How to get to Győr

Transportation to Hungary

The official addresse of the University:
H-9026 Győr, Egyetem tér 1.

 

 

By plane

Fortunately our town, Győr is close to more airports, so you can have the choices to arrive in Budapest or Vienna.

via Budapest

Hungary is small enough for you not to need to get around by air. International air traffic goes through one airport, Liszt Ferenc Airport (former Ferihegy), near Budapest. From the airport you can take a minibus to your destination in Budapest. The Airport Minibus Service has a desk at the airport, so you will find them easily. This service has a set price independent of your destination within Budapest, but you should call it 24 hours before you travel. When it's time to leave the country you can call the minibus to pick you up from your door. Have a nice journey!

Airport Minibus Service (www.airportshuttle.hu) costs 3,200 HUF/ person. To return to the airport you must order the minibus 24 hours in advance. The transfer buses operate between the airport and five major provincial towns (Debrecen, Győr, Miskolc, Pécs, Szeged).

A taxi from the airport to the railway or bus station should cost no more than 4,000 - 5,000 HUF.

From 4 am to 11 pm, bus number 200E commutes between Terminal 2 and the Kőbánya-Kispest metro terminal (metro line M3). From the Kőbánya-Kispest metro terminal, passengers can take the M3 metro towards Újpest Központ to reach the city centre. It is possible to change to metro lines M1 and M2 at the Deák Ferenc tér stop in the inner city.

From 11 pm to 1 am, night bus number 200E operates between Budapest Airport Terminal 2 and the Határ út stop where you can take bus number 950 and 950A to the city centre (Deák Ferenc tér). From 1 pm to 4 pm bus number 900 commutes between Terminal 2 and the Bajcsi-Zsilinszky út stop where is possible to change to night buses 950 and 950A, operating to the inner city (Deák Ferenc tér). You can use also the interactive rout planner of Budapest.

Transportation from Budapest

By train: Trains departing from Keleti Station arrive in Győr in 85 minutes. Besides the 9 or 10 InterCity trains that run daily, most international express trains from Western Europe stop in Győr, so it is possible to reach the city without having to go through Budapest, which makes a change.

Train tickets are fairly cheap in Hungary if you have a student card. Intercity/Railjet trains are the smoothest way to travel: they are fast and comfortable, and tickets cost only cca 2-3 EUR more than for an ordinary train. Train tickets must be purchased in advance at the train station or from a travel agent. The very smart site of the train schedule will help you plan your route and give you information on ticket prices.

By bus: Buses depart from Népliget bus station and the journey time is approximately 1.5 hour. International buses (from Vienna, Bratislava, Prague and Munich) also have scheduled stops in Győr. You can inform on the webpage of the bus company.

By car: Take the M1 motorway. Győr is in the middle of the highway from Vienna to Budapest, approximately 125 km far from the both cities. Please mind the higway toll in Hungary!

By plane via Vienna

Austria's international airport, Schwechat is cca 100 km far to west from Győr. It provides a lot of transfer possibilities to Vienna's different points, and sometimes direct transfers to Budapest, via Győr. You can check the  transfer to the city here:

By bus: Buses depart from Vienna's downtown, so prior you need to get in the town. There are different bus companies, offering travel to Győr with different prices (cca 10-20 EUR), like these (for more offer, please check the actual fact on the Internet):

Privat Transfer

In case you want to chose the most simple, fast and comfortable way to get to Győr, you can take one of the privat transfers for a moderate price:

 

Arriving in Győr

The railway station (Pályaudvar) is in the middle of the city, behind the City Hall (Városháza). From the station, head through the centre, then cross the Mosoni-Duna river. The university is about 15 minutes walking from there.

Public transport of Győr

Within the town of Győr only bus service is available. Sorry, no underground.

To reach the university, you can take the CITY bus (free), bus No. 6, No.9 or No. 11/11A (station: Széchenyi István Egyetem).

The bus stop (CITY) is located next to the railway station (station: Honvéd Liget) and commutes between 6:45 am and 17:30 pm only through the city centre to Széchenyi István University. The bus stop (No. 6) is located at the bridgehead of Baross Gábor Bridge towards the city centre near the railway station. The bus stop (No. 11) is located on the opposite side of Szent István Street (next to the railway station) in Aradi vértanúk útja.

For the entire schedule and bus routes, visit the local bus company's webpage (unfortunately only Hungarian version)

Bus tickets and season tickets are available at the bus station, kiosks and ticket machines at several bus stops for 250 HUF and from the bus driver for 440 HUF. Tickets must be validated using a hand-operated machine when boarding the vehicle. Students are entitled to reduced rates.

Taxi

After spending a night out in town you might want to take a taxi back to your home. Taxies are more expensive than public transport so it is a good idea to share the taxi with other people.

When taking a taxi, you should avoid hailing unmarked taxi cabs. Even if they have a taxi sign on the top of the vehicle and are seen standing at taxi ranks, do not get it the car unless they have a company name on the outside of the car.

Several taxi companies in Győr:

  • Duna Taxi – Tel: (96) 444 444
  • Volán Taxi – Tel: (96) 333 333
  • Kisalföld Taxi – Tel: (96) 444 000
  • City Taxi – Tel: (96) 809 80

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