A very businesslike day, on good quality trains. After a morning meeting in Wien with activists, it’s onto the EuroCity to Budapest Keleti (one of my favourite stations) – the route crosses into Hungary at Hegyeshalom (HU). This is a border with excellent long distance and regional trains. After a couple of hours early afternoon for a meeting in Budapest it’s back westwards to Graz, that crosses into Austria at Szentgotthárd (HU). This border has improved in recent years and has good regional train connections, and some long distance trains. I will take either the direct service from Keleti to Graz (although that re-traces the route I took in the morning as far as Györ), or more likely the route from Deli station in Budapest via Vazprem to Szombathely – it takes longer, but might be more interesting – and the train is an old one with opening windows!

Day / Date Wednesday 20 July
Departure Wien
End Graz
Trains 4
Rail km 627.7 – help me crowd fund kilometres of my route!
Bike legs 1
Bike km Short – across Budapest from Keleti station to Deli station
Borders crossed AT-HU Hegyeshalom
HU-AT Szentgotthard
Events Wien, Budapest – more about events en route here

Data here is indicative. The Google Sheet for the trip is the always-updated definitive version.

On the day itself, live updates will be posted here.

The map below is an image of the route for this day. You can alternatively see access whole route with more controls on umap here.

Day 28 Map

Images used in this post

Phil Richards
08.05.11 Budapest Keleti pu. 350017
May 8, 2011
CC BY-SA 2.0


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