If you would like to get around by public transport (BKK), here are some useful information for you:
Getting from one venue to the other
Budapest has a good public transport system, complete with four metro lines, numerous buses, trolley buses and tram lines. Service starts at around 4.30 am and runs until 11.30 pm. After that there are night buses and a tram line running through the major routes of the city. To reach any of the destinations of the dunaPart platform, we suggest using our map and/or BKK Futár. There will also be a handful of volunteers responsible for doing pick-ups in the morning and escorting guests throughout the day between locations to make getting around easier.
Tickets and Passes
You can buy tickets at metro stations, through vending machines available at various tram and bus stations and at newsstands. The purchased tickets are one-way only and are eligible for the metro, the red trolley buses, the blue local buses and the trams. While tickets will have to be validated upon boarding, travelcards have an expiry date written on them and hence don't need extra validation.
Single ticket: 450 HUF
Block of 10 tickets (Gyűjtőjegy): 4000 HUF
24-hour travelcard (Napijegy): 2500 HUF
72-hour travelcard (72 órás jegy): 5500 HUF
15-day Budapest pass: 6300 HUF
Getting from the airport to the hotel
Budapest's Liszt Ferenc Airport has two functioning terminals (2A and 2B). These are all located some 18 km away from the city centre. There are three ways to get to the city from any of the terminals: by taxi, by shuttle bus or by public transport.
- by taxi
The taxis standing in front of the terminals belong to Főtaxi, the official partner of the airport. They have booths located at the exits of Terminals 2A and 2B. At the taxi ranks in front of the stands, taxis are continuously waiting for passengers.
They offer a drive to the city at a fixed tariff of 440 HUF/km (1.15 EUR/km), in addition to a one-off basic fee of 1100 HUF (2.85 EUR) and a waiting fee. A ride to the city center should typically cost around 10.800 HUF (28 EUR), depending on traffic conditions. These tariffs apply to other companies as well.
- by shuttle bus (miniBUD)
The Airport Shuttle provides convenient door-to-door service between the airport and any address in the city. To get to the city, make arrangements at the airport desk to get to the airport, call to arrange a pickup (phone: +36 1 550 0000 ) or you can order it online previously. Service costs are somewhat below taxi prices. Since it normally shuttles several people at once, remember to allow time for a few other pickups or drop-offs. The service is available 24/7.
For more information, please visit the website »»
- by public transportation
The cheapest solution of all.
We recommend using Bus No. 100E that takes you from the airport directly to the city centre. Bus No. 100E (Airport Express) operates around the clock, seven days a week.. Tickets can be purchased for 2200 HUF at a Pay&Go machine on the bus by card or with a smartphone or at a vendor machine beforehands at a bus stop. It only has 3 stops: Kálvin tér and Astoria, then you reach Deák Ferenc tér. Travel time takes about 40 – 50 minutes.
Be aware that the frequency of the buses depend on the time of day.
You may also use Bus No. 200E (Airport line) which operates from early morning to late night every 8 to 10 minutes and links terminal 2A and 2B with the M3 metro line. It takes about 25 minutes to reach the underground station (M3, Kőbánya-Kispest).
Tickets are sold for HUF 450,- by the newsagents at the airport, at a vendor machine at the bus stop, or directly by the bus driver for HUF 600,-.
For more public transport information, please download ’Budapest GO’, it is available for Apple and also Android devices. It is the easiest way to plan your route, keep up with traffic changes and exact departures.
Looking forward to welcoming you soon in Budapest!