Transportation

Airport

Bus 100E is a direct bus line connecting the airport with the city center operating on a 30 minutes basis.

Bus 200E takes you to the terminal of Metro line 3. Buses are available till after midnight, but keep in mind that the last underground train leaves at 23:15 (there are night buses afterwards).

There is a shuttle service called Airport Shuttle. The Airport shuttle picks you up together with 4-5 other passengers and takes you to the given address, but you may not be the first to get to your destination. You may buy your minibus ticket at the counter in the arrival hall (ATM's and exchange bureaus are available at the airport). Your return trip should be ordered by phone 1 or 2 days before leaving. (phone #: 296-8555).

Public transport

In Budapest, there is a great variety of public transport: underground (metro), buses, trams, even trolleys. For more information on schedules or night services see the page of BKV Rt. (Budapest Transport Ltd.)

Taxis

In general, when taking a taxi while in Budapest the fare is lower if you call the taxi by phone. Take one belonging to a taxi company (e.g. Fotaxi which is also the official airport-city transfer company). When you flag a taxi on the street you should inquire about the fare in advance in order to diminish the risk of unpleasant surprises (price hikes).


Tourist information

Hungary has been an EU member since 2004 and Schengen Area member since December 2007. Our country applies the Schengen legislation in full. For details on entry and stay rules visit the relevant Ministry of Foreign Affairs homepage.

Our currency is Hungarian Forints (HUF). For exchange rates see the page of the Hungarian National Bank.

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