4th International Winter School on Big Data

Timişoara, Romania, January 22-26, 2018

Travel and venue information for BigDat 2018

Overview of Timisoara. 

The city of Timisoara hosts several prestigious academic institutions (the West University, the “Politehnica” University, the University of Medicine, and others). The city and the surrounding region have an unique history in Romania, being over the centuries an object of dispute for several states (Roman, Hungarian, Ottoman, Austrian), which left their still visible marks, and, above all, a very multicultural society which constitutes a beautiful example of harmony in Romania and in the Balkans (30 Km from Serbia). The openness of mind of its inhabitants is probably one of the reasons for starting the anti-Communist movement in Romania and for being now one of the economically most advanced locations in the country.

How to reach Timisoara.

Timisoara is connected by direct flights with Bucharest, Budapest, Munich, Vienna, Roma, London, Madrid and other cities in Europe. Details on the flights schedule can be found at Timisoara Airport.

Timisoara can be also reached by train from the main cities of Romania. A travel by train from Bucharest to Timisoara takes around 10 hours. More details on trains timetable can be found here.

How to reach West University.

The address of the conference venue is:

Universitatea de Vest, Blvd. Vasile Parvan, nr. 4.

  • From the airport by bus: You can take the bus E4 (see the schedule here) and in 20 minutes you are in the city center near Bastion. From this location you can arrive at the West University of Timisoara by walking in 15-20 minutes (see the locations of “Bastionul” and “Univ de Vest” on the map).
  • From the airport by taxi: You can order a taxi in the airport from the information office in the public area (details). The price from the airport to the West University or the nearby hotels is around 10-15 euro.
  • From the railway station by tram: You can use tram 1 from the station (“Gara Timisoara Nord”) to the Cathedral (“Catedrala Mitropolitana”). Then you can walk 8-10 minutes to the West University.