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How to get there

By Road

DescriptionOf the four motorways and four highways in Hungary, seven depart from Budapest (motorway No. 8 is the exception). Drivers are obliged to purchase a motorway sticker for the motorways M1,M3,M5 and M7 (obtainable at border crossing points and major petrol stations). The Hungarian Highway Code (KRESZ) is based on the Vienna and Geneva Convention, and as such traffic signs and road markings are similar to those found in other European countries. However it is important to highlight a few key traffic regulations that tourists visiting Hungary must observe at all times: use of seatbelts in the front and rear seats is compulsory; only mobile phones fitted with loudspeaker and microphone may be used in cars, and it is recommended that drivers making or receiving a call pull over to the side of the road in a safe area; drivers may not consume any alcohol before driving, and drunk drivers can be fined upwards of HUF 30,000 (USD 130); the speed limint in built-up areas 50 kph, outside built-up areas 90kph, on main roads 110 kph and on motorways 130 kph; use of the horn in towns is only permitted in moments of danger (despite which, unfortunately, Hungarian drivers frequently use their horns without proper reason). Hungarian Automobile club (Magyar Autoklub) 24 hour helpline: 0036-1-345-1755
Roadside breakdown service: 188

By Rail

DescriptionBudapest has direct rail links to 25 capitals. There are more than 50 international connections each day. Trains depart every three hours between Budapest-Vienna, with a travel time of less than two and a half hours. Intercity links running between the capital and the major towns around Hungary are extremely popular and comfortable.

By Air

DescriptionThe Airport minibus service is popular and relatively cheap: for Huf 2300 it will drop passangers anywhere within the city limits. A return ticket (Huf 3900) is valid for six months. Ferihegy 1 - terminal for low cost airlines
Ferihegy 2A - terminal for all MALEV Hungarian Airlines flights
Ferihegy 2B -arrival and departure terminal for fereign airlines.
Airport information:
Central number: 0036-1-296-96-96

By Sea

DescriptionHydrofoils run scheduled services from Vienna and Bratislava to the heart of Budapest between April and Octobel. There are three large international quays on the Danube between Szechenyi Chain Bridge and Liberty (Szabadsag) Bridge. Information on Mahart Passnave sailings: 0036-1-318-6042

By Coach

DescriptionDomestic coach services arrive at and depart from Nepliget (0036-1-219-8000), Stadionok (0036-1-220-6227), Ärpäd bridge (0036-1-412-2597) and Etele Square in Buda (0036-1-382-4910. The international coach station is at Nepliget. Volanbusz Rt. has scheduled passenger coach services to and from the following countries: Austria, Belgium, bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Holland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, switzerland, Sweden, Turkey, Yugoslavia. Information on domestic and international routes: 0036-1-382-0888