A short visit to Sopron, Hungary and its bus terminal opened up kind of a new way of thinking for me about how things get better over time.

This is the local side of the bus terminal. Where buses only stop for a brief time.

For those waiting a little bit longer, there is a nice and surprisingly well-maintained, heated and light-flooded waiting hall.

Lots of snacks being provided by a local businesss, at acceptable prices, both in HUF coins and contactless payment: Freyma's Snack both Original and Shashlik flavor, Croco Crackers, Nógrádi Ropogós Só Pálcika, 7Days Croissant, Mogyi Crasssh!, Manner Schnitten, Hyper Classic, Alibi Max, Kinder Bueno, Moments, Invite, Twix, Snickers, Bounty, Márka Fruitica, Coca Cola, Hell Energy Drink, Coca Cola Zero, another two drinks, bars and water.

The coffee vending machine didn't work, but there are plenty alternatives in close proximity to the station.

Another nice little gem: the clearly laid out arrival and departure time table, fully digital.

There also is a local ticket shop inside the waiting hall, but I have yet to figure out their hours of operation. My educated guess is Monday to Friday, on workdays during the first week of the month from 6:00 to 16:00, on other workdays from 07:00 to 15:30, and on other occasions from 07:00 to 13:00. There is a lunch break between 12:15 and 12:45. Even for a native speaker, this timetable causes me headaches.

Disabled persons may use a 24/7 hotline catering to their needs (+3699311040).

The city's tourist info terminal outside sadly didn't work.

This display outside, one for departures and another for arrivals, is made up of (look closely) hundreds of individual tiles.

The bathroom does come with a fee of 170 HUF per person. A little bit more than the usual 0,50 EUR in Vienna.

If you want to call someone at the station, there even is a telephone number for that (+3699349232). Payments can be me made with HUF and EUR coins.

Here the front of Sopron bus station. And finally, the bus I was waiting for.