Travel to Pécs
How to get there and useful information

Reaching Hungary via Budapest

From most European countries, the easiest way of reaching Hungary is by plane, since flying is fast, comfortable and once you have checked in it is virtually impossible to get lost. There are flights from all over the world to Budapest, the capital of Hungary.

It is also possible to travel to Hungary by international train services - this option is favoured by traveller coming from neighbouring countries.

From Budapest to Pécs

Airport Shuttle

After landing in Hungary you'll find an Airport Minibus office at the terminal. We advise you to take an Airport Minibus shuttle which ride to Pécs directly. This is the most convenient way of travelling from the airport. It costs approx. HUF 15,000 (≈ EUR 42) for one-way and HUF 25,000 (≈ EUR 70) for a return fare. Please note, that you should arrange the shuttle for yourself. There are two main companies which offer airport shuttle from Budapest to Pécs:

  Travel by train

Another option for travelling from Budapest to Pécs is the train. First, you should come from the Airport to the Keleti Pályaudvar in Budapest. You can get there by taxi or public transport (busline 100E to "Kálvin tér" station then metro line M4 to Keleti Pályaudvar). The trip to Pécs takes 2 hours and 40 minutes. On the website of the Hungarian Railways, you can find the IC timetable. The full fare 2nd class ticket with a seat reservation will cost about HUF 4,300 (approx. EUR 12).

Travel by car

Foreigners driving a car to Hungary are required to hold a valid international driving licence. Car registration and insurance papers are also compulsory. Most of the hotels in Pécs have a safe car park. Driving is on the right-hand side and the seatbelt is compulsory. The speed limit within residential areas is 50 km/h, 90 km/h for secondary roads, 110 km/h for highways and 130 km/h for motorways.

Do I need a visa?

You can apply for the Hungarian Schengen Visa since 2007 when Hungary as a Member State of the European Union, also became a member state of the Schengen Area.

See the list of countries whose citizens need a visa to enter Hungary by clicking Do I need a visa to visit Hungary?

If you need a visa to enter Hungary, the LOC strongly advises you requiring a visa and/or other travel documentation to enter Hungary to make their application in their home countries at least two months before the intended date of travel.

All information can be found on Shengen visa info official website.

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