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The M1 motorway passes next to Győr, if you come from Budapest or Vienna, it's the best choice. From the southern direction (e.g. the Lake Balaton) you can get into Győr via the main roads No.81 or No.82.
Budapest Airport and Vienna Airport offer competitive prices, they are both reachable in about two hours.
Győr has a fast railway connection with Budapest, taking as little as 1 hour 15 minutes and from Vienna (Austria) in one and a half hour.
Buses start from Budapest (Central bus station of Budapest) nearly every hour.
Győr lies on the banks of the Moson-Danube, so it has a waterway connection to Budapest or Vienna.


The local bus service provider is Kisalföld Volán Transport Company.
Buses start from Budapest (Central bus station of Budapest) nearly every hour.
Győr has a fast railway connection with Budapest and Vienna. InterCity and RailJet trains run this route. Address: Győr Révai Miklós utca, 4-6
Győr -Pér Airport. The airport only sees private aviation traffic with an occasional holiday charter flight. Address: 9099 Pér




The area along the Danube River has been inhabited by varying cultures since ancient times. The first large settlement dates back to the 5th century BCE; the inhabitants were Celts. They called the town Arrabona, a name that was used for eight centuries. Stephen I, the first king of Hungary, founded an episcopate here. In 1594 the Ottoman army occupied the castle and the town. In 1598 the Hungarian and Austrian army took control of it again. In June 14, 1809, during the War of the Fifth Coalition this was the site of the Battle of Győr, where the army of Eugène de Beauharnais defeated the Hungarian militia and Napoleon's forces occupied the castle. The town prospered till World War II but, during the war, several buildings were destroyed. In the 1970s the reconstruction of the city centre began; old buildings were restored and reconstructed.

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