Practical information
How to get to Pécs

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By plane

There are flights from all over the world to Budapest, the capital of Hungary. The Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport has two terminals:
Terminal 2A and 2B receive flights by national and oversea airlines, as well as discount airlines: easyJet, Germanwings,, WizzAir.
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It takes 2,5 hours to reach Pécs by the direct shuttle and approximately 4 hours by train (1 hour to reach a railway station form the airport, plus 3 hours to reach the city by train).

Osijek Airport in Croatia, 2,5 hours from Pécs is receving flights from London. For more information check:

The Hévíz-Balaton Airport is a small airport next to Lake Balaton which receives discount airlines. To reach Pécs one can take a minibus service directly from the Airport to any address in Pécs, the route takes 2,5 hours.
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The Vienna International Airport and the Zagreb Airport can also be an option; the transfer to Pécs can be solved by the Pécs airport shuttle companies or by personal car rental.


Airport shuttle

From all airports you can book direct minibus shuttle through our partner transfer company, Travel4You. Please check the website of Travel4You for prices and discount possibilities, or write to for special offer for big groups.
Please book your transfer directly with Travel4You, mentioning in the "Comments" field that you are travelling to the EUROPA CANTAT festival.


By train

The main center of Hungary’s train network is Budapest. From its three main railway stations (Southern, Eastern, Western) you can travel all around Hungary, including Pécs. The most convenient way of traveling is by an InterCity (IC) train. At the website you can find the IC timetable. You are advised not to take a regular train instead of an IC even if it leaves somewhat earlier because ICs are much faster and more comfortable than regular trains.
It takes 3 hours to reach Pécs by InterCity train from Budapest.

By car/bus

The road network of Hungary is more than 30.000 km long. The transport and traffic system of Hungary is Budapest centred: the 8 most important roads (most of the motorways) start from the capital. By car take Route 6 or Route 57, 58, 66 to reach the largest settlement in southern Hungary. The new highway M6 connects Pécs and Budapest and significantly reduces the driving time between the two cities.
International bus lines have generally their final destination in Budapest. It is important to mention the companies which offer discount international bus lines, such as Eurolines and OrangeWays.

Driving time from

Budapest: 232 km, 2 hours on the new highway M6
Zagreb, Croatia: 234 km, 3,5 h
Vienna, Austria: 383 km, 5,5 h
Ljubljana, Slovenia: 402 km, 5 h
Bratislava, Slovakia: 358 km, 5,5 h
Belgrade, Serbia: 266 km, 4 h
Trieste, Italy: 498 km, 6h