Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport Guide (BUD)
Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport is located 16km (10 miles) southeast of Budapest.
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.
Terminal 1 remains closed, all flights currently depart from Terminal 2A and Terminal 2B. There are plans for a car park extension, new airport hotel and new terminal 2C at Budapest Ferenc Lizst International Airport, with completion expected by 2020.
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. The airport is also just off Route M5/E60, which connects Budapest to Szeged. The journey time is approximately 30 minutes.
Rail: Regular trains, operated by Hungarian State Railways (tel: +36 1 349 4949; www.mav.hu), run from Budapest Nyugati Railway Station to central Budapest (journey time: under 30 minutes; fare: Ft320). The 200E bus links the station to Terminals 2A and 2B during the day, while bus 900 links the airport and the station at night.
Metro: The 200E bus also links to Kőbánya-Kispest Metro Station for the Metro network (tel: +36 1 461 6500; 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 Ft350. For more information contact BKV (tel: +36 1 461 6500; www.bkv.hu).
Shuttle: There is a minibus service to any address in Budapest operated by miniBUD (tel: +36 1 550 0000; www.minibud.hu), which has a desk in the arrivals hall.
Taxi: Taxis are available from the taxi stand outside the arrivals areas, with Főtaxi (tel: +36 1 222 2222; www.fotaxi.hu) the main supplier. A ride to the city centre should typically cost around Ft6,500, depending on traffic conditions.
Banking facilities, ATMs and bureaux de change are available in the terminals and the SkyCourt link building.
Free Wi-Fi internet access is available at Budapest Ferenc Lizst International Airport. 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 2A and 2B.
A lost property service is on hand for enquiries about items lost at the airport (tel: +36 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: +36 1 296 7370), which is located in the SkyCourt shopping area. Facilities here include computers, printers, fax and telephones. Further basic facilities are available at the Celebi Platinum Lounge (tel: +36 1 296 5933), 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 are available for hire in The SkyCourt Conference Center (tel: +36 1 296 6213), while meeting rooms are also available at the nearby Hotel Stáció (tel: +36 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 the aircraft and for passengers with impaired vision. Passengers should contact their airline in advance if they require any 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: +36 1 296 5553).
Car hire companies Avis, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt all have desks located immediately after customs, on the arrivals level in Terminal 2A and Terminal 2B.