Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport Guide (BUD)
Code: BUDNo. of terminals: 2 Dialling code: +36Timezone: GMT ++01:00
Nemzetközi Repülőtér, 1185 Budapest, Hungary
Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport is located 16km (10 miles) southeast of Budapest.
(1) 296 9696 or 7000.
Previously known as Budapest Ferihegy International Airport , the Hungarian capital’s main airport is the largest in the country. Our Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport guide includes airport contact details, as well as information on transportation and nearby hotels.
Plans are in place for a light rail connection to the city with a station at Terminal 2 as part of a wider redevelopment plan. A hotel is also scheduled to open on-site in 2014. Terminal 1 was closed to flights in May 2012 due to the collapse of the low-cost Malév airline, which used the airport as its base.
Help desks are situated in Terminals 2A and 2B. Tourist information desks are located immediately after customs in the terminals.
From the city centre, the dedicated Ferihegy High Speed Road (Route 4) facilitates access to Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport within 20 minutes. The airport is also just off Route M5/E60, which connects Budapest to Szeged.
Rail: Regular trains, operated by Hungarian State Railways (tel: (1) 444 4499; www.mav.hu), run from Budapest Nyugati Railway Station (journey time: under 30 minutes; fare: Ft320). The 200E bus links the station to Terminals 2A and 2B.
Metro: The 200E bus also links to Kőbánya-Kispest Metro Station for the Metro network (tel: (1) 258 4636; www.bkv.hu). This station is on Metro line M3.
Bus: The pre-pay local express bus 200E runs between the underground Metro terminus, Köbánya-Kispest, and the airport terminals. Passengers may wish to alight at Deák tér where the three underground lines converge; bus 93 also connects this destination to Terminal 1. The fare into central Budapest is Ft320. For more information contact BKV (tel: (1) 258 4636; www.bkv.hu).
Shuttle: There is a minibus service to any address in Budapest operated by Airport Shuttle-Minibuz (tel: (1) 296 8555; www.airportshuttle.hu), which has a desk in the arrivals hall.
Taxi: Taxis are available from the taxi stand outside the arrivals areas, with Főtaxi (tel: (1) 222 2222) the main supplier. Maximum fixed fares from the airport are set by a zoning system, and these start at around Ft6,000.
Banking facilities, ATMs and bureaux de change are available in the terminals and the SkyCourt link building.
Free wireless internet access is available in the departure areas of Terminals 2A and 2B as well as in the SkyCourt. There is a post office in Terminal 2A.
There are various restaurants and snack bars throughout Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport. These include a pub, bar and restaurants serving Hungarian, Greek, Italian and Asian specialities.
A good selection of shops can be found at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport; including fashion boutiques, a shop selling Hungarian food and wine, souvenir shops and newsagents. Duty-free shopping for passengers leaving the EU is available in the SkyCourt and in Terminal 2B.
A lost property service is on hand for enquiries about items lost at the airport (tel: (70) 332 4006). A 24-hour left-luggage service is located in the arrivals area of Terminal 2B. Lockers are available on the ground floor of the SkyCourt.
Business-class passengers in Terminal 2 have access to the SkyCourt Lounge (tel: (1) 296 7370), which is located in the SkyCourt shopping area. Facilities here include computers, printers, fax and telephones. The Executive Lounge (tel: (1) 296 8533) provides a range of services, including private check-in and refreshments. A further lounge, the Celebi Platinum Lounge (tel: (1) 296 5933), is located in the transit area of Terminal 2.
There are also business centres with telephone, fax, photocopying and interpreter services within the terminals.
Two meeting rooms (tel: 296 6213) are available for hire in Terminal 2B and there is a conference centre near Terminal 2A. Meeting rooms are also available at the nearby Hotel Stáció (tel: (29) 353 053; www.hotelstacio.hu).
Disabled toilets and Call Point helpline kiosks are available throughout the terminals. Wheelchairs can be hired at the airport help desks, on request. Services are also available to help passengers who need assistance boarding or disembarking aircraft and to for passengers with impaired vision. Passengers should contact their airline in advance for special assistance.
The main short-term car park is opposite Terminals 2A and 2B. Long-term parking is located a little further from the terminals, while premium rate parking is directly adjacent to the terminals. There is also a long-term car park with security surveillance. Parking information is available (tel: (1) 296 5553).
Car hire companies Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt all have desks located immediately after customs, on the arrivals levels in Terminals 2A and Terminal 2B.