Romania’s western culture capital, Timisoara, is a fantastic destination that many people may not have heard of. If you’re interested in gorgeous architecture and a rich history reaching back to the early Middle Ages, Timisoara is a treasure trove.
Timisoara is served by the Traian Vuia International Airport, which is just over 6 miles from the city center. Be sure to use our flight finding tool here at Skyscanner to make sure that your ticket is booked for the best price possible.
When Should I Fly To Timisoara?
Ticket prices will be cheapest in the winter and fall, when Timisoara is quite cold. The summers of Timisoara are warm but not hot, and offer the most enjoyable time of year to visit—but also the most expensive.
Which Carriers Serve Timisoara?
Flights to Timisoara are offered by a few year round carriers, including:
- Wizz Air
Timisoara also has several carriers which fly only seasonally, including:
- Air Bucharest
- Blue Air
- Freebird Airlines
- Correndon Airlines
- Atlas Global
If you’re heading toward Timisoara from the US, you’ll likely pass through either Bucharest or Munich first.
Landing In Timisoara’s Traian Vuia International Airport
Traian Vuia International Airport is an austere yet fully modern airport which has a small handful of dining and shopping options. If you’re into military technology, be sure to check out the parked aircraft of the Romanian Air Force, which uses Traian Vuia as an airbase. Also of note is the prototype aircraft from the days of pre-flight, located on the front lawn’s roundabout.
Once you’ve found your bearings at Traian Vuia, you’ll have a few options for transport into Timisoara itself. You can hail a taxi, rent a car, or get on the E4 RATT bus line, which runs hourly. The bus tends to be quite crowded, but is very inexpensive. If you take a taxi, be sure to agree on the fare before departure.
If you decide to rent a car, you’ll need to get on the E70 highway westbound. The highway connects directly to the southern tip of the airport, near the town of Ghiroda.
What Is There To Do In Timisoara?
Timisoara’s ornate streets are a picture of history in the Ottoman Empire. While the streetcars of the early 20th century are mostly for show, hopping onto one of the antique trains for an authentic tour of the city is a popular tourist activity.
Walking by the canals at night is also quite beautiful, though tourists would do well to stay in groups if they decide to do so. Timisoara is relatively safe, but pickpockets are likely in crowded areas, as are muggers in isolated areas.