How much does it cost for a weekend in Timisoara, Romania?

A weekend break to Timisoara is cheap. So cheap! And while I don’t think that cost alone should be a major influencer when it comes to choosing a city break destination, we’ve got to be honest here, it is going to affect your decision a little.

I’ve estimated that if you visited Timisoara for a weekend break in October and booked your flights and accommodation now, the whole trip would cost about £160 per person based on two people sharing a hotel room. And that’s eating well, drinking well, taking taxis and doing a few activities.

The best thing about visiting cheap cities is you can get the best of the best. You could get a nice hostel for around £10 a night but if you spend £40 a night you can get a 4* hotel!

So how much does a trip to Timisoara cost?


Flights – £40

Stansted to London flying with Ryanair in October. Departing Friday night and returning Sunday night. Flights are even cheaper midweek!

Check out Kayak for your best flight options.


Hotel – £30 – £50 per night for 2 people

We were told that Hotel Timisoara is the best hotel in the city and this is just over £50 a night.

I stayed at Check-Inn Hotel which is about £40 a night including breakfast but I wouldn’t recommend it. The rooms were spacious and clean but it’s quite a long walk out of town and the atmosphere was a bit drab. I’d pay a bit extra and go with Hotel Timisoara.

Again, rates are cheaper mid-week.


Meals – £5.00

A main meal at a restaurant around the main squares of Timisoara (so the main tourist squares) cost between about £3-£8.

A hamburger in Liberty Square cost 26 Lei or £5.13


Soft Drinks – £1.30

Soft drinks in restaurants cost about £1-£2

A coke is usually 7 Lei or £1.38


Alcoholic drinks – £2.00

A G&T cost 13 Lei or £2.50 at La Capite (a really cool riverside bar)

A local beer cost 6 Lei or £1.18


Activities – Varies

Entry into an outdoor pool – 15 Lei or £2.96

Pedalo hire – 30 Lei or £5.92

Banat Village Museum – 5 Lei or £0.98


Taxis – About £2.50

60 Lei or £11 from the airport – possibly more expensive due to airport fee

13 Lei or £2.50 – less than 10 mins

20 Lei or £3.94 – 10-15 minute journey



Monica is the founder and editor of The Travel Hack. She began the blog in 2009 when she left the UK to travel around Asia and Australia for two years. She's now a full time blogger and has travelled around the world in search of the best holidays. Monica lives in Wales with her growing family and now also blogs about travelling with young children!


  • August 7, 2017

    Wow! Timisoara seems like a pitch-perfect destination, especially for budget travelers, Monica! Would you suggest staying at hostels there or the hotels are also cheap?

  • August 10, 2017

    Wow, really quite a budget vacation. Thanks for the info.


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