Transport Hungary with Seacon Logistics 

Seacon Logistics is your logistics service provider and central point of contact for transport to and from Hungary. From strategic locations and together with our worldwide network of agents and partners, we quickly, smoothly and cost-effectively take care of your transport. From full loads (FTL), part loads (LTL), pallets, intermodal to special transport

In recent decades, Hungary has become an important global trading partner. Particularly its accession to the EU in 2004 played an important role in this. Since 2000, the country's gross domestic product (GDP) has more than tripled. Important trading partners are Germany, Austria, Russia and China. Hungary has a sustainable mix of sectors, where industry (such as mechanical engineering or vehicle construction) and the service sector play an important role. 

For transport to and from this interesting transport country, it is only logical for you as a company – together with Seacon as your professional partner – to take your logistics to a higher level. On this page, you can read more about our transport solutions for Hungary. 

Major transport routes Hungary and your benefits 

Hungary has seven neighbouring countries and about 10 million inhabitants.As a landlocked country, Hungary plays a key role in Central Europe. It is known as a transit station for pan-European freight traffic. The pan-European transport corridors 4, 5, 7 and 10 run through the country and provide a direct connection to Serbia, Croatia, Romania, Austria, Slovenia and Ukraine. When transporting to, from or through Hungary, you benefit from the developed transport network. 

Hungary has a good road network that is over 75,000 kilometres long. Rail transport connections are also very good. The routes to the southeast (including the Budapest-Belgrade route) and the connections to Central Europe (such as the Budapest-Cologne route) connect several economically important countries. 

Thanks to its favourable geographical location (directly on the Danube), Hungary is also connected to the shipping industry. Every year, several million tons of sea freight are transported throughout Europe. Air freight is also easily accessible. Via Budapest Liszt Ferenc Airport, the country has an important freight hub in Europe, which is part of the New Silk Road (China Rail). Due to the variety of transport options, intermodal transport is possible. 

The Koroshegy Viaduct in Hungary for freight transport, among other things, located in the M7 south of Balaton | Seacon Logisitics
Budapest Port with container terminal and waiting ships. | Seacon Logistics

Major cities for freight transport in Hungary 

Hungary has a number of important cities: the capital Budapest, Sarmellek and Fertöszentmiklos.Due to its industrial location and a population of almost two million, Budapest is an important city for the country.

The direct connection to the Danube, the capitals Vienna and Bratislava and the connection to the country's largest airport (Budapest Liszt Ferenc Airport) provide ideal conditions for logistics companies and companies. International investments in particular have increased and renowned companies such as Nestlé, Audi, BMW, Bosch and Daimler have established themselves in the country. 

Looking for a well-thought-out logistics solution for your transport from or to Hungary? Then contact our specialists. Together with our local partners, we will draw up a suitable logistics solution for you, with which we will transport your goods safely and efficiently to or from Hungary.

Transport solutions from Seacon Logistics

We offer different types of transport to and from Hungary. Whether it concerns general cargo, less-than-truckload or full-truckload shipping, air freight, sea freight or freight transport – we will ensure that your goods arrive at their destination safely and on time. Below you will find our transport solutions to and from Hungary:

  • Groupage transport to Hungary 
  • Pallet shipment
  • Partial loads (LTL / LCL)
  • Full loads (FCL / FTL)
  • Rail transport
  • Deliveries in the city centre
  • Delivery with tailboard
  • Express delivery to Hungary
Panoramic photo over the Danube with the Hungarian Parliament building, Chain Bridge and Margrit Bridge | Seacon Logistics

Groupage Hungary - LCL and LTL

The term LTL (Less Than Truck Load) is used in freight transport to indicate that only part of the available cargo space of the truck is filled. In the logistics industry, it is therefore common to combine several partial loads at one loading point or to add a partial load. In short, groupage or LTL is therefore the merging of several smaller loads into one larger load. This optimises the use of the freight container during road freight.

The abbreviation LCL stands for Less than Container Load and in sea freight refers to shipments that do not fill an entire container and are combined with other general cargo in a consolidated container. LCL transport mainly offers price advantages and some benefits in practical handling and stowage. For general cargo, only proportionate transport costs are incurred for the use of the container volume.

Full loads Hungary - FCL or FTL

The abbreviation FCL (Full Container Load) is used in sea freight for full container loads. Unlike LCL: a load that only partially fills a container. With FCL loads, the container is loaded by a shipper and unloaded at the destination by a consignee.

With an FTL delivery (Full Truck Load), the shipment fills the entire available cargo space. The truck transports this shipment to its destination without reloading. This is for one recipient. This completely utilises the truck’s transport capacity. 

Fast delivery is the main advantage of FTL. This is because there is no need for transhipment or extra route planning to different recipients. The truck drives directly to one destination. It is the most effective method of transporting goods by road to a final destination. 


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Loading special transport onto a truck. | Seacon Logistics

Special transport Hungary

In our wide range of transport services, we also offer special transport to and from Hungary. This is the worldwide transport of long, high and heavy goods that do not fit in a container or truck. We believe it is important to comply with all international regulations and guidelines in this type of transport. Especially when transporting dangerous goods, regardless of whether they are transported to or from Hungary to abroad. Below you will find an overview of all goods that Seacon Logistics transports: 

  • Long goods
  • Dangerous goods (ADR)
  • Boxes (KTN)
  • Boxes (BOX)
  • Bundles
  • Heavy load
  • Pallets (PLT)
  • Gitter boxes (GIBO)
  • Barrels (FSS)
  • Other loose goods

Transport options Hungary: to and from Asia, America, Europe and Africa

At Seacon Logistics we understand that, in addition to the quality of your products, fast shipping and associated satisfied customers are of great importance. That is why we facilitate the worldwide transport of your goods in all aspects. Goods transport within Europe is usually handled via road freight, but for shipments to and from Asia, North and South America and Africa, we of course also have sea freight and air freight at your disposal.

From our locations at strategically located terminals, we supply all major consumer markets. By outsourcing your transport to and from Hungary to Seacon Logistics, you benefit from the advantage that you do not have to worry about complicated coordination across different continents and time zones. With us, you are guaranteed – partly thanks to the excellent cooperation with our partner network – a fast, efficient and well-organised shipment. 

Container terminal from above, showing a container ship loading sea freight and moving trucks (road transport). | Seacon Logistics

Transit and delivery times for transport to Hungary

To satisfy you and meet all your requirements, reliability and speed are paramount at Seacon Logistics. That is why we work closely with a worldwide partner network and can plan, execute and organise your transport efficiently. 

It is also possible to send express shipments, we arrange this in collaboration with our network. Fast transport services and our in-house customs clearance ensure that your transport from Hungary arrives at your customer faster than usual. 

For daily updated information and reliable transport planning, please contact us directly. Our specialists are always ready to help you. 

Customs: the correct import and export documents

Our focus is always on the entire logistics chain. To serve you even better, our in-house customs department takes care of the necessary import and export documents and transport certificates. Our Compliance Desk checks whether your goods comply with all guidelines and sanction regulations at the place of destination. This way you will not be faced with unpleasant surprises and you can concentrate on your core business. Thanks to our status as Authorised Economic Operator (previously AEO-certified) and 'preferred supplier', we can minimise delays. An important advantage for you as a customer.

Want to know more about how we unburden you in terms of customs and customs declarations? 

More about customs

Incoterms®: Protect your international trade with Hungary

As a global logistics chain director, Seacon Logistics deals a lot with Incoterms®. Although we are not involved in the commercial agreements between buyer and seller, we are often consulted about the dangers and consequences of the various Incoterms® before a transaction is concluded. In practice, many companies still underestimate the risks.

To ensure that contractual formulas in the trade of goods are interpreted equally by buyer and seller, we have created a white paper and an infographic. 

View our Incoterms® page

Important additional information: Public holidays, driving bans and local details

Due to the popularity of long-distance transport, Hungary has in the past issued a number of regulations to prevent environmental and noise pollution and to ensure the maintenance of the transport network. Because of its EU membership, both national and European legislation must be observed in Hungary. Additional information and details can be found in the following overview: 

  • Toll: On motorways in Hungary, tolls are charged for trucks weighing 3.5 tonnes or more. It is therefore wise to arrange this in advance, as you will not be inconvenienced by the electronic, automatic payment thanks to one of the most modern digital toll systems (HU-GO).
  • EU membership: Depending on the project, you need an EU permit or CEMT permit for international transport. See also bilateral licenses between Hungary and third countries.
  • Customs obstacles: In Hungary, no customs duties are levied if the total value of the goods does not exceed 41,000 HUF (excluding UK and insurance).

If you have more detailed questions about the specifics or rules in Hungary, please feel free to contact our team. In a joint logistic analysis, we examine which aspects are relevant for your goods transport. 

The strength of Seacon: logistics at its heart since 1985

Since the establishment of Seacon Logistics, we have been building our organisation as a leading logistics chain director. Today, Seacon Logistics has over 700 employees at various strategic locations throughout Europe. Yet the origins of the family business can still be felt in our organisation. And that is precisely where our strength lies. Logistic services from the heart, that's what we are all about!

With a strong we-feeling, we take on logistical challenges and work together to serve you as our customer in the best possible way. With innovative and efficient solutions, we take your logistics to a new level. Transparent communication, personal approach and entrepreneurship are the basis of our customers' trust. 

Are you interested in a transport solution to a country other than Hungary? Then take a look at one of our many other partner countries: 

Would you like to receive a quote or do you have other questions? 

Then please do not hesitate to contact us. We know the logistical challenges of our customers and have been optimising their logistics chains for decades. No distance is too far or challenge too great. Are you ready to take your logistics chain to the next level? Then be sure to get in touch with us.

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