How to get there?

Travel to Budapest

By air

Liszt Ferenc International Airport is 16 km South-East of the city centre. It is directly reachable from all European capitals; flight time is less than 2 hours. Airport Terminal 2 is divided between Terminal 2A and Terminal 2B hosting all traditional carriers’ flights, charter flights and low-cost airlines. The SkyCourt, opened in 2011 connects Terminal 2A and 2B and offers for passengers 15 retail units with world famous brands, 13 restaurants and 2 VIP lounges on 400 sq meters. The Hungarian capital airport handled a total of 9 155 961 departing and arriving passengers in 2014. The airport’s central telephone number for information is +36 1 296 9696; flight information is available on +36 1 296 7000. Web:

Transport to/from the Airport

The city center can be easily reached by taxi, minibus, public transportation and of course by car. The main car hire firms have offices in the arrivals halls. For those not driving taxis or the Airport Minibus will carry passengers to and from any part of Budapest.

Főtaxi, the taxi company with the longest traditions in Hungary will transport passengers between the terminals and Budapest. Főtaxi’s several hundred cars, trained and experienced colleagues ensure a safe basis to satisfy passengers’ needs at a high standard. Taxi drivers speaking at least one foreign language are in service with ‘A’ category big-size cars younger than five years. All cars are equipped with a POS terminal, therefore credit cards are also accepted. Reservations can be made in person at the Főtaxi booths located at the exits at Terminals 2A and 2B. At the taxi rank in front of the stands, taxis are parking continuously waiting for passengers.

The door-to-door transfer operates as a shared-ride service, which means that passengers traveling to/from the same/closely situated address are transported in the same vehicle. Every vehicle is equipped with dual-air conditioning systems and Wi-Fi hotspots for free internet access, further increasing passenger comfort during the journey. The service is provided with buses for 8 to 10 and 30 to 50 passengers. All minibuses arrive to and depart from the main entrances of the terminals. Bookings can be made in person at the AirportShuttle-Minibus Desks or 24 hours before your flight departure via an online reservation system, through travel agencies or by calling the call center. Web:

Public transport
By train: A regular train service operates between Budapest Nyugati Railway Station and the former Budapest Airport Terminal 1, from where passengers can take bus 200E to Terminal 2A and 2B. Nearly 100 trains provide easy access to the airport and back, for approx. 1.000 HUF (approx. 3,5 EUR).
By bus: Passengers are transported by a direct bus service from Terminal 2A and 2B, called the bus 200E, to the Kőbánya-Kispest subway terminal. This service is adjusted to passenger traffic at the airport. A one-way ticket costs 350 HUF (450 HUF when buying on the bus from the driver). Further information:

By rail

More than 50 trains a day provide direct links between Budapest and no fewer than 25 other European cities. Railjets to Vienna run every 1-2 hours. There is also a popular network of inter-city trains linking Budapest with the main Hungarian cities. International trains operate from the three largest stations:
MÁV Direct: +36 1 444 4499 (from abroad); +36 40 49 49 49 (from Hungary)

Keleti pályaudvar: VIII., Baross tér. Tel: (+36-1) 413-4610
Nyugati pályaudvar: VI., Nyugati tér Tel: (+36-1) 349-8503
Déli pályaudvar I. Krisztina krt. 37. Tel: (+36-1) 375-6593

By coach

International services terminate and depart from Népliget Coach Station, which is also the terminus for a number of domestic routes. Information: +36 1 382-0888. International ticket sales: +36 1 219-8063, Web:

By car

All Hungary’s motorways and most of the main roads radiate from the capital. The M1, M3, M5, M6 and M7 are toll motorways. Road signs conform to continental standards. 24-hour emergency roadside assistance is available from the Magyar Autóklub by dialing 188.

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By river

A hydrofoil service operates during the summer months (from April to October) linking the heart of Budapest with Vienna and Bratislava. International boat landings are situated on the Danube between the Chain Bridge and the Freedom Bridge. Information about Mahart PassNave Ltd. services is available on (+36-1) 318-6042.


Public transport in Budapest is one of the most modern and efficient systems in the world. The network of the Centre for Budapest Transport (BKK) consists of:

  • 4 underground lines
  • 5 suburban railway lines
  • 15 trolley bus lines
  • 31 tram lines
  • 178 bus routes
Waiting time is acceptable. At peak times, underground trains run every 3 minutes, trolley buses, trams and buses run every 3-5 minutes.

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By plane

30 minutes from Ferihegy Airport. Take the main road to the centre (Üllôi út). Crossing Erzsébet bridge continue on Hegyalja út until the BAH junction.

By train

about 1 km from the South Railway Station, on Alkotás utca.

By car

at the junction of M1 and M7 highways coming from the West.

By public transport

take tram No. 61 from Móricz Zsigmond körtér or Déli pályaudvar (South Railway Station), or bus No. 8 or 112 from Ferenciek tere.