Airports in Budapest
Located 10 miles (16km) east of Hungary's capital city, Budapest Franz Liszt International Airport (BUD) is the largest of Hungary's five international airports. Renamed in 2011 for the famous Hungarian composer on the 200th anniversary of his birth, the airport is still popularly known as Budapest Ferihegy International Airport. The airport is an important hub in Eastern Europe, and flights to Budapest International are available from destinations all over the globe. The airport is known for its efficiency, and is infamous for the unfriendliness of its staff: if you want fast processing times and short queues, you'll love the airport; if you want a smiling, conversation-filled introduction to Hungary, you'll be left disappointed. The highlight of the airport is its new SkyCourt area, providing a good selection of shops and food and beverage outlets, as well as free wifi internet access. Plans are underway at Budapest Ferihegy for a brand-new business park and hotel with conference facilities.
The airport is located 10 miles (16km) southeast of Budapest.
Getting to the city
The metro station is reachable via bus number 200E running from Terminal 2. Travel time is approximately 30 minutes to the city centre via the metro. Tickets for public transportation are available at the airport from customer service points, from the post office, the newsagents (Relay) and from ticket machines at the bus stop. There is also an airport minibus service that takes passengers to any destination in the city as soon as the bus is full. Tickets can be purchased in the Arrivals Hall at the Airport Minibus counter or at Tel: +36 (0)1 296 8555 and costs about HUF 2600. Alternatively, a taxi can be reserved at the arrivals terminal information or by calling +36 (0)1 222 2 222. A ride to the city centre should typically cost around HUF 6500 and will take approximately 20 minutes depending on traffic conditions.
GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October).
Tel: +36 (0)1 296 9696.
Budapest International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.
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