Gyula is in the southern part of the Great Plains of Hungary, on the left bank of the White Körös River and situated very close to the Romanian border. The surrounding area is one of the lowest-lying regions of Hungary. It is the second most populated settlement in the county after Békéscsaba, the county seat, which is 16 km to the west. Gyula is bordered by the Romanian counties of Bihor and Arad to the east.

By car

The most important road that takes you to the city is the M44 motorway, which connects Gyula with Budapest. The construction of the M44, which is still underway in some sections, has significantly reduced journey times and made travel between the capital and the region more convenient. It currently takes about 2.5 hours to drive to Gyula from Budapest and this is expected to be even less once the construction work is completed.

From Debrecen, Gyula can be accessed on road 47 after a two-hour drive. From Szeged, you can get to Gyula on road 47, which takes around 1.5 hours by car.

Although the Romanian border is very close to Gyula, it takes about 2 hours to reach Gyula from Timisoara, a Romanian city, and involves crossing the border at Gyula. Times and directions to reach Gyula from other nearby Romanian cities are:1.5 hours from Arad on the E671; and about 2 hours on the E671 from Oradeakes, and involves crossing the border at Méhkerék.

By public transit

Bus and train timetables:

By plane:

Debrecen airport:
Timisoara airport: