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Budapest Travel Guide

Budapest Airports

Budapest International Airport (BUD)


The airport is located 10 miles (16km) south east of Budapest.


GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the


Transfer Terminals: 

Terminal 2A (Schengen destinations) and 2B (non-Schengen destinations) are close enough to be accessible by foot, there is a covered walkway between these two terminals. For transfers between Terminal 1 and 2, the easiest way is with Budapest Airport Minibusz (BAM) which operates a shuttle costing 700Ft. Taxis are also available and the #93 bus may also be used.

Transfer 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.

Car Rental: 

Car rental companies include Avis, Budget, Hertz, Sixt, Europcar and Airport Rent-a-Car.

Airport Taxis: 

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. A high speed road connects to the airport to the city in 20 minutes.

Airport Facilities: 

Facilities include ATMs, bureaux de change, left luggage, first aid, duty-free shops, childcare, post office, chapel, restaurants, tourist information and hotel reservations. There are facilities for disabled passengers and wheelchairs are available from the airport help desks; travellers with special needs are advised to contact their airline or travel agent in advance. A short walk from Terminal 2 there is an open-air aircraft museum.

Car Parking: 

There are dedicated parking structures for each terminal, offering express, short-term and long-term parking options. Express parking allows 5 free minutes if you just need to pick up or drop off a passenger. From there, prices escalate to HUF 300 for 15 minutes and HUF 1,200 for an hour, with a daily maximum charge of HUF 9,000. The Long-stay parking lot charges HUF 3,000 for the first day.

Departure Tax: 

Included in the airfare.
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