Are you planning to visit the Danube Delta and you want to know the best way to get there? Well, it should be easy if you land in Bucharest at one of the two airports and lend a car. There are a few places where you can start your Danube Delta holiday from, Tulcea and Murighiol, being among them. Once you arrive, from there on you should know most of the traveling is done on water.


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A boat tour on Saint George channel / canalul Sfântul Gheorghe


You can conveniently rent boats or choose an accommodation that includes transportation on boats. Sulina and Sfântul Gheorghe villages are the farthest dry land points in the Danube Delta, where you can arrive. Until you get there, let’s see how to get to the Danube Delta first.

How to Get to the Danube Delta from Bucharest

The first destination on our list is Tulcea. If you leave from Bucharest with a car, head eastbound on the A2 motorway for about 100 km. Then turn left towards Slobozia and follow the 2A road through Țăndărei. After that, cross the Danube at Giurgeni, pass through Hârșova, and from there on just follow the 22A. The whole route is about 300 km long, and it takes about 3 and ½ h to arrive in Tulcea. It’s less than it will take by bus and a lot less than it will take to get there by train.

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Gura Portitei Beach

Bucharest – Murighiol via Constanța

There are two roads you can take to get to Murighiol, a village neighboring the last ancient Roman ruins of the Halmyris fortress. You can either drive from Bucharest via Slobozia or straight from Constanța. Murighiol is a boat station that will get you to the deep Danube Delta. On the way to the village, you can stop by the Razim and Sinoe lagoons, or take a boat to Gura Portiței beach.

There are plenty of Danube Delta tours with specific activities such as bird watching or visits to the Letea or Caraorman forests. Many of them are listed here and we kindly recommend to try one of their tours.

In this section, you will find out more about the Danube Delta and family holidays spent there.


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