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Hungary Transportations

Transportation facilities have improved steadily since the 1960s. Budapest is the transportation centre. In 2005, roads totalled an estimated 159,568 km, of which some 70,050 km were paved, including 626 km of expressways. In 2000, Hungary had 1,890,500 passenger cars and 303,500 trucks, buses, and taxis.

As of 2008, Hungary had 8,057 km of railroad track. Most freight is carried by trucks; railway transport is of lesser importance. The railroad and bus networks are state owned.

Permanently navigable waterways totalled 1,622 km in 2008, of which the Danube and Tisza rivers made up over half. In addition to the government shipping enterprises – which operate the best and largest ships and handle the bulk of water traffic – the Shipping Cooperative, an association of small operators, continues to function.

Hungary had 46 airports in 2009, 20 of which had paved runways. Ferihegy Airport in Budapest is the most important centre for domestic and international flights. All domestic traffic is handled by the Hungarian Air Transportation Enterprise (Magyar Légiközlekedési Vallalat - MALÉV). In 2001, 2,074,700 passengers were carried on scheduled domestic and international airline flights.



Airports - with paved runways
total: 20
over 3,047 m: 2
2,438 to 3,047 m: 8
1,524 to 2,437 m: 4
914 to 1,523 m: 4
under 914 m: 2 (2009)

Airports - with unpaved runways
total: 26
2,438 to 3,047 m: 2
1,524 to 2,437 m: 3
914 to 1,523 m: 10
under 914 m: 11 (2009)

5 (2009)

gas 4,407 km; oil 987 km; refined products 335 km (2009)

total: 8,057 km
broad gauge: 36 km 1.524-m gauge
standard gauge: 7,802 km 1.435-m gauge (2,628 km electrified)
narrow gauge: 219 km 0.760-m gauge (2008)

total: 159,568 km
paved: 70,050 km (30,874 km of interurban roads including 626 km of expressways)
unpaved: 89,518 km (2005)

1,622 km (most on Danube River) (2008)

Ports and terminals
Budapest, Dunaujvaros, Gyor-Gonyu, Csepel, Baja, Mohacs