Travel and Useful Information

Getting There

Flights

Timisoara Traian Vuia International Airport is situated 13km outside of Timisoara.

Direct flights arrive here daily from:

  • Belgium – Charleroi (CRL)
  • France – Paris-Beauvais (BVA)
  • Germany – Frankfurt (FRA), Munich (MUC)
  • Italy – Bergamo (BGY), Bologna (BLQ), Rome (FCO)
  • Romania – Bucharest (OTP), Cluj (CLJ)
  • United Kingdom – London Gatwick (LGW), London Luton (LTN)
By bus

To travel from the airport to Timisoara city centre (Bastion) and Timisoara Central Station (Gare du Nord) take express bus number E4. The travel time is between 25 and 35 minutes. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket desk in the 'Domestic Flights Terminal' and cost RON 2.50 (EUR 0.50). More information and timetables can be found online.

By taxi

Taxis from Timisoara Traian Vuia International Airport to Timisoara cost RON 30 (EUR 6.50). Make sure you book in advance or agree on the price of the fare before getting in. The taxi rank is located outside terminal 1 and 2.

 

Useful Information

Taxis

Taxis in Timisoara are plentiful and available 24 hours a day. Taxis are cheap and comfortable if you contact one of the several well-established and professional companies listed below. 

Some taxi companies are:

  • Taxi Pro +40 256 942
  • Euro Taxi +40 256 941
  • IndexTAXI +40 256 933
Useful Telephone Numbers

Romania uses the universal European emergency number 112 for Police/Fire/Ambulance. An operator will redirect the call to the appropriate service.

For specific cases, use the following numbers:

  • Ambulance/Fire/Police: 112
  • Police: 955 or 9545
  • Fire Department: 981
  • The telephone prefix for Romania is +40.
Currency

Romania’s currency is Leu (plural “Lei” – pronunciation: lay).
Abbreviation: RON
Exchange rates for foreign currencies, valid on 5 January 2018:
1 EUR = 4.636 RON

ATM

ATM machines are available at main banks and at airports and shopping centres.

Language and Alphabet

The official language is Romanian and it uses Latin alphabet.

Electricity

EU standard: 220V 50 Hz — round two-pin plugs, type C and type F.

Time Zone

In June, Romania operates on UTC+2.

Weather

The climate of Timisoara is a Continental Climate, with an average summer temperature of 30°C and winter temperatures of 4°C.
In June the average temperature is 27°C.

Tourist Information

Timisoara Tourist Information Centre (Centrul de Informare Turistica)
Address: Str. Alba Iulia nr. 2
Phone: (+4) 0256 437973
E-mail: infoturism _at_ primariatm _dot_ ro
www.timisoara-info.ro
Open: Monday - Friday 09:00 – 19:00; Sat 10:00 – 16:00. Closed on Sunday.