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Tarom, Piata Republicii 2 (tel. 0259/23-1918; Mon-Fri 6:30am-8pm, Sat 10am-1pm), has early-morning weekday flights from Bucharest to Oradea's airport, Calea Aradului (tel. 0259/41-6082), situated 6km (3 3/4 miles) from the center. Shuttle buses run Tarom passengers to and from the airport free of charge.

Oradea's train station, on Piata Bucuresti, is 1km (2/3 mile) north of the center; there are always taxis out front. Book onward travel at the CFR office (Mon-Fri 7am-7pm) on the corner of Calea Republicii and Piata Ferdinand.

For the real lowdown on the city, visit the offices of Apuseni Experience, on the first floor at Piata Decembrie 4-6 (tel. 0259/47-2434), specializing in adventure tours but happy to help visitors find their feet.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.