How to get to the city from the airport in Budapest
As a first time visitor to Hungary arriving to Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport you have many options how to reach the city centre. Don’t worry, you don’t have to travel too long. Let’s see how to do that.
How to get to the city from the airport in Budapest?
By public transport:
Bus number 100E is the direct airport bus, operating between the airport and the city centre (Deák Ferenc Square). The one-way airport ticket costs 900 HUF (~2,5 EUR/ 3 USD) and you can get them from the ticket machine next to the bus stop. 100E departs every 20 minutes between 5 AM and 1 AM.
Bus number 200E is a regular public transport bus which means no special ticket is required. All the ticket options discussed in my previous post All you need to know about the public transport tickets in Budapest are available. This bus stops several times and arrives to “Kőbánya “metro station. At “Kőbánya” metro station you can take the subway, or Metro line3 (blue line) how the locals call it. 200E bus operates during the night as well, but has limited options. In 2019 during the construction on metro line 3, the buses are arriving to “Nagyvárad tér” metro station where you can change for the metro with no issues.
By a cab:
Arriving to the arrival halls 2A or 2B, all you need to do is to walk outside and there is the taxi counter. “Főtaxi” is the official taxi company of Budapest Airport. Just go to the counter, give the address and that’s it! All the cabs are required by law to accept credit cards so no need to worry about having Hungarian currency with you.
By a private transfer / driver:
This option is really popular nowadays. You don’t have to worry about anything, the company takes care about everything. They track your plane and pick you up with a nameplate, makes sure you have a comfortable journey. Mostly operating with fix rates so no surprises are waiting for you at the end.
Hotels, airbnbs, air plane companies also offer airport transfers.
Now you know how to get to the city from the airport in Budapest, but if you have no idea how to get around, check out my next post: How to get around in Budapest.