How to get there

    Crazy Beach is once again the home of Sunwaves Festival, located in the North side of Mamaia, Romania’s largest seaside resort. Check it out here

    Your options to get to the location are as follows:

    BY PLANE – The festival is located some 250km from the Romanian capital, Bucharest, where you can fly to from most destinations around the world. Look for flights heading to Bucharest “Henri Coanda (OTP)” airport also know as “Otopeni”.
    There is another airport just 35km from the festival location, in Constanta, the city closest to Mamaia Resort, but few companies fly there. The name of the airport is “Mihail Kogalniceanu (CDN)”

    BY TRAIN – travel time: 2h30min
    Once in Bucharest, you can travel to Mamaia by train. You need to get to Bucharest main train station, Gara de Nord and look for trains going to Constanta. There are trains leaving regularly on this route every 1-2 hours. When you arrive in Constanta you have the option to get to Mamaia via public transport or a short cab ride. Mamaia is located just outside the city.

    BY CAR – travel time : 2h30min
    You can choose a car rental service with pick-up at Bucharest “Henri Coanda (OTP)” Airport here:
    Romania has an affordable taxi service so you can take a cab from the airport in Bucharest all the way to your hotel. You should negotiate with the driver before you get in. A one way trip should be around 100-150e, a good score for 4 people.

    BY BUS – travel time : 3h15min
    You can take a bus from Bucharest to Constanta directly from the airport. Check out this link:
    There is another option from the station called Autogara GSM Trans, located on Mircea Vulcănescu Street 97, 750m away from Gara de Nord, Bucharest’s central train station . The easiest way is with a cab, ordered at the special machine in the airport towards. Second choice is with the bus No, 780 leaving from the lowest level at arrivals till the station “Gara de Nord”, from there you have another 9 min walking distance till the bus station. (here the details :

    If your hotel is not in walkable distance from the festival, you can use public transport, called maxi-taxi. One ride costs around 5-6lei ( aprox. 1.5 euro). Just ask the driver to drop you off next to your hotel. Cabs are also an option, but be sure to negotiate the price first.

    Accommodation options

    Look for hotels in Mamaia, Romania or Navodari, Romania. The festival is located in the northern side of Mamaia, right on the border with the neighbouring resort, Navodari. Here are the most common booking sites:

    Festival rules

    • Access for people under 18 is strictly forbidden.Please bring a valid ID and present it to the security staff if you are asked to do so.
    • Access to the festival ground is done by purchasing a ticket in advance or by paying directly at the entrance, in the night of the event. The ticket bought in advance grants access at any hour during night time.
    • Access to the festival ground starts at 22:30.
    • You are allowed to leave the festival ground after 02:00. Please keep the wristband intact, otherwise you will be asked to pay again the ticket.
    • You must wear your wristband at all times. If you are found without the wristband, you will be escorted outside the festival area.
    • Always follow the instructions of our staff, security, parking and emergency services personnel.
    • No fireworks, weapons and sharp or dangerous objects or else they will be confiscated by our security personnel.
    • It’s not allowed to bring food / beverage / drinks.
    • No (professional) photo / film / video / audio equipment (standard digital-cameras / phones allowed). To use professional equipment you need an agreement in written form from the organisers. Access is at your own risk.
    • The ticket holder voluntarily assumes all risks and danger incidental to the event for which the ticket is issued, whether occurring prior to, during, or after the event.
    • The ticket holder voluntarily agrees that the Sunwaves ticket, management, venue, event participants are expressly released by the ticket holder from any claims arising from such causes.

    At the entrance, there will be different access ways into the festival:

    • Gate for tickets at the door
    • Gate for tickets bought in advance
    • Gate for invitations & guests

    Terms & conditions
    A few things about Romania

    The weather in the beginning of May is pretty variable, cold nights and warm days so pack accordingly.
    The weather in August is usually very hot during daytime with chilled and breezy nights.
    Romania is in the Eastern European time zone (UTC+2, with a DST of UTC+3 from April to October).
    The national currency is Romanian Lei (RON) and 1 euro equals around 4.5 Romanian Lei. More currency rates here: