If you would like to get around by public transport (BKK), here are some useful information for you:
Getting from one venue to the other
Budapest has a good public transport system, complete with four metro lines, numerous buses, trolley buses and tram lines. Service starts at around 4.30 am and runs until 11.30 pm. After that there are night buses and a tram line running through the major routes of the city. To reach any of the destinations of the dunaPart platform, we suggest using our map and/or BKK Futár. There will also be a handful of volunteers responsible for doing pick-ups in the morning and escorting guests throughout the day between locations to make getting around easier.
Tickets and Passes: you can buy tickets at metro stations, through vending machines available at various tram and bus stations and at newsstands. The purchased tickets are one-way only and are eligible for the metro, the red trolley buses, the blue local buses and the trams. While tickets will have to be validated upon boarding, travelcards have an expiry date written on them and hence don't need extra validation.
Single ticket: 350 HUF
Block of 10 tickets (Gyűjtőjegy): 3000 HUF
24-hour travelcard (Napijegy): 1650 HUF
72-hour travelcard (72 órás jegy): 4150 HUF
7-day travelcard (Hetijegy): 4950 HUF
Getting from the airport to the hotel
Budapest's Liszt Ferenc Airport has two functioning terminals (2A and 2B). These are all located some 18 km away from the city centre. There are three ways to get to the city from any of the terminals: by taxi, by shuttle bus or by public transport.
• by taxi:
The taxis standing in front of the terminals have the sole right to service the airport, and they use their status of monopoly accordingly when setting prices.
To get around this situation is simple.
Unless you want to pay more than what all the other taxi companies would charge you, you may want to consider simply CALLING a taxi of your choice.
Taxi operators speak English, the language skills of taxi drivers vary.
Upon calling an operator you will be asked your name, your mobile number and your whereabouts (Terminal 2A or 2B). Don't forget to mention that you want a TRANSFER (thus, the price is fixed – see below).
Your cab will pick you up in 1-2 minutes – taxis of all the other companies are waiting just outside of the airport. Remember to ask the operator for the make (and/or colour) of the taxi that is sent to you.
The set price for an airport transfer to any destination is between HUF 3500 (cca. €11) and HUF 4800 (cca. €15) PER CAB and not per person. Sharing is allowed but all of you need to have the same destination. Depending on the traffic you should expect to be in the city centre in about 25-35 minutes.
Főtaxi (phone number: 06 1 222 2222) is the official transport partner at Budapest Airport. Főtaxi has a white stand outside Arrivals, you can order a cab there.
You can also pre-order »»
• by shuttle bus (miniBUD) :
The Airport Shuttle provides convenient door-to-door service between the airport and any address in the city. To get to the city, make arrangements at the airport desk to get to the airport, call to arrange a pickup (phone: +36 1 550 0000 ) or you can order it online previously. Service costs vary from HUF 1900 (cca. €7) per person. Since it normally shuttles several people at once, remember to allow time for a few other pickups or drop-offs. The service is available 24/7.
For more information, please visit the website »»
• by public transportation:
The cheapest solution of all.
Bus No. 200E (Airport line) which operates from early morning to late night every 8 to 10 minutes and links terminal 2A and 2B with the M3 metro line. It takes about 25 minutes to reach the underground station (M3, Kőbánya-Kispest).
Tickets are sold for HUF 350,- by the newsagents at the airport, at a vendor machine at the bus stop, or directly by the bus driver for HUF 450,-.
It is important to mention that metro line M3 is under construction, so between Kőbánya-Kispest and Nagyvárad tér there is a bus replacement service. Please, take it into consideration that the journey may take longer depending on the traffic. The ticket you validate on the replacement bus is valid for your enitre journey along the route of M3. At Nagyvárad tér metro station you can change onto the metro. Also, please, be aware that line M3 is out of service during the weekends, and there is a bus replecament service running on the entire route.
We reccommend to use Bus No. 100E that takes you from the airport directly to the city centre.
Bus No. 100E (Airport shuttle bus) which operates from 5 am until 12 pm. Tickets are sold for HUF 900,- by the newsagents at the airport, at a vendor machine at the bus stop, or directly from the bus driver. It is more comfortable than Bus No. 200E since it only has 3 stops: Kálvin tér and Astoria, then you reach Deák Ferenc tér. Travel time takes about 40 – 60 minutes.
Be aware that the airport shuffle bus runs every 20 minutes (5:00, 5:20, 5:40, 6:00 etc.)
For more public transport information, please download ’BKK Futár’, it is available for Apple and also Android devices. It is the easiest way to plan your route, keep up with traffic changes and exact departures.
If you want to grab a bite or have a drink, we suggest having ’Here WeGo’, it can be found in the App Store or Google Play for Android. This application offers many city maps, including Budapest. After downloading the Budapest map, you can use the application easily and see what's closest. This function is really practical as does not need any wifi or mobile internet.
Looking forward to welcoming you soon in Budapest!