Travel

We can help you go green at your festival! When you plan to travel to ECoC events, you can make a difference by making choices that help reduce your environmental impact!

Sustainability is one of the core values of the Veszprém-Balaton 2023 European Capital of Culture programme, so our events must be environmentally sustainable. As the return journey is usually one of the most polluting activities for events, it is important for us to encourage people to choose less polluting modes of transport. 

How to get to the Shine! Opening Ceremony?

  • Train Train Train The Shine! Opening Event, visitors can travel from anywhere in the country with a discounted, symbolic 2023 HUF ECoC ticket. Buy tickets online

From the railway station in Veszprém you can easily get to the city centre with the local V-Bus services (1, 2, 4-4A, 10), which run according to the railway timetable.

The V-Bus local services will be free of charge for visitors to the opening event all day on 21 January 2023.

On 21 January, the "Shine! After the opening ceremony, in addition to the scheduled services, there will be relief services from the Hotel and Veszprém bus stops to the railway station at 22:00 and 22:05 respectively, which will provide convenient connections to the special scheduled train to Budapest at 22:32.

  • Volánbusz - regional bus services Volánbusz - regional bus services Volánbusz - regional bus services The Shine! After the opening event, night shuttles will help you get home to the surrounding villages in the following directions: Ajka, Balatonalmádi, Balatonfüred, Pápa, Siófok, Székesfehérvár, Tapolca, Zirc. Departure times from 21 to 22 January at 23:15 and 01:30. Timetable
  • V-Busz - local bus services V-Busz - local bus services V-Busz - local bus services The schedule information of local bus services in Veszprém is also available in real time on Google Maps. V-Bus local services are free of charge for visitors to the Opening event all day on 21 January 2023. V-Bus website

There are direct bus services from the railway station to the city centre (1, 2, 4-4A, 10), and we recommend Veszprém bus station or Hotel to get off.

On 21 January, following the official opening ceremony, in addition to the regular services, there will be relief services from the Hotel and Veszprém bus station to the railway station at 22:00 and 22:05 respectively, to conveniently catch the special scheduled train to Budapest at 22:32.

  • Oscar Oscar Oscar Are you coming by car and do you have room in your car? Sign up for Oscar and come in droves! You can also join as a passenger, find a ride! Oscar website
  • BlaBlaCar BlaBlaCar BlaBlaCar If you have room in your car, register and find passengers or join other people's advertised trips. Website
  • Lime Lime Lime Rolling reduces the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere. Download the app to see where the nearest available vehicle is to you. How to use it
  • Car Car Car You can bring your own car, but we do not recommend it, as you can only park further away from the Opening Ceremony. Also, by using public transport you are protecting the environment. Parking zones and charges

ATTENTION! IMPORTANT TRAFFIC AND ROAD CLOSURE INFORMATION

 The opening ceremony of the European Capital of Culture on 21 January involves a lot of preparations. For this reason, traffic restrictions and closures can be expected on some days in Veszprém.

• The Óváros/Old Town Square parking lot will be closed during the construction period (i.e. from 11 January) and during the event, on the following days: 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24 January 2023.

•   During the construction and demolition period, the parking lot between buildings 4-5 of the Cserhát residential complex will be closed periodically on the following days: 13, 16, 22, 24 January 2023.

• emporary closures are expected in some parts of the square in front of the Post Office due to construction and demolition works, but these will not impede the passage of pedestrian traffic.

From 13 to 18 January 2023 and from 22 to 24 January 2023, construction and demolition works (cranes) in the square in front of the Post Office and in the Old Town Square may cause noise and temporary closures.

Between 14:00 on 21 January 2023 and 02:00 on 22 January 2023, Brusznyai Árpád Street and Óvári Ferenc Street - from the roundabout in front of the McDonald's to Iskola Street -, the parking lot behind the building of the Húszemeletes, Szeglethy Street and Horgos Street will be closed, and it will not be possible to enter or exit and park in these streets and parking lots during the above-mentioned period.

We recommend using the parking lot of the Veszprém Arena, from where you can reach the venue of the event with the V-Bus bus services, which can be used free of charge on the day of the opening ceremony - from the Tesco store stop bus number 23, or from the Kádártai út turn to buses numbered 5, 13, 15.

From the parking lot of the Veszprém Arena, V-Bus shuttles leave for the city center every half hour between 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (look for the purple V-Bus with the sign "VEB2023 EKF  shuttle"). On the way back, shuttle buses depart from the Hotel stop at 9:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m., 11:30 p.m., and 12:30 a.m.

The parking lot of the Stop Shop Veszprém Shopping Center is also accessible, from where you can reach the venue with the V-Busz bus routes that can be used free of charge on the day of the Opening Ceremony.

We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience and support!

  • Accessibility Accessibility Accessibility For our disabled guests, we provide accessible parking and a map suggestion for access. Click on the links below for more information! Accessible approach
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