Why Cluj Napoca
Book cheap Cluj Napoca flights with Ryanair and discover the beautiful (unofficial) capital of Transylvania. Thanks to its large student population, you can expect to find plenty of cheap eats and a vibrant nightlife as well as history and culture too, but of course Cluj Napoca is also the perfect base from which to go and explore the countryside, castles and countless sights of beautiful Transylvania!
Romania is an exceptionally beautiful country, and Cluj Napoca is one of the most scenic regions you’ll encounter, so book your flights to Cluj Napoca today and go discover it for yourself.
Whent to book flights to Cluj Napoca
Fly to Cluj Napoca at any time of year and you’ll land in a beautiful city, so deciding when to book your Cluj Napoca flights really depends on what you want from your break. If you’re looking for heat and sunshine, then obviously summer is the perfect time to plan your trip. When you book flights to Cluj Napoca in the summer months, you can look forward to temperatures in the mid-twenties - and you won’t have quite as many students to contend with, as many leave the city for summer.
In autumn, the temperatures drop a little and rainfall is higher, but the landscape turns a stunning kaleidoscope of rusts and yellows and Transylvania looks beautiful in a whole new way. Book flights to Cluj Napoca in winter, and you’ll find yourself on the doorstep of some well-known Romanian ski slopes.
What to see in Cluj Napoca
There is a huge amount to see and do when you book Cluj Napoca cheap flights with Ryanair, starting with a thorough exploration of the city! Yes, you’re in Transylvania, but what you’ll encounter is far from vampires and ghost stories. Expect beautiful churches, castles and fortresses, stunning and perfectly manicured gardens, a wealth of wonderful museums, and plenty of open park space for you to relax in (Central Park and the Botanical Gardens are two particularly nice ones). The city is lovely, so take your time strolling its streets and taking it all in.
There’s a lot to do just outside the city too - in fact, many attractions can be found in the beautiful great outdoors of Transylvania. The Cheile Turzii (Turda Gorge) is one superb natural attraction where you can go hiking for hours in stunning surroundings.
The Turda salt mine is close to the gorge and is equally worth a visit, perhaps as part of a day trip combined with the gorge. The history of the mine is fascinating and intense - you can even take a boat trip down in the natural lake at the bottom of the mine!
Need a place to stay during your trip? Book your hotel in Cluj Napoca with Ryanair Rooms for great value deals on hotels and places to stay in Cluj Napoca.
Cluj Napoca has a decent and reliable public transport system, with a network of buses, trolleybuses and trams waiting to take you around the city. Walking is great if you have the time and energy, and renting a bike is even more efficient.
Planning a Transylvanian road trip? Rent a car with Ryanair Car Hire while you’re booking your Cluj Napoca flights and your rental car will be ready and waiting for you when you land.
What to eat in Cluj Napoca
Transylvanian cuisine tends to be hearty and full-flavoured, perfect for keeping you warm and fuelled up. Cluj has a speciality called Varză à la Cluj – a cabbage dish prepared with
rice and meat. It’s nicely spiced and very tasty. Cluj even has its own ‘Varzarie’ (cabbage restaurant) where you can try an excellent version of it. Bon Appétit!