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How To Travel To Hungary

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By plane

Liszt Ferenc Airport in Budapest, Airport Debrecen in Debrecen, and FlyBalaton Airport in Sármellék are Hungary’s international airports. Malév (Hungarian Airlines), Hungary’s flag airline, was decommissioned in early 2012. There are many low-cost carriers that fly to Budapest, including Ryanair, Wizzair, Easyjet, Eurowings, and Airberlin.

By train

With regular trains from Austria, Germany, Czechia, and Slovakia, Budapest is a major railway hub for the whole country of Hungary and a significant portion of Eastern Europe. There is at least one train every day from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Italy, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Serbia, Switzerland, and Ukraine, as well as through cars from Poland and seasonal via sleepers from Bulgaria and Montenegro.

You may look for international train connections on the official schedule site of MV, the national rail operator, or on the German Railways website, which covers nearly all of Europe.

By car

To enter the country, make sure your International Motor Insurance Card (H) is valid for Hungary, as well as your vehicle registration and a Power of Attorney from the owner if the automobile is not yours. The border guards are very rigorous about allowing vehicles to through without these papers.

Hungary’s border control is very rigorous and comprehensive. If required, they will not hesitate to perform a thorough vehicle search. Since the elimination of physical borders, entry from Schengen nations (Austria, Slovenia, and Slovakia) is exempt from such border controls. All of those that remain display mild control (Romania, Croatia), and owing to a bilateral agreement, Serbian nationals no longer face rigorous border checks. However, you should be aware that if you enter the nation from the Schengen region, you may be subjected to a so-called inside-customs check everywhere you go. Non-Schengen travelers must be aware that customs prescriptions from Ukraine and Serbia will be strictly enforced. You are permitted to carry two packs of cigarettes into Hungary if you are traveling from Serbia. If you bring more than that, they will confiscate it and penalize you €102. If you hold a European License, you may bring in hunting weapons from any EU member state. However, if you have that, you are not permitted to purchase or sell your or a new weapon here. Automatic firearms are not allowed to be carried, and you will never be able to acquire one in HU. The same holds true for illegal substances. Infringement of these regulations will very certainly result in your arrest! Entry from non-Schengen nations may take a lengthy time, especially on weekends when EU-Nationals are returning north via the E75 corridor from Belgrade, Serbia. The queues to cross the border have stretched as long as 7 kilometers, with wait times of up to 6 hours. Bypassing may be accomplished via alternative border crossings in Hungary or Croatia. If you are driving in from an EU nation, such as Austria, you must stop and check with officials at the border; otherwise, the crossings are open and the immigration control kiosks are typically vacant.

When driving into Hungary, make sure that the border crossing on the route you select permits foreigners to enter through. In addition, several minor crossings shut for the night in the afternoon. It is also necessary to get a vignette if you want to drive on highways.

By bus

Several international bus routes go through or into Hungary. Volánbusz, the national bus operator as well as the local Eurolines representative, has a website where you can discover schedules and buy tickets. Orangeways bus company, on the other hand, provides service between Budapest and Austria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia. Their website has timetables as well as online reservations. On the southern border with Serbia, don’t be shocked if a collection is being held on the bus for a payment to the border-guards in order for the bus to pass quicker.

By ship

International shipping lines on the Danube (Duna) or Tisza rivers may enter Hungary. Between May and September, Mahart operates a regular hydrofoil service on the Danube to and from Vienna and Bratislava.

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