Debrecen is located in the eastern part of Hungary in a distance of 220 km from Budapest.
The Airport of Debrecen operates some international flights. There are no scheduled domestic flights in Hungary. Most international flights land at Budapest Liszt Ferenc airport at Terminal 2A or 2B.
From Budapest there are three major ways to reach Debrecen: shuttle (door-to-door) buses, train and car.
From Budapest: Intercity trains (IC) run every hour from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. The travelling time to Debrecen is around 2.5 hours.
The IC trains start from Budapest Nyugati pu. (railway station "West" in the center of Budapest), but on the way to Debrecen they stop at Ferihegy airport (Terminal 1). Terminals 2 and 1 are connected by bus (line No. 200E) which operates frequently and the travelling time is less than 10 minutes. Alternatively, you may hire a taxi between terminals. The timetables of IC trains
Motorways directly link Debrecen to any major cities in Europe. From the central part of Europe and from the neighboring countries this is the fastest and most convenient way to reach Debrecen. If you travel by car, follow the roads to Budapest (highway M1 from Vienna, Austria) and then the highways M3 and M35 to Debrecen. On-line motorway stickers (e-matrica or e-vignette) can be purchased at the first petrol station after entering the country. The price of e-matrica is around 10 Euros for a 10-day vignette. The total driving time between Vienna and Debrecen (through Budapest) is around 5 hours.