Steam Trains - Time tables of the year 2018

Time Tables & Fares 2018         

22 March - 03 June and 04 October - 18 November

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Vişeu de Sus           departure     09:00
Paltin (km 21.6)  Arrival approx. 11:00
Vişeu de Sus      Arrival approx.  14:30

Fares                                                LEI
 Adults                                                55
Students, Pensioners/Disabled     45
Children                                             37

04 June - 15 July and 03 September - 30 September

Daily, including Sundays

Vişeu de Sus           departure     09:00
Paltin (km 21.6)  Arrival approx. 11:00
Vişeu de Sus      Arrival approx.  15:30

Fares                                               LEI
Adults                                               59
Students, Pensioners/Disabled    49
Children                                            39

16 July - 02 September 2018 Peak Season

Daily, including Sundays

Vişeu de Sus           departure     09:00
Paltin (km 21.6)  Arrival approx. 11:00
Vişeu de Sus      Arrival approx.  15:30

Fares                                               LEI
Adults                                               67
Students, Pensioners/Disabled    52
Children                                           42

1. Pay attention to special holiday train services, where price packages apply that differ from the standard fares.
2. Groups of at least 15 persons benefit from a 10% reduction on train fares. Reservation for groups is obligatory!
3. Tourist trains may be delayed or cancelled without prior warning due to bad weather or Mountain Rescue advice.
4. In exceptional circumstances a steam locomotive may have to be replaced by a diesel locomotive or diesel railcar.
5. During the Peak Season, departure and return arrival times may be changed, similarly the stopping time in Paltin.
6. Boarding the train is permitted only on possession of a valid ticket, which will be strictly checked by the train guard.
7. During the journey passengers must respect the rules of conduct as detailed in the CFF Railway Regulations.

 

** OFFER 2018** Mocăniţa Special 

22 March - 03 June and 04 October - 18 November

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Fares                                               LEI
Adults                                               95
Students, Pensioners/Disabled    85
Children                                           65

      Included products and services:
      Train ticket, mixed grill, one soft drink,
       one coffee, one pastry

04 June - 15 July and 03 September - 30 September

Daily, including Sundays

Fares                                               LEI
Adults                                               99
Students, Pensioners/Disabled    89
Copii între 6-16 ani                         68

      Included products and services:
       Train ticket, mixed grill, one soft drink,
       one coffee, one pastry

16 July - 02 September 2018 Peak Season

Daily, including Sundays

Fares                                              LEI
 Adults                                             107
Students, Pensioners/Disabled    92
Children                                           70

      Included products and services:
      Train ticket, mixed grill, one soft drink,
       one coffee, one pastry

*Reservations necessary no later than one or two days before departure  if there are still available tickets. In the Peak Season even earlier. 

Special event trains in the Vaser Valley 2018 

– Pay attention to special holiday train services, where price packages apply that differ from standart fares. 

Unification of the Principalities:  January 24th 2018; Departure from Vişeu de Sus steam train station 09:00
Special Trains for Mărţişor “little March”:  March 03rd , 10h and 17th; Departure from Vişeu de Sus station 09:00
Easter Holidays:  April 07th , 08th ,09th and 10th; Departure from Vişeu de Sus station 09:00
Labour Day:  April 28th , 29th ,30th and 01st May; Departure from Vişeu de Sus station 09:00
Maramureş Brunch:  Mai 19th 2018; Departure from Vişeu de Sus steam train station 11:00
Special Train for Pentecost: May 26th, 27th and 28th 2018; Departure from Vişeu de Sus station 09:00
Classical music concert: August 11th 2018; Departure from Vişeu de Sus steam train station 18:30
Special Train for National Day: November 30th, December 1st , 2nd 2018; Departure from Vişeu de Sus 09:00
Christmas trip: December 08th,,15th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th 30th and 31st 2018;
Departure from Vişeu de Sus, Mocăniţa steam train station 09:00
Trains for New Year: January 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th, 2019; Departure from Vişeu de Sus
steam train station 09:00

Charter Trains

Please Note: Groups are requested to send advance notice in writing due to limited seating space in regular tourist trains. Groups cannot be carried without prior reservation! Large groups and Parties are recommended to book their own charter train. We can´t organise charter trains in June-August (peak season), or when we have already special trains in our timetable (e.g. Christmas, Easter, Romanian Holidays, Pentecost etc.)

ATENTION! Parties, Groups, Companies etc. may charter their own train throughout the year, on request also with catering service.
The cheapest option is a historic diesel railcar with up to 25 seats. The railcar can be booked at short notice. The cost depends on the route and duration of travel.
A train with steam loco must be booked at least two days prior to travel date. Rates depend on the route and duration of your travel and on the number of coaches.
 

Hotel Train „Carpatia-Express”

Cabin prices, one night with breakfast included (available: 22.03 – 01.06.2018 01.10 – 01.11.2018)
Double: 72 LEI/pers.
Single: 85 LEI/pers.
Child (6-14 years old): 45 LEI/pers.

Price Candlelight Dinner: 
75 RON per person (Four course set menu – International cuisine)
45 RON per child aged 6 – 14

BASIC Mocăniţa package (available: 01.06 -01.10.2018)
(1 Candlelight Dinner, 1 accommodation incl. continental buffet breakfast, 1 CFF railway ticket.)
Double: 199 LEI/pers.
Single: 209 LEI/pers.
Child (6-14 years old): 127 LEI/pers.

EXTENDED Mocăniţa package (available: 01.06 – 01.10.2018)
(2 Candlelight Dinners per person, accommodation for 2 nights incl. continental buffet breakfast, 1 CFF railway ticket.)
Double: 346 LEI/pers.
Single: 369 LEI/pers.
Child (6-14 years old): 217 LEI/pers.

* In the period 01.06 – 01.10.2018, overnight accommodation is available only in conjunction with the special packages described (Basic Mocăniţa and Extended Mocăniţa).

Informations

Advice for a train experience to remember:

  • Please advise us of group bookings at least two days in advance, by mail or phone.
  • Students, pensioners and disabled people must show valid identification.
  • CFR railway tickets and passes are not valid on the trains of the CFF Viseu de Sus.
  • We suggest that groups book their own charter train.
  • You may board the train only with valid tickets!
  • In the event of very bad weather the train may be cancelled. Due to technical failures, steam locomotives may be replaced by diesels.
  • Due to limited seating, we kindly ask you to keep the seats free of luggage.
  • Please read the CFF standing procedures before travel.

Methods of Reservation by Phone or Email:
1. During the High Season, reservations are made as follows: 
– Mocăniţa Special package (details here: link)
– Organised groups of more than 15 paying passengers (details here: link)
2. During public holidays / special events (Christmas, Easter, etc.): Reservations are obligatory for everyone wishing 
to travel on the Mocăniţa.

Attention!  With regards to services, we do NOT accept the return of tickets and/or requests for ticket refunds. Tickets ordered, paid for and handed over (at the company office) cannot be returned.  On certain days it is possible that tickets may no longer be available online, in which case you should try again the following day.  The supply of online tickets depends on available seats.

 

Railway Regulations

1. CFF Vişeu de Sus is a privately operated forest railway that exists primarily for the transport of timber. There is no obligation to
provide public passenger transport services, to special conditions of transport, nor to specifi ed timetables.
2. The instructions of the train guard must be respected and followed by all passengers. The train guard is entitled to refuse access
to trains in certain cases.
3. Passengers are permitted to travel only in cars/coaches intended for the carriage of passengers; access to platform wagons,
wood-trucks, freight wagons, etc. is strictly forbidden.
4. Getting onto or off the train while it is moving is strictly forbidden.
5. Due to the high risk of accident, visitors are not permitted in areas of moving trains, timber handling and forestry activity.
6. The opening and closing of passenger car/coach windows will be carried out ONLY by the train staff .
7. For your safety please remain seated while the train is moving.
8. Travel on tourist trains at CFF Vişeu de Sus is carried out entirely at your own risk. The operating companies R.G. Holz Company
and CFF Vişeu de Sus SRL assume no responsibility for the failure of tourists or visitors to observe these basic rules.
9. Departure times, routes and train stops are subject to the requirements of the forestry industry and changes may occur at any
time. Therefore no guarantee of specifi c transport conditions or travel times is off ered, even if such have been previously
published or advertised.
10. Travel is provided using historic rolling stock respecting the required safety standards. The privilege of travelling in cars/coaches of
historic value compensates for the lack of comfort that we are sometimes criticised for.
11. In this context, please show your understanding of possible problems that may occur during the journey and your patience in
the case of delays. Furthermore please adjust your personal expectations, taking into account the fact that the journey is made
on a historic railway, using equipment built over a hundred years ago.
12. In the event that the journey is interrupted or cancelled due to weather or technical problems, the Company staff will be available
to help resolve complaints
or with any inconvenience caused. Please stay calm and maintain respect.
13. Once you have been assigned to your seats it is compulsory to keep the same places throughout the trip (round-trip).