Transportation to and from Budapest Airport
What is the distance from Budapest Airport to the centre of Budapest?
The centre of the city is easily accessible via the Ferihegy High-Speed Road (Route 4), this road is partly reserved for traffic to and from the airport. The journey takes about 35 minutes (22 kilometres / 13.7 miles).
From BUD Airport to Budapest City centre by Car
Bus and metro to Budapest
From Terminal 2, bus 200E runs every 7 to 8 minutes to metro station Kobanya-Kispest, from which you can continue your journey to the centre of Budapest through metro M3 (blue). The journey time by bus from Terminal 2 to the metro station is 22 minutes. With metro M3 it takes 17 minutes to get to metro station Deák Ferenc tér (Deák Ferenc Square), in the centre of Budapest. At this location you can transfer to metro M1 (yellow) or metro M2 (red) if necessary. The total journey time by public transport from the airport to the city centre is 45 to 50 minutes.
Bus and metro tickets
You will need a Single Ticket for both bus and metro, which you can obtain from the ticket machines at Budapest Airport and metro station Kobanya-Kispest for 350 HUF each. Tickets must be validated before beginning a journey on the bus or subway, you run the risk of getting a fine if you don’t do this. A Transfer Ticket, costing 530 HUF for both carriers, is the cheapest option. Please consult timetables bus 200E and metro M3 for more information.
Travel direct from the airport to the city by bus
Since recently (July 2017), it is possible to travel directly from the airport to the city by bus 100E. It’s a good choice for those wanting a direct route without changes, the bus runs between Budapest Airport Terminal 2 and Deák Ferenc Square. This is a central location in the city, where you have the opportunity to transfer to another bus, the metro or tram.
Bus 100E (Aiport Shuttle) operates in both directions every 30 minutes, from 05:00 to 00:30 hours from the airport and from 04:00 to 23:30 hours from the city. There are two stops (metro stations Kálvin tér and Astoria) on the way to the city, the bus stops only in the early morning at Astoria. You will have to buy a special ticket priced at 900 HUF (€ 2.90), other tickets are not valid on the Airport Shuttle bus service. Travel time between the airport and metro station Deák Ferenc tér is 45 minutes. Please consult timetable bus 100E for more information.
Free public transport for children and seniors
Are you planning to use public transport in Budapest more often, then you can also buy day tickets. A ‘Budapest 24-hour travel card’ is available for 1,650 HUF (one person) or 3,300 HUF (up to five persons). Day tickets are also valid on bus 200E. If you plan to see a lot during your stay in Budapest (free admission to museums, free guided tours, etc.) and make regular use of public transport, then the Budapest Card is a must-have! Public transport in Budapest is free for children up to 5 years and seniors from 65 years old, they only need to present a passport or national ID to identify themselves.
miniBUD to Budapest
Do you prefer to travel from door to door and are you willing to pay a little more, then you can use the bus service miniBUD. The minibuses leave from Terminal 2 and take you exactly where you want to go, for instance your hotel.
Are you alone or with a small group, then you will travel with others who need to be near your destination. It saves costs and therefore tickets are not expensive (€ 7.00 per person). You must book online if you want to make use of the bus service miniBUD, making a reservation is only possible with a credit card and up to 5 hours before departure. The minibuses can take eight persons plus all their luggage.
A timetable does not exist for miniBUD, the bus service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Travel time depends on the traffic situation, you should take into account half an hour. Please consult website miniBUD for more information.
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