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Travel to the region

General information

The region is in between the former West and East, there is easy access from both sides, and also from other continents. For travel to Budapest there are several good options. The international airport of Budapest (Ferihegy, terminals 1, 2A, 2B) connects the city directly to some overseas and to all important European destinations. The three main railway stations (Déli, Keleti, Nyugati) are either terminations or stops of many intercity trains from west and east, south and north. There are several international coach services to Budapest. Motorists can also reach Budapest easily on the European motorway network. One can even travel to Budapest by ship.

Field trip participants arriving to or departing from another city will find practical information on the web page of their trip.

Travel to Budapest by air

There are daily direct flights from most European and from some North American cities. Ferihegy Airport is situated on the SE margin of Budapest, 20 km from the city centre and is a popular destination for many low fare air carriers. The Airport Minibus service is relatively cheap and reliable. Public transport buses (#200E, air conditioned, from Terminal 1 also #93) circulate between the terminals and the Kőbánya-Kispest terminal of the Metro line 3 ("blue line") at 8-15-minute intervals in daytime. Zóna taxi has exclusive rights for operation of a taxi service from (and to) the airport for fixed prices according to distance zones (hence the name) based on a contract with Budapest Airport Ltd.

Ferihegy airport has three terminals (practically two as 2B is directly connected to 2A),

Ferihegy 1: terminal for budget airlines

Ferihegy 2A: terminal for all MALÉV Hungarian Airlines flights and some foreign airlines

Ferihegy 2B: arrival and departure terminal for most foreign airlines

 

Travel to Budapest by train

Budapest has direct rail links to some 25 capitals. There are three major international railway stations in Budapest:

Keleti pályaudvar (Eastern Railway Station), on Metro line 2 ("red line")

Nyugati pályaudvar (Western Railway Station), on Metro line 3 ("blue line")

Déli Pályaudvar (Southern Railway Station), on Metro line 2 ("red line")

For information on international connections in English see the railway journey planner of the MÁV-Start Zrt. (Hungarian Railway Passenger Transport Co.) or the international railway journey planner Deutsche Bahn.

 

Travel to Budapest by coach

Volánbusz Rt. (Eurolines Hungary) has scheduled passenger coach services to and from several European countries, see its coach journey planner. International buses depart from and arrive to the Népliget Coach Station (Metro line 3 "blue line").

The discount coach company OrangeWays operates buses to a limited numbers of European destinations, especially to the neighbouring countries of Hungary.

 

Travel to Budapest by ship

Once familiar but now a rather exotic way of travel to Budapest is by ship on the Danube. You can travel from Vienna to Budapest and back by hydrofoil.

 

Travel to Budapest by car

Budapest is in the centre of the radial road network of Hungary. It is along the European highways E60, E71, E73, E75, E77. There is a motorway connection from Budapest with the most neighbouring countries of Hungary. Motorways are toll roads; a (virtual) vignette system is in operation. For details (maps, vignette prices, methods of payment etc.) about the Hungarian motorway system see the official home page.