Timișoara Airport (TSR)
The city is served by Romania's third-largest airport, “Traian Vuia” International Airport, located in the North-Western part of Timişoara Municipality, at a distance of 12 km. There are flights from/to major European cities and domestic destinations operated by:
- Wizz Air
- Blue Air
Connection with the city:
BUS: There are 2 lines on this route and price for one trip is 2.5 lei (~50cets):
- Line Express no.4 (E4) connects the Airport with Timişoara city center.
- Line Express no 4b (E4b) connects the Airport with the central railway of station Timișoara.
TAXI: The taxis are available for the passengers in front of the two terminals. More information here.
If you cannot find a direct flight to Timișoara or it’s too expensive, it’s good to check out other airports in this area:
Other Romanian Airports
- Oradea: https://www.aeroportoradea.ro/en/
- Cluj-Napoca: http://airportcluj.ro/?id_limba=2
- Craiova: http://www.aeroportcraiova.ro/en/
- Sibiu: http://www.sibiuairport.ro/en/
- Bucharest: http://www.bucharestairports.ro/en
The other option is to fly from/to Budapest (in Hungary) and Belgrade (Serbia), which is very common and the prices are low.
- Details to the flights and transport from the Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport: http://www.beg.aero/en/home.
- Details to the flights from the Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport: http://www.bud.hu/english
Timișoara is a major railway centre and is connected to all other major Romanian cities, as well as local destinations, through the national CFR network. The company website gives you the possibility to buy online tickets on national routes to avoid ques in train stations.
Note: You need your Romanian university ID before buying discount student tickets.
The North Railway Station (Gara de Nord) is the main railway station of the city, at only 15 minutes away from the city center.
There are direct trains daily from Budapest (4 hours, 15€ one-way), Vienna (8 hours) and Munich (15 hours).
Check the timetable and connections here.
You cannot buy international train tickets from CFR website, the service is available only for national routes. You have to buy it from a train station or a traveling agency, which means the price is different. Double check before buying the actual timetable of the trains, because it can change. Pay attention on the time zone, as Romania is EET with Summer hour.
You can find local and international bus connections to Timisoara here. You can find direct routes from Hungary, Austria, Germany, Italy, UK, France, Spain any many other countries.
A1 highway from Budapest connects Timisoara with most European cities and countries
Gas is about the same price as in other European countries. In big cities, traffic can be difficult at rush hours and finding a parking place can be a problem, especially in really large cities. In Timisoara, in student complex there are limited on-street (not guarded) parking places.
Don’t forget to buy a “rovigneta” (toll for using national roads, not only highways) when entering the country, if you decide to bring your own car.
Many rental companies offer cars in the major cities and airports. Renters must be over 21 and have a valid driver’s license and an internationally valid credit card.
Cars are the best way to visit Romania as this allows visitors to admire the unique landscapes.