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 metro lines, 5 suburban railway lines, 15 trolley bus lines, 31 tramlines and 178 bus routes. During any hour of day and night there is a convenient way of getting from point A to point B in the city without any problem. Public transport are reliable and waiting time is acceptable, so during the rush hour, metro runs every 3 minutes, trolley buses, trams and buses run every 3-5 minutes. Moreover, the buses or trolley buses always arrive on time and if there is any route disruption, the replacement buses are available as a backup option.
If you arrive to Budapest by plane, then the way from the only airport in the city’s Ferenc Liszt Airport Airport will take around 30 minutes to 60 minutes. Budapest Congress Center is located 25 km from the airport and is accessible by either taxi, airport minibus or public transport. Taxi would cost around 10 000-11 000 HUF, airport minibus – 3 200 HUF and public transport – 1 200 HUF. The best way to get to the BCC by bus is to take 100E bus from the airport to Astoria and change to bus 8E, 112 or 110 to BAH-csomópont.
Budapest has three railway stations: Keleti pályaudvar (Eastern), Nyugati pályaudvar (Western) and Déli pályaudvar (Southern). About 1 km from the South Railway Station, on Alkotás utca. By taxi, it would take around 15 minutes to get to the congress center from each of those railway stations and it would cost around 5 000 HUF. Regarding the public transport from Keleti pályaudvar, it is best to take the bus 8E, 112 or 110 that goes straight to the stop BAH-csomópont where BCC is situated. As for Nyugati pályaudvar, the options are, taking Metro line 3 to “Ferenciek Tere” and switching to bus 8E, 112 or 110 to “BAH-csomópont” or, during the M3 reconstruction hours, take bus number 6 to “Astoria” stop and then take the same bus as in the case of Keleti Pályaudvar. Déli pályaudvar is the closest train station and to get from there to BCC, there are trams 17 or 61 that go straight to the “BAH-csomópont” stop.