The Harbour

Location and Directions


Lake Balaton

The largest sweet-water lake in Central-Europe with more than 6,000 sailing boats, and 10,000 frequent sailors of 120 clubs. The sailing season stretches from April to October, during which at each weekend a wide range of regattas are organised. Key events are national championships and One Design Trophies, but the ultimate prize for a local sailor is the Blue Ribbon round-the-lake race held every year mid-June.

Town of Balatonfüred

Often referred as the ‘Capital of Lake Balaton’ Balatonfüred serves as the centre of culture and tourism in the region. Frequented by the XVIIIth and early XXth century aristocracy for its location, climate and healing water spas, the Balatonfüred of today is built around a classical architecture city core. Tourist in numbers almost doubling the number of the 14,000 permanent residents swarm Balatonfüred every summer to enjoy the lake and to participate the various cultural and sport events. More information



Balatonfuredi Yacht Club
Zakonyi Ferenc utca 2.
8230 Balatonfured

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Telephone: +36 70 415 1651

How to reach us

By car the easiest way is to take the main road 71. If you’re coming from Budapest, you can use the motorway M7 (until the exit by the kilometre-sign 90, towards Balatonfüred). The distance from Budapest to Balatonfüred is 130 kms. Please note, that on all motorways (M1-M7) you have to buy a vignette sold at petrol stations.

There is a fast growing highway network in Hungary (1,480 km in total). Each highway starts at Budapest. These are the most useful motorways:

M1 – connection to Győr, Austria and Slovakia (west)

M3/M30/M35 – connection towards Ukrain

M5 – connection to Serbia, via Kecskemét and Szeged (south-east)

M6/M60 – Connection to Dunaújváros and Pécs (south)

M7/M70 – connection to Lake Balaton, from Croatia and Slovenia (south-west)
By plane: the closest international airport is Budapest Liszt Ferenc  Airport, which operates flights to most European destinations.
You need to take a bus from the airport to Déli pályaudvar (Railway Station) and take the train to Balatonfured (about 2 hours).