Transportation to and from Budapest Airport
Have you just retrieved your luggage after your flight to BUD airport? Now it’s time to reach your accommodation in Budapest city center and let the journey begin! Define your needs, your requirements and your budget, and make your choice among the transfer options from the airport to downtown. Are you leaning on Budapest airport taxis or private transfers, or are you more interested in car hires? Perhaps you prefer public transportation. Taxi, private transfer, car rental, bus or train? What will be your final answer?
The Főtaxi vehicles (the only taxis allowed to circulate at the airport) are always queuing up at the official taxi stands outside the T2A and T2B arrivals halls. Budapest airport taxis offer fast, safe and, most of all, comfortable transfer services from and to BUD airport. The ride with an airport taxi from Budapest International Airport to the city center costs around 7200HUF (26€/30.7$) – the exact price is calculated by a taximeter – and lasts approximately 35 minutes.
BUD airport buses are another alternative for your transfer to the city of Budapest. Take the direct but slightly more expensive bus 100E and reach Deák Ferenc tér in 45 minutes, paying 900HUF (2.57€/3$), or catch the bus 200E and hop on the metro M3 in Kobanya-Kispest station. Your journey will last 55 minutes, and you’ll pay 700HUF (2€/2.37$). Finally, the BUD airport offers private shuttle services provided by the miniBUD company.
Liszt Ferenc Airport isn’t directly connecting to the city center by train. Hence, passengers opting for a train transfer from the airport have to take the bus 200E to Ferihegy station, the train station located closest to the BUD airport. More than 100 trains depart from that station on a daily basis and head to Budapest Nyugati station, in Budapest city. The total journey duration with the bus 200E and the train is similar to the direct bus 100E’s route, while its cost is cheaper.
Private Airport Transfers
If you are interested in booking a private airport transfer for your ride from Budapest airport to Budapest, you’ll find plenty of private transfer companies at the airport. Hence, by comparing the provided services and prices, you can book the best value for money option and enjoy welcoming services at the airport arrivals area, as well as a relaxed and comfortable ride to your accommodation.
If you want to follow your own path and make your everyday schedule in Budapest exactly as you like, then a Budapest airport car rental is the ideal way of transfer for your journey. Budapest airport hosts many car-hire companies. Thus, explore your options and find the best car rental deal for you!
Budapest Airport to Budapest City Center
Many transportation means handle the transfers from BUD airport to the city center. Therefore, all you have to do is make your requirements and budget clear and choose among them. Airport taxis, car rentals and private transfers are the most convenient options. On the other, there is a direct bus line (100E), as well as a cheaper and 24/7 bus (200E) that heads to Kobanya-Kispest station, which serves the blue metro line 3. Lastly, the bus line 200E can also take you to Ferihegy station, 12 minutes from the airport. From that station, trains constantly depart to the city center.
Budapest Airport to Keleti Train Station
If Keleti pályaudvar, the central station of Budapest, is your destination, you’ll have to choose between two options for your transfer from BUD airport to Keleti station. On one hand, airport taxis are fast, direct and comfortable. Still, they are not a cheap option. Alternatively, the bus lines 100E and 200E are much cheaper, yet they lack convenience, as they require one or two intermediate transits respectively.