How to get to Dolj County
Craiova International Airport serves both passenger traffic but also aircraft movements in the South-West area of Romania.
Located at a distance of 7 km from Craiova city centre, along Craiova - Bucharest route, the airport serves the entire Oltenia area, being the nearest air gate for the five counties: Dolj, Gorj, Mehedinti, Olt and Valcea.
Craiova International Airport has a modern infrastructure, the main objective being related to the continuous increase of the quality of the provided services, the arrival, departure and maneuver of the aircraft within the national and/or international traffic requirements, ensuring the airport services for passenger traffic, goods and postal services as well as services of national public interest while protecting the natural resources of the environment.
Address: Calea Bucuresti St, no. 325, Craiova
Phone: Airport Secretariat: +40251416860 (08.00-16.00); Operational Dispatching: +40754022507
Dolj county owns a railway network of 225 km, and the largest railway station in the region, located in Craiova, on the national electrified railroad Bucharest - Timisoara. Craiova has been connected to the railway network since 1875, starting with the deployment of Bucharest-Piteşti-Slatina-Craiova railway.
Craiova railway station provides connections to the majority of Oltenia region, Banat, Dobrogea, Muntenia locations but also to some of the Transylvanian region ones. There are direct train connections from Craiova to Budapest, Sofia, Belgrade. At the same time, many trains for goods transportation pass through Craiova railway station.
Railway tracks crossing Dolj county are:
Bucharest North - Roşiori North - Craiova - Filiaşi - Turnu Severin - Caransebes - Timişoara North (CFR 900 railroad) Railroad
Bucharest - Piteşti - Slatina - Craiova Railway line
Road infrastructure is well developed, measuring over 2.400 kilometers, out of which almost half are county roads.
Dolj county has access to the European transport network, being crossed by two corridors: Rhine - Danube and Orient East / Mediterranean.
European roads crossing Dolj County are:
E70 Serbia border - Timisoara - Drobeta Turnu Severin - Craiova - Slatina - Pitesti - Bucharest - Bulgaria border
E79 Oradea - Deva - Simeria - Târgu Jiu - Craiova - Bulgaria border
E574 Bacău - Onesti - Târgu Secuiesc - Braşov - Piteşti - Craiova
The national roads crossing Dolj County are:
DN6 Bucharest - Roşiori de Vede - Craiova - Drobeta-Turnu Severin - Caransebes - Lugoj - Timişoara
DN55 Craiova - Bechet (Danube)
DN56 Craiova - Calafat - Bulgaria Border
DN65 Piteşti (DN7) - Slatina - Craiova (DN6)
DN65c Horezu (DN67) - Craiova
The Danube Bridge (road and rail), which unites Romania to Bulgaria through the towns of Calafat and Vidin, is one of the strategic points of Dolj County, that offers great development potential to the entire southern area of Oltenia. At the same time, Calafat-Vidin Bridge is part of the Pan-European Corridor VII (Danube).
Dolj County is bordered to the south by the Danube, the river waters forming the natural border of the county over a distance of 150 kilometers.
There are two Danube harbors located in Dolj County : Bechet and Calafat.
Calafat Harbor is located in the city of Calafat, on the left bank of the Danube, at kilometers 794 - 795, having its harbor basin between kilometer 793 and kilometer 796. The harbor quays are 350-meter-long and the moorage depth of minimum 3.00 m. A border crossing point endowed with all the necessary facilities for the RO-RO type vessel operates in the draw bridge area. The bridge connecting Calafat (Romania) and Vidin (Bulgaria) is located in the harbor’s downstream area.
Bechet Harbor is located in Bechet city, on the left bank of the Danube, at km 679. The port has 600-meter-long quays and a RO-RO type vessel river draw bridge, as well as a boarding platform of oversized components. It also has road access to DN54A, DN55 and DN55A.