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Transfagrasan Highway

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By Traveller June 21, 2019
Bucharest

Transfagrasan Highway

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By Donal Traveller June 21, 2019

Hello. We are planning a driving holiday in Romania but we don’t arrive in Bucharest until October 26. What are the chances of the Transfagrasan road being open on October 27? Thanks

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The Transfagrasan road is officially open until November 1st every year. You have great chances to take a trip on this beautifuk road until November 1st.
Local June 24, 2019
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Hello,

It really depends on the weather. It is usually closed on 1st of november. Just in case of really bad weather it closes earlier.
I hope you will have a lovely vacation!

Iulia
Local June 21, 2019
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Hi,

There's a pretty good chance that weather still being good, Transfagarasan will be opened this time of the year.

Good luck, safe drive and enjoy, it's beautiful!
Local June 21, 2019
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There are chances to find it open.i guess it depends on the wearher,but It s usually closed from first of november until 1 of july.
Local June 21, 2019
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Hello, Donal! There are good chances this famous road will be open in the first half of October - however, you should carefully check the weather forecast for the second half. It's unlikely for us to have harsh weather then, but not impossible... wish you good luck and a safe trip. Take care! Cheers!
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Local June 21, 2019
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Sorry, wanted to say "there are not good chances"
Chanses are very small, it can be covered in snow on the top part; normaly it is 100% closed on the 1st of November but they can close it earlier
Local June 21, 2019
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Sorry, it's too late in October, Transfagarasan is open only during the summer months. You can still go up to Balea Lake, from the direction of Sibiu, though.
Local June 21, 2019
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It's too late in October, sorry. It's open only during Summer. You can still go up to Balea Lake, but from Sibiu.
Local June 21, 2019
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Hi, Donal. Usually, Transfagarasan is closing on 1st of November each year. So, you might have few days from your day of the arrival. But, if it will snow till then, it will be impossible for you to ride on it. So, it's kind of a luck situation. I advice you to have eather way winter tyres.
Local June 21, 2019
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Last year it closed on November 1st, 2 years ago end of October. So yes, it really depends on the weather, snow will definitely trigger an early ban. If the weather is fine and the road is dry, a normal car would do. So, you should check just before coming.
Local June 21, 2019
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Hello! I think you night be lucky. Last year the road closed on 1st of November. But it depends on the weather. Also you can drive on the most part of it...but not on the most spectacular. Good luck!
V
Local June 21, 2019
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Could be closed. Sometimes Transfagarasan Road (it is not a Highway) is opened but it depends on the weather.

Anyway, it is a must to rent a good all-wheel drive car.

If you want, I may keep you informed about this.

Just send me here another question regarding this just beforr you go and I will respond asap. Ok?

Have a great day!
Local June 21, 2019
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Hi,

You can find updated information in English about the status of the road on this website: http://www.transfagarasan.net. Last year they closed it on 1st November. I guess it will depend on the weather this year.

Enjoy your holiday to Romania :)