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Central Hungary consists of only one county, Pest County. Budapest, the capital of the country, is the administrative center of the county, but constitutes a separate territorial unit.


Map of Central Hungary

With green filled parks, interesting museums, and a pulsating nightlife, Budapest is one of Europe's most delightful and enjoyable cities.
  Danube Bend


  • 1 Budaörs — Western Gate of Budapest
  • 2 Cegléd — a small town with one of the largest Reformed churches
  • 3 Dunakeszi — shopping city, Roman Harbour Fort remains
  • 4 Érd — a suburb of Budapest
  • 5 Esztergom — the first capital, the seat of Constitutional Court and the Roman Catholic Church of Hungary, home of the biggest church in Central Europe.
  • 6 Gödöllő — a town east of Budapest most famous for its former royal palace
  • 7 Szentendre — picturesque town on the Danube just north of Budapest
  • 8 Szigetszentmiklós
  • 9 Vác — a town on the Danube bend with several churches and lots of baroque architecture

Other destinations



Commuter rail network

Get in


The area is well connected by bus and train with Budapest. All commuter lines (HÉV) except 'H7' reach the region. There are three-six commuter trains per hour on all lines, all directions. Logo is:

Get around


Budapest is the hub for almost all public transport lines. This means you sometimes must go first to Budapest and then back out to your destination, even that means a much longer journey.




  • Swimming, angling at quarry lakes (Stay safe!)





Stay safe


The tap water is potable throughout the region.

There are some quarry lakes which are partly usable for swimming. There are also a few signposted nudist beaches in this region like Délegyháza (to the south) and Szigetmonostor to the north.

In hunting season (Oct to Feb), look for warnings about some closed areas in forests and hills of Pilis.

The hills are sometimes closed in the winter, due to slip hazards.

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