Cluj-Napoca, an ancient Roman City in the heart of Transylvania, has become the economic and cultural capital of Transylvania (North-West Romania, see details at

Silent medieval streets and walls, full of history and hospitable people await you to enjoy Cluj monuments, churches and schools or universities. Discover the famous Transylvanian landscape, tradition as well calm and reflexive mind of people. Explore all the ancient and modern beauties and opportunities!

The location of your hotel can be seen in the city map. A digital map of Cluj and other information are available here

Details about different touristic attractions in Cluj-Napoca may be found at:

Arrival at Cluj Avram Iancu international airport

The airport is situated about 8 km from city center, which can be reached only by road (buses and taxis are available, taking about 30 minutes to reach the center). To reach the city center, Taxis are available any time (about 6-8 EURO).

Recommended are the bus no. 8 and the trolleybus no.5,  (one ticket 6 Ron). The payment is recommended to be made in the official Romanian currency – Ron (1 EURO = about 5 Ron). Currency exchange offices are available in the airport.

Arrival at the railway station

The Cluj-Napoca railway station has services to major cities in Romania (Bucharest or Timisoara, Sibiu, Oradea) and to the International railway network via Vienna-Budapest-Oradea. For details about train schedules, see


Arrival by car

Cluj-Napoca is connected to western European countries via Hungary by European road E60 and highways. Travel times are about 10 hours from Vienna and about 6 hours from Budapest.



Holders of an Identity card or passport from any EU country, the US and many others do not need a visa to enter Romania. Visas are required by citizens of several other countries. Lists of countries whose citizens do require a visa are given on

Participants who are not EU citizens must have a valid passport, and they should check with the Romanian embassies or consulates in their respective countries. If a visa is required to enter Romania, it is better to obtain it in advance at the Romanian Embassy or Consulate in your own country. Visas can be obtained at customs on arrival, but this may cost more and formalities may take some time.

Letters of invitation.If you need an official invitation, please send an email to: [email protected]

A letter of invitation does not imply any financial support from the conference organizers.



The official language of the conference is English.


Local time. Romania is on East European time zone.

Money and Banking

Local currency: The Romanian currency is the RON, plural RONI. All cash payments must be made in the local currency. In order to get acquainted with our currency, please visit the National Bank site at: 1 Euro = 5 Ron

Changing money: currency exchange & bank cards. All major credit cards are accepted. ATMs are readily available in the town.

You may exchange cash (preferably Euro, English pounds, or US dollars) in all the banks (open 9.00 – 17.00) or Exchange offices (some of them open 24h). Please note that in most small shops and at the local market, only cash payments are accepted. It is not recommended use change facilities at the airport since less good exchange rates are offered.


Telephone, electricity

The international code for Romania is 40; in order to make an international call from Romania you must dial 00 followed by country code and number. Romania is well covered by mobile phone operators (the main ones are Orange and Vodafone) and if you come from Europe you will be able to use your mobile phone.

Electricity: 220 V, 50Hz. Standard 2-pin European plugs are used in Romania.



Cluj – Napoca has a continental climate, with hot summers and cold winters, is not usually windy and has average humidity. The weather in June is generally pleasant and sunny. Temperatures are typically 15 – 25° C in the day and 12 -15° in the night.

For additional information about Romania and Cluj, see