The Hotel Train "Carpatia Express"

The “Carpatia Express” provides unique accommodation for railway enthusiasts and those who are looking for an unusual experience. The train is positioned next to the CFF railway station in Viseu de Sus. The train consists of a steam locomotive built in Romania, two sleeping cars and a dining car of the former East German Railway.

The “Carpatia Express” offers more than just railway romance! There are 20 sleeper compartments, each with two beds, with a total space for 40 guests. Only 50 meters separate the guests from the morning steam train into the Vaser Valley. The “Carpatia Express” is located within the fenced and guarded compound which also includes the CFF railway station. Free car parking is available. Attractive special offers for passengers of the Vaser Valley Railway make an overnight stay in Viseu de Sus an unforgettable experience!

You can find further information and current prices at prices and reservation.

The dining car of the “Carpatia Express” is also open for guests without accommodation in the hotel train. An early reservation is necessary..

The memorial locomotive

At the front of the “Carpatia Express” can be found a historic steam locomotive built at the Romanian factory in Resita. It is a later development of the German “2-10-0 standard freight locomotive” Class 150 of the former “German State Railway” (Deutsche Reichsbahn). After the end of World War II the Resita Factory built 282 locomotives for the Romanian State Railway (CFR). This engine is therefore not just an impressive jewel in the hotel train crown; Resita 150.216 is also a piece of European railway history!


The hotel train offers 20 First Class cabins in the sleeping cars. Each cabin is equipped for one or two people. For families with children a third bed can be fitted. Each compartment is equipped with a washbasin with mirror cabinet, luggage storage space and a wardrobe.
To preserve the original state of the cars as much as possible, the bathroom facilities for the cabins (toilets and showers) are located outside the train.. Inside the train there are two toilets per car.

Dining Car

Hotel guests are served breakfast (included in the accommodation price) in the dining car of the former East German Railway. Hotel guests are served breakfast (included in the accommodation price) in the dining car of the former East German Railway. Price for persons that are not guest at Carpatia Express can Reserve with a day before (as late 4 pm): 29 LEI/pers.

Important: Because of limited places in the dining car, a reservation is essential! The Candlelight Dinner must be booked at the latest before the departure of the regular steam train on the same day. Breakfast must be booked at the latest by 6 pm the previous day.