Giurgiu is located on the mud flats and marshes of the Danube River, across the bay from Rousse, Bulgaria. A large island, Smarda, shelters the port.
Bucharest, the capital of Romania, is located 39 mi/63 km from the town. The fastest way to travel to Bucharest is to take a bus, which takes slightly over an hour. At least one bus leaves Giurgiu per hour. There are also direct trains to and from Bucharest, but the trip lasts at least two-and-a-half hours.... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2014 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.