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Going around Hungary
Posted November 2nd, 2012 - 4:58 pm by from Quebec, Canada (Permalink)
Hello!

I'm currently planning a trip in Hungary in may.

I would like to know how it is to travel around the country without a car? Is it doable? How easy is it to hitchhike?

Thank you!

Posted November 3rd, 2012 - 6:57 pm by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
Traveling around is more comfortable if you have a car but it is possible by public transport (trains and buses) and by hitchhiking as well like everywhere in Europe.

Posted November 5th, 2012 - 3:14 am by from Quebec, Canada (Permalink)
Alright, thanks =)

Of course, I can understand that there would be more liberty if we were to go around by car, but I basically just wanted to know if there's busses between major cities outside Budapest at least once per day, hehe.

Posted November 5th, 2012 - 9:06 am by from L'Ile-Perrot, Canada (Permalink)
Bus and train traffic is modeled like "Hub and spokes": Going from A to B is usually from A to Budapest to B.

So if you are planning day trips, better stay central.

Posted November 5th, 2012 - 8:50 pm by from Veszprem, Hungary (Permalink)
Agreeing with the Budapest centered dense traffic, i would encourage you to plan chain-public-travelling, since to the nearby towns there is also dense traffic.
Eg. not from Sopron to Pécs, but form Sopron to Győr, then to Székesfehérvár then to Veszprém, then to ...
for bus, check http://ujmenetrend.cdata.hu/uj_menetrend/en/index.php
for train
http://elvira.mav-start.hu/elvira.dll/xslvzs/index?language=2