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BUDAPEST AIRPORT - FERIHEGY AIRPORT BUDAPEST

Budapest Airport HungaryBudapest 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.

Many airlines have flights to Budapest - from London, UK, and Europe city airports – and low fares are on offer. Journey time from UK airports is two and a half hours plus. Easyjet, Wizz Air, British Midlands, British Airways, Sky Europe, and Malev Hungarian Airlines fly direct from the UK.

Internet booking of flights to Budapest is easy and more airfare information can be had at. Look for the best deal as these change from day to day and you’ll get great discounts and cheap fares if you try out a number of airlines and suppliers.

When you arrive at Budapest Airport there are a number of ways of getting into the centre of the city.

Taxi is the quickest but agree a price first or use Tele 5 taxis who have set fares to Budapest centre (Tel. 355 5555).

There is an Airport Minibus Service (Tel. 296 8555). These have a special flat fare from the airport to anywhere Budapest – like right to your hotel! They have a desk in the Airport Arrivals Hall and you can buy tickets there. Ask about a return ticket. You can reserve the Minibus to collect you and bring you back to the airport at the end of your holiday either at the airport desk or by phone from your accommodation (do it the day before departure).

You can also take a bus and metro to the city centre. Take the number 93 bus to the Blue Metro line (M3) Station (Kobánya-Kispest) and go by Metro to your destination.