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Budapest Airport Shuttle & Private Transportation services

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Budapest Airport Shuttle Services

Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD) provides a very cheap public transportation option to get you into the city centre. This option is by bus and there are two bus lines that run into the city (100E) and into the Kobanya-Kispest metro station (200E). Luckily the bus is a very low price of 3€ (900 HUF) and will take around the same amount of time (depending heavily on traffic) to reach the city centre as a taxi, that is around 35 minutes.

Public bus No. 100E waiting on the airport's platform

100E Shuttle: Budapest Airport to Deák Ferenc tér central metro station

The 100E bus line from Budapest Airport to Budapest City is the best route to get you into the city centre. The route is the main airport route and therefore is slightly more expensive than the other bus option, but nevertheless still a very cheap alternative for travelers on a budget. It operates between 05:00 am and 01:20 am daily, leaving every 30 mins.

Trip Duration
35 Min.
Availability 05:00am - 01:20am
Waiting time is around 20 minutes.

200E Shuttle: Budapest Airport to Kobanya-Kispest metro station

The 200E bus will leave from the airport and take you to the Kobanya-Kispest metro station in Budapest, where you will need to catch the M3 Metro to get into the central city. This bus line is a little cheaper, operating at the standard price of buses in the city at 350 HUF (1.15€). This line also operates between 04:00 am and 11:00 pm.

Trip Duration
25 Min.
Availability 04:00am - 11:00pm
Waiting time is around 20 min.


Convenience and Availability

The bus options at the airport both operate for the majority of the time during the day which is good for those with late or early flights. It is also the most popular option for tourists and locals for getting into the city of Budapest, which means that the bus can be busy and crowded, sometimes causing extra waiting times. There is a night bus that operates between 00:30 a.m to 04:00 a.m (the N900). However, this bus will take you from the airport to Kobanya-Kispest metro station in the southern terminus of the city, but the metro runs only from 04:00 am to 11:00 pm.

Budapest Airport Shuttle Ticket Information

Tickets for the shuttle services at Budapest Airport are available in many different places, making it easier for those wishing to take this option. They are available from the ticket machines at the bus stop, at RELAY Stores or from Post Offices around the city. You can also purchase the tickets on board, but for the 200E an extra 100HUF is charged if you choose this method, thus the ticket will be 450HUF rather than 350HUF.

You can only buy bus tickets with cash.

Where to catch your Budapest Airport Shuttle

The Bus 100E departs from the BKK stop which located between the two terminals on the arrivals level. For the 200E, you will need to go to the bus stop located outside of Terminal 2.

Budapest Airport Shuttle to Hotel

Although the airport shuttle services at Budapest Airport are cheap, there can be a 20 minute wait for the bus which is a hassle after a long flight. Additionally, the travel time is the same as that of a taxi, however the shuttles are not door-to door-service, which means you will need to factor in extra time and cost for additional transport to get to your final destination once you alight from the bus.

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Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Budapest Airport to the city?

If you wish to take a taxi, there is a cost of around 26€ (8045 HUF) to get you to the city and you will need to take it from the rank, which can involve some waiting, especially after a large flight arrival.

How long does it take from Budapest airport to city centre?

The city centre of Budapest is around 25 km away from the airport. You can get to central Budapest either by taxi or bus and both options will take around 35 minutes under normal traffic conditions.

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