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Szeged to Spain

by ruth87

We are considering traveling to Lucia, Spain, in March from Szeged. We are located in Timisoara, Romania, but I haven't found a train connection without going to Bucharest first, so want to know if leaving from Szeged is a solution. Any travel tips regarding train travel between these destinations? Is it possible to buy an inclusive ticket or must you buy individual segments?

Thanks

Ruth

Re: Szeged to Spain

by K_V_B

A good place to find out about train times is www.bahn.de. You can indeed start in Szeged, but it will be a very long trip anyway. And where are you going to? I can't find a "Lucia" in Spain, and Santa Lucia is on the Canaries...

Wether someone will be able to sell you a TCV ticket for the whole trips is questionable, and this is probably quite expensive too.

Re: Szeged to Spain

by K_V_B

I see that from Timisoara you can get to Budapest by train. From there (depending on where you want to be in Spain) there are really only two practical routes.
- Night train Budapest - Zürich. Then Zürich - Geneva - Montpelier - Barcelona.
- Day train Budapest - München. Then night train München - Paris. Then either,
a) take a connecting TGV to the Spanish border, and onwards from there.
b) spend the day in Paris and take a night train to Madrid of Barcelona.

Re: Szeged to Spain

by danbp

There are two daily train connections from Timisoara Nord to Budapest-Keleti. They also call at Bekescsaba, where you can change to a local train to Szeged - I don't really understand if you need that or it was just an alternative to go via Szeged. Train times from Timisoara: 6:54 and 16:54, journey time 5 hrs.
Eurolines Romania also operates a Bucharest - Budapest coach calling at Timisoara, autogara Eurolines and terminating at Budapest, Nepliget, not calling anywhere in Hungary, officially at least. (Most bus services to Romania do call at Ferihegy airport, but it's not shown in official schedules. Anyway, the airport is a 45-minute trip from Nepliget bus station.) This bus service runs only on Tuesdays, departing at 17:00 from Timisoara. Journey time to Budapest 6 hrs.

Re: Szeged to Spain

by danbp

I'm sorry, the Bucuresti-Timisoara-Budapest bus runs on Saturdays, not Tuesdays.

Travel Tips for Szeged

Unexpected holiday homes

by GillianMcLaughlin

On the banks of the river Tisza there is a small collection of houses on stilts. I was fascinated by them when I spotted then from the opposite bank of the river. My hosts explained that they were used mainly by people as holiday homes. Many of the owners are actually locals and they come down to stay on the river in the summer, in an effort to avoid to some degree the crippling summer heat of Szeged.

Without question, if you are...

by Edz2001

Without question, if you are visiting Szeged you have to visit the Cathedral, even if you are not the religious type. The inside is beatifully decorated and has to be seen to be believed! It would probably be walking up along the Tisza at night, then coming up to the Cathedral, seeing it illuminated beautifully from the outside. Of course, other than that, the fondest memory would be meeting my girlfriend there!

Village within a city

by akuku

Alsovaros or Lowertown, close to a railway station, has many interesting small houses:old and new, renovated and delapidated. Characteristic for this part of Hungary are so called"napsugaras hazok"( napsugar meaning sun ray). Notice the small window in the attic (locals call it 'God's eye') and sun rays coming outwardly from it.

Culture & Sporting events in...

by badamcevski

Culture & Sporting events in Szeged
Szeged is most famous for its culture, including its various institutions of higher education. The city has a museum of history which attracts about 350 thousand visitors each year, art galleries, movie theaters, dancing clubs, discos, a recently remodeled theater where outstanding performances are presented. During the summer the open air theater in front of the Cathedral attracts over 4000 spectators each night to special opera and musical performances. The Szeged Opera and Ballet Company and its Symphony Orchestra provide a full season of productions. The program for the summer performances can be viewed here. Adjacent to these performances folk festivals, exhibitions, sports events (including speedboat races and regattas on the world class rowing course) and the hospitable swimming pools and beaches make Szeged a desired holiday spot.

Szeged provides a full-season cultural program, the 'Collegium Artium,' which is a wide-ranging series of lectures on various topics of art, literature and music.

Szeged has a very extensive library (Municipal Somogyi Library), with about 1 million volumes of books and periodicals, many of them in English, German and French. The universities in Szeged also have specialized libraries. The Central Medical Library contains 138.000 books and periodicals and has a direct medline connection with the European medical data-banks.

Among others Szeged has produced many world class swimmers, great chess players, powerful weightlifters. The list virtually goes on and on. The city is also host to many world class races. In 1998 for example Szeged was host to the Kayak-Canoe World Championships!

Botanic Garden

by HappyCaretta

If u tired of walikng , looking for something u can go to this beautiful garden .See kinds of flowers, trees and lay on the grass. You can get away from the city only with few minutes drive.Open between 10.00-18.00everyday.

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