Travel to Budapest

Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport is situated approx. 45 minutes from the City Centre which can be reached by:

Airport Shuttle Minibus

MiniBUD is the official airport shuttle service provider for Budapest Airport. They provide comfortable, fast and favourable transfer solutions for passengers wishing to travel from the airport to the districts of Budapest, and from the city to the airport. You can check the fares at https://www.minibud.hu/en

Taxi

The official Taxi Company of Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport is the Főtaxi which operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Reservations can be made in person at the Főtaxi Desk – located at the exits at Terminals 2A and 2B. At the taxi rank in front of the stands, taxis are parking continuously waiting for passengers.

Please be aware of exposing yourself at risk by using non-regulated taxi service providers soliciting at the terminal buildings.

A ride to the city centre should typically cost around 6500 HUF (22 EUR) depending on traffic conditions.


TAXI COMPANIES

City Taxi: +36 1 211 1111
6x6 Taxi: +36 1 666 6666
Taxi 2000: +36 1 200 0000
Főtaxi: +36 1 222 2222


PASSPORTS AND/OR VISA

A valid ID or Passport is required for entry into Hungary for participants from the European Union. For participants from other countries a valid Passport is required. Participants from some countries may require a Visa for entry to Hungary. Please check with your local Hungarian Consulate or Embassy.


TIME DIFFERENCE

UTC/GMT +1hour


CLIMATE

The climate of Budapest is continental. In June it is usually nice and warm with an average temperature of 23-28 degrees Celsius during daytime, while the average temperature during the night might range between 14-20 degrees Celsius. Rainy days may occur, however rain is not usual in this season.


CURRENCY

The official national currency is the Hungarian Forint (HUF). The exchange rates applied in Budapest banks, official exchange offices and hotels may vary. 1 EURO = approx.310 HUF


ELECTRICITY

Standard voltage is 220-240V AC, 50 Hz. Electrical appliances from the US require a transformer and an adaptor. Plugs are two-pin and adaptors are available at any hardware store.


BANKS

Most banks are open Monday to Thursday from 08.00 to 16:00 and on Fridays until 14:00. Only a few branches are open on Saturday morning. There are 24-hour ATM cash dispensers throughout the city, most of which accept international bank cards.


CREDIT CARDS

Most hotels, restaurants and shops accept major credit cards such as American Express, VISA, MasterCard, Access and Diners Club if the emblem at the entrance is displayed.


SMOKING

Hungary has a strict non-smoking policy and smoking is prohibited inside public places. Smoking is only allowed outdoors at designated places.