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Driving and Public Transportation

Hungary - Driving and Public Transportation

Foreign nationals can drive for a period of up to one year from their date of arrival in Hungary if they hold a valid international licence as well as their own domestic licence. After this time they must apply for a Hungarian licence.

Hungarian police issue fines for travel offences on the spot, and can revoke licences on the spot for serious offences. Fines are payable by cheque within a specified period of time. There is a zero tolerance policy for drink driving. Seat belts are compulsory for drivers and all passengers. Maximum speed limits are 130 km/h on motorways, 90 km/h on highways and 50 km/h in built-up areas.

Hungarian highways and urban roads are mostly in good condition, but in rural areas are often poor and in a state of disrepair. The motorway network is being expanded, and there are good road links with the surrounding European countries.

Public transport services are efficient and cheap in Hungary. Within Budapest, the trams and subway are the quickest and cheapest forms of transport. Other main cities such as Szeged and Debrecen also have tram services and good public bus services.

There is an extensive rail network, with fast intercity services and connections with most of Hungary's towns and many villages. The main rail network is operated by the state-owned Magyar Államvasutak Rt. (MÁV Rt.), with additional services in the northwest of Hungary being operated by the privately owned Gyor-Sopron-Ebenfurt Railway. There are also long distance bus services run by a number of regional operators.

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