There are two International Airports in Budapest: Ferihegy 1 is located 5 minutes traveling closer to the city center. Flights of low fare airlines (Germanwings, Wizzair, SkyEurope) usually land on this airport. Ferihegy 2 has two terminals (2A and 2B). Flights of all major airlines land on this airport.
The Ferihegy 2 International Airport is located in the South of Pest (Pest is the name of East-Budapest, a collective for all areas on the Eastern riverside of the Danube). The distance between the airport and the city center is about 20 km (12.5 miles). To those who wish to stay close to the airport, hotels to the South of the city center are recommended. From these places, the airport can be reached within half an hour.
The following transport facilities are available between the airport and the city center:
Airport Minibus Shuttle The airport offers a city-wide "shared ride" shuttle van service between any apartment, hotel, office or residence and the Ferihegy 2 International Airport. The service combines the comfort of taxis with reasonable flat fare rates. Tickets can be purchased in the arrival hall and at the Airport Passenger Service counters near the Airport exits. A single ticket costs 2490 Ft (about USD 10.50 or EUR 9.50), a return ticket is 4390 Ft (about USD 25.00 or EUR 17.00). The service is operating round the clock. Telephone orders: 06-80-296-855 (toll free)
Public Bus The bus no. 93 and no. 200 of the Budapest Transportation Company (BKV) runs every 15 minutes round the clock between the Airport and the Kobanya-Kispest Metro Station (the metro doesn't operate between 11.00pm and 4.30am !). Travel time is about 20 minutes (Ferihegy 1) and 25 minutes (Ferihegy 2). The regular ticket of the BKV is required to travelling, which costs 270 HUF (1.00 EUR or 1.50 USD) and must be purchased prior to boarding.
Taxi Travelling by taxi to the city center costs from 6000 HUF (about USD 34.00 or EUR 24.00). We strongly recommend to book a taxi along with your hotel reservation. Details can be found on the hotel reservation form.