How to reach the city?

Debrecen is the third largest and second most populated city in Hungary. It is the intellectual, cultural, economic, tourist and transport hub of the Eastern Hungary region. Debrecen is now considered one of the most dynamically developing cities in the country.

Debrecen has the largest international airport in the region. Debrecen Airport is one of Hungary’s five international airports and the second busiest following Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport. The airport has been open to the international public since 2004. It serves scheduled flights to several major European cities, including Munich, London, Paris, Tel Aviv, and Moscow. In addition, in the summer season, many chartered flights depart from Debrecen mostly to Mediterranean destinations, such as Kefalonia, Antalya and Palma de Mallorca. Since the airport is located in the direct neighbourhood of the city, it is easy and fast to reach. Car rental is available at the airport, but an airport shuttle service also helps visitors and residents reach other parts of the city. Those travelling to Debrecen by air also have the option to use the service of various taxi companies. For more information visit Debrecen Airport’s official website here. You may book your tickets on the Lufthansa and Wizz Air airlines’ official sites.

Debrecen is directly connected to the Hungarian motorway network which makes the city easily accessible from any major European city via motorways. The city can be reached on the M3 and M35 motorways and on the main transport roads, including roads No. 4, 33, 35, 42, 47, 48 and 471. Debrecen is also easy to reach from Slovakia and Ukraine via Miskolc and Nyiregyhaza, respectively, as well as Romania through the border crossing point at Ártánd.

Thanks to the well-established intercity coach service network around the country, Debrecen is easy to reach by coach. To check out the current schedule of coaches, visit the following website here.

Debrecen is an important hub of the international railway corridor connecting Budapest and Moscow, whose Hungarian section is the busiest railway line in Hungary. There are frequent rains between the capital and Debrecen: trains run every hour from Budapest Nyugati railway station (also stopping at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport) and every two hours from the internationally connected Budapest Keleti railway station. The journey takes approximately 2 and a half hours. Debrecen is one of the largest railway junctions in the country, therefore, many nearby towns and villages can be easily reached by train. To book your train ticket online or check the current schedule, visit the official website of the Hungarian national railway company (MÁV) here.