Hungary Transport Guide

It’s easy to travel to and from Hungary via regular train services connecting Budapest with Hungary’s neighbours. Travel further afield via flights in and out of Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport or as far as Bratislava in Slovakia or Vienna in Austria on the Hydrofoil that runs along the Danube River.

How to get around Hungary

Budapest has a well-developed public transport system with the most popular forms of transport around the city being the bus, tram and subway. Always pre-purchase tickets and be wary of pickpockets in crowded areas. A Budapest Card offers unlimited transport and discount entry to some of the sights. For the less conventional, the capital also has the Buda Castle funicular line (cogwheel railway) and Zugliget chairlift. It’s easy to reach most parts of Hungary in 5 hours or less from Budapest owing to the country’s efficient train system. Most cities offer local bus services, some with taxis, trams and trolley lines. Pre-ordered taxis are cheaper than hailing a cab off of the street. This includes Budapest taxi services. Car rental from multinational agencies is also available in Budapest. In summer take advantage of Hungary’s water transport system including domestic and international connections and river cruises along the Danube and ferryboats and sailing boats on Lake Balaton. A Hungary Card will provide discounts for some of these services.