One direct bus a day at 3.15pm heads from Budapest (1860Ft, 2¼ hours, 90km) to Hollókő; it returns at 5am weekdays, and 4pm Saturday and Sunday. Otherwise you must change in Szécsény (370Ft, 25 minutes, 17km, up to five daily). To reach Balassagyarmat (740Ft, one hour, 36km) you must also change there. The bus stops on Kossuth utca at Dósza György utca. From there walk downhill to the Old Village.