Information & Facts
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.
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
Car rental companies include Avis, Budget, Hertz, Sixt, Europcar
and Airport Rent-a-Car.
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.
Included in the airfare.
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.
Hungarian (Magyar) is the official language, but German
is widely spoken, especially in the areas close to the Austrian
border. English is spoken in tourist areas and most
Even though Hungary is part of the EU it does not use the Euro;
the official currency is the Hungarian Forint (HUF). Travellers
cheques are not widely favoured. Credit cards most accepted in the
country are AMEX, Diners Club, EnRoute, Euro/Mastercard, JCB and
Visa, and these can be used to withdraw cash from banks and ATMs
and to pay bills in hotels, restaurants and most shops. Banks
usually open between 8am and 4pm on weekdays and some are open on
Saturdays. ATMs and currency exchange machines are available in
towns and cities throughout the country. It is advisable to retain
exchange receipts for proof of legal currency exchange.
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.