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 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.
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.
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.