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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.


Budapest Info Point tourist information desks are located immediately after customs in terminals 2A (open daily 0800-2200) and 2B (open daily 0800-2200).


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 M5/E60, which connects Budapest to Szeged. The journey time is approximately 20-60 minutes.

Transfer between terminals:

The SkyCourt building links Terminals 2A and 2B. There are many shops, restaurants and cafes in the SkyCourt building available for transit passengers.

Airport Info


1185 Budapest
Nemzetközi Repülőtér

Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport is located 16km (10 miles) southeast of Budapest.

No. of terminals:

+36 1 296 7000

Time Zone:
Central European Time
GMT +0100

Public Transport

Public transport road:

Bus: Bus number 100E is a direct bus connecting the Airport and the city center. It costs HUF 900 (

Bus number 200E (day-time) or bus number 900 (night-time) serves between Terminal 2 and Ferihegy train station (trains to the Nyugati railway station in Budapest), as well as Terminal 2 and Kőbánya-Kispest metro terminal (metro line M3, from there passanger can take M3 metro towards Újpest Központ to reach the city center.

Shuttle: There is a minibus service to any address in Budapest operated by miniBUD (tel: +36 1 550 0000;, which has a desk in the arrivals hall. Fares from HUF2,200.

Taxi: Taxis are available from the taxi stand outside the arrivals areas, with Főtaxi (tel: +36 1 222 2222; the main supplier. A ride to the city centre should typically cost around HUF6,500, depending on traffic conditions.

Public transport rail:

Rail: Ferihegy is the closest train station to the airport.  Hungarian State Railways (tel: +36 1 349 4949; runs nearly 100 trains a day from Ferihegy to central Budapest for HUF370 - you can purchase train tickets from the ticket machines on the platform in Ferihegy. To get to Ferihegy from the airport, take bus 200E (during the day) or bus 900 (at night) from Terminal 2.

Metro: The 200E bus also links to Kőbánya-Kispest Metro Station. From there, passengers can take line 3 towards Újpest Központ to reach the city center.

Terminal facilities


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


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. Luggage lockers are available on the ground floor of the SkyCourt.


Other services available at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport include childcare facilities and a first-aid service. Additionally, there is a non-denominational chapel in Terminal 2B and an observation deck is 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.

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 8677), while meeting rooms are also available at the nearby Hotel Stáció (tel: +36 29 353 053;

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 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 (tel: +36 1 296 5553).

Car rental:

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.