Trams #1 and #2 terminate at Szeged Train Station - Tram #1 departs from Szeged Plaza and Tram #2 departs from Európa Liget.Szeged Tram Stop
Make sure you have a valid tram ticket as ticket inspectors do travel on these tram routes frequently.
When you are at Szeged train station you need to watch the timetables for delays and platform changes.Szeged Train Station
Make sure you are on the correct platform. The train to Ferihegy Airport and Budapest normally leaves from Platform 5, but on rare ocassions from Platform 4.
The Daily Travel Pass is great for visiting tourist locations and other places of interest.
It is valid on the trams, trolley buses and local buses in and around Szeged city centre.
The Bicycle is great for general exercise and saving money when travelling all over Szeged.Bicycle bought from Hervis
This bicycle cost 60,000 HUF - A Yearly Travel Pass costs 81,600 HUF. You do the maths!
The ticket office is on the right-hand side of the front of the bus station in Mars Tér, Szeged.Mars Tér Bus Station
Mars Tér bus station is the main starting point and coach terminal for many journeys/routes across Hungary.
If you want to check other bus routes, and timetables, leaving from Szeged and other parts of Hungary use this 'bus routes checker' website.Bus Routes Checker Website
It details other bus companies besides Volánbusz, which means you have a wider selection of tourist trips!
Taxi companies in Szeged charge more or less the same price per km/mile and can normally be found in the city centre and near Szeged train station.Radio Taxi Szeged
Radio Taxis and Tempo Taxis are the two well known firms.Tempo Taxi Szeged
Tempo's website is in English, details its prices and tells you the whereabouts of its taxi stands. All very important info for the "Foreigner".
On this web page you will find timed recordings of sample trips I made, to/from my apartment, when travelling by Aeroplane, Train, Tram, Trolley Bus and Coach. Their routes and journey times were recorded to give you some idea of how far a tourist attraction, for example, is in relation to an average "out of the city centre" apartment such as my apartment.
Some examples: I travelled on Tram #4 from Rózsa Utca (near my apartment) to Dugonics Tér (in the city centre) recording the time between each tram stop and therefore the overall tram journey time. And when I travelled from Szeged (Hungary) to London (UK) I recorded the entire train and flight journey times. In other recordings I timed cycling and walking journey times.
I did these recordings so you have exact timings, correct directions and up-to-date information in terms of timetables, routes and website links. I did not want to put estimated times on this website because I know it is not nice when someone tells you a journey or distance is "ONLY 5 Minutes/Miles Away" when in reality it is 10-15 Minutes/Miles Away.
Before you explore this web page you might want to click on the following links to view/download public transport timetables and/or to watch YouTube VideosYouTube YouTube VideosVideos of entire public transport journeys (one end of a line to the other). Also on this web page are useful links to the various transport websites.
Most entire journeys take 20 minutes or less, with shorter journeys (i.e. journeys from outer city to city centre) taking 5 to 12 minutes. This is because shorter journeys normally consist of 7 to 10 stops with many stops taking 1 minute; 2 minutes maximum. As a tourist you would not really take an entire journey simply because there is nothing to see past the city centre stops. Entire journeys are normally taken by those living outside the city centre and those visiting a big shopping complex for example.
|Tram 1||Online (EN)||Szeged Pu (Train Station) TO Szeged Plaza||17 Mins||Entire Journey|
|Tram 1||Online (EN)||Szeged Plaza TO Szeged Pu (Train Station)||17 Mins||Entire Journey|
|Tram 2||Online (EN)||Szeged Pu (Train Station) TO Európa Liget||17 Mins||Entire Journey|
|Tram 2||Online (EN)||Európa Liget TO Szeged Pu (Train Station)||17 Mins||Entire Journey|
|Tram 3||Online (EN)||Vadaspark (Szeged Zoo) TO Tarján||20 Mins||Entire Journey|
|Tram 3||Online (EN)||Tarján TO Vadaspark (Szeged Zoo)||20 Mins||Entire Journey|
|Tram 3F||Online (EN)||Fonógyári út TO Tarján via Vadaspark (Szeged Zoo)||27 Mins||Entire Journey|
|Tram 3F||Online (EN)||Tarján TO Fonógyári út via Vadaspark (Szeged Zoo)||27 Mins||Entire Journey|
|Tram 4||Online (EN)||Kecskés TO Tarján||20 Mins||Entire Journey|
|Tram 4||Online (EN)||Tarján TO Kecskés||20 Mins||Entire Journey|
|Bus 5||Online (EN)||Körtöltés utca TO Gyermekkórház||23 Mins||Entire Journey|
|Bus 5||Online (EN)||Gyermekkórház TO Körtöltés utca||23 Mins||Entire Journey|
|Bus 7||Online (EN)||Bakay Nándor utca TO Gyermekkórház||10 Mins|
|Bus 7||Online (EN)||Gyermekkórház TO Bakay Nándor utca||10 Mins|
|Bus 8||Online (EN)||Klinikák TO Makkosház||17 Mins||Entire Journey|
|Bus 8||Online (EN)||Makkosház TO Klinikák||17 Mins||Entire Journey|
|Bus 9||Online (EN)||Vértó TO Lugas Utca||27 Mins||Entire Journey|
|Bus 9||Online (EN)||Lugas Utca TO Vértó||27 Mins||Entire Journey|
|Bus 10||Online (EN)||Tarján, Víztorony Tér TO Klinikák||19 Mins||Entire Journey|
|Bus 10||Online (EN)||Klinikák TO Tarján, Víztorony Tér||19 Mins||Entire Journey|
|Bus 19||Online (EN)||Makkosház TO Tarján, Víztorony Tér||23 Mins|
|Bus 19||Online (EN)||Tarján, Víztorony Tér TO Makkosház||23 Mins|
|Bus 20||Online (HU)||Petőfitelep (Fő Tér) TO Vadkerti Tér||30 Mins||Entire Journey|
|Bus 20||Online (HU)||Vadkerti Tér TO Petőfitelep (Fő Tér)||30 Mins||Entire Journey|
|Bus 21||Online (HU)||Új-Petőfitelep TO Személy Pu|
|Bus 21||Online (HU)||Személy Pu TO Új-Petőfitelep|
Besides the above public transport links you might want to take a coach trip with Volanbusz WebsiteVolanbusz Coach Company. Their Volanbusz Route 600600 route, for example, travels from Szeged (4:40pm) to Budapest (7:55pm) via Kecskemét (6:40am) in 3 Hours 15 Minutes, which is not bad because the train takes 2 Hours 15 Minutes and the car takes approximately 2 Hours. So if you like coach trips and viewing the countryside it makes for a great alternative, exploration, trip. And their Volanbusz Route 11001100 route travels from Budapest (11:30) to Makó (3:15pm) via Szeged (2:35pm); approximately 40 Minutes.
Do not forget that you can take many How To Use menetrendek.hu Bus Websiteshort and long bus/coach journeys from Mars Tér bus/coach station to other places within Hungary simply because Szeged is a terminus and leaving point. And if you want to visit other parts of Europe that border Hungary, such as Romania and Serbia, you might like to travel by Aeroplane, Train and/or Boat!
Railways - RailJet WebsiteRailJet (Austrian Railways) - EuroStar WebsiteEuroStar (European Railways) - Voyages-SNCF WebsiteVoyages-SNCF (French Railways) - MÁV START WebsiteMÁV START (Hungarian Railways) - CFR Calatori WebsiteCFR Calatori (Romanian Railways)
Bus/Coach Lines - EuroLines WebsiteEuroLines (Hungarian Coach Trips)
Below is an actual time recording from my apartment in Szeged to London-Luton Airport (UK) via Budapest International Airport (Hungary):
Taking a taxi to Szeged train station would shorten the travel time of course. It only takes around 11 Minutes, depending on traffic, to get from my apartment to Szeged train station for example, which normally costs around 2,000 HUF (£5.33).
Buses #20 and #21 also go to the train station, from my apartment for example, and only take 16 and 14 minutes respectively. However, to wait for those buses might mean adding another 25-30 minutes to your journey time, if not longer (i.e. missed bus, bus full, bus broke down, etc), so it is sometimes better to take the Tram #2 route to be more certain of your journey.
Keep a track of train timetables for possible delays and platform changes
Below is an actual time recording travelling from the Rózsa Utca tram stop (near my apartment) to the Dugonics Tér tram stop (in the city centre) using Tram #4:
Each tram stop is announced (spoken) via the onboard computer and also displayed on the moving billboard at the front of the tram. Tram stops that take two minutes are normally due to traffic and/or a naturally long route.
Below is an actual time recording travelling from the Árkád Shopping Centre (in the city centre) via the Dugonics Tér bus stop (also in the city centre) to the Rózsa Utca bus stop (not far from my apartment) using Trolley Bus #8:
When you reach the Rózsa Utca trolley bus stop and get off, look to your right (at the back end of the trolley bus) and you will see the first street on the left is Rózsa Utca. Walk down it until you to come to József Attila Sugárút (the main road near my apartment) and then continue to my apartment. This small walk, from the trolley bus stop to my apartment, takes 9 Minutes and 20 Seconds (Rózsa Utca to József Attila Sugárút takes 5 Minutes and 25 Seconds and József Attila Sugárút to my apartment takes 3 Minutes and 55 Seconds).
Below is an actual bicycle time recording from my apartment (not far from József Attila Sugárút) to Mars Tér. This bicycle ride might be taken when I need to buy coach tickets and/or when I want to visit the large indoor Fruit & Veg market next to the coach station.
This short journey could easily be a typical weekly shopping trip for someone living outside Szeged city centre, wanting fresh fruit and veg from the local countryside. The Árkád Shopping Centre is only 1 Minute away, by bicycle, from Mars Tér.
The Mars Tér coach station has a ticket office, information point and waiting room
The Fruit & Veg Indoor Market is located on the left-side of Mars Tér coach station
Below is an actual bicycle time recording from my apartment (not far from József Attila Sugárút) to Napfényfürdõ Aquapolis water park (swimming pools). I have also added the Post Office (Posta), which is just over the Downtown Bridge, for those ocassions where you might want to have a swim before going into the city centre to shop and/or pay bills for example.
From the post office the major sightseeing stops are literally five minutes away from each other. So to cycle from my apartment for example to Szeged city centre via Napfényfürdõ Aquapolis (via the Bertalan and Downtown bridges) should take you between 26-30 minutes maximum. This journey is really ideal if you want a longer cycling route as part of your exercise.
Below are actual walking-distance time recordings from my apartment (not far from József Attila Sugárút) to tourist sights in and around Szeged city centre. Once in Széchenyi Tér I have then taken walking-distance time recordings from the post office (posta), as Széchenyi Tér is central to so many tourist sights.
Below is an actual route recording of the tourist car that looks like a miniature train (known as the 'Little Train') that leaves from Széchenyi Tér every hour (peak times). The whole journey takes 40-45 Minutes, depending on traffic, and has no stops. It is one continuous ride from Széchenyi Tér, back to Széchenyi Tér. The little train costs 990 HUF (under £2.50) and is a great way to see Szeged city centre, its back streets, ornate buildings and some of its main attractions.
Always look at the little train's next-day departure time the night before, if possible. Also, on the day itself, ask if the little train is leaving at its stated time - I saw a departure time of 1pm, but was then told the little train would be leaving at 2pm instead because nobody but me was there at 1pm.