How to Reach Debrecen - The Easiest Way to Reach Debrecen


  • By Air: Debrecen has an international airport and can be accessed from whole of Europe. The Budapest airport is also in close proximity which serves flights to major international cities.
  • By Train: Debrecen lies on the Budapest-Szolnok-Debrecen-Nyiregyhaza-Zahony which is the no 100 line of Hungary. Debrecen has a well-functioning train station and has connections to all the major cities and towns in Hungary. It also has trains to international destinations like Romania, Ukraine and Slovakia.
  • By Car: Debrecen can be easily accessed by car using the roads No. 4, 33, 35, 42, and 47, or M3 highway. You can travel to Debrecen via car from Budapest, Nyiregyhaza and Miskolc.


  • By Car: The roads in Debrecen are good for driving and the traffic is organised. You can rent car to get around Debrecen.
  • By Bus: Bus lines are fast and easily available to get around the near-by places.
  • By Tram: The tram in Debrecen connects the major attractions in the city. The tram offers round trips which is a great way to explore the city.
  • On Foot: The city is pretty small and can be explored on foot. Debrecen travel guide recommends exploring the city on foot to get a better experience of the local culture.

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Modes of Transportation in Debrecen

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Debrecen. The most preferred mode of transport in Debrecen is Car.

Average distance: 5.15 km Average time: 16.4 min

  • Car 40%
    Driving 16.25 min Walking 1 min Overall average time for 8 kms 17.25 min
  • Walking 20%
    Walking 7.5 min Overall average time for 0.75 kms 7.5 min
  • Bike 30%
    Bike 12.33 min Overall average time for 4 kms 12.33 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 10%
    Bus 20 min Waiting 15 min Walking 8 min Overall average time for 6 kms 43 min

How to Reach Debrecen from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Sáránd to Debrecen 12.96 km 12 mins
Oradea to Debrecen 57.57 km 57 mins
Košice to Debrecen 129.13 km 2 hours 9 mins
Satu mare to Debrecen 139.52 km 2 hours 19 mins
Zalău to Debrecen 162.86 km 2 hours 42 mins
Timișoara to Debrecen 188.55 km 3 hours 8 mins
Cluj-napoca to Debrecen 231.11 km 3 hours 51 mins
Kistarcsa to Debrecen 262.71 km 4 hours 22 mins
Budapest to Debrecen 287.53 km 4 hours 47 mins
Belgrade to Debrecen 313.4 km 5 hours 13 mins
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