Inside terminal Budapest Airport

Budapest Airport Bus

Budapest Airport (BUD), also known as Ferenc Liszt International Airport, is located 16 km southeast of Budapest city center. It is the largest and most important international airport in Hungary and counts more than 14 million passengers annually.

How to get from Budapest Airport to Budapest

Public transportation – bus

There are 2 lines connecting the airport and the center of Budapest: 100E and 200E. There are also night buses which you can combine in order to get to the city center.

100E – a direct bus line (shuttle bus) connecting the airport from the Terminal 2 and Deak Ferenc Square in the city center. The bus operates in both directions every 20 minutes from 05:00 to 01:20 (from the airport) and 03:40 to 00:40 (from the center). The ticket costs 900 HUF (2.70 euro) and the journey lasts around 45 minutes.

  • Drop-off points on the way to the city centre: Kálvin tér M , Astoria M , Deák Ferenc tér M

  • Boarding points to the airport in the city centre: Deák Ferenc tér M, Astoria M (only in the early mornings between 3:40 and 04:40), Kálvin tér M

200E – connects the airport with Kobanya-Kispest railway station, where you can take the Metro line 3 to reach the city center. The bus leaves every 10 minutes, from 04:00 to 23:00 (4 AM to 11 PM), from Terminal 2 and the entire journey (including the metro) to downtown station Deak Ferenc Square lasts about 50 minutes.

  • Bus stops: Ferihegy vasútállomás (railway station), Kőbánya-Kispest M, Határ út M, Népliget M (metro station), Helyszínrajz a Nagyvárad térről.

NOTE: Tickets for public transport can be purchased at the airport from BKK service points, at the post office, the newspaper stands and from the ticket machines at the price of 350 HUF (1.20 euro). You can also buy the ticket from the driver, directly in the bus, but then the price will be 450 HUF (1.50 euro). Make sure you have hungarian forints (HUF) on you, since euros and other currencies are not accepted.

At the post office you can also buy the 24-hour, 72-hour, weekly and monthly tickets for Budapest public transport. The post office is located at Terminal 2A (mezzanine level). For the BudapestCard, that includes the usage of public transport, you can ask at the Budapest Info Point at the Arrivals area of terminals 2A and 2B.

Airport Budapest Ferenc Liszt

Airport shuttle – minibus

Budapest airport has its own shuttle service, a minibus that will take you directly to Népliget Coach Station. You can pre-order the minibus service, and use the reservation number as a confirmation of your transfer, or you can pay for the service in cash, to the staff at miniBud counters, where you will book your transfer.

  • Minibus leaves every 30 minutes, and the journey time depends on the traffic and the addresses provided by other travellers, which can be a hassle if you are in a hurry, or simply don’t want to waste your time.
  • Contact the staff at miniBud counters to know when and from where the minibus will leave.
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Transfer

Another way to travel to Budapest is with a private, door-to-door transfer from Budapest Airport to your accommodation in the city.

To explore transfers to most popular destinations, visit Budapest Airport taxi & transfer page.

You can also pre-book a transfer to almost any city in Hungary from Airport Budapest that you would like to visit for a hassle-free experience.

You will find a list of the most popular transfer routes from Budapest Airport below where you can pre-book your private transfer and pay on arrival.

Budapest Airport to Budapest from 25€Budapest Airport to Budajeno from 58€Budapest Airport to Budakeszi from 40€
Budapest Airport to Györ from 115€Budapest Airport to Bratislava from 161€Budapest Airport to Vecses from 23€
Budapest Airport to Pécs from 172€Budapest Airport to Szigethalom from 29€Budapest Airport to Fot from 34€

Taxi services

Fotaxi is the official taxi service of Budapest airport. Their booths are located at the exits from terminals 2A and 2B. All cars have POS device which means that they accept credit cards. From 2013, prices are regulated and a fix rate was introduced, so you can expect to pay around 7200 HUF (22 euro) for a ride to the city center, depending on the traffic. Please note that there are other, non-regulated drivers around the terminal building, so to avoid being scammed use the regulated service.

Renting a car at Budapest Airport

there are six car rental companies at Budapest airport, including Sixt, Avis, Europcar, etc. You can find them at terminals 2A and 2B. You can compare their prices on the following link, save time and book online.

Renting a bus at Budapest Airport

if you are a large group arriving to the airport, you might consider renting a bus prior to your arrival, you can rent a bus to go to your hotel in Budapest or to any other town. Book your bus in do time, so that you can arrange pick up locations at the airport, usually the bus company can advise you on that part.

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Accommodation near Budapest Airport

Budapest Airport FAQs

  • I arrive late at the airport. Will it be a problem for me to get to the city?
    No, if you arrive after 11 PM, there are night buses from the airport leaving every 30 to 60 minutes, so the only thing you can worry about is having to wait a bit for the next bus. And don’t forget to change the bus at Bajcsy- Zsilinszky Ut! If this sounds too complicated, you can always take the taxi or a transfer. They are available 24/7.
  • I have an early morning departure from the airport, are there any airport hotels I can stay at?
    Yes, there are several hotels near the airport, some of them at just 1.5 km distance. Airport Hotel Budapest even offers free shuttle service to the airport.
  • I would like to visit Budapest in between flights. Is that possible?
    Yes, there are a few bus lines and a shuttle service, whatever you choose you will be in the center in less than an hour. The same time/routes are required when coming back to the airport, so mind the time and enjoy your day in Budapest!
  • Can I exchange money at the airport to pay for my transfer?
    Yes, you can exchange money at Interchange counters, and there are several ATMs in the arrivals area and in transit areas of terminals 2A and 2B, available 24/7.
  • Can I travel with bus to Vienna, Zagreb, Bratislava or Prague from the airport?
    No unfortunately there are currently no international bus lines operating from the airport, but if you go to the main bus station in Budapest (See how to get there above), you have frequent buses between Budapest and Vienna, Budapest and Zagreb as well as between Budapest and Bratislava and Budapest and Prague, in addition to those routes you also have domestic buses to most cities in Hungary as well as to many other international destinations.

  40Comments

  1. Sheila Burton   •  

    Can I get a shuttle at three a.m. From Danubus Hotel Astoria City Centre to get to Budapest airport

    • GetByBus Team   •  

      Hi Sheila Burton,

      You should for sure be able to get a private shuttle transfer between your hotel to the Airport in Budapest, but we can on unfortunately not provide you with the service, probably the Hotel has some sort of transport to the airport.

      Kindest regards

      GetByBus Team

  2. Lorena nappa   •  

    Hello! I am travelling with a bike, how can I travel from the city centre to budapest airport with the bike (I can close also the bike in the box)

    • Melani Grubić Mikulić   •  

      Dear Lorena,

      I think it is possible to use any kind of public transport from city centre to Budapest Airport if you close the bike in the box.

      Best regards!

  3. CarmenC   •  

    Hello, how can i get to Astoria metro station?
    On the metro map i can see Kobanya-Kispest has the blue line so i have to change the metro at Deanc Ferenk in order to get to Astoria, is that correct ?
    My question is : the metro can be taken directly from the airport or do i have to take the bus 200E to the metro??
    Thank you!

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Carmen,

      You can take the bus line 100E which runs directly from Budapest Airport to Astoria station, the bus stops near the metro station.

      Best regards,
      Melani, GBB Team

  4. Jacques Guerre   •  

    There is now a direct bus line: the 100E that takes u straight from Liszt Ferenc Airport to Deak Ferenc Ter

  5. Falenge B   •  

    Hello,

    Thank you for this article.
    I am going to be in Budapest on the 17h of sep at 10:30 pm and willing to go to Ostrava. What is the best transportations I can take to arrive earlier and not spend a lot of money. Thanks a lot.

  6. MD NURE ALAM NUR   •  

    Your site very beautiful.

  7. Koh Cher Chien   •  

    Hi, how do i get to the airport after 12:00am midnight in Budapest city? I have a flight to catch at 06:20am in the morning. thanks in advance

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Koh,

      As it is stated in the post, you can reach the airport by bus line 200E. It runs during the day and night, you can check the route map and schedule on the following link – https://goo.gl/XRe3Rj

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  8. Lori   •  

    How feasible is it to take the bus from the Art’Otel hotel (on Bem Rakpart 16-19 H-1011) for a 6:20 a.m Sunday flight?

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Lori,

      The best way is to take M2 metro line from Batthyány tér station and exit at Deák Ferenc tér. Then transfer to bus line 100E to Budapest Airport. The journey takes around 1 hour in total, so I suggest to check out no later than 04:30.

      Best regards,
      Melani, GBB Team

  9. Bob Elliot   •  

    Hi. Can I use the 72 hour travel card on the 100E bus? Also, my wife is over 65 years and an EU citizen, so can she have free transport on this bus. Thanks.

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Bob,

      BudapestCard does not include free transport on bus line 100E, however, the use of card is possible on line 200E. Senior citizens over 65 can travel for free on bus line 100E.

      Best regards
      Melani GBB Team

  10. Tatjana   •  

    Hello, do we need to make a reservation in advance for taxi from the hotel to the airport if we choose to take the official fotaxi, or just tell the hotel personal to call a taxi for us. will be the price always the same around 22 euro, or depends on the traffic? Can we pay in euros or by credit card.

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Tatjana,

      You can make a taxi reservation on the official website of Főtaxi. The price is 26 euro and you can pay by credit card.

      Best regards
      Melani GBB Team

  11. Julia   •  

    Do the one day travel cards you buy from the bus ticket machines cover the 100E airport service?

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Julia,

      A 24-hour travel card does not cover the 100E airport shuttle.

      Best regards
      Melani GBB Team

  12. Austin   •  

    Hi I am in ors vezer utja,
    Please how do I get a metro bus to the international airport,, or calling a taxi to pick me what’s the cost?
    Thanks for your reply

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Austin,

      Please follow the instructions under the section “Public transportation – bus” in the blog post and see which option is the most convenient for you.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  13. Chris   •  

    Are there any late evening/night public transport from Budapest city centre to airport?

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Chris,

      As it is stated in the blog post, there’s a night bus that connects Budapest Airport with the city centre, bus line 900.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  14. Kian Min Yauw   •  

    Dear Melani,
    I read that 65+ senior can ride the Budapest public transport free including the 100E bus between Airport to City vv.
    My question is : is it free too for non EU citizen too, as I am holding Indobesian passport with Australian Driving License which is a valid ID in Australua.
    Thank you

  15. Paul   •  

    Where do you buy tickets for the 100E shuttle bus from the airport and where do you buy them in Ferenc Square? Can you buy a return ticket?

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Paul,

      Tickets for 100E can be bought at BKK Customer Service Points at the arrivals level of airport terminals 2A and 2B or directly from the driver. There’s only the possibility of buying a single ticket for 100E.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  16. tara   •  

    Hey there. Can you take your bike on the bus if it’s in a box ?

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Tara,

      If it’s in a box, you should be able to carry it in the bus, however, I advise you to contact directly the bus carrier for more detailed information.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  17. Emma Lentsch   •  

    Can I buy a ticket with a credit card at the airport?

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Emma,

      It is possible to pay bus tickets with a credit card in the post office or at ticket vending machines, both located at the airport.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  18. Birger Birch   •  

    Hello GBB team
    What is the best way to go by bus from the airport to Meininger Budapest Great Market Hall?

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Biger,

      Take bus line 100E from Budapest Airport and get off at Kálvin tér M and from there walk for another 500m to Meininger Budapest Great Market Hall.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  19. Nikolas   •  

    Hello ,
    How can I get from Budapest city Center to Airport Liszt Ferenc by bus? Does the 100E bus line get me from the city center to the airport?

    Thank you in advance

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Nikolas,

      Bus line 100E operates between Budapest Airport and Deak Ferenc square (both ways) so you can catch the bus to the airport at the square.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  20. Carla Martelli   •  

    Hi there!
    thanks for all these tips, I will be flying to Budapest from Barcelona.
    I found a return to Barcelona but at 6 am from Budapest, is that too early? how do I get to Budapest airport before 6 am?
    Thank you! and Merry Christmas!

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Carla,

      The first departure of the shuttle from Deák Ferenc tér is at 3:40 a.m. and it runs to the airport every 20 minutes after that.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  21. Sophie   •  

    Can anyone help, we arrive in Budapest at 6 ish on the evening and are travelling to Prince apartments, what is my best route to my hotel

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Sophie,

      First you need to catch shuttle bus 100E from Budapest Airport and get off at Kálvin tér M bus stop. Then catch either bus line 9 or 83 to Harminckettesek tere. This bus stop is only 1 min walk from your accommodation.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

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