Arriving in Budapest

Arriving at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport:

Budapest has one airport that has direct connections to most major European cities. Upon arriving at the airport, you can take a taxi, shared shuttle, or public transportation to the city center.

The taxi company serving Liszt Ferenc International Airport is Főtaxi. Reservations are made in person outside the exit of the terminal. The fare to the city center will not exceed 8,000 HUF (25 EUR).

There is also an airport shuttle which costs around 4,000 HUF (13 EUR) to the city center. You can order a shuttle to your hotel at the Airport Shuttle stand at Arrivals. Alternatively, you can book your shuttle ticket in advance online here. The shuttle will probably take slightly longer than a taxi as it is shared with other people.

Public transportation from the airport is also available. You can purchase a transfer ticket for 530 HUF (1.75 EUR) from the BKK desk at Arrivals or from the machine at the bus stop outside Arrivals. For directions to the city center, please check the airport website here.

Arriving at Budapest Keleti Train Station:

Budapest Keleti Train Station is the major international train station in Budapest. Trains arrive from cities in Eastern and Central Europe including Munich, Berlin, Zurich, Prague, and Vienna. 

The train station is connected to the Budapest metro system. From the train station, you can follow signs to enter the metro at "Keleti palyaudvar" on line 2. Metro tickets are available for purchase at the entrance to the metro station.

Taxis are also available from the train station. Be careful not to take taxis waiting on the street. It is best to call a licensed taxi company and request a pick-up at the train station. Two taxi companies are City Taxi (+36 1 2 111 111) and Főtaxi (+36 1 222 2 222).