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Timisoara

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Introduction

Cathedral, Timisoara

Cathedral, Timisoara

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Timisoara is a city in the Transylvania region in western Romania.

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Getting There

By Plane

Traian Vuia International Airport (TSR) offers direct flights to Vienna, Bucharest, Athens, Ancona, Bari, Bologna, Chisinau, Constanta, Düsseldorf, Florence, Milan, Munich, Odessa, Rome, Sibiu, Stuttgart, Turin, Venice, Verona, Barcelona, Dortmund, London, Madrid, Paris, Budapest and Zagreb, among a few other smaller places and charter flights.

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Sleep

Budget

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Alicia PensionStr. Vulturilor nr 29Hotel-
Angellis HotelDivizia 9 Cavalerie Str. 21 AHotel-
Best Western Ambassador HotelStr. Mangalia nr. 3Hotel-
Boavista HotelAleea F. C. Ripensia 7AHotel-
Delpack HotelStrada Glad, nr 51-53Hotel-
Euro HotelStr.Mehadia, no.5Hotel-
Excelsior Hotel - TimisoaraStr.Romulus Nr.36Hotel-
Hotel SydneyStr. Horia, Nr. 110Hotel-
Hotel ValentinaMehadia Street no. 5bHotel-
Lido HotelBd. Iosif Bulbuca 18-20Hotel-
Morreti PlazaStr. Romulus 32 TimisoaraHostel86
Oxford Inns & SuitesStr. Garofitei nr. 26Hotel-
Park PensionRemus Street nr 17Guesthouse-
Pension YasmineUZINEI No 6Guesthouse-
Pensiune VenusLiviu Rebreanu 59, Timisoara, 300755Guesthouse86
Pensiunea ElisabetinNegoiu Street no.43Guesthouse-
Perla 2 Hotelstr. Protopop George Dragomir nr. 7Hotel-
Perla 3 Hotelstr. Elvila Celebi Nr. 14Hotel-
Perla 4Protopop George Dragomir 9Hotel-
President HotelDinu Lipatti 25Hotel-
Ramina HotelStrandului nr 12/AHotel-
Tresor Hotel32, Aleea Ghirodei StreetHotel-
Victoria HotelStr Lucian Blaga Nr. 3Hotel-
Hotel Arizona TimisoaraMusicescu Street 168Hotel83
Cochet Bad&BreakfastStr. Emile Zola, nr. 79Guesthouse-
Casa de la RosaCalea Urseni no.16 bHotel-
Oxford Inns & Suites - TimisoaraStr. Garofitei nr. 26Hotel-
Imperial HotelStr. Sf.Ap. Petru si Pavel 29 A SC Imperial Impex SRHOTEL-
Senator Club Hotel7, Calea Lugojului StrHotel-
Hotel ReghinaStr Cozia nr 91 TimisoaraHOTEL-
Hotel Reghina BlueCozia Street; No. 51-53, 300580HOTEL-
Freeborn HostelStr. Patriarh Miron Cristea ( Str. Asanesti ) Nr.3 Ap.1HOSTEL93
Pensiunea Anettesat Covaci nr 125 Calea Aradului 6 km TimisoaraGUESTHOUSE-
Hostel CostelStr. Petru Sfetca Nr.1 (former Vidra)Hostel92
Hotel Junior Bocastr. Simion Barnutiu nr. 29HOTEL-
Arta HotelCalea Lugojului, nr 30Hotel-
Neon HotelCalea Aradului nr. 85HOTEL-
Larissa Hotel - TimisoaraStr. Aristide Demetriade, Nr. 6HOTEL-
Downtown Hostel TimisoaraEmanoil Ungureanu, nr 15, ap 7HOSTEL90
Hotel NoveraF.C.Ripensia Street, n 29AHOTEL-
Casa Altringen21 Sat Altringen, Comuna Bogda, jud.GUESTHOUSE-
Hostel DoriaStr. Moldovei nr.10Hostel-
Hotel Bar & Restaurant VandiaTurda 28HOTEL-
NH Timisoara HotelStrada Pestalozzi 1HOTEL-

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Keep Connected

Internet

Internet cafes exist in most cities and towns. The number of internet cafes seems to be declining in bigger cities recently because of cheap availability of computers and the rising living standard here. Wifi is widely available in University areas, airports, public squares, parks, cafes, hotels and restaurants. Pay-as-you-go Wifi is also available in many venues. If uncertain, look for plazas near the Town Hall, large parks or other important buildings. Most (if not all) McDonald's restaurants and Starbucks in Romania have Wifi access and so do most 3-star (and higher) hotels.

Phone

See also International Telephone Calls

Romania's country code is +40. To dial to other countries from Romania, dial 00 and then the international number usually without the first 0.
Public phones work well and are available in all areas. You must purchase a phonecard from a kiosk to use them. When dialing within Romania, dial 0 + three digit area code + six digit telephone.

There are five networks - four GSM/3G (Orange Romania, Vodafone, Cosmote and DigiMobil) and one CDMA (Zapp). Orange and Vodafone have almost full national coverage (98-99% of the surface of the country), while the newly-merged Cosmote+Zapp are expanding quickly. Tariffs are average for the European Union (€0.08-0.30/min, €0.04 per SMS). Both pre-paid cards and subscriptions are available, and special options for discounted international calls exist with some pricing plans. Roaming is available but is, like in most of the EU, rather expensive. Pre-paid cards or recharge codes can be bought in almost every shop, either rural or urban.

On prepaid SIMs you can activate extra options ("extraopţiune") starting from €5 (+ 24% VAT) in total = RON27-32, with a validity period of 30 days, containing thousands (200 -3,000) of minutes and SMSs within the same network and up to 100 minutes outside the network, including most European Union fixed land-line networks and two or three mobile networks.

Post

Posta Romana is the national postal service of Romania. Postal services are generally very affordable, reliable and reasonably fast. Post boxes are red and can be found near the post offices, along the street or in main train stations. Post offices can be found in even the smallest towns and the opening hours are generally Monday to Friday from 7:30am to 6:00pm and Saturday 8:00am to 12:00, closed on Sunday. You can buy stamps here or at kiosks. Prices for international mail start at around €0.55 and takes at least 3-5 days to countries within Europe. It's slightly cheaper and faster for domestic mail to be send. Intercontinental post is slightly more expensive but takes much longer. For slightly more expensive but faster and more reliable services you can also try international courier companies like TNT, DHL, FedEx or UPS.

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