If you are planning to travel to the Hungarian capital, you may wish to know a little about the local transport links and the facilities the airport has to offer. To help you, we've created this handy guide.
Location: Also known as Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, this busy hub is found 16km south east of the city centre – renowned for its cultural, historic and artistic experiences.
Contact Information: BUD Nemzetközi Repülőtér, 1675 Budapest Pf. 53. Telephone: +36 (1) 296-9696.
Given its status as the biggest of Hungary’s five international airports, it's perhaps unsurprising that there are several easy options for your onward journey after landing.
If you wish to bring your own car, there are excellent onsite parking facilities. There are more than 2,500 spaces available at Terminal 2, including premium parking, terminal parking, Holiday Plus parking and bus Parking. Terminal parking is located just 25 metres from the main terminal building, however for longer trips Holiday Plus is the most affordable option.
The airport is served by excellent transport links. If you are planning to explore deeper into the country, you may wish to use the high-speed train service. Budapest Airport Terminal 2 is near Ferihegy rail station, with train services operating with a frequency of nearly 100 trains per day, including InterCity services. Passengers can get to the city centre in less than 30 minutes, for a just few hundred HUF.
From the Ferihegy train station, Terminal 2 is also accessible by bus 200E during the day and bus number 900 at night.
As well as public transport, the airport also runs a shared passenger shuttle bus service for door-to-door transfers in Budapest. Bookings for this very handy transport option can be made up to 24 hours in advance of requirement on the service's website.
The easiest way to travel to the city centre is by taxi, and outside each of the three terminals are Főtaxi booths and ranks. This reliable Hungarian taxi company can transfer Budapest Airport arrivals between all three terminals and the wider city for fair metered prices.
All of Europe’s biggest car hire companies operate offices within the airport. You can either book with Hertz or Europcar in advance of your arrival or simply turn up on the day. All of the offices are open from 6am until late at night. Hiring a car is a good option if you plan to travel around the city and beyond.
If you are taking a business trip, there are a number of facilities to help you work on the go.
A Wi-Fi connection is available to all departure passengers, free of charge, through two networks, bud:freewifi and bud:skycourt. Each free service connection lasts for two hours - plenty of broadband for surfing the web, as the average waiting time in the terminal prior to flights is just over one hour.
It is also possible to hire a room for a meeting or conference, large or small, within the airport's specialist SkyCourt Conference Center. Located on the arrivals level near Terminal 2A, the suites are easily accessible whether business passengers have only a short time to hold efficient meetings in the city or for busy partners holding meetings between flights.
For more information, see the airport's website.
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