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 nearby Western Railway Station is walkable from terminal 1, or using bus #200 from terminal 2, where railway tickets can also be bought between 9am and 10pm for 300Ft. Travel time is 30 minutes to the city centre. An airport bus #93 leaves for the Köbánya-Kispest metro terminal from terminals 1 and 2 and costs 350Ft on the bus, previously purchased tickets are 250Ft. There is 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 2600Ft. Taxis can be reserved at Tel: +36 (0)1 365 5555 or at the arrivals terminal. Fares are metered but can't exceed prices according to city zones and range between 1500Ft and 5000Ft. A high speed road connects the airport to the city in 20 minutes.
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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