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These pages are created to provide some information for the foreign visitors about Hungary and its public transport system, with special attention on buses and coaches. But at first let me introduce you the use of the BUSPORTonline. You can see, that there is not any English menu. That is why I should give you a small dictionary to guide you through the pages. To open this dictionary in a new window, please click here. In the Adatbázis=Database menu can you find most of the pictures systematically: Buses of the Volán companies, the urban traffic companies, private companies and foreign buses. Here is located also the Típustár=Bus-type database, which can be useful to identificate an unknown bus or coach. In the other menus you can find other pictures and videos, too. There is also a Buszkereső=Bus-finder, which is 'powered' by Google.

What you have to know about Hungary

Hungary is a country in Central Europe with an area of 93,030 sq km (35,919 sq miles) and a population of about 10 million people. It is situated in the Carpatian Basin, and is bordered by Austria, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia. Hungary is the member of the EU, the NATO and is also a Schengen state. We, the inhabitants of Hungary are the Hungarians or Magyars, and our language has the same name, whitch is said to be one of the most difficult languages, and is not similar to any other language.


©David Liuzzo, wikipedia

The country consists of nineteen counties and the capital, Budapest, which is also the largest city in Hungary (1.7 million people). Other populous cities are in descending order of the number of inhabitants: Debrecen (208,000), Szeged (170,000), Miskolc (168,000), Pécs (158,000), Győr (131,000), Nyíregyháza (117,000), Kecskemét (113,000) and Székesfehérvár (102,000).

Geographically the country can be divided into six: Great Hungarian Plain, Little Hungarian Plain, Transdanubian Mountains, Transdanubian Hills, the Foothills of Alps and North Hungarian Mountains. In the North Hungarian Mountains rises the highest peak of the country: the Kékes, which is 1,014 meters high. The most important rivers are the Danube (Duna) and the Tisza. Other important rivers are the Dráva, Maros, Körös, Szamos, Ipoly, Sió, Bodrog and the Rába. The greatest lake is the Balaton, other lakes are the Velencei-tó and the Fertő-tó (in German: Neusiedler See). The Balaton is the largest lake in Central Europe, and as Hungary is landlocked, it is often called the 'Hungarian Sea'.

The system of the government is parliamental republic. The first man of the state is the President of the Republic (currently Pál Schmitt). The head of the government is the Prime Minister, who is presently Viktor Orbán. The headquarter of the National Assembly is the Parliament, located at the bank of the Danube in Budapest.

Parliament

The Hungarian national currency is forint, or abbreviated 'Ft' (1 EUR= approx. 280-300 HUF). Since the 1990's the subunit of the forint, the fillér is unused (1 Ft=100 f). The long term aim of the Hungarian government is to replace the forint with euro.

Forint

Transport system

The structure of the transport net of Hungary is centralized. The center of the system is of course the capital, Budapest. Quite every motorway, national highway and main railway route starts from there.

The main domestic public transport services can be divided into two: the railways and the bus and coach services. The national railway company is the MÁV (Magyar Államvasutak=Hungarian State Railways). The major part of the domestic bus-traffic provide 24 state-owned companies, called Volán. Generally in one county is one Volán company, but there are some counties, which have also more Volán companies. There are also any city-owned companies specialized on the urban transport services. The tables below contain the most important informations about them.

About the various transport nets


Only 1st class highways listed.


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