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Air travel to Szekesfehervar

by johnforbat Online Now Apr 22, 2010 at 8:22 AM

Is there an air service to Szekesfehervar from Budpest?

Is there air service to Bratislave from Szekesfehervar?

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    Re: Air travel to Szekesfehervar

    by GyuriFT Online Now Apr 22, 2010 at 8:38 AM

    No, but you can travel from Budapest to Székesfehérvár by bicycle or if you wake up early in the morning - you can make there till late evening by walking.

    It would be a pure insanity to have flights for such a short distance (40 miles).

    The train ticket costs about 5 Euro (1280 Forint), travel takes about one hour - one and half hours. No need to make any reservation for most trains, use them like a city bus.

    For Bratislava: the ticket costs 16 Euro return. Same as with Székesfehérvár: buy the ticket and take the next train. No reservation is needed. It's like a city bus on the rails.

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    Re: Air travel to Szekesfehervar

    by muratkorman Online Now Apr 22, 2010 at 9:13 AM

    As stated above, use the train. It's the most convenient way due to short distance.

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    Re: Air travel to Szekesfehervar

    by danbp Online Now Apr 24, 2010 at 1:16 AM

    It's really a short distance. Now there is a track reconstruction going on between Budapest and Szekesfehervar, it causes delays, but you can still make it in one hour. Trains depart from Budapest-Deli or Budapest-Keleti station, both are accessible by metro M2. If you're coming from Budapest-Ferihegy Airport, you may consider taking a coach to Szekesfehervar. The journey time is about the same (it depends on the actual route, though), the ticket costs slightly more than the train. The advantage of the bus is that it departs from Budapest, Nepliget (metro M3 Nepliget station), which is closer to Budapest-Ferihegy Airport. And its stop in Szekesfehervar is in the center, while the train station is a 10-15-minute walk or a 1.5-2€ taxi ride. But you'll have less space, no restroom and your baggage will not be with you but in a separate compartment. Bus and train frequencies are at least one vehicle per hour, but generally it's more frequent than that.

    Travelling from Bratislava to Szekesfehervar, you'll have to go via Budapest, due to a lack of direct connections and main north-south routes. Still you may consider taking a train from Bratislava to Komarno, cross by taxi (2-3 euros) or on foot (20-30 minutes) if you don't have much luggage and take a bus from Komarom to Szekesfehervar. I didn't check whether it is shorter in terms of journey time than travelling via Budapest but it's definitely cheaper. But check schedules, these buses do not run frequently (5-6 times a day).

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    Re: Air travel to Szekesfehervar

    by danbp Online Now Apr 24, 2010 at 1:20 AM

    Check schedules here:

    International schedule search site of DB German Railways www.bahn.de
    MAV-Start (Hungarian passenger rail carrier) www.mav-start.hu
    Volan Association (organisation of coach operators, schedule)
    menetrendek.hu/cgi-bin/menet...
    Slovakian train and coach schedule search engine www.cp.sk
    Budapest Transport Limited (city transport) www.bkv.hu

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