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There has been no regular border control between Austria, Slovakia and Hungary since January 1, 2008. This has brought about a big change for the locals who otherwise were subjected to it daily.
 By Plane
Bratislava Airport, a 75 minute drive away, 2 hours on the bus has many low-cost flights. Vienna Airport and especially Budapest Airport offer competitive prices, they are both reachable in about two hours.
 By train
Győr has a fast railway connection with Budapest (the fastest in Hungary), taking as little as 1 hour 15 minutes. InterCity and RailJet trains run this route. Győr is also easily reachable by train from the surrounding countries: from Bratislava (Slovakia) and from Vienna (Austria) (in one and a half hour).
 By car
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.
 By bus
Buses start from Budapest, Nepliget (Central bus station of Budapest) nearly every hour, for example, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00... There is also a bus at least once a day from Vienna and Bratislava. Bear in mind that the bus from Vienna leaves rather early in the morning at 7am and the single return bus in the day is also rather early, at 2 or 3pm. Whilst efficient, clean and cost-effective, the bus does take a little over two hours and visitors should be aware of the unusual rhythm this method of transport will build into their day.
Orangeways  offers twice daily bus services to Vienna and other international destinations. Be warned, however, that the buses pick up/drop off at a petrol station along the highway approximately 10 km out of the city center. A cab ride from the train station to the bus stop costs 15 Euro as of January 2012.
 By boat
Canoe tours are preferred to be taken also on Mosoni-Duna.
 Get around
Győr's most interesting tourist attractions are in or around the city centre which is not very large. You can get around on foot.
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Baross Gábor út, a lovely cobbled pedestrian street in the heart of the Baroque city centre. There are many cafés, restaurants, boutiques, and night clubs. It can be reached from the bus and railway stations very easily (about 2 minutes on foot), and there are also parking houses nearby.
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The city centre is full of shops. There is a flower market every morning by the Carmelite church, and an open air market on Bécsikapú square every Wednesday and Saturday. During Christmas, there are holiday markets open in different squares and all along Baross Gábor and Arany János street.
The Győri Árkád is another great place to shop; it's a two-storey plaza with many modern shops, an Interspar supermarket, and a food court. It's just outside the city centre, by the Széchényi bridge.
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Fast food restaurants can be found in the Árkád's food court. There is a McDonald's on Baross Gábor street.
But if you are looking for more sophisticated places to dine, try one of the many quaint cafés and restaurants in the city centre that serve traditional Hungarian foods and desserts, for example John Bull Pub Győr www.johnbullpub.hu.
For fine dining but low price you will find the "La Maréda Restaurant" in Apáca Utca (street) 4. In the summertime you can sit outside. www.lamareda.hu
The "Viator" Restaurant in Pannonhalma, Vár 1, is one of the best in the region. It has an spectacular view, great food and local wines. www.viator.co.hu
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Several camp sites. Plenty of small and larger hotels and private rooms all over the town. You will not have a problem finding accommodation there.
 Stay safe
There is a very low criminal rate, you needn't be afraid of pickpockets etc.
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