Budapest Ferenc Liszt International (BUD)

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Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport is the international airport serving the historical Hungarian capital city. It is by far the largest of the country's four commercial airports. The airport is located 16 kilometers (9.9 mi) southeast of Budapest's center (bordering Pest county). It offers international connections primarily within Europe, but also to Africa, the Middle East, North America, and the Far East. In 2019, the airport handled 16.2 million passengers. It is the headquarters and primary hub for Wizz Air, and it's a base for Ryanair. In 2018, LOT Polish Airlines made Budapest their first hub outside Poland, with flights to New York–JFK, Chicago–O'Hare, Kraków, and London City Airport. Nowadays, the Budapest hub of Wizz Air is the largest of all, with more than 60 destinations.

Airport locationBudapest, Hungary
IATA codeBUD
ICAO codeLHBP
Latitude & longitude47.4369444, 19.2555556
Time zoneEurope/Budapest
Websitebud.hu
Telephone+3612967000 - General Information
Airport ownerBudapest Airport Zrt.

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Budapest Ferenc Liszt International destination map 2022

Did you know that you can fly to 50 cities directly from Budapest Airport? You can travel to Paris, France, Barcelona, Spain, Dublin, Ireland, and other popular destinations.

Terminals at Budapest Airport

Budapest Airport has the following terminals: Terminal 1, Terminal 2A, and Terminal 2B. You can easily transfer between Terminals 2A and 2B on foot since they are really close to each other.

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Terminal 1

Budapest Airport Terminal 1 is currently out of service. Terminal 1 mostly surveyed for low-fair airlines. It was close in 2012 due to a drop in turnover caused by grinding on a national carrier called Malev.

Terminal 2

Budapest Airport Terminal 2A manages flights to and from Schengen destinations.

Terminal 3

Budapest Airport Terminal 2B handles flights to and from non-Schengen destinations.

Getting from Budapest Airport to the city center

Bus 100E departs from the airport every 30 minutes and the trip takes approximately 35 minutes. There is also the bus line 200E which travels from the airport to Kobanya-Kispest metro station. However, in order to get to the city centre from there you will have to take the M3 metro line towards Újpest–Központ.

OptionPriceAvg. journey timeAvailability
Car

Without traffic, the journey will take approximately 35 minutes.

Train
Bus

The ticket costs £2.

The trip takes approximately 40 minutes.

The bus operates in both directions every 20 minutes from 05:00 to 01:20 (from the airport) and 03:40 to 00:40 (from the center).

Taxi

The average price of a taxi ride from Budapest Airport to Budapest city center is £23.

Without traffic, the journey will take approximately 35 minutes.

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How to get from Budapest Airport to the city center by car

You can drive to Budapest city center from Budapest Airport via Ferihegyi Repülőtérre vezető út by car.

How to get from Budapest Airport to the city center by bus

Bus 100E departs from the airport every 30 minutes, and the trip takes approximately 35 minutes. There is also the 200E bus line, which travels from the airport to Kobanya-Kispest metro station. However, in order to get to the city center from there, you will have to take the M3 metro line towards Újpest–Központ.

How to get from Budapest Airport to the city center by taxi

You can make a reservation in person at the Főtaxi booths located at the exits at Terminals 2A and 2B. And taxis are always waiting at the taxi rank in front of the stands for passengers. Please beware of exposing yourself to risk of being scammed by using non-regulated taxi service providers at the terminal buildings.

Frequently asked questions

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How do I get from Budapest Airport to the city?

Bus 100E departs from the airport every 30 minutes and the trip takes approximately 35 minutes. There is also the bus line 200E which travels from the airport to Kobanya-Kispest metro station. However, in order to get to the city centre from there you will have to take the M3 metro line towards Újpest–Központ.

How long does it take from Budapest Airport to the city?

It takes approximately 40 minutes by bus or 35 minutes by taxi.

Where is Budapest Airport?

Budapest, 1185 Hungary.

What is Budapest Airport called?

Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, formerly known as Budapest Ferihegy International Airport.

Is Budapest Airport open?

Yes, it is. However, Terminal 1 is currently closed.

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