We're in the beginning stages of planning a trip to Slovakia (10 nights) and Hungary (12 nights) for May of next year, using public transportation. We were thinking of Czech Republic and Austria and have a great itinerary planned, but may switch to the above; so hard to choose. So we would be coming from Kosice, Slovakia by train to Eger (3 nights). From there we would like to visit Pecs (3 nights) and then Budapest (6 nights with some day trips), leaving for home from Budapest.
My question is, what is the best way to get from Eger to Pecs. Looking at Rome2rio it looks like 6+ hours by bus or train. Google maps says 5+ hours by train. Has anyone made this trip. Can anyone suggest the best way to get between the two towns? Any information or suggestions would be appreciated.