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There are 4 ways to get from Budapest to Mátészalka by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  5h 24m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Nyugati to Debrecen Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Debrecen to Mateszalka R / ...

$14 - $21

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Rideshare  •  3h 25m

  1. Take the rideshare from Budapest to Mátészalka 172.1 miles

$14

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  6h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest Kacsóh Pongrác út to Nyíregyháza Autóbusz-Állomás 1059
  2. Take the train from Nyiregyhaza to Mateszalka R

$15 - $21

Drive  •  2h 35m

  1. Drive from Budapest to Mátészalka 172.4 miles

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Mátészalka is to rideshare which costs 3 898 Ft and takes 3h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Mátészalka is to drive which costs 8 500 Ft - 13 000 Ft and takes 2h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Mátészalka. However, there are services departing from Budapest-Nyugati and arriving at Mateszalka via Debrecen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 24m.

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The distance between Budapest and Mátészalka is 251 km. The road distance is 275.9 km.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Mátészalka without a car is to train which takes 5h 24m and costs 4 000 Ft - 6 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 5h 24m to get from Budapest to Mátészalka, including transfers.

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Budapest to Mátészalka train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), depart from Budapest-Nyugati station.

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Budapest to Mátészalka train services, operated by Hungarian Railways (MÁV), arrive at Mateszalka station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Budapest to Mátészalka is 276 km. It takes approximately 2h 35m to drive from Budapest to Mátészalka.

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There are 31+ hotels available in Mátészalka. Prices start at $31 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 156.7 miles
  • Duration: 5h 24m

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Mátészalka, Hungary?

You can take a train from Budapest to Mátészalka via Debrecen in around 5h 24m.

Train operators
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Nyugati to Debrecen
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Debrecen to Mateszalka
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Nyiregyhaza to Mateszalka
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Bus operators
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Budapest to Mátészalka
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Budapest and Mátészalka. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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