Budapest

Budapest is a city rich in history and has a unique cultural heritage. Its captivating atmosphere, its incomparable beauty and the vigor of everyday life will fascinate you from the very first moment. Tourism has developed during the last years and thus it is now one of the main financial resources of Hungary. Each year more than 6 million tourists visit Budapest in order to experiences something wonderful and unforgettable. The city’s public transport system is exceptional and absolutely reliable. Visitors can move over any part of the city by metro, tram or bus; the ticket costs 320 HUF (around 1.15€) and it is the same for all means of transport. The number 2 tram is perhaps one of the few trams in Europe that in only one route (with one ticket) so many sights and monuments can be seen and admired. A ride by tram is really worth your time! Budapest has the biggest parliament in Europe and moreover the first underground railway line of Europe which operated in the city. Book your air tickets now and have the chance to experience Budapest.


How to get there

There are direct flights from Greece to Budapest, leaving from Athens with Aegean and during the summer months from Corfu to Budapest with WizzAir. There are also direct flights from Cyprus to Budapest, leaving from Larnaca, the schedule is operated by Malev. The airlines that carry out flights to Prague are Aegean and WizzAir more specifically:


Athens – Budapest:

Aegean (direct flights)

Austrian (via Vienna)

Czech Airlines (via Prague)

Tarom (via Sofia)


Thessaloniki – Budapest:

Austrian (via Vienna)

Alitalia (via Milan)

Tarom (via Sofia)

Larnaca – Budapest:

Aegean (direct flights)

Austrian (via Vienna)

Czech Airlines (via Prague)

Alitalia (via Rome)

All the airlines are landed at International Airport Ferihegy Budapest (more information below). When making plans for a holiday trip to Budapest it is better to make a reservation as soon as possible in order to find cheaper air tickets. Many airlines promote cheap flights and announce special air ticket offers for reservations made 1 or 2 months prior the departure.


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Airport Ferihegy
Budapest Ferihegy Airport is located in a short distance from the city’s centre, just 16 kilometres away and has 3 terminals. Terminal 1 serves low budget airlines, terminal 2A serves flights within the Schengen agreement and terminal 2B serves all flights expect those within the Schengen agreement. The airport has shops, restaurants, cafeterias, information desks, a medical centre, luggage storage room, travel agencies and of course tickets desks for air tickets. You can easily and comfortably transfer from the airport to the city’s centre by public transport.


Train

The train station which is located in a 200 metres distance from the arrivals terminal (terminal 1), has a service to the centre of Budapest every 30 minutes and its journey lasts 25 minutes.  The ticket costs

300 HUF (0,90 €) and it can be purchased from the tourist information desk inside the arrivals building. The train’s final stop is at Nougat central railway station. From terminals 2A and 2B the train station can be reached by bus 200.


Buses

Bus 200 connects the terminal stations 1 and 2 with a final stop at Kőbánya-Kispest metro station (blue line). Moreover bus 93 connects terminal 1 with Kőbánya-Kispest metro station. If the ticket is purchased from the bus drivers it costs 260 HUF whereas if it is purchased from the kiosks, the newsstands and the ticket dispensers it costs 230 HUF.


Minibus

The airport’s minibuses are a popular and relatively cheap way for fast transfer to the centre of Budapest. For only 2900 HUF (around 10€) minibuses drive you wherever you wish within the city’s limits. The open return ticket costs 4900 HUF (around 18€) and it is valid for a period of 6 months.


Taxi

The taxis can transfer you fast from the airport to your final destination and they are found outside the arrivals building. Their prices are set and they depend on the destination zone. The prices are as follows:

Zone 1:  3500 HUF (approximately 13€)

Zone 2:  4800 HUF (approximately 17€)

Zone 3:  5000 HUF (approximately 18.5€)

Zone 4:  5400 HUF (approximately 20€)

 

Budapest’s centre belongs in zones 2 and 3.



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