Liszt Ferenc International Airport is 16 km South-East of the city centre. It is directly reachable from all European capitals; flight time is less than 2 hours. Airport Terminal 2 is divided between Terminal 2A and Terminal 2B hosting all traditional carriers’ flights, charter flights and low-cost airlines.
Transport to/from the Airport
The city center can be easily reached by taxi, minibus, public transportation and of course by car. The main car hire firms have offices in the arrivals halls. For those not driving taxis or the Airport Minibus will carry passengers to and from any part of Budapest.
Főtaxi, the taxi company with the longest traditions in Hungary will transport passengers between the terminals and Budapest. Taxi drivers speaking at least one foreign language are in service with ‘A’ category big-size cars younger than five years. All cars are equipped with a POS terminals, therefore credit cards are also accepted. Reservations can be made in person at the Főtaxi booths located at the exits at Terminals 2A and 2B. At the taxi rank in front of the stands, taxis are parking continuously waiting for passengers.
The door-to-door transfer operates as a shared-ride service, which means that passengers traveling to/from the same/closely situated address are transported in the same vehicle. Every vehicle is equipped with dual-air conditioning systems and Wi-Fi hotspots for free internet access, further increasing passenger comfort during the journey. All minibuses arrive to and depart from the main entrances of the terminals.
A regular train service operates between Budapest Nyugati Railway Station and the former Budapest Airport Terminal 1, from where passengers can take bus 200E to Terminal 2A and 2B. Nearly 100 trains provide easy access to the airport and back, for approx. 1.000 HUF (approx. 3,5 EUR).
Passengers are transported by a direct bus service from Terminal 2A and 2B, called the bus 200E, to the Kőbánya-Kispest subway terminal. This service is adjusted to passenger traffic at the airport. A one-way ticket costs 350 HUF (450 HUF when buying on the bus from the driver)