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About Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD)

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.

Airport news:

Terminal 1 remains closed, all flights currently depart from Terminal 2A and Terminal 2B. Ongoing development works at Budapest Ferenc Lizst International Airport include a new pier at Terminal 2B, a car park extension, and a new airport hotel, with completion expected by 2020.

Information:

Budapestinfo Pont tourist information desks are located immediately after customs in terminals 2A (open daily 0800-2200) and 2B (open daily 1000-0200), tel: + 36 1 438 8080.

Website:

https://www.bud.hu

Driving directions:

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 M0. The journey time varies from 20-60 minutes.

Transfer between terminals:

The SkyCourt building links Terminals 2A and 2B, with a range of restaurants, cafes and shops for transit passengers.

Airport Info

Code:
BUD
Address:

1185 Budapest
Nemzetközi Repülőtér
Location:

Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport is located 23km (14.3 miles) southeast of Budapest.

No. of terminals:
2
Telephone:

+36 1 296 7000

Time Zone:
Central European Time
GMT +0100

Public Transport

Public transport road:

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 is HUF 350. The slightly faster 100E bus goes to central Budapest and costs HUF 900. 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; fares from around HUF 4,000.

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 HUF 7,000, depending on traffic conditions.

Public transport rail:

Rail: Regular trains, operated by Hungarian State Railways (tel: +36 1 349 4949; www.mav.hu/en), run from Budapest Ferihegy Railway Station to Nyugati station in central Budapest (journey time: under 30 minutes; fare: HUF 3704). 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, line M3, for the Metro network (tel: +36 1 461 6500; www.bkv.hu), from 0400-2300, with night bus services from 0100-0400.

Terminal facilities

Money:

Banking facilities, ATMs and bureaux de change are available in the terminals and the SkyCourt link building.

Food:

There are various restaurants and snack bars throughout Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, with most to be found inside the SkyCourt. These include a pub, bar and restaurants serving Hungarian, Greek, Italian and Asian specialities.

Shopping:

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.

Luggage:

A lost property service is on hand for enquiries about items lost at the airport (tel: +36 70 332 4006). Luggage lockers are available on the ground floor of the SkyCourt; payment by cash only.

Other:

Other services available at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport include a non-denominational chapel, childcare facilities and a first aid service (tel: +36 1 296 6399). Additionally, there is an observation deck open for visitors in Terminal 2A.

Airport facilities

Conference and business:

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.

Two meeting rooms are available for hire in The SkyCourt Conference Center (tel: +36 1 296 8677; email: conference@bud.hu), while meeting rooms are also available at the nearby Hotel Stáció (tel: +36 29 353 053; www.airporthotelstacio.hu).

Disabled facilities:

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 at least 48 hours in advance if they require any special assistance.

Car parking:

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 are also three long-term car parks, the nearest only 10-12 minutes’ walk from the airport. Parking information is available 24 hours a day (tel: +36 1 296 5553).

Car rental:

Car hire companies Avis, Buchbinder, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt all have desks located immediately after customs, on the arrivals level in Terminal 2A and Terminal 2B.