Budapest Airport — Budapest Airport (Ferihegy) is about 28km from the city centre. It is a small modern airport and passing through is fast and pleasant.
Arriving passengers have access to the Tourist Office, Carhire companies and similar services. Departing passengers have a well stocked Duty Free Shop.
Hungary is now a full member of the European Union and so there are some restrictions on duty free purchases. However, alcohol, even for EU travellers is excellent value. Other shops for departing passengers are very expensive.
Location — The airport is located 16km (10 miles) southeast of central Budapest.
Time zone — GMT + 1 (GMT + 2 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October)
Driving Directions : The airport is located on route E60 and is clearly signposted from Budapest. From the city centre, the dedicated Ferihegy High Speed Road facilitates access within 20 minutes.
Address — 1675 Budapest Ferihegy, PO Box 53, Hungary
Airport Code — BUD
Country Code — 36
Car Hire — Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National Alamo and Sixt all have desks located immediately after customs on the Arrivals levels in both Terminal 2A and Terminal 2B.
Public Transport — #Rail : Regular trains, operated by Hungarian State Railways run between Terminal 1 and Budapest’s western railway station (journey time – under 30 minutes). There is a bus link between the station and Terminal 2.
— #Bus : There is an Airport Minibus service to any address in Budapest – the Airport Minibus desk in the Arrivals hall sells tickets and takes reservations. A pre-pay local express bus 200 runs between the underground metro terminus, Köbánya-Kispest, and the airport terminals; passengers may wish to alight at Deák tér where the three underground lines converge.
Bus 93 runs to the same destination from Terminal 1. — #Taxi: Taxis are available from the airport at the taxi stand. Maximum fares from the airport are fixed and set by a zoning system.