Accommodation and travel

Sinaia is one of the most famous and oldest mountain tourist resorts in Romania, known as “The Carpathian Pearl”. Situated in breathtaking mountain scenery, Sinaia is located at 120 km distance from Bucharest, on the Prahova Valley.

Blending astonishing beauty of nature with picturesque architecture, Sinaia is a formal royal residence and bears a holy name, that of Mount Sinai.


ICSTCC2024 joint conference will be hosted by Palace Hotel, built in 1911 and located closely to downtown Sinaia, and within walking distance to Sinaia Monastery and Peles Castle (one of the best-preserved royal palaces in Europe which served as the summer residence of the first king of Romania, Carol I). This stylish hotel is the best choice for pretentious tourists, for conferences and meetings.

Travel information

The simplest option of getting to Sinaia is by taking a flight to Bucharest; the International Airport Henri Coanda (also known as the Otopeni Airport) is well connected to the rest of Europe and all major airlines have flights to and from this airport.

Reaching Sinaia from Bucharest airport

  1. BY BUS: There is a direct transfer from Henri Coanda Otopeni Airport to Sinaia via a bus shuttle available for reservations at the following address: link. The single ticket costs 60 lei/approx. 13 euro.
    • Take the shuttle bus 780 – an express connection between Henri Coanda Airport and North Railway Station in Bucharest (“Gara de Nord”). Alternatively, you can take a taxi to North Railway Station, but please be careful to take an official one (those waiting in line at the Arrival Terminal or use a taxi selection system inside airport arrival, not drivers trying to pick you up inside the airport).
    • Take a train to Sinaia. Trains leave almost every hour from 7 am to 10 pm and the journey takes 1h30. You can find the timetables here (departure station, in Romanian “Plecare”,: Bucuresti Nord, arrival station, in Romanian “Destinatie”: Sinaia) (please check the duration of the trip and avoid regional trains “R” which take 2h40)
    • The train station in Sinaia is within walking distance (5 minutes) to Palace and Caraiman hotels.

For other travelling options (by train or car) we recommend using the Google directions to Palace hotel.

If travelling by car from outside Romania, please make sure to buy a vignette before entering Romania see details here.