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I really loved the town tge castle was was at. The food was great and the castle was amazing. Our tour guide was great we wouldn't trade him for the world. Thanks again for am amazing experience.
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Spectacular. A beautiful experience. The attention of the local people is beautiful. The town of Bran is one of the most beautiful I have ever known. Its mountains are spectacular.
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The historia about the castle, not only for Dracula,, how strategic was and the family historia.. The guide make it very interesting
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A magical place that you can not miss and if you are lucky enough to have a guide like the ones we had.... It is a full, very happy and we highly recommend it.
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Bran Castle Tickets Guide

Also popularly known as “Dracula Castle” outside Transylvania, Bran Castle is one of the top tourist attractions of Romania. A medieval castle soaked in rich Transylvanian history, the Bran Castle is strategically located on a key trading route that connects the regions of Transylvania and Wallachia. 
Read along to find out how to get there, what you can expect inside Bran Castle, opening hours, tour options and everything you should know before your trip to Bran Castle.
Bran castle sees over 800,000 visitors annually. If you are planning a trip to Bran Castle, it is a good idea to explore the different ticket options as well as book your tickets online for a seamless experience. Choose between skip-the-line tickets, guided tours, and day trips based on the type of experience you are looking for. 
These tickets provide you with priority access to one of Romania’s most popular medieval castles, the Bran Castle. Save precious time and energy by skipping long queues at the entrance and spend more time gazing at the splendid beauty of Bran Castle. 

Recommended experiences

The skip-the-line tickets are the best way to experience what Bran Castle has to offer. These tickets offer smooth and seamless entry to Bran Castle, allowing you to bypass the long queues. Enjoy more time exploring the rooms, the Narrow Stairway, the Donjon, the Queen’s Heart, Bran Castle’s Time Tunnel and more. 
Treat yourself to a holistic Bran Castle experience with an expert local guide to navigate the walls of Transylvania’s most famous attraction. Tickets to a guided tour doesn’t just allow you to reap the benefits of learning intricate details about the castle from a local but also allows you to bypass long queues at the entrance, ensuring you save time and energy along with learning the most out of your visit. 

Recommended experiences

Skip long queues at the entrance and cherish your visit to Bran Castle alongside an expert tour guide. Immerse yourself while exploring the spooky rooms and chambers of this renowned 14th-century attraction while learning interesting facts abouts the place from a local. 
Move away from all the hustle-bustle in Bucharest and set out on a mesmerizing sightseeing tour. Day trips allow you to enjoy a comfortable journey to and from Bucharest to landmark destinations and allows you to make the most of your visit in less than a day. Perfect for tourists who want to learn more about Romania’s history in the most compact and well-arranged way possible. 

Recommended experience

A short and sweet day trip away from Bucharest, this tour covers a host of important places that take you back in time to the medieval age. Visit the Peles Castle, Bran Castle, and dozens of baroque-styled buildings in Brasov along with 9 other guests. These tickets include transfers, a local guide and VIP skip-the-line admission to all attractions included in the ticket. 
The combo ticket takes you on a thrilling journey to some of the top tourist attractions of Romania including Peles Castle, Bran Castle, and a short trip to Brasov. These tickets include a round-trip transfer from the meeting point, enabling you to soak in Romanian history, without worrying about transport. Save up on time, money and energy with these tickets that pair up two or more attractions in a single ticket and ensure swift and hassle-free admission to the attractions. 

Recommended experience

Lose yourself in this wonderful full-day guided tour from Bucharest to Transylvania. The small-group tour is exactly what you need if you wish to experience the rich Romanian history from up close. Stroll through the city of Barsov, soak in the Romanian culture, and get a first-hand experience of the top tourist attractions in Romania including Bran Castle and Peles Castle. 

If you are on a budget

If you are on a budget, the standard skip-the-line ticket option is a perfect choice for you. Experience Bran Castle in all its glory with the skip-the-line tickets without having to splurge and enjoy the benefit of bypassing long lines at the entrance. 

If you want to know more about Bran Castle

Although all ticket options take you on a memorable Bran Castle experience, we recommend booking the Bran Castle Skip-the-line guided tour tickets which allows you access to the property under the guide of a local expert as well as hassle-free, swift admission to the castle.

If you want to explore more in Bucharest

If you want to explore more in Bucharest, explore combo tours or day trips in Bucharest depending on your interest and time in hand. Enjoy access to two or more attractions with a single ticket with combo tours or spend an entire day touring Bucharest and nearby iconic landmarks with your day trip tickets. 

Free Entry

The entry to the Bran Castle is free for institutionalized or disabled guests and children below 7 years of age. 

Discounted tickets

Tickets are available at a discounted price for senior citizens (65+), students with a valid ID card, and children aged between 7 to 17 years. Headout additionally offers up to 9% off on select tickets. 

Cashbacks

Headout offers up to 5% cashback on selected combo and guided tickets.
What are the Bran Castle opening hours?
Check out the Bran Castle opening hours in low and high seasons below:
  • Low season (October to March): Monday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Tuesday - Sunday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (last entry: 4:00 PM)
  • High season (April to September): Monday: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM,  Tuesday - Sunday: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (last entry: 6:00 PM)
When is Bran Castle closed?
Bran Castle is open for tourists on all 365 days of the year. 
What is the best time to visit Bran Castle?
If you wish to avoid the crowd, the best time to visit Bran Castle is during the low season, between October and March.  The best time to visit during the day is during hours closer to the opening time as the venue sees a considerably slow footfall.
How long is a Bran Castle tour?
We recommend setting aside an average of 60 minutes for a complete Bran Castle tour.
Where is Bran Castle located?
Bran Castle, also known as the Dracula Castle is located in the Transylvania region of Romania. The complete address for the castle is: Strada General Traian Moșoiu 24, Bran 507025, Romania. 
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How far is Bran Castle from Bucharest?
The castle is located around 200 kilometers from Bucharest. 
How do I get from Bucharest to Bran Castle?
The best ways to get to the castle from Bucharest are by car, a taxi, public bus, and public train. 
By train: You can board a train from Gara de Nord in Bucharest and board off at Brasov, following which you can take a bus or taxi to Bran Castle which is 30 minutes away. 
By car: Bran Castle is located about 185 km away from Bucharest. You can rent a car to get to the attraction. It is an average of a 3 hour ride away
Can I take the metro/train from Bucharest to Bran Castle?
Yes, you can take the train from Bucharest to Bran Castle. You need to board the train from Bucharest Nord Gara A to Brasov which operates on the intercity (CFR) line. The castle is about 30km away from the station. 
Can I take the bus from Bucharest to Bran Castle?
There are no direct buses from Bucharest to Bran Castle. However, you can board a bus from Brasov to Bran Castle. The buses depart at a 45 minute interval.  
Are return transfers included in Bucharest to Bran Castle tour?
Return transfers till the pickup point is included in Bucharest to Bran Castle day trips. 
Is Bran Castle wheelchair accessible?
No. Bran Castle is not wheelchair accessible.
Is a storage facility available at Bran Castle?
No. There are no storage facilities at Bran Castle.
Is photography permitted at Bran Castle?
Non-commercial photography is permitted at Bran Castle. However, you will need to sign a contract if you wish to record videos and click images for commercial purposes.
Once you set foot inside Bran Castle, you will soon realize that the trip was worth every buck you spend. A stroll through the eerie chambers and corridors of this medieval castle combined with the stone stairways will send you back in time. All in all, when you are inside Bran Castle, you are bound to get fascinated by the rich medieval characteristics of this 14th-century monument where Romanian royalty once lived. Here are some of the must-see spots inside the castle: 

The Rooms

The rooms inside the castle are filled with abundant artwork and sculpted pieces of art. Hand carved artwork and several other exquisite fixtures can be seen on the walls and ceilings of different rooms. Visit Queen Marie’s residence and walk through her belongings. Set your sights on the torture museum within the walls and uncover the tools used back in the day for torture. With more than 57 rooms in Bran Castle, explore the serene surroundings and nearby villages from atop the castle. 

The Narrow Stairway

The narrow stairway inside Bran Castle is certainly not for you if you are claustrophobic. The narrow stairway is simple and free from any type of decoration. It was essentially constructed to serve as a secret passage that connects the 57 rooms of Bran Castle. Queen Marie discovered the narrow stairway in 1920 when the castle was being renovated.

The Donjon

After exploring the different rooms of the castle, you will soon get a chance to view the finest pieces of Gothic architecture in the form of The Donjon. The splendid round tower structure was built using a mix of stone and wood and adds a unique touch to the Castle. 

The Queen’s Heart

The Dracula Castle, once home to Romanian royalty, now provides a haven for Queen Marie of Romania’s heart. Her heart returned to Bran Castle from the Bucharest National History Museum in 2015 after resting there for many years after the Castle’s chapel was vandalized during the Communist regime. 

The Bran Castle Time Tunnel

Just over four years ago, Bran Castle in Romania witnessed the addition of a new tourist attraction in its area. The “Time Tunnel” is essentially the same pathway Queen Marie used to get to the royal gardens faster. The tunnel which is around 40 meters in length was built in 1930 and was not open to tourists until 2018. 
A scenic wonder brimming with classic architectural landmarks, there’s a lot that Romania offers. If you’re looking to add attractions to your list of things to do in the city of Bucharest, here’s are some must-visit landmarks: 

Peles Castle Tickets

Another top-notch and marvelous tourist attraction in Romania, the Peles Castle is one of the most visually appealing castles in Europe. Built during the reign of Romania’s first king, King Carol I, the Peles Castle was initially meant to be a summer home for the King. The Peles Castle was the first castle in Europe equipped with central electricity and heating. Explore the castle and all that it has to offer inside with Peles Castle tickets and tours.

House of Ceausescu Tickets

Some call it Romania’s most controversial house. The House of Ceausescu serves as a constant reminder of mismanagement by Ceausescu to the Romanian people. With your House of Ceausescu Bucharest tickets, explore the villa once occupied by Nicolae Ceaușescu, the most prominent dictator of communist Romania and all his belongings. 

Palace of Parliament Bucharest Tours

The Palace of Parliament in Bucharest is an unmissable tourist attraction in Romania known for being the heaviest building in the world weighing 9.04 billion pounds! Book Palace of Parliament Bucharest tours and tickets and enjoy learning about Romania’s political history. Take in sights such as crystal chandeliers, gigantic marble columns, and other skillfully chosen interior design elements for each room.  The stature of the building along with the modern yet traditional architectural style is a treat to the eye. 

Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum

Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum is an open-air ethnographic museum located in the Herăstrău Park in the capital city of Bucharest. It beautifully sheds light on traditional Romanian rural life. The style and concept of The Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum was the first of its kind in the world, making it a must-visit spot to add to your list. 

Corvin Castle

The Gothic-style Corvin Castle is located in the heart of Transylvania. It was a fortress till the middle of the 14th century when it served as the home of Iancu de Hunedoara. One of the most prominent medieval castles as well as one of the largest castles in Europe, this landmark is a must visit for all those interested in history, fortress architecture and prisons.

City of Brasov

Brasov, the quaint Transylvanian city is the 7th largest in Romania. On your visit to this culturally rich city, you will soon notice different architectural types from the Pre-Romantic to Gothic. Visit iconic historical landmarks such as Black Church and Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church on your visit to Brasov and other architectural structures that have withstood the test of time.

Are Bran Castle tickets & tours available online now?

Yes, there are several Bran Castle tickets & tours available online now.

What are the different Bran Castle tickets and tours options available?

The different Bran Castle tickets and tours available online are, skip-the-line tickets, combo tickets, guided tours, and day trips. Looking to save money, time and energy? Opt for skip-the-line tickets and skip the long queues. Combo tours allow you to visit two or more attractions with one easy ticket and also allows you to save up on cash. If you’re looking to learn details about the castle under the guide of a local expert, opt for guided tours and if you’re looking to make the most of your visit to Romania, opt for day trips as these allow you to visit several of Romania’s iconic landmarks in a day’s span.

Are guided Bran Castle tours available?

Yes, guided Bran Castle tours are available. You can book the skip-the-line guided tour of Bran Castle which allows you to gain an insight into the castle’s rich history with the help of an expert guide.

Are discounts available on Bran Castle tours and tickets?

Yes, tickets are available at a discounted price for senior citizens (65+), students with a valid ID card, and children aged between 7 to 17 years and you can enjoy an additional 9% off on select tickets while booking on Headout. Moreover, entry to the Bran Castle is free for institutionalized or disabled guests and children below 7 years of age. Headout also offers up to 5% cashback on selected combo and guided tickets.

Do Bran Castle tours include return transfers?

Yes, return transfers till the pick-up point is included in Bran Castle tours and day trips. Please ensure you check the information under the experience section before proceeding with your booking.

What are Bran Castle hours?

Here’s when you can visit Bran Castle:
Low season (October to March): Monday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Tuesday - Sunday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (last entry: 4:00 PM)
High season (April to September): Monday: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Tuesday - Sunday: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (last entry: 6:00 PM)

How do I get from Bucharest to Bran Castle?

You can go to Bran Castle from Bucharest by bus, by train, by taxi, and by car.
By train: You can board a train from Gara de Nord in Bucharest and board off at Brasov, following which you can take a bus or taxi to Bran Castle which is 30 minutes away. 
By car: Bran Castle is located about 185 km away from Bucharest. You can rent a car to get to the attraction. It is an average of a 3 hour ride away

When is the best time to visit Bran Castle?

The best time to visit Bran Castle is in the low season between October to March and during hours closer to the opening times as it allows you to access the castle when there’s less foot traffic.

Is Bran Castle wheelchair accessible?

Unfortunately, Bran Castle is not wheelchair accessible.

Is photography allowed at Bran Castle?

Non-commercial photography is permitted inside Bran Castle without prior permission.

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