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By air

Ferenc Liszt International Airport Budapest
Information: +36-1-296-7000

All passenger flights arrive to and depart from Terminal 2. Terminal 1 is only for private jets and cargo planes. Official page of Budapest Airport.

Connection between Budapest Airport and downtown

  • Public Transport
    Buses (service No. 200E) run from the Kőbánya-Kispest terminus (can be reached by metro line 3) every 7-8 minutes during the day to/from the Terminal 2 of Budapest Airport. Click for the timetable.


  • Train: Passengers can easily reach Budapest Airport Terminal 2 from the Western Railway Station in Budapest. Click for the timetable.
  • Taxi: The journey takes between half an hour and an hour by car. The official contractor of the Budapest Airport is the Főtaxi, you can order a cab at their desk in the airport for fixed, reasonable prices. Or if you order a cab by phone, most companies offer a fixed price of around 3 800–6 500 HUF, depending on whether your destination is on the Pest or Buda side of the river. However, although nowadays it is rare, but be aware that there is a risk of being overcharged by unscrupulous drivers if you simply hail a taxi. Where possible, always telephone to order a cab and agree a fare for the journey beforehand.
  • Airport shuttle: If you are travelling on your own, it is cheaper to use the Airport Shuttle service, which has a desk at the airport. Tickets can be purchased at the arrival customs area or at the LRI Airport Passenger Service desk in the waiting area. Click for rates.

Other international airports in Hungary

By train

The largest transport service provider in Hungary, the MÁV-Start Zrt. (MÁV), which has been operating for 160 years already, carries more than 150 million passengers year to year to any destinations chosen by them. Would you wish to go for a swim in the "Hungarian Sea", Lake Balaton or get the real taste of the life on the Great Plain in Hortobágy, the Puszta, or admire the beauty of the National Historical Memorial Park at Ópusztaszer, where you can observe the legendary panorama painting of Árpád Feszty; we are always there for your service. Train tickets can be bought:

  • at the railway stations and railway ticket offices in Budapest and the countryside,
  • online,
  • by your mobile phone.

Railway information, schedule.
Travel by trains with Eurail.
For more possibilities to travel by train in Hungary click here.
Get your Eurail Hungary Pass for non-European passengers or InterRail Hungary Pass for European passengers to travel without boundaries. Click here for the passes:

By bus 

Volánbusz operates 500 domestic distance coaches to 100 cities of the country daily, creating a direct link between many European countries and the most important regions and resorts of the country and Budapest. During the day there are coaches in every hour or more often in the direction of Eger, Salgótarján, Gyöngyös, Jászberény, Kecskemét, Székesfehérvár, Veszprém, Tatabánya and Győr, many lines go to the Mátra, the great plain, Lake Balaton or other destinations.