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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Wendy Beata

Budapest's Green Spaces

We had a wonderfull time with our guide Beata. She is a very friendly and open person and we really enjoyed the tour with her. She took us outside the city center into the hills. After a short hike we arrived at a magical place with a great overview . Together with the snow on the hills the picture was perfect.
If you are a litte bit active and would like to see more then only the city center, we defenitely recommend you to book this tour with Beata.

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Ana Ivan

Spies & Masters: Cold War Tour in Budapest

We had such a great time with Ivan on the tour, it was so interesting to hear all the stories he had and look at the pictures from those years.
Definitely would recommend if you want to do something different and fun next time you're in Budapest!

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Chris Ivan

Spies & Masters: Cold War Tour in Budapest

This is not just a tour for foreigners but every Hungarian should hear this story!! Ivan doesn't just know the story and the history of the Cold War period but what makes this tour so interesting is that he knows the stories of the individuals that made the history!! This is a fasinating trip and not just the best thing we did in Budapest but one of the best things I have done on any holiday!!

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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Tasty Budapest's Private Food Tour



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5 course Hungarian Dinner


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Traditional Hungarian Dinner with Amazing View


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