Access by car
Placed in the Plain of Banat, Timişoara is a major road link at the junction between the European roads E671 to Arad, and E70 to Lugoj and Belgrade, while the connection with Hungary is made by the National road DN6 to Cenad.
The city is situated on the IVth Pan European corridor of transport and has access, due to the Bega river, to the VIIth European corridor.
In the north part of the city Timisoara there is a ring road, and since December 2011 the highway Timisoara - Arad is in function.
Here are some road distances, useful for tourists, starting from Timisoara:
| Timişoara – Bucharest: 560 km.
Timişoara – Belgrade (Serbia): 160 km.
Timişoara – Budapest (Hungary): 275 km.
Timişoara – Vienna (Austria): 520 km.
Timişoara – Szeged (Hungary): 115 km.
Timişoara – Vrset (Serbia): 80 km.
Timişoara – Cenad: 80 km.
Timişoara – Moravita: 62 km.
| Timişoara – Arad: 52 km.
Timişoara – Sibiu: 275 km.
Timişoara – Braşov: 425 km.
Timişoara – Cluj: 333 km.
Timişoara – Reşiţa: 100 km.
Timişoara – Baile Herculane: 180 km.
Timişoara – Deva: 158 km.
Timişoara – Orşova: 195 km.
The national currency is the LEU – the plural LEI (official exchange rate at 17.07.2014: 1 Euro = 4.4348 LEI). Official payments are made in LEI.
The public transportation is assured by Regia Autonoma de Transport Timisoara (RATT)
Restaurants in Timisoara
In Timişoara there is a wide variety of restaurants. Local cuisine has as main ingredient meat, in the good Central European tradition. But most certainly you will also find vegetarian dishes. The most restaurants have international menus, but restaurants with Romanian traditional food are also very much appreciated. In addition to these you can find also restaurants with Italian, Chinese, Serbian, Lebanese or Japanese cuisine.
- The National Romanian Opera, founded in 1946, shapes a classical lyric repertoire, addressed to an initiated audience. (ww.ort.ro)
- The Philharmonic „Banatul”, founded in 1947, a prestigious cultural institution, a carrier of local musical tradition, becomes a messenger of Timisoara’s culture
- The National Theatre „Mihai Eminescu” Timişoara, built in 1947, became a mark of the local cultural life, by the rich repertoire and the notorious names that performed on this stage.
- The Hungarian State Theatre „Csiky Gergely” Timişoara, founded in 1953, as a way to express the Hungarian minority culture.
- The German State Theatre Timişoara, has been functioning as a theatre since 1953, being the carrier of the theatre tradition in the German language.
- The Children and Youth’s Theatre “Merlin”, the former Puppet Theatre, addresses the young spectators. The theatre enjoys a numerous audience that are drawn to the cultural act, raised and educated in the spirit of beauty.
Museums, collections, galleries
The following museums can be visited in Timisoara: