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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 - 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.
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.
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.
|Algyő||Taxi||25 Mins||4,000 Ft||£11.01|
|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|
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.
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.
Warning! Potholes outside the city can seriously damage your bicycle and bones!
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).
This is a great place for clearing your mind, exercising and enjoying the freedom of life.
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|
|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|
|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|
The countryside of Szeged is worth touring with children too
Below is a list of bicycle repair shops found in and around Szeged.
|Drótszamár 3000 Bt. WebsiteDrótszamár||6721||Kálmány Lajos Utca 2||GPS: N 46 15.423 E 20 09.383Map||30 973 2732||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||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
|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||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||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||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||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
|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||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||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||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||MON-FRI: 9am - 6pm
SAT: 9am - 1pm
In the Szeged countryside you can find unique statues and pieces of artwork