advertisement

Getting There -- Eger is a 2 hour 20 minute train ride from Budapest if you take one of the seven direct trains daily departing from Budapest's Keleti Station. Tickets cost 2,870 Ft for first class or 2,290 Ft for second class, for a one-way trip. There are other trains that leave every half hour, but you will have to change trains, which can get confusing if you are an intrepid traveler or in a hurry. For this inconvenience, you will pay more: 3,320 Ft for first class, 2,810 Ft second class.

The train station is not located in the center of the city; it is about 1 mile out. The walk is pleasant, but if you have luggage, take a taxi. It should not cost more than 1,000 Ft to reach your hotel if you are at any of those listed here.

If you're driving from Budapest, take the M3 motorway east to Kerecsend, where you pick up Route 25 north to Eger. There is a toll and toll tickets will be going up in price in the near future, so check at all MOL gas stations.

Visitor Information -- For information, contact Tourinform, at Bajcsy-Zsilinszky u. 9 (tel. 36/517-715). The office is open in summer Monday through Friday from 9am to 6pm and on weekends from 9am to 1pm; during off season, the office closes an hour earlier on weekdays and is closed on Sunday. For private-room booking, try Eger Hotels at www.egerhotels.com or Egertourist at the Tourinform office above (tel. 36/510-270). The office is open Monday through Saturday from 10am. Note that the telephone city code for Eger is 36, the same as the country code for Hungary. To call from abroad, you would use 36/36 and then the local six-digit number.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.