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Travel

Flights

Budapest can be easily accessed from most European cities (Paris, London, Dublin, Edinburgh, Barcelona, Moscow, Kiev, Brussels, Warsaw, Vienna, Prague, Rome, Amsterdam, Helsinki, Zurich, Lisboa, Istanbul) by air, within around 2 hours. The choice of low cost airlines operating flights to the Hungarian capital is wide: Ryanair, Wizzair, easyJet (Berlin, London, Paris), Jet2 (from Edinburgh and Manchester), germanwings (Cologne-Bonn and Stuttgart). Flights land at and depart from the Terminal 2 of the city’s main airport (Liszt Ferenc Airport).

Budapest Airport Transfer

As in all major cities, use caution and avoid taking a ride with strangers offering transfers to the city. Use an airport shuttle instead.

Airport Minibus
Airport Minibus offers a shared ride to any address in the city for a flat fee. Discounted roundtrip tickets are also available.

Reservations can be made in person at the AirportShuttle-Minibus Desks or at least 12 hours before your flight departure via online reservation system www.airportshuttle.hu, through travel agencies or by calling the Call Center by dialing the number (+36-1) 296-8555.

Taxi
A ride to the city center should typically cost around HUF 6,500 HUF / EUR 22 depending on traffic conditions. The officially appointed taxi company serving the airport is Főtaxi.

Train Travel

The city has three main train stations (Déli Pályaudvar = Southern TS, Nyugati Pályaudvar = Western TS, and Keleti Pályaudvar = Eastern TS)  You can reserve tickets online or buy them at the ticket offices at the stations.
See more on the National Railway Company’s (MÁV) website.