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Taking the bus from Budapest to Eger

For my upcoming trip to Budapest in April of 2024, I was thinking of taking the bus from Budapest to Eger. I printed out a metro map but am unable to locate the bus station from where the buses go to Eger. It's supposed to be near the red Metro 2 line? If so what is the name of the stop I need to get off the Metro? Any advice would be appreciated.

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There are a couple of bus options. One leaves from near the end of the M1 line.

Volan has busses that leave not far from the M2. You get off at Puskas Stadium then a nice walk. The #1 Tram might be easier.

If you could tell me the bus number or the departure station I can get you there.

You know the train is very easy.

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Thank you for replying so quickly I really appreciate it. Looks like I have to take a Volanbusz from Kacsoh Pongrac UT in Budapest to Eger. Alternatively, I could take a train from Budapest Keleti station but I prefer a direct journey which is why I thought the bus would be easier. I think I am anxious about not speaking the language (Ungarian) which is not something I'm used to as I am fluent In English and German and also speak enough Spanish to get around in many countries. The day of my departure to Eger will be Sunday April 7th so that might also mean that there are fewer departures. Either way I plan to take the Metro to whatever station (bus or train) I will need to go to and plan to buy a 7 day Budapest transit pass for Budapest.

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From what I can tell the Volanbusz leaves from "Budapest, Stadion autóbusz-pályaudvar" https://menetrendek.hu/mobile/?lng=en . Which would be the Pushkas Ferenc Stadium stop on the M2 metro line. https://maps.app.goo.gl/X7g3xEjmnJ4xsUyP6 (ignore the first walk .... from my house).

But, I would still take a train. Just easier in my opinion. And, yes, there are direct trains every hour, every day. https://jegy.mav.hu/ Its a bit early to buy April tickets. Wait until January. Looks like about $7 each way. Just as fast as the bus. Keleti station is served by the M2 and the M4 and is a snap to navigate.

Do not worry about speaking Hungarian. Everyone you are likely to come in contact with speak English to one degree or another. If they dont, then the guy standing next to them will. I live here and dont speak Hungarian.

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The best guidebook for Budapest is the Eyewitness Guide to Budapest. Comes in two versions. A long and detailed version which is useful for planning and a pocket size guide that it great to carry around town while you walk.

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Thank you very much! I might just take the train after all and get over my anxiety about not speaking the language. I do appreciate the links you sent me. Have a great holiday!

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Bus or train the language issue will be the same; and that is very little.

Take metro to Keleti. Go up stairs. Read board at top of stairs to get Platform number. Go to Platform. Find your carriage number. Board. Find your seat. Enjoy ride.