Budapest Ferenc Liszt Airport Information Guide & Budapest Public Transport Travel Information

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Budapest International Airport

Budapest Airport Code – BUD

for updated flight arrivals’ and departures at  Budapest International  Airport  see  the

Budapest Airport Website

Airport information Telephone + 361 296 9696

 

Budapest International Airport Facilities

There is a very comfortable, and clean and relaxed atmosphere in the two airport terminals. with an excellent Cirrus Lounge for Business Travellers. The airport  has about 30 shops some aimed at well-heeled visitors. There are also around 20 food outlets offering catering at different levels from café to gourmet with American burger shops as well.  Euromost has yet to find or be advised of any food outlet in this airport that offers value for the money for the food and beverages on offer. They all are very expensive.

Other faculties include several ATM Machines , a lounge  Wifi  luggage lockers  baggage wrapping , meeting rooms and an observation terrace.

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Travel From Budapest Airport – Central Downtown Budapest

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Rail Services To And From Budapest Airport

The Airport is 20km from the centre of Budapest, with a new direct rail service from Terminal 1 to the Western Railway Station In Budapest There are 60 trains on weekdays and 45 at weekends from the airport to the city center.

Airport Bus Services To And From Budapest Airport

The Reptérbusz departs from a bus stop between the airports terminals and will take you to Kobanya metro station.which takes you into Budapest proper.This a difficult route to negotiate with heavy luggage. Centrum Minibusz provide from 5.30am – 9pm ; a direct bus service from outside the terminals to Central Budapest for about 800Ft. This Service departs every 30min, 5.30am–9pm; cost 800Ft.

Airport Taxis at Budapest Airport

Airport Taxis will trying charging you almost double  that other city based cabs charge. The official airport taxis which have been regulated since 2013 should not charge you more than €22 all charges include. Other companies  which the Airport Tourist Office staff are happy to order for you will charge considerably less.

Minibus Services At Budapest Airport

The Airport Minibus service is slow as drivers tend to wait until the vehicle is full and as vehicles have a capacity for 8- 0 and 30- 60 passengers long waits can occur especially off peak.  Some people who have used these services report they are only slightly cheaper for two or more people than a taxi!

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Public Transport in Budapest

Transport in Budapest is dependable and operated by The Budapest Public Transport Company (BKV ) who operate 3 metro lines buses, trams and trolleybuses.

Metro Services Budapest 

The interchange station for all three metro lines is  Deak ter Station. On theses services at peak times there is a train every two to three minutes and off peak 10-15 minutes. Line 1 is defined on maps as M1 and in yellow – M2 is in Red –  M3 is in blue.  A fourth line M4 will be in green when it’s present construction is complete.

Most Popular Tram Services In Budapest

Tram route 6 which operates 24 hours is thought to be busiest tram service operating in Europe – partly because it serves Margaret Island (or MargItsziget as it is known in Hungarian) in the middle of the Danube!   Trams 2 (especially recommended for sightseeing) and Tram 4 are popular with tourists  and trams 47 and 47 connect Bude with Pest !

Budapest Public Transport: Service Times & Ticket Prices

Most services start around 5am and finish by 23.-0. Tickets for all services have to be bought in advance and can be purchased from kiosks and metro stations. In the winter of 2015/16 Single tickets cost 350 HUF. In sets of ten they were 3,000. Transfer tickets cost 530.  A 24 hour travel card hosts  3.300 HUF – discounts for children and groups are available.  14 day and monthly passes are also available but they have to be accompanied by a ID card (whicj a charge is made for) and a passport size photo.

Tickets must be purchased before you star your journey. They can be purchased at kiosks newsagents and tobacconists.  They may also be bought at Metro station or in the centre of Budapest from ticket machines at the bus stops.

Before boarding the Metro you must validate your ticket in the orange machines in the station entrances. The metro stations offer you an alternative (slightly cheaper ticket) to those already mentioned.

On Trams & Buses tickets must be validated in the machines on the carriage when you board.

Night Bus Services In Budapest

There is now an extensive night bus network in Budapest comprising of 37 routes or lines as they are known locally. You should wherever possible by tickets for these services before you go out at night . Theoretically you can on some night bus services (and only night bus services) purchase  tickets from the bus driver but this is not written in stone.  In some areas BKV security staff patrol bus stops and will  if you ask sell you tickets.

Plain clothes inspectors operate on all services – especially tourist routes used for airport journeys. The fine for not having a validated ticket is 2,500HUF.

 

 

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