Getting Around, Szeged Travel, Transport and Car Rental

(Szeged, Csongrad, Hungary)

Aerial picture of the cityscapeConsidering that Szeged is a relatively small city, particularly when directly compared to nearby Budapest, many visitors are surprised to find such a well-developed public transport system. Within Szeged you can travel inexpensively using transport options such as trolleybuses, trams and buses.

When using public transport in Szeged, it will be necessary to purchase individual tickets, since they are not interchangeable between trams and buses. Tickets can always be purchased from the actual driver, or alternatively, weekly travel passes and useful combined passes are available from the numerous newsstands and similar kiosks spread around the city.

Picture of the nearby Budapest Ferihegy Airport (BUD)

Budapest Ferihegy Airport (BUD) / Arriving by Air

Address: Budapest, HU-1675, Hungary, HU
Tel: +36 01 296 9696
Most people flying into Hungary and heading to Szeged will arrive at Budapest Ferihegy Airport, which is situated around 167 km / 104 miles to the south of the city and is connected by the M5 motorway.

Ferihegy Airport is home to three passenger terminals, where the main airlines include Air France, Malév Hungarian Airlines, Ryanair, Scandinavian Airlines, Sterling, Swiss International and Wizz Air. This is Hungary's premier airport and as such features modern facilities, such as a number of duty-free shops, plenty of restaurants and a well-equipped business centre.

Budapest Ferihegy Airport (BUD) Guide

Photo of bridge crossing the Tisza River

Car Rental

Many visitors arriving at Budapest Ferihegy Airport choose to rent a car and drive into Szeged along the M5 motorway south, with a journey time of up to two hours. To be permitted to travel on this motorway it will be necessary to first purchase a permit sticker, available at all fuel stations.

Driving around Szeged is easy, although renting a car really comes into its own should you wish to explore southern Hungary more fully, with many notable popular destinations close by and within easy driving distance, such as Csongrad, Kiskunhalas, Szarvas and Szentes.

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Picture of public tram transport in the city centre

Buses and Trams

Trams are known locally in Hungary as 'villamos' and travel from the railway station to the northerly Széchenyi Tér, before turning west and reaching the Kossuth Lajor Sugárút and ultimately the Izabella Bridge. Further tram transport links Szentmihály and the nearby flea market. Public buses (autóbusz) and trolley buses are also available and travel to locations such as Sziksósfürdo and also New Szeged.


Szeged is conveniently situated on a main Hungarian railway line, which connects the Nyugati train station in Budapest in around two and three quarter hours. There is also a further train line, where regular trains travel to destinations such as Békéscsaba (two hours), Gyula (three hours) and also Hódmezovásárhely (35 minutes).