Directions to Babou Maramures
Map & Directions
By public transport:
The nearest train stations are Sighetu Marmației (Sighet) and Baia Mare. From both cities there are (mini)buses going to Breb (30 minutes from Sighet and 70 minutes from Baia Mare). The minibus will probably not go down in the valley, so like the locals, you will have to walk down to the village itself. But you can also give us a call and we will pick you up with our car (when the car is in the village).
From Cluj there are several buses and trains going to Sighet. Another option is to take a bus to Baia Mare and continue to Breb by minibus (see below).
From Baia Mare there are buses going to Breb at 07.00, 11.30 (not on sunday), 14.00 & 15.00 (these 2 only mon-fri) and 17.00. They will leave you on the road on top of the village. From there you can walk down with the locals, or call us and we will pick you up with our car. The other buses from Baia Mare to Sighet will follow another road and don't pass Breb. If you take one of these, get off in Hărniceşti or at the end of Giuleşti and hitch a ride to Breb. For a small charge (35 Ron) we can pick you up in Hărniceşti.
We can also come to the train station of Sighet (75 Ron) and Baia Mare (150 Ron) to pick you up if you will let us know a bit in advance (if we are available). We can pick up a maximum of 3 persons. If you want transport from another place, please let us know and we'll see what the possibilities are.
There is also a new direct train connecting Budapest with Sighet. It leaves Budapest at 9.40 in the morning and arrives in Sighet at 23.12 in the evening.
By car coming from the direction of…
…Sighetu Marmației: follow road nr. DN 18 in the direction of Baia Mare untill the junction just after the village of Berbești. Take the 109F (direction Cavnic), and 2 kilometres after you have left Ocna Șugatag, you will see Breb on the right down in the valley. A small sign with 'Breb' indicates where you can descend into the valley and enter Breb.
…Bârsana: take road nr. 185 in the village of Bârsana (direction Cavnic). At the junction in Călinești, go left, again in the direction of Cavnic. Drive through Sârbi and in Budești, untill you can turn right towards Ocna Șugatag. Take this road and after 2 kilometres you will find a road on your left that will lead you to Breb.
…Baia Mare: there are more options from Baia Mare. The fastest is to take the road nr. 184 in Baia Sprie towards Cavnic. Follow this road through Cavnic, pass the ski slopes and in Budești take the road to the left in the direction of Ocna Șugatag. After 2 kilometres you will find Breb on your left down in the valley. Another option from Baia Mare is following the road DN 18 to Sighetu Marmației, through the forest and over the Gutâi Pass. At the village of Hărniceşti turn right at the sign that indicates Ocna Șugatag (road 185). Follow the road untill the next signs where you will have to go right in the direction of Cavnic. After one kilometre you can see Breb on the right in the valley.
…Cluj-Napoca: take the 1C to Baia Mare and in the village of Gâlgău turn right towards Târgu Lăpuş. From Târgu Lăpuş take the 109F to Cavnic. Pass the ski slopes and in Budești take the road to the left in the direction of Ocna Șugatag. After 2 kilometres you will find Breb on your left down in the valley.