You can buy tickets for Bucharest - Brasov - Cluj in Bucharest (separate tickets for each part) but trains are increasingly busy, it's best to book tickets at least one day before the trip. This is a must if you're traveling during the weekend.
Try to make a stop in Sighisoara as well.
For Cluj to Budapest it might be better to take a bus.
Thanks I tried using the Romanian trains site but I could never get the new user registration to work. I will probably go to Bucharest station the morning after I arrive.
When I try to sign up it gives me the message "User Id indisponible! ". I have booked the bus from cluj to budapest and for the rest of my trip. Can you see what im doing wrong? thanks in advance and for your help so far!
It probably stored that name when you attempted to create an account the first time. Did you receive anything via email ?
Thanks I had an e-mail in my junk folder so I think I can sort it now! Any good pubs you can recommend with local beer?
I cannot thank you enough!