Getting In, Out & Around Miskolc, Hungary

Getting In & Out of Miskolc

Air – Miskolc does not yet have an international airport, and the small airstrip that they have is unpaved and rarely used by the public. International visitors could fly to Kosice(77km/48mi), Budapest(144km/89mi), or Debrecen(90km/56mi).

Train – The primary rail station is Tiszai Station, or Tiszai pályaudvar in Hungarian Magyar. Almost all trains going through Northern Hungary stop in Miskolc, so rail is a great option.

Car – Recently, the Highway M3 was connected to Miskolc, which is an interstate that goes west from Miskolc. There is also a highway that connects to the city of Debrecen. Entering and driving on any highways in Hungary requires that a toll be paid, and one must usually go to any petrol station and purchase a sticker for their windshield prior to entering the highway.

Bus – Miskolc is not very well connected by bus to other cities, because of the train being much more convenient, fast, and available. However, a bus to Tapolca can be easily boarded from the center of the city.

Getting Around Miskolc

Bus – There are several different city bus lines, all covering a generous portion of the must-see sites and attractions in and around Miskolc. Purchase a 1-day, 3-day, or 7-day pass to maximize your money while you are there.

Tram – There are two tram lines, both of which terminate at one end at Tiszai Station. Tram 1 goes to Diósgyőr, a district in Miskolc famous for its castle ruins. Tram 2 goes to a metal factory.

Car – It may be difficult for a foreigner to get around Miskolc by car. The locals can be relentless and intense in their driving.

On Foot – Many of the areas in Miskolc would be easier to reach on foot, including the Cave Bath spa. Széchenyi Street is also a very picturesque road to stroll down, as cars are rare here, though the tram does run along this street. Many other tourist attractions are located quite far from the city center, so obtaining a map and planning routes are advisable ideas.

Taxi – Moving around by taxi in Miskolc is an easy way to explore the city or get to your destination. Cabs are not hard to find, especially in the downtown area or around the busy tourist attractions. Prices vary by company, but they average around from $1.00 – $2.00 per km that adds up to the basic fee of $1.50 – $2.00 per ride. One reliable company is Nonstop Taxi, which unfortunately is only available in Hungarian, but you can find contact information on the site and the dispatcher should talk English or German.

Two trams on Széchenyi street, Miskolc, Hungary. Photo by József Birincsik.