Masters: Free direct railway service to Balatonfüred

Thanks to the recent agreement between the Budapest 2017 Organising Committee and the Hungarian National Railways (MAV), all accredited participants of the 17th FINA World Masters Championships will be able to travel to the venue of the open water swimming competitions – the city of Balatonfüred – free of charge by a special non-stop train service from Budapest this summer.

The open water swimming competitions of the FINA World Masters Championships will be held between August 10 and 12 at one of Hungary’s most breathtaking natural sites, Lake Balaton – just about 120km from the nation’s capital.

The Lake and the city of Balatonfüred have already hosted a number of prestigious international open water swimming meets, and it will serve home for the world’s top senior and masters athletes of the discipline in the summer of 2017.

Courtesy of the Budapest 2017 Organising Committee and the Hungarian National Railways (MAV), the special direct trains running twice daily between Budapest and Balatonfüred for the open water swimming races (August 10-11-12) will be free of charge for all accredited participants of the 17th FINA World Masters Championships. Regular travel time is 1h 58min, however, thanks to the extraordinary non-stop service, the journey will take only 1h 30min.

 The exact schedule will be announced in due time. In the morning, the trains will arrive in Balatonfüred before 9:00AM to leave sufficient time for pre-race preparations and warm-up. Swimmers will be greeted and guided by the enthusiastic volunteers from the Balatonfüred Station to the open water competition site.

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