Hungary Transportation

  • Budapest
    Budapest
    by balhannah
  • Budapest
    Budapest
    by balhannah
  • Budapest
    Budapest
    by balhannah

Hungary Transportation

  • BUY A VIGNETTE

    As we were about to depart Romania and head into Hungary, we needed to buy a vignette in case we travelled on a Toll road.This is very easy to do at the border, as we found a dozen or more small huts that sold vignettes for many countries.In Hungary, motorways, highways and certain sections of main roads can only be used if you have bought the...

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  • Budapest to Berlin by easyJet

    To Berlin easyJet is the cheapest, it flies daily from Budapest-Liszt Airport to Berlin-Schoenefeld,dep. 12:05, arr. 13:25Prices: Mon Ft 21,200, Tue Ft 16,800, Wed Ft 13,000, Thu Ft 16,800, Fri Ft 22,400, Sat Ft 22,400, Sun Ft 50,600

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  • Driving on your own by car, motorcycle

    .DocumentsWhen arriving in Hungary by car it is requested that you carry a valid driver's license, proof of car insurance ( for drivers of the EU the plate and country sticker is accepted ), car registration card and a country sticker.Motorway tollsMotorways can be used with prepayed vignettes. The prices of authorisation (from Sept.30.2008.) for...

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  • Train: Budapest->Warszawa 29 Euro,...

    New special from MÁV-START (Hungarian Railway):Budapest-Warszawa by train: 29 Euro special o/w (regular r/t price: from 75.40 Euro)Budapest-Krakow by train: 25 Euro special o/w (regular r/t price: from 64.40 Euro)These prices are with limited seat contingent and good for people who do not want to read my long essays about railway tricks...

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  • Orangeways bus to Vienna, Prague,...

    www.orangeways.hu started new service to some cities within 600 km from Budapest for the same price: 3700 Forint (ca. 15 Euro).Budapest-Vienna: dep. 07:00, arrive 09:50, dep. 15:30, arrive 18:20 (daily)Vienna-Budapest: dep. 11:00, arrive 13:50, dep. 19:00, arrive 21:50 (daily)Budapest-Praha: dep. 06:00, arrive 13:30 (daily)Praha-Budapest: dep....

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  • Orangeways bus to/fr Krakow, Amsterdam,...

    www.orangeways.hu started new service to some cities within 600 km from Budapest for the same price: 3700 Forint (ca. 15 Euro).They also serve one destination much further: Amsterdam. The price is higher (9900 Forint or ca. 40 Euro). Amsterdam service begins on March 7, 2008Budapest-Krakow: dep. 06:00, arrive 13:30, (We, Sa, Su)Krakow-Budapest:...

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  • Budapest->Vienna->Praha by train: ...

    The trick is to use as much discount as possible. Different countries have different discounts. In some cases international ticket is better, in some cases it is forced and in some cases the domestic ticket is better. I tried to make it as simple as possible for a first-timer. For more "daring" (nothing to dare, actually) it's possible to do for...

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  • Hungary by train

    Hungary has many frequent train connections.If you come from Slovakia and Czech Republic or other countries take care of my advices in the Europe tourist trap section.There is one daily overnight train to Paris (via Vienna, Munich, Stuttgart etc.)Zagreb in Croatia.Istanbul (via Bukarest and Sofia)Thessaloniki (via Bukarest and Sofia)

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  • Free Travel for Senior Citizens

    From 1st January 2004, ie four months before Hungary joins the European Union, Senior Citizens of 65 years and over who are permanent residents of any EU-country are eligible to free transport on all means of public tranport in Hungary!This goes for trains (2nd class), inter-town busses, in-town trams, busses, etc, as well as public ferries. Good...

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  • Everything is possible

    Plane, train, bus, car, bicycle, boat - everything is possible!For great information on all means of transportation in Hungary, have a look at the website mentioned below:.

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  • Western Railway Station, Budapest

    Western Central Railway Station (Nyugati pályaudvar in Hungarian) is located at Nyugati tér (Western Square) at 6th district in the north of the city of Budapest. It is one of the three main railway stations in Budapest. Western Railway Station is the largest among the three. The other two main railway stations are Keleti pályaudvar and Déli...

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  • Budapest International Airport

    Budapest International Airport is located at Ferihegy, approximately 15 kilometers southeast of downtown Budapest. It is also known as Ferihegy International Airport. The airport has two terminals (Terminals 1 and 2) handling approximately 9 millions pasengers annually. Terminal 2 is still undergoing construction and is not fully completed yet.

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  • By River Danube cruise

    River cruises on River Danube is one of the major tourist attractions in the city of Budapest. Millions of foreign tourists take river cruises along River Danube in Budapest every year. One of the most famous tour operators in the city is Rendezvenyhajo whose boats are very often used for hire. You may hire their boats for private parties such as...

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  • By trams

    Other than the local buses in the city of Budapest, trams are the most convenient means of transportation. They are also the fastest other than subway. Trams in the city of Budapest were inaugurated in the early 20th century and there are at least 30 lines in and around Budapest. Subway (Metro lines 1 to 3 or red, yellow and blue lines) only has...

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  • Castle Hill funicular, Budapest

    Buda Hill funicular (Budvari Siklo in Hungarian) is located at Clark Adám tér at Buda end of the Chain Bridge. This is an old pendulum-type funicular which was inaugurated in the late 19th century. Nevertheless it is a great tourist attraction. It is certainly the fastest and easiest way to get to the Castle beside providing excellent photo...

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  • Hop on hop off bus

    Hop on hop off bus sightseeing tour is a very popular way of visiting tourist attractions in the city. You can hop on and hop off at any time you wish. There are several tour packages. The most popular is ticket valid for 24 hours with approximately 15 stops including St. Stephen's Basilica, Heroes Square, City Park, Dohány Street Synagogue, Main...

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  • By walking

    If you the holder of a Budapest Card, you will receive two free excellent guided walking tours in English, one at Buda side and the other at Pest side worth a total of 5,980 HUF. These guided walking tours covers lots of major tourist attractions in the city such as the State Opera House, Synagogue, the Grand Market Hall, Chain Bridge, St....

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  • Horse-drawn carriages

    Horse-drawn carriages are common sights on the streets in the Castle District at Castle Hill especially at Mathias Church, Hotel Hilton, Fisherman's Bastion and the Buda Castle. They are certainly very popular means of transportation for local and foreign tourists. Our photograph on the right was taken just outside the tourist information office at...

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  • How to travel cheap and cost effective...

    How to travel cheap and cost effective in Hungary:International routes:a) Regular discounts60% off TCV price for any return tickets Hungary-Croatia and Hungary- Serbia (30% off for one way tickets Hungary-Serbia, except Subotica-Szeged route, where 60% discount is valid for one way tickets as well)60% off Hungarian part and 55% off Slovak part for...

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  • How to travel cheap and cost effective...

    How to travel cheap and cost effective in Hungary:Domestic routes:The value of the Hungarian Forint has been dropping like a stone since the new governmentcame to power in May 2010, so for folks using Pounds Sterling, USD or € you will be getting more bang for your Buck..:) Domestic routes in Hungary served by three major categories of trains –...

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  • Public Transportation - Trains

    Trains are the cheapest means of public transportation when traveling around Hungary. The major train operator in Hungary is MAV-Start Passenger Railways, other operators are BKV, GySEV Gyor-Sopron-Ebenfurth Railways, forestries, local authorities and private operators.Railway lines connect all major cities with Budapest and other cities:...

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  • Buda's siklo

    The siklo, or funicular, in Buda is a short but fun ride up and down Castle Hill. Originally built in the 1870s, this sadly was destroyed during WWII but rebuilt so we can enjoy it today. It's a great way to skip all the stairs up to the palace and enjoy a fantastic view of Pest on the way down.It costs very little and you can get a one-way or...

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  • Keleti Station

    Keleti is the other main station in Budapest (besides Nyugati) and this is most likely where you will arrive as Keleti is where the majority of international trains pull into town. It is located south and east of Nyugati just south of the big city park, Varosliget. It's not a large station but it is pretty and a nice welcome to Budapest.Because...

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  • Nyugati Station

    Only a few international trains arrive at this station, which is a shame because it would be a terrific welcome to Budapest. Designed in the 1870s by Mr. Eiffel (of the Eiffel Tower) this is a beautiful train station with an amazing restaurant inside (see my restaurant tips) as well as a Blue Line stop on the Metro. So, if you don't arrive into...

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  • Trains in Hungary

    Trains in Hungary are usually in bad condition and are totally overpriced.The train between big cities are still bearable, for instance the train from Budapest to Szeged takes 2 hours but it's quite long distance.Nevertheless, forget about finding any air conditioning in their crazily hot summer. The train is still deep into the communist time -...

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  • keleti station

    Regarding English at Budapest's Keleti Station - very little English is spoken. All the station announcements are in Hungarian and, from what I read in one of the local newspapers, few staff can speak English, even in the ticket office. The best source of information in English is from your fellow travellers who are having to overcome the same...

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  • Budapest to Split train price

    Just buy Budapest-Split train tickets. Now it is possible to go within a day if you use the morning trai from Budapest to Zagreb and from Zagreb you use the tilting ICN Zagreb-Split train.The price of the round-trip is 20% LESS than the price of the one-way and if you buy your ticket in Zagreb, the total will be MORE than if you buy it the simplest...

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  • ORANGEWAYS.COM scam? Going from Vienna...

    I am upset I want to write about this "experience" and warn others. Still hoping against hope that somebody will give me some explanation. And I will be more than happy to apologise for my imptience. I used "services" of orangeways.com to go to Vienna for a weekend and I had problems coming back. Because there was no bus. My bus was scheduled at...

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  • How to beat one-way international train...

    Hungary uses two-price system: one price is for the domestic, the other price is for the international tickets. Like in "good" old days of Communism, these are VERY different. There is a questionable law - according it passengers traveling internationally may not combine cheaper domestic tickets with international ones. Hungarian conductors not...

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  • The Budapest Tram

    Personally I enjoy traveling by city trams more than any other means of local travel. Usually they are a bit more spacious than a bus and you can see the city out the window. Budapest is no exception. I took the tram here from the station by the Parliament Buildings to my hotel in Budapest. As in Prague, Budapest has a good tram line that goes...

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  • Hungary by Train

    Hungary has a very efficienct train system. The trains are reasonably comfortable and usually leave exactly on time. Train tickets can be easily bought but outside of Budapest you might find that English is rarely spoken. Timetables are you posted in an easy to locate spot at the the train stations. Just remember that indul means "departure" and...

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  • 2008 CITY-STAR Prices ex. Hungary...

    The representative of MÁV sent me the new CITY-STAR ticket prices ex-Hungary.No significant change or price increase.Valid CITY-STAR destinations ex-Hungary:Hungary-Austria (not bad!)Hungary-Austria-Germany (one of the best deals!)Hungary-Romania-Bulgaria-Greece (lousy deal; even as there is no train now - how silly! Don't buy...

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  • if you travel in europe the...

    if you travel in europe the best is to take a train,the distances are not so big.You can find the trains timetable here: http://www.elvira.hu/just write in your city of origin and your destination, and the date. For domestic trains you will see the prices also.

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  • The Budapest Metro

    Budapest has a very expensive, reasonably modern and efficient metro system. I used it alot when I was there and I it served me well. My only complaint was that the trains themselves could be more modern or a least painted over. The stations are clean and bright so you will not feel threatened on it.The metro system consists of the Blue, Red and...

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  • Vienna-Budapest-Vienna r/t for 29 Euro...

    Combining a well-known Vienna-Bratislava-Vienna or Bratislava-Vienna-Bratislava deal (14 Euro) with Budapest-Bratislava special relation discount (15 Euro r/t) makes this deal possible. Since there is a Budapest-Vienna 29 Euro discount for residents of Hungary, this deal is more appealing "the other way" because normally the tickets from Vienna do...

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  • Vienna -> Budapest 21.54 Euro by...

    Most travellers think of Austra as the "home" of red ÖBB railway couches and Hungary as the "home" of blue MÁV railway couches. Wrong. Since 1872 there is a little but great, private-owned GYSEV/Raaberbahn/ROeEE railway. This raiway spawns in eastern Austria and also in western Hungary with Sopron (Ödenburg in German) being it's main hub.The...

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  • Hungary by bus

    Inside Hungary train and bus connections are both very frequent.If you ride by bus you have one advantage you have not the risk of meeting a corrupt conductor.For details see my hungary tourist trap tip.

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  • Take the Silko up to the Castle Hill in...

    Probably one of the most flavourable way to get up to the Castle Hill is by the Siklo or funicular. Although I enjoyed my walk up the leafy paths to the top of the hill, on the second day that I visited I decided that the Siklo would be much more fun. In a way it is an attraction in itself. The Siklo was built in 1870 and begins at Clark Adam ter...

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  • Trains, trams and metros

    The eastiest way to get around the country is train. if you want to check train times to and from places and to get the price you should go to http://www.elvira.hu/ for those of you who don't speak Hungarian, you can choose the language you would like to view it in. at the train stations in Budapest there is usually an automatic machine that i...

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  • London - Budapest

    We flew from London to Budapest with Sky Europe and made the return journey with Wizz Air. Both airlines operate out of Central/Eastern Europe and operate a similar low-cost fares model to Ryanair and Easyjet. Costs inclusing taxes were approximately approximately 80 pounds each way. There is not much to choose between the two airlines - maybe the...

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  • Volán

    Another very comfortable way for getting arround Hungary is using the extensive Bus network. You can literaly get everywhere with a bus within Hungary. The buses are operated by the regional Volán companies and they have realy nice, clean and comfortable busses. Oh, I almost forgot the most important part!!! Prices are not bad either!!!More info...

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  • Getting arround by car

    Getting arround by car in Hungary is safe and comfortable as well. Most of the international car rental companies can be found in Hungary but you can have your own car as well. The road system is prety good (exept Budapest - where are a lot of holes). On highways (autópálya) M1, M3, M5, M7 you will need to pay toll. This you do by buying a...

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  • MÁV

    Getting arround Hungary is very easy. One conforteble way of doing it is by train, using the services of MÁV Rt. (Magyar Állami Vasút Rt. = Hungarian State Railway Ltd.)Their website is unfortunately just in hungarian but hopefuly this will change soon!MÁV

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  • Air

    The fastest way of getting to Hungary is by air and a very comfortable way is by using Malév Hungarian Airline. This is the Hungarian Flag Carrier and it has brand new airplanes and also very nice service. Malév has just a very few flights oversea but it has good service within Europe!Malév

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  • cross country fares - tarins

    i pinched this info from danbp, he posted it on a forum once, but i think this might be interesting for others as well:Check these inland train fares:(km - 2nd class full fare in HUF - 1st class full fare in HUF)10 88 132 20 162 243 30 238 35740 312 46850 386 57960 490 735 70 594 891 80 698 104790 802 1203 100 906 1259120 1094 1641140 1282 1923160...

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