Trams #1 and #2 terminate at Szeged Train Station - Tram #1 departs from Szeged Plaza and Tram #2 departs from Európa Liget.Szeged Tram Stop
Make sure you have a valid tram ticket as ticket inspectors do travel on these tram routes frequently.
When you are at Szeged train station you need to watch the timetables for delays and platform changes.Szeged 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 Daily Travel Pass is great for visiting tourist locations and other places of interest.
It is valid on the trams, trolley buses and local buses in and around Szeged city centre.
The Bicycle is great for general exercise and saving money when travelling all over Szeged.Bicycle bought from Hervis
This bicycle cost 60,000 HUF - A Yearly Travel Pass costs 81,600 HUF. You do the maths!
The ticket office is on the right-hand side of the front of the bus station in Mars Tér, Szeged.Mars Tér Bus Station
Mars Tér bus station is the main starting point and coach terminal for many journeys/routes across Hungary.
If you want to check other bus routes, and timetables, leaving from Szeged and other parts of Hungary use this 'bus routes checker' website.Bus Routes Checker Website
It details other bus companies besides Volánbusz, which means you have a wider selection of tourist trips!
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 Szeged
Radio Taxis and Tempo Taxis are the two well known firms.Tempo 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".
An adult, single, 2nd class ticket from Szeged to Budapest currently costs 3,705 HUF.
Make sure you are in the correct carriage, otherwise you may be fined; if you are not asked to upgrade your ticket.
On this web page you will find a small tutorial on how to find information about local buses that travel from the Mars Tér, Szeged bus terminal to an outer-city town such as Kecskemét or Forráskút using the menetrendek.hu bus website. The example below demonstrates finding information about Forráskút.
The reason for this small tutorial is because, at present, there is no English version of the menetrendek.hu website; which is a shame because all the important information is on it. And with more Hungarians making "Foreign" friends while living abroad Menetrendek and other important Hungarian companies, institutes, associations and organisations should no longer assume that only Hungarians want to travel to other cities, towns and villages from Szeged.
Begin your search by visiting the http://menetrendek.hu/Menetrendek (Timetables) bus website and click on the link called CSAK VOLÁN JÁRATOK (Only Volán Journeys), located directly above the search boxes.
Click on the link called CSAK VOLÁN JÁRATOK (Only Volán Journeys)
Now click inside the HONNAN (Where From) edit box and enter the name of the city, town or village you will be leaving from.
Click inside the HONNAN (Leaving From) edit box to begin your search
As you type: the city, town or village name may appear as a suggestion whereby you can either continuing typing the name or simply click on the name to autofill the HONNAN edit box. In this case I am leaving from Szeged.
Enter the name of the city, town or village you are LEAVING FROM (Honnan)
Once you have entered the name of the city, town or village you are leaving from, the next step is to click inside the HOVÁ (Where To) edit box and type the name of city, town or village you are going to. In this case I am going to a village called Forráskút.
Enter the name of the city, town or village you are GOING TO (Hova)
With the departure city, town or village entered and the arrival city, town or village entered, the next step is to choose your departure date. If you are leaving today and at anytime from this point onwards, just leave the calendar and time details as they are - Your search will look for available leaving times from now and onwards - Otherwise, if you want to leave on a different date/time, you will need to change the calendar and time settings accordingly.
In this case I will leave 3 days from now, from 9am onwards, and will therefore need to change the calendar and time settings. This is done by clicking on the CALENDAR icon and then on the number 27 to change the departure date from Friday 24th February 2017 to Monday 27th February 2017. When I do this, the time will automatically change to EGÉSZ NAP (ALL DAY); meaning buses that leave from anytime now and for the rest of the day will be searched for.
Click on the CALENDAR icon to change your preferred departure date
To change the time to 9am-Tól (9am and onwards) I need to click on the number 13 to highlight it and then type 09. After that the 40 will be editable (become highlighted) whereby I can type 00 over it.
Click on the time digits to highlight them and change them
Now that the date and time have been changed, clicking on the KERESÉS (Search) button will perform a search for buses that leave in accordance to the current date and time settings - Your preferred/chosen date and time settings.
Click on KERESÉS (Search) to begin a search for possible bus timetables
When the search results are displayed you will see a list of possible bus journeys that MIGHT match your specific search criteria. I say might because your journey's start point might not be what you entered. For example: Here I can leave from Szeged Mars Tér (Szeged City Bus Terminal) or from Kiskundorozsma (a town that is a few miles away from Szeged City).
To view more information about a specific bus journey simply click on the blue expansion ÚTVONAL RÉSZLETEI (Route Details) button to the left of its listing.
Click on the ÚTVONAL RÉSZLETEI button to expand the bus journey information
After clicking on the ÚTVONAL RÉSZLETEI button you can see more information about the bus route (including transfers (Átszállás) and the name of the bus/route) as well as print the information by clicking on the blue NYOMTATÁS VAGY MENTÉS FÁJLBA (Print Or Save A File) button.
Look out for words such as ÁTSZÁLLÁS (Transfer/Change-Over) in the listings
That's it! Now that you have the information you need to pay for your ticket by visiting a bus terminal, paying on the bus itself or visit a website selling the tickets. Either way, Menetrendek is only a timetable website; Hence its name Menetrendek (Timetables).