On a daily basis, there is one InterCity train every hour, departing from Budapest's Nyugati Station. The fare for an IC train is 3,820 Ft plus an additional fee for a seat reservation. The travel time is 2 1/2 hours. Once in Szeged, the building to the left of the station is where you can buy a one-day transportation pass for 750 Ft. Directly in the front of the station is tram no. 1, which will take you to Széchenyi tér, a perfect starting point for exploring the city. If you're driving from Budapest, take the M5 motorway south through Kecskemét and Kiskunfélegyháza.
The best source of information is Tourinform, at Dugonics tér 2 (tel. 62/488-699; www.szeged.eu), located in the renovated 19th-century courtyard of the fine pastry shop Z. Nagy Cukrászda. The office is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm. In summer, there is a Tourinform kiosk on Széchenyi tér, open on weekends 9am to 5pm. For private accommodations for the daring, stop in at Ibusz at Oroszlán u. 4 or call tel. 62/471-177.
MAHART, the Hungarian ferry-line company, organizes boat tours up and down the Tisza River from April 1 through mid-October. For information, contact the MAHART boat station in Szeged at Felsõ-Tisza part or call tel. 62/425-834. The Tourinform office can also assist in arranging excursions.
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.