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Budapest Airport

General information

Travel costs to/from the centre of Budapest – transportation options. Read more for detailed information…

Fastest – Taxi 9,800 HUF / 30 min Taxi
Cheapest – Public transport 530 HUF pp / 55 min bus 200E and metro M3
Value for money – Public transport 900 HUF pp / 40 min bus 100E
Flexibility – Rental car from 15 € per day Car rental

Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport is located in the north of Hungary and by far the busiest airport in the country. Many flights to and from the airport are operated by low-cost carriers Wizz Air and Ryanair. At Budapest Airport, a great deal of effort is being made to assist travellers in getting to their destination. In Terminal 2A and Terminal 2B you will find information desks of Budapest Tourist Information, BKK (public transport) and miniBUD. If you need to get from the airport to Budapest, you can choose between taxi and three different bus services: 100E, 200E and miniBUD.


Where is Budapest Airport situated?

Budapest Airport is just southeast of the capital. The location of Budapest Airport is excellent, many major motorways are in close proximity to the airport.

How many terminals does Budapest Airport have?

The airport consists of two terminals, known as Terminal 2A (gates A) and Terminal 2B (gates B, C, D). Both terminals are connected by the modern SkyCourt. Terminal 1 is no longer in use due to bankruptcy of the former flag carrier Malev. Terminal 2A has 30 check-in desks and gives access to security check A. In Terminal 2B you will find check-in desks 31 to 64, here you can access security check B.

Terminal 2A and Terminal 2B consist of three floors: Arrivals level, Departures level and Mezzanine level (Airline offices and Observation terrace). Shopping in SkyCourt is only possible after the security check, this part of the airport is not accessible to the public. However, there is a small supermarket located in Terminal 2B.

Airport Map

Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Budapest Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in Hungary.

Airport Distance
Bratislava Airport (Slovakia) 173km
Debrecen Airport 177km



The distance from Budapest Airport to the centre of Budapest is 22 kilometres. By car, it takes 35 minutes to get to the centre of Budapest.

From BUD Airport to Budapest City centre by Car
22 km
35 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Budapest Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Budapest Airport you can travel by bus and metro. Visit the Budapest Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Bus services

You can also choose for an airport express bus service at Budapest Airport. Learn more about your travel options, travel time and where to buy tickets.

Bus services

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Budapest Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Budapest is about HUF 7300.-. Book your taxi at Budapest Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From BUD Airport to Budapest City centre by Taxi
22 km
35 min
HUF 7300.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Budapest Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Alamo (Enterprise Holdings), Europcar, Hertz, Sixt, Dollar (The Hertz Corporation), Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation) and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Budapest Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Budapest Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Budapest Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Budapest Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to Budapest Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Budapest Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Wizz Air
  • Ryanair
  • Eurowings
  • easyJet
  • LOT


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Budapest Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Budapest Airport Hotel Stáció Superior Wellness & Konferencia, Vecsés

Situated just 5 minutes from Budapest Ferihegy Airport, the Budapest Airport Hotel Stáció Superior offers airport transfer. Free Wi-Fi is provided. Parking is available. The surrounding garden has a pond.


Airport Hotel Budapest, Vecsés

The Airport Hotel Budapest is just 2 minutes away with the hotel's own minibus from the airport and offers fine cuisine in its 24-h restaurant, and free parking.


ibis Styles Budapest Airport, Vecsés

Situated only a few steps from Liszt Ferenc International Aiport, the pet-friendly ibis Styles Budapest Airport features a bar and an onsite restaurant.

Hotels in Budapest

Looking for the best hotels in Budapest? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Exe Budapest Center, Budapest

The elegant Exe Budapest Center opened in 2010, and is situated within a 3-minute stroll of the National Museum, the Great Synagogue and the Astoria Metro Station. Each room features sleek interior design and free WiFi.


Avenue Hostel, Budapest

Opened in July 2014, Avenue Hostel is located directly at the Andrassy Avenue in the heart of Budapest. The hostel awaits guests with free WiFi, shared kitchens and a snack bar.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Budapest Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Budapest: Széchenyi Spa Full Day with Optional Pálinka Tour

Relax at Széchenyi, the most famous spa in Budapest, and enjoy an optional free interactive pálinka spirits-tasting tour where you will discover more of the history and culture of Hungary.


Budapest: 1-Hour Sightseeing Cruise with Welcome Drink

See the sights of Budapest from the River Danube on a 1-hour sightseeing cruise, and enjoy a seasonal cocktail or soft drink along the way. Glide past landmark monuments such as Buda Castle and the Vigado Concert Hall.

Tour & transport

Budapest: Shared Airport Shuttle Bus Transfer

Take a quick and hassle-free shared shuttle service from the Liszt Ferenc Airport to Budapest city center. Travel by comfortable bus and get dropped off at your chosen address in central Budapest.


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