Train Platforms

When you are at Szeged train station you need to watch the timetables for delays and platform changes.

Szeged Train StationSzeged Train Station

Make sure you are on the correct platform. The train to Ferihegy Airport and Budapest normally leaves from Platform 5, but on rare ocassions from Platform 4.


The Bus Station

The ticket office is on the right-hand side of the front of the bus station in Mars Tér, Szeged.

Mars Tér Bus StationMars Tér Bus Station

Mars Tér bus station is the main starting point and coach terminal for many journeys/routes across Hungary.


Szeged Taxis

Taxi companies in Szeged charge more or less the same price per km/mile and can normally be found in the city centre and near Szeged train station.

Radio Taxi SzegedRadio Taxi Szeged

Radio Taxis and Tempo Taxis are the two well known firms.

Tempo Taxi SzegedTempo Taxi Szeged

Tempo's website is in English, details its prices and tells you the whereabouts of its taxi stands. All very important info for the "Foreigner".


Szeged - Budapest

An adult, single, 2nd class ticket from Szeged to Budapest currently costs 3,705 HUF.

Szeged Budapest Train Ticket

Make sure you are in the correct carriage, otherwise you may be fined; if you are not asked to upgrade your ticket.


Local Timetables

If you are going to explore Szeged, you might want to get a copy of the local bus timetables/routes available from the Mars Tér bus station.

Szeged Bus Timetables

They come in the form of a compact A6 booklet that costs 350 HUF. There is also a 900 HUF book that gives national routes leaving from Szeged.

Szeged National Timetables


How To Travel Around Hungary From Szeged

Máv Start Trains - Volan/Dakk Buses - Matrica/Vignette Tickets

On this web page you will find various routes and various forms of transport leaving from Szeged, Hungary to other parts of Hungary; such as Budapest, Kecskemét, Pécs, Lake Balaton and Hódmezővásárhely as well as small villages such as Forrásküt, Sándorfalva, Algyő and Szatymaz; among others.

These routes are of particular interest to those who work/travel within Hungary, have friends in Hungary and/or enjoying touring Hungary.

The information below should only be used as guidance simply because the number of different car routes (motorways versus standard roads), train timetables, journey times, travelling speeds and petrol prices all make a 'standard journey time and its cost' impossible to predict; even at a particular time of day, week, month or year. Saying this, all prices and costs mentioned below are actual prices and costs taken at the time of writing this web page. Exchange was 363 Ft to £1 due to Brexit.

TRAVELLING HUNGARY BY BUS/COACH

Mileage And Bus Fares - Bus fares in Hungary are based on mileage. A bus journey of up to 10 Kilometers for example is currently 250 HUF whereas a bus journey between 10.1 and 15 Kilometers is 310 HUF. A bus journey between 15.1 and 20 Kilometers is 370 HUF and a bus journey between 20.1 and 25 Kilometers is 465 HUF. More information can be found on the Volán Bus WebsiteVolan Bus Fares.

Scroll down the Volán Bus Website to section 2 - Look at the 3rd column for full bus fares, the 4th column for children bus fares (50% discount) and the 5th column for 'people with special needs' bus fares (90% discount).

Below is a list of routes whose destinations can be reached via Szeged Bus/Coach Websitelocal bus and/or national coach services; all of which leave from Szeged, Hungary. Local bus and national coach services normally leave from inside the Mars Tér bus/coach station, but can leave from the main road in front of it (called Mars Tér). Either way, I have given you their Bay (Stand) Numbers.

Destination Bus/Coach Bay Bus/Coach Route Journey Time HUF GBP Comments
Algyő 5005/399 15 Mins 310 Ft 85p
Bordány 4/5/6/7 5050/343 35 Mins 370 Ft £1.01
Budapest 5 1100/104 2 Hr 55 Mins 3,395 Ft £9.35
Debrecen 1/2 1441/140 5 Hr 3,950 Ft £10.88
Forráskút 7 5055/287 40 Mins 465 Ft £1.28
Hódmezővásárhely 5004/115 33 Mins 560 Ft £1.54
Kecskemét 5 1100/202 1 Hr 40 Mins 1,830 Ft £5.04
Kistelek 5 5070/163 40 Mins 560 Ft £1.54
Kiskunfélegyháza 5 1100/202 1 Hr 7 Mins 1,270 Ft £3.49
Pécs 3/4 1503/11 3 Hr 15 Mins 3,410 Ft £9.39
Sándorfalva 9/15 5001/233 25 Mins 310 Ft 85p
Szatymaz 9/10/11 5060/205 30 Mins 310 Ft 85p

You can use the Menetrendek website (linked above) to get timetable information. I've also given you an example of An example of 'how to use the menetrendek website'How To Use The Menetrendek Website.

If you are buying a ticket from Mars Tér in Szeged, the waiting room has a ticket office and information about the bus bay numbers. Meaning, you can wait at your bus bay number, get on the bus and pay the driver directly.

Although Szeged does not have an Oyster Card system yet, you can still buy a monthly bus pass (even though it is only valid between two permanent towns, cities or villages - i.e. only valid for trips between Szeged and Forráskút). This is because the monthly bus pass is meant for workers only and not really for tourists or "Foreign" residents.

Kecskemét Bus Station

Kecskemét Bus Station - The Ticket Hall, Information Point And Bus Bays.

In Kecskemét bus station: Bay 12 is for buses to Szeged and Makó and Bay 13 is for Budapest. Szeged and Budapest are both 90Km away from Kecskemét, which means both bus fares are 1,680 HUF (£4.74) each.

TRAVELLING HUNGARY BY TRAIN

Below is a list of routes whose destinations can be reached via Szeged Train Websitenational rail services, all of which leave from Szeged train station; usually from platform 4 or 5. Either way, I have given you their Platform Numbers.

Destination Platform Number Line/Carriage Number Journey Time HUF GBP Comments
Algyő 2 7732 SZEMÉLY 20 Mins 370 Ft £1.01
Baja 4 727 KODÁLY 2 Hr 57 Mins 3,560 Ft £9.80 *
Budapest 5 715 PAPRIKA 2 Hr 22 Mins 3,705 Ft £10.20
Cegléd 4 727 KODÁLY 1 Hr 27 Mins 2,375 Ft £6.54 **
Debrecen 4 727 KODÁLY 3 Hr 7 Mins 5,200 Ft £14.32 ***
Hódmezővásárhely 2 7722 SZEMÉLY 37 Mins 650 Ft £1.79
Kecskemét 4 727 KODÁLY 1 Hr 2 Mins 1,830 Ft £5.04
Kistelek 4 727 KODÁLY 25 Mins 800 Ft £2.20
Kiskunfélegyháza 4 727 KODÁLY 45 Mins 1,270 Ft £3.49
Pécs 4 727 KODÁLY 5 Hr 55 Mins 8,190 Ft £22.56 **
Szatymaz 4 727 KODÁLY 13 Mins 700 Ft £1.92 ****

NOTE: If you buy a single train ticket online it can only be used at the specified time, on the specified day, whereas if you buy a single train ticket at the train station it can be used any time on the specified day. A return train ticket is normally valid for 3 days after the 'date of purchase'.

* Change at Kiskunfélegyháza. BAJA - When at Kiskunfélegyháza, go to platform 5 for the 7897 InterRégió train going from Kecskemét to Baja.

** Change at Budapest. PÉCS - When at Budapest, go to platform 8 for the 804 BARANYA train to Pécs.

*** Change at Cegléd. DEBRECEN - When at Cegléd, catch the 612 SZABOLCS train to Debrecen.

**** - You can get a cheaper priced ticket, if you do not need certain services such as wifi, seat reservation and so on.

TRAVELLING HUNGARY BY CAR

Below is a list of routes whose destinations can be reached via road vehicle (car, taxi, motorbike, van and so on), all of which leave from Szeged.

Destination Vehicle Journey Time HUF GBP
Algyő Taxi 25 Mins 4,000 Ft £11.01
Forrásküt Car 30 Minutes
Kecskemét Car 1 Hr - 1 Hr 10 Mins 2,000 Ft - 2,500 Ft £5.50 - £6.88
Budapest Airport Transfer Taxi 1 Hr 30 Mins 7,260 Ft - 9,075 Ft £20 - £25
Budapest Car 1 Hr 50 Mins 8,751 Ft £24.10
Pécs Car 3 Hr 45 Mins 10,402 Ft £28.65
Lake Balaton Car 4 Hr 12,518 Ft £34.48
Miskolc (via Budapest) Car 3 Hr 30 Mins

TRAVELLING HUNGARY BY BICYCLE

One of the best things about Szeged, in terms of its cycling, is its vast amount of cycling lanes; located on pavements, away from the traffic. Not only are these cycle lanes in cities, towns and villages, they are also on the side of E-roads (like A and B roads in the UK) whereby they allow you to connect (travel) from one city, town or village to the next without the fear of being hit by traffic. Szeged really is a bicycle-friendly place to live.

Watch Out!.....Pothole!

Although Szeged is great for cycling, you need to watch out for potholes in the pavements; especially those outside of the city, as many pavements are worn out whereby they have uneven/pot-holed areas that can easily damage your bicycle and you! So make sure your bicycle has thick mountain bike wheels, and ALWAYS CARRY A REPAIR KIT as there are not many bicyle shops between towns and villages.

Many of the potholed pathways tend to be around the housing estates and poorer areas, simply because they are used more by the cyclists and people living there, with the public footpaths and pathways (main streets) being okay.

Potholes Szeged

Warning! Potholes outside the city can seriously damage your bicycle and bones!

Szeged Riverside - Cycling Routes

In the summer, and winter too but not as often, you will find many people cycling alongside the river bank's many pathways that stretch for miles; into towns and villages such as Tiszasziget WebsiteTiszasziget, Térvár, Újszentiván WebsiteÚjszentiván, Szőreg WebsiteSzeged-Szőreg, Kübekháza WebsiteKübekháza and Szeged Tápé. Long distance cyclists have at least 15 miles of pathway to use while enjoying the beautiful countryside. The start of many of these pathways are only ten minutes away from the downtown bridge (Belvárosi Híd).

Riverside Pathways

This is a great place for clearing your mind, exercising and enjoying the freedom of life.

Cycling Around Szeged - ROUTES & TIMINGS

Below I have listed some cycling routes you can take from Belvárosi Híd (Downtown Bridge), one-way; so just double the time if coming back the same route. Some routes are short-ish while other are long distance. Where two times are given, the first is a fast speed (usually on a Mountain Bicycle) and the second is a standard/leisurely speed (usually on a Folding Bicylcle or Budapesti Bicycle).

Going To Journey Time
Szeged Tápé 25-30 Minutes
Algyő (via Szeged Tápe) 1 Hour 10 Minutes
Hódmezővásárhely (via Szeged Tápe) 1 Hour 40 Minutes
Tiszasziget 39 Minutes
Újszentiván 50 Minutes
Szeged-Szőreg 53 Minutes
Szeged (via Tiszasziget, Újszentiván and Szeged-Szőreg) 1 Hour 11 Minutes
Belvárosi Híd (via Tiszasziget, Újszentiván, Szeged-Szőreg and Szeged) 1 Hour 23 Minutes
Kübekháza (via Tiszasziget, Újszentiván and Szeged-Szőreg) 1 Hour 28 Minutes
Röszke (via Szeged-Gyálarét) 55 Minutes
Röszke (via Szentmihály) 47 Minutes
Kiskundorozsma 37 Minutes
Forráskút (via Kiskundorozsma) 1 Hour 5 Minutes / 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Szatymaz (via Kiskundorozsma) 1 Hour 5 Minutes
Sándorfalva (via Kiskundorozsma) 1 Hour 20 Minutes
Sándorfalva To Szeged (Direct) 35-45 Minutes

Szeged Countryside

The countryside of Szeged is worth touring with children too

Cycling Around Szeged - BICYCLE REPAIR SHOPS

Below is a list of bicycle repair shops found in and around Szeged.

Website Area Address GPS Phone E-mail Opening Hours
Drótszamár 3000 Bt. WebsiteDrótszamár 6721 Kálmány Lajos Utca 2 GPS: N 46 15.423 E 20 09.383Map 30 973 2732 E-mail MON-FRI: 9am - 5pm
SAT: 9am - 1pm
Heavy Pedal WebsiteHeavy Pedál 6723 Brüsszeli Körút 12 GPS: N 46 15.677 E 20 09.314Map 62 314 778 E-mail MON-FRI: 10am - 6pm
SAT: 9am - 12pm
Kerekpar-Sziget WebsiteKerekpar-Sziget 6723 Szilléri Sugárút 41 GPS: N 46 15.880 E 20 09.954Map 62 319 324
30 981 7246
E-mail MON-FRI: 10am - 6pm
SAT: 10am - 1pm
Keró WebsiteKeró 6723 Szeged, Rókusi Körút 12-14 GPS: N 46 16.300 E 20 08.621Map 30 380 2000 E-mail MON-FRI: 10am - 6pm
SAT: 10am - 1pm
Prolog Bike WebsiteProlog 6723 Csongrádi Sugárút 31 GPS: N 46 15.814 E 20 09.074Map 62 499 857 E-mail MON-FRI: 10am - 6pm
SAT: 9am - 1pm
Roncs Abroncs WebsiteRoncs Abroncs 6723 József Attila Sugárút 77c GPS: N 46 16.048 E 20 09.477Map 20 478 8714 E-mail MON-FRI: 9am - 4pm
Urban Legend WebsiteUrban Legend 6723 József Attila Sugárút 47 GPS: N 46 15.762 E 20 09.475Map 62 738 489 E-mail MON-FRI: 9am - 6pm
SAT: 9am - 1pm
Canga Bike Shop WebsiteCanga 6724 Kálvária Tér 31 GPS: N 46 15.149 E 20 08.031Map 62 442 643
70 632 4906
E-mail MON-FRI: 8:30am - 5pm
SAT: 8:30am - 12pm
Laci Bike WebsiteLaci Bike 6724 Csongrádi Sugárút 43 GPS: N 46 15.888 E 20 09.082Map 70 403 5751 E-mail MON-FRI: 9am - 5pm
SAT: 9am - 12pm
Maniac WebsiteManiac 6724 Kosuth Lajos Sugárút 57 GPS: N 46 15.660 E 20 08.342Map 62 543 370 E-mail MON-FRI: 10am - 6pm
SAT: 9am - 12pm
Szeged Bike WebsiteSzeged Bike 6724 Vásárhelyi Pál Utca 16 GPS: N 46 15.495 E 20 07.595Map 20 822 8476 E-mail MON-FRI: 9am - 6pm
SAT: 9am - 1pm
Lendulet WebsiteLendulet 6726 Szeged, Derkovits Fasor 94 GPS: N 46 14.190 E 20 10.582Map 62 401 424 E-mail MON-FRI: 9am - 6pm
SAT: 9am - 1pm

Szeged Countryside

In the Szeged countryside you can find unique statues and pieces of artwork


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