By car: 

It is best to drive to the venue from highway M5. Take exit 166 and after taking a left turn, drive another three kilometers in the direction of Szeged until the roundabout. From here there will be signs showing you the way.

Like in the case of previous World Championships, you may park your car on the airfield, bigger buses can park on the grass-covered area next to the roundabout.

There is a parking fee here, but from the parking lot buses will take you to the entrance free of charge – they will also take you back after the races.


With a bike/motorcycle:

People arriving with a bike or a motorcycle can park next to the roundabout on Bajai út near the bus stop.

Parking fees are as follows:

Cars and minibuses with a maximum capacity of 9 passangers are charged 2.000HUF/day (you may drive in and out several times)

Mororcycle: 800HUF/day (you may drive in and out several times)

Parking is free for mopeds and bikes.

By bus: 

You can get to Maty-ér from Szeged downtown area with bus 40C which goes several times a day. Bus service is free for people with a valid pass or daily ticket. Buses will take you all the way up to the main entrance of the venue but it is also possible to get out at the spectators’ outside parking lot.

Click here to check the schedule of the buses.

By train: 

Thanks to Hungarian railway services – the MÁV-START – people with a valid pass or daily ticket will get a 50% discount from the price of their train ticket. From Szeged railway station, buses will take you to Maty-ér free of charge.

Click here to check the schedule of the buses.


Looking for accommodation? We help you!


Everyone who has ever visited Szeged agrees that it is a wonderful place and is eager to return again to enjoy the hospitality of the local people. World-class Canoe Sprint Championships taking place on the Maty stream racecourse are one of the reasons sports fans are now considered regular guests in the South Great Plain of Hungary.

Nowadays, there is so much interest in canoeing competitions that sporting events held in the city of Szeged may attract massive crowds. Country-wide and across the globe more and more people want to see the world’s best athletes in person.

There are many athletes, journalists and officials coming to the World Championships, and as a result, there is a limited number of accommodation available for sports fans. Due to the great interest, it is worthwhile to arrange your stay ahead of time, as the large number of Hungarian and foreign guests will soon book all available hotels.

The only way to avoid staring at the “Fully Booked” sign at every hotel reception in Csongrad County in August 2019 is to book early!

This is why the Organizing Committee of the World Championships would like to help the dedicated canoeing fans with their accommodation needs. We can help you choose from a wide range of quality accommodations in Szeged and nearby.

Our expert and helpful colleagues will help you find the perfect solution, as they offer a wide range of accommodation in Szeged and its neighbourhood, which the Organizing Committee also offers with good heart.

For more information, please contact:


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