From time to time, we received questions about traveling through Budapest or to Budapest. Zsolt and I decided to write a post about private tours in Budapest for travelers who are planning their trip for Spring/Summer.
One of the questions is about traveling to Uzhhorod, a city of 110,000 which is located in western Ukraine. It is located at the Slovakia border as well as near the border with Hungary. Going there can be by InterCity (IC) which are long-distance passenger train services in Europe and in Hungary, the Hungarian intercity trains are operated the Hungarian railway company, MAV-START. Depending on the routes, the frequencies are usually at every 2 or 3 hours. To Szombathely, Sopron or Gyor, it is every 4 hours.
Traveling with elderly or young children, it is a good idea to stop over in Budapest. Wheel chair, pram, walking stick, crutches, walker, portable musical instrument (in its case), even wreath for grave are categorized as hand luggage (with weight limit not exceeding 30kg). There are instructions about where you can put them here http://www.mav-start.hu/travel/travel_information.php.
Active travelers crossing Hungary for sports activities, you can also bring your bicycle (those collapsible type in collapsed state), ski equipment, rubber or canvass boat (dismantle-able type) plastic barrel and sports equipment dimensions not exceeding 30x50x80cm.
If you are traveling with your pet, they are allowed with you only if you pay the animal fare limited to the second class cars of the train. One passenger is allowed maximum of two dogs. Large dogs of more than 20kg has other arrangements.
Within Budapest, or for day tours outside Budapest, there are many private tours service providers for a more comfortable tour at realistic prices. Whether it is seeing the elegant villa district, exploring charming villages around the city or even Jewish heritage tours, it can be customized to suit your individual requirements. For large families from 6-14 passengers, there are Mercedes van options available.
For InterCity train services, currently provides their latest information on their website. However, it is always more assuring to contact the customer service department for more specific and direct answers specific to the location in your query.