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About Budapest

Budapest is a historical city whose name derives from the unification of the two banks, Buda and Pest, separated by the River Danube. The capital of Hungary, Budapest is one of the most-visited cities in Europe, thanks to the historical and spectacular monuments on both sides of the river. Sights to see include the Royal Palace, Budapest History Museum, Matthias (Matyas) Church, Fisherman’s Bastion (Halaszbastya), Margaret (Margit) Island, Parliament building, and St. Stephen’s (Istvan) Basilica. With a population of 1.7 m Budapest is also Hungary’s most populous city.

Once in Budapest, one can visit the famous spa town Karlovy Vary or go to the Hotel Gellert Spa and Bath, which is close to the city center. Spring, summer and fall are better times to travel to Budapest since winters are cold and snowy. Bear in mind that it might be a little too hot in the summer.

Budapest is reached by air through the Ferenc Liszt International Airport. It is 25 km to the city center, and trains and buses operate between the airport and the center.

Transportation to Budapest City Center from Airport


Ferenc Liszt Intl. Airport

Liszt Ferenc Airport in Budapest, the capital city of Hungary, hosts international and domestic flights. The airport, which is 16 kilometers south east of Budapest, is the largest of the four airports of the country. Passenger traffic is increasing every year at Liszt Ferenc Airport, which hosts flights to Europe, as well as to Africa, Middle East and Far East.

Liszt Ferenc Airport, which provides both domestic and international services, offers a variety of transportation options to and from the city center. There are many areas where you can meet your pre and post-flight needs, shop and relax at the airport. Liszt Ferenc Airport is 22 kilometers from the city center and you have a lot of options for transportation to the city center.

You can go to the city center either by taxi, bus, minibus and train, or by renting a car.


Taxis may be your first choice to go to the city center from the Liszt Ferenc Airport. The taxis that are at your service every day and every hour of the week are a quick and easy option for you. You can easily travel between the terminals and the city center with Főtaxi vehicles serving at the airport. All vehicles are equipped with latest technology and you can find them in Terminal 2A and 2B from the moment your aircraft landed. You can visit the airport's website to find out the taxi fare per kilometer.


You can choose trains as one of the economic means of transportation. You can easily get to the city center with the trains you can take from the train station, which is very close to Terminal 2 at the airport. You can buy train tickets at Terminal 2 at the airport, where 100 trains a day carry passengers. One of the economical means of transportation is metro. By using underground metros you can travel to the city center both economically and comfortably. You can buy tickets for the underground station from the Terminal 2 building where you can also take the metro. The metro, which operated between 4 am and 11 pm, will be an economical and comfortable choice for you.


As one of the most comfortable transportation options, minibuses stand out with their door to door service. With minibuses at your service 24 hours a day, you can go anywhere without getting tired. Thanks to the drivers who can find the place you want to go with the GPS system in the vehicle, you will have no problems in your journey. The vehicles you would prefer might be either for 10 or 50 people.

Car Rental

Another mean of transportation you might prefer is car rental. You can rent any car you want with or without driver from the car rental offices that you can find at Liszt Ferenc Airport, and go wherever you want in the city center. Among the car rental companies you can choose from are Avis, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt.

Weather in Budapest

DayMin - Max
TuesdayMin 28ºC - Max 38ºC
WednesdayMin 27ºC - Max 37ºC
ThursdayMin 26ºC - Max 33ºC
FridayMin 23ºC - Max 33ºC
SaturdayMin 21ºC - Max 31ºC

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