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County: Timiş
Population: 311.586 (2009)
Major roads: none
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Timişoara (/timiˈʃo̯ara/; German: Temeschburg, also Temeswar or Temeschwar, Hungarian: Temesvár, Serbian: Темишвар, Temišvar, Turkish: Tamışvar or Temeşvar) is the third most populous city of Romania and is located in the west of the country.

Hitchhiking out

South towards Belgrade (Serbia) (E 70)

Hitchhiking from Timişoara in the direction of Belgrade it is best to go to the street Calea Sagului. From there it's one hour (60 km) to the Moravița-Stamora border crossing.

The best option is to take the express line 1 (E1), switch to the bus 33 (A33) and go till the end of the line. Hitchhike here (google maps coordinates): 45.701517,21.182777

Nina_Unexia hitchhiked there with two guys (and two huge backpacks) with a sign "SRB" for Serbia. Got a ride within 20 minutes.


For direction Novi Sad you have to take the western road (59A), in the direction of Jimbolia.

North-West Road 6

If you need to go by local roads to the North-west (Sandra, Lovrin or Sampetru Mare, or further) you can use a petrol station which is on Calea Torontalu. Just with a good sign and good luck you will get a ride. Do not renounce to buses that may stop. They may not ask you for money.


For direction Arad and further to the Hungarian Border, try to reach the Highway resting area close to Giarmata, about 15 km north of the city center. There are buses (M49) and trains (operated by Regiotrans, not the national Railway CFR. Check https://regiocalatori.ro/#/cautare/ or google maps for departure times) going in this direction. There is a way under the Highway a few meters east of the resting area, which will take you to the correct side.

East (Deva, Alba Iulia, Sibiu, Cluj-Napoca)

You can take bus no 11 from the center to the last station. Right at the bus station, there's an excellent place to hitchhike.

Another option is the resting area close to Giarmata on th A1 described in the section North

Things to do and see


There is a 25m swimming pool, a sauna and an outside jacuzzi operated by the Polytechnical Unversity of Timişoara (UPT), located here. It's free for UPT students and accessible with their library card, but you can try to either sneek in (just pass the metal turnstile while no one is watching) or tell the guard you lost your card and that you are an erasmus student. This all obviously is much easier without a huge backpack.

Eating like a king

If you are into table diving, the foodstall at Iulius Mall is your place to be. It's about 30 fastfood restaurants and the people just leave so much food on their plate, it's unbelievable.

A note on fare dodging

It is possible to enter all public transport without a valid ticket and only very rarely you'll encounter people controlling tickets. They'll mostly be wearing blue vests saying "Control" on them, so also fairly easy to spot.

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