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Western Transdanubia (Hungarian: Nyugat-Dunántúl) is a region in western Hungary.

Regions

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Map of Western Transdanubia

Cities

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  • 1 Győr – there are many cafés, restaurants, boutiques, and night clubs in its lovely baroque city center, center of Győr–Moson–Sopron County
  • 2 Körmend
  • 3 Kőszeg – a historic town on the Austrian border
  • 4 Mosonmagyaróvár – a thermal spa and dentistry town
  • 5 Nagykanizsa
  • 6 Sárvár  
  • 7 Sopron – a bilingual town on the Austrian border
  • 8 Szombathely – former Roman colony, center of Vas County
  • 9 Zalaegerszeg – center of Zala County

Other destinations

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Fertő Lake, part of the UNESCO World Heritage List
  • 1 Fertő-Hanság National Park  Fertő Lake a cultural landscape on the UNESCO World Heritage List
  • Írottkő Nature Park
  • 2 Őrségi National Park  

Understand

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Get in

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Austria

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By train

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Northern Transdanubia (Budapest-Tatabánya-Győr-Mosonmagyaróvár rail line) directly connected with Vienna (eight per day, 'SparSchiene' ticket from €13 (one way), 2014). Special ticket prices for direct trains toward west to Salzburg (eight per day), and Innsbruck (twice a day, RW ticket from €89 ). EURegio Spezial tickets arw valid for daily one return trip, from Monday to next Monday 09:00 any train (on the given routes). Győr-Vienna-Győr: €49.

From Sopron, Szentgotthárd], and Szombathely, trains depart to east and south Austrian destinations (Vienna, Graz (return from €39), Klagenfurt, Villach, Wiener Neustadt).

From Pécs via Nagykanizsa trains to Vienna

By bus

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From Kőszeg bus depart to Oberpullendorf in Burgenland (weekly, 20 min) by Vasi Volán company. From Győr also every two hours there is a bus to Vienna.

Germany

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By train

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Northern Transdanubia, (Budapest-Tatabánya-Győr-Mosonmagyaróvár rail line,) directly connected with Munich (five per day, one of night train, one-way ticket from €29, 2014), and from Frankfurt (6 hours), via Stuttgart 'railjet' trains (weekly two, from €49, 2014) or daily more with change at Vienna.

By bus

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Some bus lines pass this region: see on the homepage of Volánbusz, which is the national bus company and also the local Eurolines representation.Orangeways[dead link] bus company, T.:+36 30 830-9696, offers cheap tickets between Győr and Berlin, Cologne, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich.

Slovenia, Croatia

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By train

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  • From Nagykanizsa train departs to Zagreb in Croatia (daily, 3 hours)
  • Take 'Citadella' InterCity express, IC 246/247, stop at Székesfehérvár, Veszprém, Zalaegerszeg to Murska Sobota, (Slovenia), Ptuj, (Slovenia) , Maribor (Slovenia)
  • 'Istria express', 1246/1247 take it at Székesfehérvár or Veszprém or Zalaegerszeg to Ljubljana (Slovenia) and Koper (Slovenia)

By bus

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From Pécs via Mohács to Osijek twice a week, 2 hours by Pannon Volán [formerly dead link] .

Slovakia and Czech Republic

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From Győr start buses to Bratislava in Slovakia with Cseh-busz one way/return Ft 3000/5000, three per day, 1 hour and Praha in Czech Republic (one way/return Ft 6000/11000 three per day, 5½ hour, <2014>) See Volan[dead link] bus company site.

Switzerland

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There is a direct train connection between Győr and Zurich (twice a day).

Get around

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  • 1 Őrség National Park (Őrség Nemzeti Park) (southwestern part of Vas County). Folk architecture, arboretums, castle garden, etc.

Drink

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Stay safe

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