). It is a remarkable building built between 1911-1913 in the Hungarian Art Nouveau style.  edit


Buy[edit][add listing]

The main shopping area is the Trandafirilor Square which is the center of the city.

There are also shopping malls:

  • Mures Mall [5], near the city center. The Mall has 5 floors, each of them hosting renowned brands and names, some of them for the first time in Romania.
  • Promenada Mall, is near the industrial park, on the outskirts of the city. [6]


Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Tempo, Morii St. A restaurant with a vast array of dishes and specialties. A lot of character as well with a Hungarian musical band every night.  edit
  • La Teo Restaurant, Alexandru Papiu Ilarian Nr.1 (right next the Medieval Fortress), 0265212244, [7]. 11AM-midnight. International dishes and local food. Great coffee, winebar, and house made cakes and deserts. Runed by a friendly owner, Teo.  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

Bars[edit]

  • Whats up, Calarasilor str (At the end of the main strip (coming from the Mall) turn left on the far side of the road. You should see the sign on the road and then its through the arch down the stairs). This small bar gives a cave style feel and is clean and well organized. Decent range of beer, liquors, coffee, tea, and the popular hot chocolate drinks in various flavors. Whisky or cognac: 10-25 lei.  edit
  • Dublin Irish Pub, Mihai Viteazul Str. An Irish-themed pub that serves Guinness and many other drinks! There is a decent menu of both Irish and other dishes as well. A little on the expensive side.  edit


Clubs[edit]

Being a university town, there are plenty of clubs to go out at night to have fun with local and international students. smoking is allowed in the clubs, but Jazz has a non-smoking section.

  • Sense, Pavel Chinezu 10, +40 765 239726, [8]. J-S: 21:00 - 4:00.  edit
  • Jazz & Blues, Sinaia 3, [9].  edit

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Budget[edit]

  • Hostel Mures, Victor Babes Street 11, +40744643528, [10]. HI hostel  edit


Mid-range[edit]

  • Hotel Intercontinental, (A five minute walk from the center of town). decent rooms popular with tour groups. €30.  edit

Splurge[edit]

  • Hotel Concordia. A swanky luxury hotel right in the center of town with a beautiful view of the churches. €90.  edit


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