Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (hungarian) Budapest Liszt Ferenc nemzetközi repülőtér, (Code: IATA: BUD, ICAO: LHBP). formerly known as Budapest Ferihegy International Airport and still commonly called just Ferihegy, is the international airport serving the Hungarian capital city of Budapest, and by far the largest of the country’s four commercial airports. The airport is located 22 kilometres (13 mi) east-southeast of the centre of Budapest and was renamed in honor of the most famous Hungarian composer Franz Liszt (Hungarian Liszt Ferenc) on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of his birth. Different ways to leave or to get to Budapest International Airport are the following:
The Hungarian airport is officially in partnership with only one taxi company which is Főtaxi Szolgáltató Zrt. The company is working with fix rates for each ride, to reach the city center will cost approximately(30-35EUR). You have the possibility to pay by cash or by card. However unfortunately there is no guarantee that the driver speaks any other foreign language, on the other side there is a chance that the drivers take adventage of the tourists by using higher tarifs then the original, resulting higher transfer costs. The official rates are : Basic fee : 450HUF, plus 280HUF/km, and 70HUF/min waiting charge.
The minibus service (MiniBUD) is offering an other option to get in the city with lower cost then a taxi , but if you choose them you have to make some compromisses, like: the minibus collects 8-10 passangers, so we can not foresee who will be the first and the last to deliver. Due to this fact regarding the transfer to the city and the return we should consider longer transfer time. The minibus can be found at the exit door at Terminal 2. To be able to use the MiniBud service you need to request a reservation.
BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Use From 4:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., bus number 200E which commutes between Terminal 2 and the Kőbánya-Kispest metro terminal (metro line M3). From the Kőbánya-Kispest metro terminal, passengers can take the M3 metro towards Újpest Központ to reach the city center. It is possible to change to metro lines M1 and M2 at the Deák Ferenc tér stop in the inner city. From 11:00 p.m.to 1:00 a.m. bus 200E, from 1:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. night bus number 900 operates between Budapest Airport Terminal 2 and the South Pest bus garage. It is possible to change to night buses 950 and 950A, operating to the inner city. Arriving during the day, you have to count at least with one hour of travel time to reach the city, not mentioning the difficulties to travel with your baggages sometime horrifying to use the stairs etc… Tickets for public transportation priced 350 HUF are available at the airport from BKK at its customer service points, from the post office, the newsagents (Relay) and from ticket machines at the bus stop. It is also possible to purchase a ticket from the bus driver for 450 HUF.
BY A-TRANSFER AIRPORT TRANSFER BUDAPEST
If you choose A-transfer Airport Transfer Budapest service at Budapest:Personal catering is provided at the airport already in order to avoid any disturbing factors and minimalize waiting time. The transfer is made by private cars, having drivers, if requested with different language skills (English and French). In our cars we have Wi-Fi and available gratis internet access to our guests. At your arrival we are offering refreshing cold drink for free in our cars as well. You have the possibility to calculate your transfer cost in advance resulting no hidden costs, and, which is never higher than the tariffs of an official Taxi. To order our services please make your reservation 24h before your arrival. When you leave Budapest the transfer time to the airport takes approximately 30 mins. We always adivse our passangers to get to the airport 3 hours before your departure time if you are going overseas, or 2 hours before it if you fly in Europe.