This guide on how to get from Budapest airport to downtown It will help you find the cheapest and fastest option to get to your accommodation, optimizing the time.
The Budapest-Ferenc Liszt International Airport, located 16 kilometers southeast of the city, has a good connection to the center by public and private transport, so you will not waste much time during the transfer. In addition the two terminals of the airport are very close and connected to each other.
Based on the experience of the time we spent in the city during our trip to Budapest in 4 days, we explain the different options to do the transfer from Budapest airport to downtown. We start!
The most common way to get to the center of Budapest is to take the 100E bus from any of the two terminals it takes 40 minutes to complete the journey.
Before getting on the bus you need to buy the Airport Shuttle Ticket, which costs about 3 euros at one of the kiosks of the public transport company BKK or at the self-sale machines.
These buses that leave every 20 minutes from 05h in the morning to 0: 30h at night, have the final stop at Deák Ferenc Tér, located in the heart of Budapest. From this stop you can connect with the metro lines M1, M2 and M3 that will bring you closer to the area of the city where you have reserved the accommodation.
An even cheaper alternative is the 200E bus which takes you in 20 minutes and for one euro to the metro station of the M3 line, Kobanya-Kispest. From this station you can arrive by subway for one euro to the center in 20 minutes and connect with the other subway lines.
If you value comfort and do not mind taking a little longer, we recommend the service of miniBUD bus which makes the transfer from Budapest airport to the center for about 8 euros. These minibuses will leave you in front of the door of your hotel, although they have the inconvenience that they do not leave until they are full and they have to stop at each of the hotels of the 10 passengers that they can take at most.
Another good recommendation, if you are going to be in the city for many days, is to book a hotel in the center, located not far from the Deák Ferenc Tér stop, so as not to waste much time on transfers. We stayed at the Maverick Hostel, located 700 meters from Deák Ferenc Tér and 1 minute from the Ferenciek Tere metro station on the M3 line. In addition to its magnificent location, this hostel has one of the best quality / price ratios in the city.
Transfer from Budapest airport to downtown
Although we did not have a very good experience with the Volantaxi taxi agency, the time we used it, the taxi is another convenient way to get to the hotel.
When leaving the terminal you have to ignore the taxi offers and go directly to the official taxi rank. The price of the transfer from Budapest airport to the center is around 23 euros.
Once you are in Budapest, you can prepare your itineraries around the city with these personalized guides according to the days you have: