By suburban train
suburban train called the HÉV runs to Szentendre from Batthyány tér
in Budapest, which is also a stop on the red metro line. Trains leave regularly (about every 10-30 minutes), and the
to Szentendre takes about 45 minutes. Szentendre is the last station.
From there, the REC is a 20-minute walk or a short ride in a taxi.
The distance is about 2 kilometres. (Please see the map
of Szentendre.) For train times, please see the detailed HÉV
is a frequent bus service between Budapest and Szentendre from 5:20 a.m.
to 22:40 p.m. each day. The bus terminal in Budapest is located at the
Újpest-Városkapu metro station (blue line), and the Szentendre
bus terminal is located at the suburban train (HÉV) station (see
the map of Szentendre). There is also a bus
stop about 200 metres north of the REC. The journey takes about 40 minutes.
Travelling by car to Szentendre via Budapest is best done by
taking road #11 (Esztergom), which is well signposted from all main roads
and intersections in the capital. The route (dual-carriageway) follows the
Danube north through Budapest's suburbs and green belt toward the "Pilis
hills." A 30-minute drive from the centre of Budapest (avoiding rush
hour: 7:30-9:30 a.m. and 4:00-6:30 p.m.), will bring you into Szentendre and past
signs indicating the distance to the REC's head office. The office can be best reached by following
road #11, which will take you along the outskirts of the old town and past
a sculpture park (both on your right). Approximately
200 metres after the
traffic light, take the sharp right. The REC is on the left about 100
Approaching Szentendre from the north (e.g. Visegrád, Esztergom,
Komárom), follow the directions toward Budapest. Just after the signposts
for "Pap Sziget" on your left, take the left-turning lane, which
will bring you within 100 metres of the REC on your left."
By airport minibus
Airport Minibus will take you to the REC for a fixed price of HUF 8,000
(EUR 32) for a return ticket, and HUF 5,400 (EUR 23) for a single ticket.
You can buy a ticket upon arrival at the airport at the Airport Minibus
counter. A minibus will pick you up for your return to the
airport by phoning
296-8555 at least one day in advance. (On your trip to
Szentendre, chances are that you will be the last one to be dropped off,
which can take up to two hours.) Visit the Budapest Sun Web site for information related to Budapest's
There is a bicycle path from Budapest all the
way to Szentendre, though it is difficult to follow in places. Alternatively,
a bicycle can be brought onto
the suburban train (HÉV) after validating a regular train ticket
(there are designated cars).
You can park your bicycle in the REC's covered bicycle storage facility.
can take a taxi from the HÉV terminal in Szentendre to the REC
for up to HUF 1000 (EUR 4). A trip from the centre of Budapest will cost
up to HUF 15,000 (EUR 60) and up to HUF 12,000 (EUR
47) from the airport by the official taxi company Zona Taxi. Reliable
and recommended Budapest taxi companies are: Fõtaxi (Tel: 222-2222),
Taxi2000 (Tel: 200-0000), 6x6 Taxi (Tel: 266-6666) and City Taxi (Tel:
211-1111). All taxi companies in Szentendre offer good prices and service
(for example Dunakanyar Taxi, Tel:  311-111). When using a taxi service,
check that the meter is reset before your journey commences.
indicated on the map of Szentendre, there
is a boat station close to the REC's premises. Boats depart from Budapest
(Vigadó tér) on their way to Szentendre every day at 9
and 2 p.m., and return from Szentendre to Budapest at 11:45 a.m. and
The journey takes about an hour and a half. Please note that this schedule applies
only for the summer period. A one-way ticket costs about HUF 750 (EUR 3) and a
return ticket about HUF 1,100 (EUR 4.5).
find us: map of Szentendre
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