Romania travel advice, temperature, rainfall, SIM cards, ATM and road rules

Romania 🇷🇴

Romania is part of Europe with main city at Bucharest. Its Developed country with a population of 20M people. The main currency is Romanian Leu. The languages spoken are Romanian. Romania is the formal name of Romania It is adviced to Exercise normal safety precautions Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Developed   🌤️ ~10.19 °C   🌧 ~38.26 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 20M people

Advice

⚠️ Travel advice

Exercise normal safety precautions

We’ve reviewed our travel advice for Romania with new information on driving. We haven’t changed the level - exercise normal safety precautions in Romania.

issued date: February 13, 2019

Weather

🌤️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall

General

🔌 Sockets

Romania uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Romanian

Money

💱 Currencies Used

Romania uses the Romanian leu (symbol: lei), code RON.Banknotes come in denominations of 500, 200, 100, 50, 10, 5 and 1 lei. Leu is subdivided into 100 bans. Coins come in denominations of 50, 10, 5 and 1 bans.

💳 Cards

Widely accepted Credit cards are widely accepted within Romania (at hotels, shops, and restaurants, travel agencies, car-rental agencies etc.). Visa, MasterCard and Maestro are the most widely accepted. American Express is less common. Diners Club is pretty rare. Discover, JCB, UnionPay and RuPay are unknown.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are very common in Romania. You can find them in both large & small cities, tourist areas etc.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

💁‍♂️ Tipping

Expected to tip Tipping is quite common in Romania and it's good etiquette to leave one. How much money you leave depends on the service and how happy you were with it. Receipts might sometimes include a service charge.

Calling

📡 Internet

Internet speed in Romania is on average 13.2 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Romania is high. Many hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 17.77 RON, which includes 5 GB of data plan. You can choose from 4 telecoms: Digi Mobil, Orange, Telekom or Vodafone. Romania uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Romania upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Romania, dial +, then 40 (the country code for Romania), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Romania, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 21 .

Driving

🛣️ Road rules

In Romania you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100 km/h (62 mph) on expressways, 130 km/h (80 mph) on motorways, 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas and 90 km/h (55 mph) on undivided highways. Right turn on red lights is strictly forbidden unless an additional green semaphore arrow allows it. It is illegal to drive with blood alcohol content higher than 0.00%.

🚦 On the road

Road assistance is available at 0372 500 000 (Assistance 24 (A24)) or 0745 382 715 (Automobil Clubul Roman (ACR)). For general news on Romania's traffic use Trafficguide RO. For news on Romania’s motorways and tolls use National company for road infrastructure administration (CNAIR), e-rovinieta or Roviniete. Most popular petrol stations in Romania are Lukoil, Petrom, OMV, Rompetrol, MOL and Gazprom. Petrol (unleaded) gas options are called Super, benzin? f?r? plumb, Benzin? f?r? plumb (95/98) or Plus. Petrol costs about 5.05 RON per liter.Diesel option is called Motorin?.

🆘 Emergency

Police

17

Ambulance

15

Fire department

18

Last updated: October 8, 2019