Location & Travel


CONFERENCE VENUE: Hotel Sinaia, Bd. Carol I, Nr. 8 Sinaia, Prahova 106100, Romania

CAS 2024 conference will take place in the historical mountain resort of Sinaia.
Sinaia is located on the Prahova River valley, just east of the Bucegi Mountains, with the altitude varies from 767 to 860 metres (2,516 to 2,822 feet) above sea level. The town was named after Sinaia Monastery, around which it was built; the monastery in turn is named after the Biblical Mount Sinai. King Carol I of Romania built his summer home, Peleș Castle, near the town in the late nineteenth century.



By plane: The closest airport is Bucharest International Airport “Henri Coanda” (OTP), located at approx. 110 km away from Sinaia, conference location.
Please see information below for train transport or shuttle service to Sinaia.
Train from Bucharest airport to Sinaia
From Bucharest International Airport “Henri Coanda”: train to Bucharest Nord Railway Station (Gara de Nord), train company: Romanian Railways (CFR), details (travel time: 25 min) then, from Bucharest Nord Railway Station (Gara de Nord): train to Sinaia Railway Station details (travel time: 2h).
By car: Use DN1 road between Bucharest Airport and Sinaia (estimated travel time: 2h) (rent-a-car)


Language. The official language is Romanian. English and French are also spoken. Please be informed that the working language of CAS conference is English. Therefore, no interpretation will be provided.
Currency. The official Romanian currency is the New Romanian Leu (RON), with its subdivision „ban“; for sums higher than 1 leu, the plural „lei“ is used.
Please be advised that shops do not accept Euros. Foreign currencies may be exchanged at banks or authorized exchange offices. Major credit and debit cards are widely accepted.
1 Euro = ~4.93 RON
Official time. Until October 29, 2023, the time zone info for Romania is UTC +3 / Eastern European Summer Time (EEST).
Weather. Climate in Romania is temperate continental in transition. The average maximum daytime temperature in Sinaia in October lies around 15°C. The average minimum temperature goes down to around 4°C. Rainfall during October is moderate.
Country code. The telephone country code for Romania is +40 or 0040
Electricity. Romania’s electricity is 230 V and sockets take the standard continental European dual round-pronged plugs.
Smoking. Smoking is prohibited in indoor public areas.
Emergency numbers. Dial 112, the European emergency phone number, available everywhere in the EU, free of charge. You can call 112 from fixed and mobile phones to contact any emergency service: an ambulance, the fire brigade or the police.


The conference participants who need an invitation letter for visa formalities should send a written request to the Conference Secretariat [email protected]. 
We recommend you to check first the details provided by the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding Romanian Visa and Travel info.