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About Baia Mare

The majority of the 150 thousand people living in the Baia Mare, one of Romania's major cities along the Sasar River, are of Romanian origin. The rest of the population is composed of Hungarians, Gypsies, Germans and Ukrainians. The people who work in the mines where gold and silver reserves discovered in Baia Mare live on high living standards. Unemployment in the city, which also hosts the largest furniture manufacturing facilities in Europe, is almost zero.

Baia Mare Tautii Magheraus International Airport serves to passengers who want to reach the city or who want to travel to other parts of the country. Passengers and cargoes are being transported to other cities from Baia Mare with the trains that are under control of Romania's national railway company CFR. Buses are used extensively in the city, there are also intercity buses to other Romanian cities.

St Stephen's Cathedral is built many years ago in Baia Mare, surrounded by the glorious Carpathian Mountains, and is the symbol of the city, visited by the people of the city and tourists all year round.

Transportation to Baia Mare City Center from Airport


Baia Mare Airport

Tautii Magheraus Airport (Baia Mare) is located approximately 10 kilometers away from Baia Mare, which is the biggest city of the region where the airport is founded. In specific periods, weekly flights are executed from the airport to Bucharest, which is the capital city of the country. From Baia Mare Airport, you can go to the city center, which is not far at all, by cost-free shuttles. 

If you would like to travel to the region by regular flights, you can consider using Cluj-Napoca "Avram Iancu" International Airport, which is located approximately 145 kilometers away. It is possible to fly to Cluj-Napoca directly from both Romania and many big cities of Europe. When you prefer this airport, there are alternative vehicles to come to Baia Mare such as buses, car rental and private shuttles. Taxis are also among your options for your trips to Baia Mare from Cluj, however, do not forget that this would be a costlier choice because of the distance between them.

Airport Shuttle

If you are going to fly to Tautii Magheraus Airport (Baia Mare), you can come to the center within approximately 15 minutes by making use of the costless airport shuttles. One of the greatest advantages of the shuttles is undoubtedly the opportunity to travel without paying anything in addition to providing transportation within a few minutes. 


The passengers who do not want to use the shuttles or cannot find a shuttle in front of the terminal when they land on the airport can reach the center of Baia Mare by taxi in maximum 15 minutes. You should not forget that the duration of the travel will be much longer for the passengers who are going to fly to Cluj-Napoca. Traveling to the city from Cluj-Napoca Airport, which lies almost 150 kilometers away, generally takes more than 2 hours. 

The fare of the taxis which always wait readily in front of Cluj-Napoca Airport for the customers is 2.25 RON per kilometer during the day. At night, you can take a taxi by paying 3.00 RON per kilometer. You can obtain detailed information about the fare tariffs by calling +40 264 422 224 for Clima & Comfort Taxi and +40 264 434 444 for Daniel De Silver Taxi.

Coming directly to Baia Mare from Cluj-Napoca International Airport by the taxis is a quite costly alternative. Therefore, it is recommended that you use the taxis rather as a means of transfer to reach the bus terminal. Afterwards, it is possible for you to reach the city by taking the buses; it will take a longer time, but it will be economical.

If you cannot see an available taxi outside the terminal, you can call the taxi stations by learning their numbers from the information desks at the airport. In this way, you can get your taxi brought to the airport within a few minutes and then set off.


If you are going to land on Cluj-Napoca Airport, you can complete your transfer to the city center in approximately 30 minutes. If you take a bus from here, you can come to Baia Mare. The buses numbered 8 are in service between 04:55 and 22:07 during the weekdays. Even though the bus services are not so regular, they generally leave the terminal every 15 minutes to go to the center. The buses are a little rarer at weekends and they start their service after 05:10. Bus transfers are executed every 20 minutes on Saturday and Sunday. After reaching the center, you can come to the intercity bus terminal from here and start your journey, which will take longer than 2 hours, by taking the buses for Baia Mare. 

Car Rental

Even though not at Baia Mare Airport, you will find many car-renting options at Cluj-Napoca International Airport. You can call +40 747 288 200 for PHP Rent a Car, +40 264 274 046 for Sixt Rent a Car, +40 732 530 524 for Niraj Prodcom and +40 264 439 403 for AVIS, which are among the car rental alternatives at the airport and reserve a car that you are going to drive during your trip to Baia Mare. Apart from these, there are also other car rental companies at the airport. If you would like to, you can go to the car rental offices in the terminal building and make your decision after your airplane lands. And there are no car rental offices at Baia Mare Airport because the airport is not continuously used for flights and it is very close to the center.

Weather in Baia Mare

DayMin - Max
SundayMin 20ºC - Max 24ºC
MondayMin 18ºC - Max 28ºC
TuesdayMin 19ºC - Max 27ºC
WednesdayMin 19ºC - Max 27ºC
ThursdayMin 15ºC - Max 25ºC

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