Suceava: Get there and get around
The aim of this article is to help you get to Suceava by finding the right means of transportation but also provides some help regarding public transportation in Suceava. If you need some other details which are not covered by this article please leave us a message on our Facebook page and we’ll do our best to provide the information.
You can get to Suceava:
E85 (Suceava – Bucureşti, Suceava – Siret), E576 (Suceava – Vatra Dornei), DN29 (Suceava – Botoşani), DN29A (Suceava – Dorohoi).
The main train station is Gara Burdujeni – usually displayed ‘Suceava’ on the timetables. The North Railway Station (Suceava Nord) is located in Itcani and not all the trains get there – it is also is farther from the city.
The connections from large cities around the country are as follows:
From Bucharest there are 6 trains per day with an average travel time of 7 hours and a price between 95 lei – 150 lei for 1st and 2nd class; prices vary between 140 – 300 lei for sleeping cars (depending the number of beds in the cabin). The train from Bucharest passes through Ploiesti, Buzau and Bacau.
From Cluj-Napoca there are 4 trains per day with and an average travel time of 7 hours. The prices are between 75 – 115 lei for 1st and second class and between 105-270 lei for sleeping cars.
From Timisoara there are 3 trains per day, with an average travel time of 14 hours. The prices are between 115 – 175 lei for 1st and second class and between 150-330 lei for sleeping cars.
From Bacau there are 12 trains per day and the average travel time is of 2 hours.
From Iasi there are 7 trains per day with the average travel time of 2 hours.
You can find detailed information about times and prices for Romanian trains on http://infofer.ro/en/ (in English).
Also, there is one train per day from Sofia (travel time of 18 hours). If you know other international trains that go to Suceava, please share with us so everybody can benefit of the information.
The Stefan cel Mare International Airport is located 14 km east of the city center but the flights landing here don’t seem to be regular. This is why we recommend to also check flights to Bacau International Airport.
Suceava is connected through bus routes to most of the major cities in Romania as follows:
Suceava – Bucharest, Bucharest – Suceava – 2 busses a day operated by TASA Suceava but there are also other busses passing through the city, operated by private companies. Price is ~ 70 Lei
Constanta – Braila – Suceava – 1 bus a day; price is ~ 75 Lei
Cluj Napoca – Suceava – 2 busses a day: one from the main bus station and one leaving from Cluj Napoca airport.
Brasov – Suceava – 1 bus a day leaving from Bartolomeu International bus station Brasov;
Public transport in Suceava
Public transport in Suceava is pretty simple – you don’t have chances to get lost – but if you do, you can ask someone for directions (most of the young people will be able to direct you in English; fewer of them might answer in French/German/Spanish/Italian).
The public transport consists of busses (owned by the city hall), maxi-taxi (private minibuses) and taxis.
There are 7 bus lines but we will describe only 3 – the ones that pass through city center and can get you to the train station:
Burdujeni Railway Station (Suceava Railway Station) – Comlemn – Cantina IRIC – Restaurant Moldova – Orizont – IRIC – Shopping City Suceava – Iulius Mall Suceava – Bazar – Complexul Sportiv Unirea – Colegiul Tehnic Petru Muşat – Centru (City Center) – Bancă – Policlinică – Spital – Metro – Biserica Sf. Cruce – Obcini – George Enescu – Nordic – Mărăşeşti – Policlinica – Tipografie – Centru – Colegiul Tehnic Petru Muşat – Complexul Sportiv Unirea – Iulius Mall Suceava – Bazar – Combinat Pasaj CFR – Orizont – Moldova – Comlemn – Gara Burdujeni
Cinema Burdujeni – Cuza Vodă – Torino – Piaţa Burdujeni – Orizont – Iric – Shopping City Suceava – Iulius Mall Suceava – Bazar – Complexul Sportiv Unirea – Colegiul Tehnic Petru Muşat – Centru (City Center) – Bancă – Policlinică – Mărăşeşti – George Enescu – Mobilă – Obcini – Metro – Autoservice – Bloc IRE – Alimentata Obcini – Şcoala Generală Nr. 9 Ion Creangă – Obcini – George Enescu – Kaufland – Policlinică – Tipografie – Centru – Colegiul Tehnic Petru Muşat – Complexul Sportiv Unirea – Iulius Mall Suceava – Bazar – Combinat – Orizont – Piaţa Burdujeni – Torino – Cuza Vodă – Cinema Burdujeni
Gara Iţcani (Suceava North Railway Station) – Pasaj Străduinţa – Betty Ice – Autoservice – Iţcani – Garaj TPL – Fabrica de sticlă – Colegiul Tehnic Petru Muşat – Centru – Bancă – Policlinică – Spital – Metro – Atoservice – Şcoala Generală Nr. 9 Ion Creangă – Obcini – George Enescu – Nordic – Mărăşeşti – Policlinică – Tipografie – Centru (City Center) – Colegiul Tehnic Petru Muşat – Fabrica de sticlă – Garaj TPL – Autoservice – Iţcani – Selgros – Gara Iţcani (Suceava North Railway Station)
The first buses have the following schedule:
line 5: 3:55 am ( 4:10 from Obcini)
line 2: 4:10 am ( 4:20 from Obcini)
line 4: 4:00 am ( 4:15 from Obcini)
Last round trip:
line 5: 22:35 pm
line 2: 22:40 pm
line 4: 22:45 pm
The price per trip: 2 lei
Subscription for all lines: 66 Lei (one month), 40 Lei (two weeks), 24 Lei (one week)
There are numerous “maxi-taxi” lines (with routes different from the ones of the buses), though local authorities are trying to limit them and increase the number of buses. The price of one trip is of 2 Lei.
Taxi drivers are pretty ok and usually don’t try to cheat you but you should make sure they use the meters. Avoid agreeing to pay an amount without using the meter since you might pay more than you should for the ride. Taxi rates are about 1.8 lei/kilometer (~ 0.5 USD).
Climate in Suceava
Here are also some information about the Climate in Suceava – you should be informed and wll dressed when you visit this city since it can be colder than other regions even in the summer (don’t expect frost but a jacket might be nice to have).
The climate is temperate continental average annual temperature is 8.2 ° C. Winter brings heavy snow, blizzards and frost and cold spring and autumn rains. Summer is generally arid with temperatures up to 30 degrees C. 70-80% of the total precipitation is in the form of rain. The lowest amount of rainfall is usually recorded in February, and the highest ones are typically recorded in May and June.0 January 10, 2014 | insights