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Welcome to Budapest International Airport

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

Information & Facts

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.

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.

Car Rental

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

City Transfers

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.


Tel: +36 (0)1 296 9696.

Departure Tax
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 hotels.

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 Transfers

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.

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