Tarom, B-dul Revolutitiei 3-5 (tel. 0256/49-0150; Mon-Fri 7am-7pm, Sat 7am-1pm), flies from Bucharest to Timisoara daily. You can skip Bucharest entirely by flying straight to Timisoara from London with a number of airlines, including Tarom, Malev, Austrian, Lufthansa, Alitalia, and low-cost carrier easyJet. There are also flights from other European cities, so it's worth investigating before booking yourself directly to the capital. Situated 13km (8 miles) from the city center, the airport, on Calea Lugojului (tel. 0256/49-1637), has a free shuttle service into town for Tarom passengers; taxis and public buses are also available. Avis rents cars at the airport (tel. 0256/20-3234) or in town (tel. 0256/30-9425).
Trains from practically anywhere in Romania and a number of European cities pull in at Gara Timisoara-Nord, Str. Garii 2 (tel. 0256/49-1696). Onward tickets can be purchased at the CFR Agentie de Voiaj, Piata Vitoriei 2 (tel. 0256/49-1889), on weekdays, but be warned that there is almost always a queue with lengthy waits.
For assistance with maps or queries about sights and accommodations, visit Timisoara's tourist information center, Str. Alba Iulia 2 (tel. 0256/43-7973); this is also a good place to arrange excursions to outlying areas.