Budapest Airports

Interesting fact: There are 4 other, smaller international airports in this tiny country!

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Budapest Airport - Liszt Ferenc International Airport

Surely, the fastest and most convenient way to visit Budapest is travelling by airplane. The main airport of Hungary – that most probably you are going to arrive at as well – is Budapest Airport (full name: Liszt Ferenc International Airport) is a relatively small one, so you don’t have to be afraid of getting lost. It consists of 2 terminals.

How to get to the city from Budapest Airport and vice versa?

Budapest Airport is not located in the city, but don’t worry, it’s quite easy to find your way. The easiest and fastest way, of course, is to call a taxi, but it’s usually the most expensive too. If you’d like to choose a more economic option, call an Uber, or book an airport transfer shuttle service. The official shuttle service of the Budapest Airport is miniBUD, that you can find in both terminals and they provide excellent service for 4-5000 HUF. You might also find other, even cheaper options on the internet, but make sure to book these shuttles way ahead as they don’t always have enough places. You can also book a Withlocals guide to collect you from the airport with a Trabant, just like people used to do in the 1980s. It’s a unique experience that you will never forget, plus, you’ll get some tips what to do in Budapest from the friendly driver.

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More about the Budapest public transportation

Public transportation company is called BKK. As soon as you arrive at the Budapest Airport, search for their office. Our recommendation would be to purchase a pass as it is way cheaper: there are 1-, 3-, 7-day tickets, group tickets (5 people), or Budapest Cards that give further discounts at some sights.
From the Budapest Airport to the downtown, from 4 AM to midnight, you can take the 200E bus, and at night, bus number 900. During daytime, you can immediately get on the Metro line 3 where 200E puts you off, which will bring you directly to the downtown. At night, 951 and 950A night buses replace the metro.
And when you’re heading back to the airport, take the same route, in the opposite direction.

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Private Photography Tour with a Local Pro

Zsuzsa was an ammmmmmaaazing tour guide! If you’re looking for great views, hidden finds and learning about Budapest... then Zsuzsa is your girl! She is kind, very knowledgeable on the city and photography and truly connects with you. We had some amazing conversations along the way. We saw quite a lot of the city in 4 hours, and I brought some amazing photos home with me.

I’m so glad I had the opportunity to do this tour- and you should too!! Thank you Zsuzsa!! 🤗

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Brian Claudia

Budapest Film Locations Tour

We had a wonderful day with Claudia, tying sights and scenes with movie filming trivia - a great way to spend a fe hpurs seeing Budapest

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Romilson Claudia

The Best of Budapest with a Local

Claudia gave is a wonderful tour of the beautiful city of Budapest. We told her we were history buffs and she provided the historical context of each location that we visited. She kept the tour lively with her wonderful sense of humor and warmth. She answered all of our questions effortlessly and gave us some great hints of places (and times) to go for visits during the rest of our time in Budapest. She got us on the subway - and we utilized it again thanks to her guidance. After the tour, my partner and I both commented on how we had made a friend - along with learning the highlights of this great city!!

How long does the ride take between Budapest Airport and the city?

By car, you’ll get to the inner city in around 25-30 minutes, if there’s no traffic. If there is, count with double, at least. With bus, it takes around an hour to get to the city. Whichever you choose on the way back, make sure to give yourself enough time to arrive: count with the worst case scenario, 1.5 hours.

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