Tourist Information in Hungary
You can find Tourinform offices in more than 140 places all over Hungary. Tourinform's help desk employees can offer printed leaflets about restaurants, sightseeing programs and much more in English and German.
Public transport in Hungary
Hungary has an extensive public transport system which is both efficient and affordable. Monthly passes covering all modes of transport are available for frequent commuters, which can be bought at all main transport hubs. Discounted rates are available for students and pensioners.
Budapest has a suburban rail service, HÉV, which connects the city centre with several Budapest suburbs. A number of Hungarian cities have tram and trolley-bus lines, including Budapest, Debrecen, Szeged and Miskolc. Budapest's city centre also has a metro system with three lines in operation.
Budapest is the central hub for Hungary's train network. All rail lines fan out from the city's three railway stations, Keleti, Deli and Nyugati. Major cities in Hungary and other European cities are linked to Budapest by intercity and express train lines. Most rail services are operated by the Hungarian State Railway (Magyar Államvasutak or MÁV), whereas several in the western region are run by GYSEV, a privately owned Austrian-Hungarian railway company.
Hungary has a developed and comprehensive bus network spanning the entire country. Some bus routes reach further than the railway lines, making bus transport a viable means of getting around Hungary. Volánbusz, the national bus company, operates the Hungarian bus network, which consists of both inner-city and intercity routes, including those to other European cities. Tickets can be bought from the bus station kiosk or directly from the driver.