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Travel to Sárospatak:
Arrival by plane: You will arrive either to Ferihegy 1 airport (most budget airlines) or Ferihegy 2 (A or B terminal all overseas flights, and main European airlines).
WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU TAKE THE AIRPORT MINIBUS (AIRPORTSHUTTLE) OR TAXI TO THE KELETI TRAIN STATION.
Please find the Airport Minibus service desk at any of the airport terminals, or your can find more information, book your ticket online: www.airportshuttle.hu
There is an official taxi company at the airport. You can order your taxi at service desk on front of the airport.
Arrival to another Train Station than Keleti: There are three train stations. If you arrive to the West Train Station (Nyugati) you will need to take the metro to Keleti (Eastern) railway station. Buy 2 tickets from the newspaper stands. The easiest if you take the metro: the blue line to Deák Tér (towards Kőbánya-Kispest) and then change to the red line to Keleti PU (in the direction of Örs Vezér Tér). Make sure you validate a new ticket when you get off the blue line to make the transfer!
If you arrive to the South Train Station (Déli) then take the red metro line to East Train Station (Keleti), these 2 railway stations are on the same metro line. You will need 1 ticket.
By Car: You will need to by a Matrica (sticker) to travel on most 4 lane highways. You can do this at the first stop across the border or in most gas stations in Austria close to the Hungarian border. When you arrive to Sárospatak, follow the map link below to: Rakoczi str. 1, the main building of the Reformed Collegium and Theological Seminary
YOU ARE AT KELETI (East) Train Station: Your ticket to Sarospatak will cost around $30 or $18 euro. They will accept credit cards. Those trains with [R] - these are the InterCity (IC) trains require also buying a ticket for a seat. The InterCity trains are comfortable, airconditioned and second class is fine.
Next to the train tracks No. 9, there is a travel agency: Wasteels, where you can buy in-land as well as international tickets and they speak English!
Trains at 10.00, 12.00, 14.00, 16.00, 18.00 are direct trains, meaning that you do not have to change at any train stations. It takes 4 hours to get to Sárospatak. Feel free to ask the ticket collector to warn you before you get to Sárospatak, so you do not miss it. If you miss the stop at Sárospatak, do not worry, because the next stop will be the last (Sátoraljaújhely) one and you can get back easily one station.
There are trains at every half hours as well. You will need to change, but it takes only 3 hours and a half.
For trains at 6.30, 8.30, 10.30, 12.30, 14.30, 16.30, 18.30 you will need to change at Miskolc. (the whole name of the train station: Miskolc-Tiszai) and for the first leg of your travel you will need to buy a seat ticket, because it is an InterCity train.
For trains at 7.30, 9.30, 11.30, 13.30, 15.30, 17.30 you will need to change at Szerencs, and for the first leg of your travel you will need to buy a seat ticket, because it is an InterCity train.
Q: Where do I find the TRAIN SCHEDULE on the internet?
A: click here http://www.mav-start.hu/english/index.php - for details please visit this website, but below we list the possible trains too:
Where you see IC - you will need a seat reservation!! At the ticket office, you will need to tell them which train you would like to take, what time, so they give you the seat reservation to the train which you tell them. You will need to change trains at either Szerencs (easier because it is a small station) or Miskolc (changing train is on the next platform, but do ask the conductor!). On the IC trains there is air conditioning while the second train will not be so nice, and no air conditioning.
Where you see Fast train, it is a direct train, but not as nice quality as Inter City trains, there isn't air conditioning. On the central board for destinations and train tracks, your train might say: Sátoraljaújhely as final destination. This is ok, Sarospatak is a stop before the final city Sátoraljaújhely.
The place of registration will be the main building of the Reformed Collegium (Sarospatak, Rakoczi str. 1.) As you arrive to the Sarospatak train station and come out, you will see a park in front of you. The Collegium is on the other side of the park, a 5 min walk on Tompa Mihaly str. Please click here:
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Q:Which taxi company accepts credit cards in Budapest?HUF. (The Airportshuttle is cheaper! See above!)
City taxi accepts VISA, Mastercard and American Express. Phone no: (00 36 -Hungary intrenational code) 2 111 111
They speak English too!
City Taxi Airport transfer: 4.800 - 5.800 HUF