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Did you know that Hungary has more then 600 castles, 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and 15 thermal baths?
If you want to get the most of your travel to Budapest and other parts of Hungary you need to plan your trip well.
We compiled some useful tips and information to help in your travel planning.
You’ll also find some day trip suggestions to Hungary’s countryside to learn more about this fascinating country and its attractions.
If you’ve seen enough of the capital, the Danube Bend north of the city, or Lake Balaton are wonderful destinations for a longer excursion.
How can you get to Hungary?
Many international airlines operate services and there’s an airport at Lake Balaton (the country’s most popular summer resort) too.
Planes will arrive and land at Liszt Ferenc Airport in the outskirts of the city, around 16 km (10 miles) from the centre.
Trains will arrive at one of the 3 train stations:
– Keleti (Eastern) Pályaudvar (Train Station),
– Nyugati (Western) Pályaudvar or
– Déli (Southern) Pályaudvar
From the train stations you can easily get to the city centre by public transport.
A trip to the centre takes about 10-15 minutes, depending on your destination and the time of your travel (on weekends, and public holiday and in the evenings public transport services run less frequently).
Budapest, the capital city
If you’re visiting Budapest for a couple of days, you’ll have only a limited time to see the top attractions the city offers. In this case is best if you stay in a central Budapest Hotel, preferably in the V. district which is the heart of the city.
There are many hotels in the vicinity of Váci utca the well-known pedestrian shopping street.
By going on Hop On Hop Off Bus Sightseeing Tour you’ll enjoy a quick tour of the city in a convenient, air-conditioned bus.
Audio guide describing the city’s landmarks and attractions is provided in several languages.
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