Letenye is a town in Zala County, on the border with Croatia.

Understand

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Letenye was first mentioned in 1341. It was elevated to town status in 1989.

This article includes travel-related information not only for Letenye, but also for the surrounding rural areas.

Get in

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By train

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The closest train station is in Nagykanizsa. From Budapest-Déli pályaudvar, you can travel by train to Nagykanizsa train station, then transfer to the local bus 18 towards the bus station, then transfer again to regional buses towards Letenye. The whole journey from Budapest to Letenye takes 4.5 hours and costs 5020 Ft.

By bus

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Frequent buses are available from Nagykanizsa. The journey takes about 45 minutes and costs 465 Ft. From Budapest-Népliget, you have to transfer in Nagykanizsa. The whole journey from Budapest takes 4 hours and costs 4405 Ft.

1 Letenye Bus Station, Szabadság tér 3, +36 93 343-053, .

Get around

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There is no local public transport or taxi service. You can use the regional buses operated by Volánbusz.

By narrow-gauge train

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Csömödér State Forest Railway (Csömödéri Állami Erdei Vasút) operates narrow-gauge trains between Lenti and Kistolmács. The trains are operated only between April 21 and September 29 from Monday to Saturday. The ticket costs for adult: 300 Ft1400 Ft; for student, senior: 250 Ft900 Ft (depending on the distance).

2 Kistolmács narrow-gauge railway station, +36 92 579-033, .

 
Narrow-gauge train in Kistolmács
 
Szapáry–Andrássy Mansion

In Letenye:

  • 1 Szapáry–Andrássy Mansion, Town History Museum (Szapáry–Andrássy-kastély, Várostörténeti Kiállítás), Szabadság tér 15, +36 93 343-034, . M–F 08:00–21:00. Built by Péter Szapáry in 1760s. It's used as community center. There is an exhibition about the history of town. A more than 250 years old plane tree can be found in the mansion's park.  
  • 2 Fáma Háza, Pozsonyi utca 21, +36 30 846-7757, . Only on appointment. Exhibition of local folk and folk art collections. Free entrance.
  • 3 Trinity Roman Catholic Parish Church (Szentháromság római katolikus plébániatemplom), Szabadság tér. Built in 1765 in Baroque style.  

In Becsehely:

  • 4 All Saints Roman Catholic Church (Mindenszentek római katolikus templom), Kossuth Lajos utca 212, Pola, Becsehely. Built in 1774 in Baroque style.
  • 5 John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church (Keresztelő Szent János római katolikus templom), Kossuth Lajos utca 40, Becsehely. Built in 1758 in Baroque style.

In Kiscsehi:

  • 6 Zichy Hunting Mansion and Arboretum Budafa (Zichy-vadászkastély és Budafai Arborétum), Budafapuszta, Kiscsehi, +36 30 320-3803, . Apr 7–Apr 30 Oct 3–Oct 31: W Sa Su 10:00-16:00; May 1–Jun 17: Tu–Su 10:00–18:00; Jun 20–Aug 29: We 10:00–16:00, Sa Su 10:00–18:00. Built in the second half of the 19th century. Folk monument. Adult: 500 Ft, children: 200 Ft.

In Muraszemenye:

  • 7 Bartholomew the Apostle Roman Catholic Church (Szent Bertalan apostol római katolikus templom), Fő tér, Muraszemenye. Built in 1741 in Baroque style.
  • 8 Granary (Magtár), II. Rákóczi Ferenc út 50, Muraszemenye.

In Tótszentmárton:

  • 9 Ruins of Bedekovich Mansion (Bedekovich-kúria romjai), Petőfi Sándor utca 26, Tótszentmárton. Built in the 18th century.
  • 10 Saint Martin Roman Catholic Church (Szent Márton római katolikus templom), Dózsa György tér 2, Tótszentmárton. Built in 1777 in Baroque style.
 
Zichy Hunting Mansion in Budafapuszta
  • 1 Letenye Thermal Bath (Letenyei strand- és termálfürdő), Platánfa utca 1, +36 30 520-4052, . Jun 15–Aug 31: 10:00–20:00. Located in the Park of Szapáry castle. 50 °C (122 °F) thermal water. 33 m (108 ft)×20 m (66 ft) large swimming pool, a circular children's pool, volleyball and football fields. Adult: 1300 Ft; youth, senior: 900 Ft; children: 700 Ft. Discounts after 17:00.
  • 2 Bázakerettye Thermal Bath (Bázakerettyei strand és termálfürdő), Sport út 1, Bázakerettye, +36 30 573-7403. Jun 1–Aug 31 M–Th 09:00–19:00, F–Su 09:00–20:00. Adult: 1600 Ft; senior: 1100 Ft; student: 1050 Ft. Discounts after 17:00.
  • 3 Lake Kistolmács (Kistolmácsi-tó), Kistolmács. Artificial lake with beach and fishing possibilities.
  • 1 CBA, Séta tér 2. M–F 07:00–17:00, Sa 07:00–13:00.
  • 2 Spar, Kossuth Lajos utca 2, +36 20 823-7883, . M–F 06:30–20:00, Sa 06:30–17:00, Su 08:00–13:00.
  • 3 Coop Mini, Fő út 3, Bázakerettye, +36 93 348-002.
This page uses the following price ranges for a typical meal for one, including soft drink:
Budget Under 1700 Ft
Mid-range 1700 Ft2100 Ft
Splurge Over 2100 Ft

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Mid-range

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  • 4 Burger Kartel, Séta tér 1, +36 20 617-0310. Tu–Sa 11:00–22:00. Pizzeria and fast food bar. Pizza: 1790 Ft, hamburger: 1050 Ft.
  • 5 Colorado Pub and Pizzeria, Kossuth Lajos utca 22, +36 30 385-1205. M–Th Su 09:00–22:00, F–Sa 09:00–00:00. Pizzeria and fast food bar. 1400 Ft, pizza: 1400 Ft.
  • 6 M7 Restaurant, Bajcsy Zsilinszky utca 36, . 11:00–21:00. Traditional restaurant with local cuisine and specialties like dödölle (pan fried potato dumplings) with sour cream and fried onions. 1700 Ft, lunch menu: 1150 Ft.

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Bartholomew the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Muraszemenye

Drink

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  • 1 Gerő Confectionery Letenye, Szabadság tér 7, +36 93 343-979, . M–Th 08:00–19:00, F–Sa 08:00–20:00. Su 09:00–19:00.
  • 2 B-24 Pub, Fő út 1, Bázakerettye, +36 93 348-016. M–Sa 06:00–22:00, Su 09:00–22:00.
  • 3 Bázis, Zrínyi út 5, Borsfa. M–F 08:00–22:00, Sa 08:00–00:00, Su 10:00–22:00.
  • 4 Hajnalka Presszó, Béke utca 9, Tótszentmárton. M–Th Su 07:00–21:00, F–Sa 07:00–23:00.
  • 5 Kis Joy's Pub, Petőfi Sándor utca 1, Molnári, +36 30 950-1046. 08:00–22:00.
  • 6 Tó Büfé, Petőfi Sándor utca 41, Kistolmács. M–F 07:00–20:00, Sa–Su 07:00–22:00.

Sleep

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This guide uses the following price ranges for a standard double room:
Budget Under 8000 Ft
Mid-range 8000 Ft12,000 Ft
Splurge Over 12,000 Ft

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In the surroundings:

Mid-range

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Lake Kistolmács

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Bázakerettye Thermal Bath

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Connect

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Letenye's postal code is H-8868, and its telephone area code is 93.

Go next

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  • Csurgó – town 57 km (35 mi) southeast
  • Lenti – town with thermal bath and narrow gauge railway 32 km (20 mi) north
  • Nagykanizsa – city with historical downtown 27 km (17 mi) east
  • Pacsa – small town 55 km (34 mi) northeast
  • Zalaegerszeg – city 55 km (34 mi) northeast
  • Zalakaros – town with famous thermal spa 46 km (29 mi) east
  • Zalalövő – small town 58 km (36 mi) north
Routes through Letenye
Becomes     W   E  NagykanizsaBudapest
Maribor ← Becomes    W   E  END


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