By Train -- Trains from Budapest are frequent, but not all are created equal. Trains leave from both Déli and Keleti Stations with the trip taking from 2 1/2 to 4 hours. Only 7 out of 24 trains are direct connections. Train tickets cost 3,950 Ft to 5,880 Ft depending on the time of day. Direct trains require reservations at an additional cost of 520 Ft. Like most destinations in Hungary, Budapest is the hub, so from most other cities, you will have to return to Budapest before heading to Sopron. From Vienna, there is a train approximately every 2 hours; however, rates are not available. The Sopron train station is conveniently located close to the city center, only a 15-minute walk away.
Tourinform, Liszt Ferenc u. 1 (tel. 99/517-560; www.sopron.hu), is open in summer Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday 10am to 4pm, Sunday 10am to 2pm. Winter hours run from mid-September to April. They are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday 9am to noon.