Budapest has an extensive infrastructure. The city can easily and rapidly be reached from all European countries either by car, rail or air.
Ferenc Liszt International Airport is 16 km South-East of the city centre. It is directly reachable from all European capitals in a flight time of usually 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 Sky Court connects Terminal 2A and 2B and offers passengers 15 retail units with world famous brands, 13 restaurants and 2 VIP lounges on an area of 400 m2.
In 2018 a new airport hotel, Ibis Styles opened its doors. The hotel is directly accessible from Terminal 2 through an underground passage.
The city centre 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 taking taxis or the Airport Minibus, renting a car is the best way to travel to and from any part of Budapest.
Főtaxi, the taxi company with the longest tradition in Hungary, will transport passengers between the terminals and Budapest. Főtaxi’s several hundred cars and the company’s well-trained and experienced drivers, 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 large cars under five years old. All cars are equipped with a POS terminal, therefore bank 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, a line of taxis continuously awaits passengers.
Passengers are transported by a direct bus service from Terminal 2A and 2B to the metro station Deák Ferenc tér in the city centre by the bus number 100E. This service is adjusted to passenger traffic at the airport. A one-way ticket costs 900 HUF.
Further information: www.bkk.hu
The door-to-door transfer operates as a shared-ride service, which means that passengers travelling to and from the same, or closely situated, addresses are transported in the same vehicle. Every vehicle is equipped with dual-air conditioning systems and Wi-Fi hotspot 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 Airport Shuttle-Minibus Desks or 24 hours before your flight departure via an online reservation system, through travel agencies or by calling the call centre.
European cities. Rail jets 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: Keleti (Eastern), Nyugati (Western), Déli (Southern).
MÁV Direct: +36 1 444 4499 (from abroad); +36 40 49 49 49 (from Hungary)
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,
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.