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How To Get From Budapest Airport To City Center – All Possible Ways (Updated 2022)

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We will write how to get from Budapest airport to city center. The distance from Budapest Airport to city center is 20 kilometers. Click here booking online your activities in Budapest and day trips!

The travel time from Budapest airport to city center by taxi is around 25 minutes and the taxi fare is around €20.

The cheapest way from Budapest airport to city center is by public Bus 100E for €2.40. The travel time by bus from Budapest airport to city center will be around 50-60 minutes.

You can also rent a car in Budapest airport or get a private transfer that can be cheaper than a taxi.

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I wouldn’t recommend you to buy a sim card at Budapest airport. If you wish comfort you can buy eSim online and if you aren’t in a hurry just go around phone shops in the city and compare prices to buy the cheapest sim card in Budapest. Read here how to buy Hungary sim card for tourist and best Hungary eSim.

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WHERE TO STAY IN BUDAPEST

Accommodation in Budapest you can access a dorm from that can go up to €15. And while a hotel that is a double room in a budget can go up to €60.

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BUDAPEST AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER BY BUS

BUDAPEST AIRPORT BUS 100E TO CITY CENTER (CHEAPEST WAY)

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The cheapest way from Budapest airport to city center is by public Bus 100E. You can get the Bus 100E at Budapest Airport Terminal 2 and the final bus stop is Deák Ferenc Square.

BUS 100E SCHEDULE FROM BUDAPEST AIRPORT TO CITY

The Bus 100E schedule from Budapest airport to city center is running every 10-20 minutes from 5 am to 1 20 am. Check here Bus 100E schedule and route!

The Bus 100E fare from Budapest airport to city center is 900 HUF which is €2.40. The total travel time from Budapest airport to city center by bus is 40 minutes.

The Bus 100E is stopping half of the way in Kálvin tér and Astoria Metro Stations also in Budapest city center. You can get the bus tickets in the information desk. in the vending machines and to the bus driver.

Bus Schedule 200E and metro M3 to Budapest

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The cheapest way from Budapest airport to city center is by bus plus metro. The Bus 200E is going from Budapest airport to Kobanya-Kispest Metro Station where you can M3 Blue Line and to Deák Ferenc tér already in city center.

BUS 200E SCHEDULE FROM BUDAPEST AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

The Bus 200E schedule from Budapest airport to the metro is running 24/7 every 7-8 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes at night. Check here Bus 200E schedule and route!

The total travel time by Bus 200E from Budapest airport to city center takes 45 minutes. The Bus and Metro fare is €2 (450 HUF the bus and 350 HUF the Metro) and it’s leaving from Terminal 2 at Budapest airport.

Night Bus 900 Budapest Airport To City Center

The Night Bus 900 is running from Budapest airport to city center from 12 30 am to 4 am. The Bus 900 is going to Kobanya Kispest Metro Station where you can get M3 to city center.

There are night buses from 11 pm to 4 am 914, 914A, 950 and 950A going from Nagyvárad tér to city center. So you will be able to move around with buses since there is no metro at night in Budapest.

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Budapest Metro Map

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Budapest Metro is open every day from 4 30 am until 11 pm. The metro is running every 2-15 minutes depending on the time of day. The metro fare is 350 HUF (€ 1) for a single ticket and 530 HUF (€ 1.50) for a transfer ticket.

Metro Yellow Line 1 – running from Vörösmarty tér to Mexikói út. the northeast from the city centre on the Pest side.

Metro Red Line 2 – running from Buda’s Déli Pályaudvar (Déli Railway Station) to Pest’s Örs vezér Square the East-West through the city center.

Metro Blue Line 3 – The most useful coming from Budapest airport with the Bus 200E to city center running from North to South direction stopping at the Great Market Hall (Kálvin Tér).

Metro Green Line 4 – runs from Southwest to Northeast and it connects the two train railway stations in Budapest.

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If you are planning to use public transport in Budapest more often, then you can also buy day tickets. If you are planning to take public transportation around Budapest city you can get the Budapest 24-Hour Travel Card for 1650 HUF which is €5.

You can use in all the public transportation (Bus and Metro). Take note that Bus 100E isn’t included but it’s possible to use at 200E. Apart from transportation you can also get free entrance to museums and guided tours.

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Minibus Shuttle From Budapest Airport to City Center

Minibusses from Budapest airport to city center are leaving every 30 minutes. The travel time is around 40 minutes and the minibus fare €10 is per person depending on how many people and your final destination.

The Minibus shuttle is a great option if you are traveling alone and you want comfort like a cheaper taxi. Click here to get a shuttle bus from Budapest airport!

TAXI FROM BUDAPEST AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

If you go from Budapest airport to city center by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi from Budapest airport to city center is around 25 minutes.

The taxi fare from Budapest airport to city center is €20. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.

Bolt App Like Uber From Budapest Airport to City Center

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Bolt App is so recommendable is like Uber in Budapest. You can download the app and ask for a service in advance and they will pick you up from Budapest Airport to city center.

Bolt fare from Budapest airport to city will be a little bit lower than taxi rates. Expect to pay around €17-25. Sometimes you can use promotional coupons or vouchers.

PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM BUDAPEST AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Budapest. Prices are around €33 and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be €8 per person.

RENTING A CAR AT BUDAPEST AIRPORT

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There are many options for renting a car in Budapest’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Budapest and planning to move around Budapest outskirts. It will take you 25 minutes to get to Budapest city center from the airport with a private car.

There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Europcar available in the airport. Prices can be around €30-40 per day. Click here to get the best deals renting a car in Budapest!

BEST WAY FROM BUDAPEST TO CITY CENTER

If you ask me the best way from Budapest airport to city center I would choose by Bus 100E since it’s only 40 minutes and €2.40 for one-way ticket.

If you want the cheapest way Bus 200E plus metro will cost you €2 and it will take 50-60 minutes. If you are bringing luggage you will have to transfer and it’s least convenient than Bus 100E.

The minibus shuttle from Budapest airport if you like comfort until your hotel or Airbnb in Budapest especially if you are traveling alone will cost €10 depending on the final destination and people joining.

If you are planning to move around Budapest and you are traveling with more people renting a car can be a great option or getting a private transfer from the airport especially if you rent Airbnb outskirts of Budapest.

ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN BUDAPEST

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Accommodation in Budapest you can access a dorm from that can go up to €15. And while a hotel that is a double room in a budget can go up to €60.

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FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN HUNGARY

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Food budget travel in Hungary can go €15 per day. There are typical dishes in Hungary like goulash that you can try for €5 per person in local restaurants. You can cook on your own to go down your food budget travel expenses in Hungary. Make sure your hotel or Airbnb provides a kitchen

BEST TIME TO VISIT IN BUDAPEST

In Hungary every season brings out a different side. Summer takes place during the months of June-August in these months you’ll experience a high temperature. From September to December the temperature cools down quite a bit and it is the perfect time to enjoy long walks through the stunning neighborhood.

And Spring season during the months of March-May is the best time to visit Budapest. It starts out with chilly and gets warm, it is a perfect time to spend the day exploring the city’s beautiful garden, at night it remains pretty cold.

Click here to know more about the weather in Budapest.

CASH AND ATMS IN HUNGARY

The currency used all throughout Hungary is Hungarian Forints HUF. The exact currency of Euro to Hungarian Forints A €1 = 360 HUF. You can use debit cards everywhere in Hungary. ATMs are available and accessible in all parts of the country.

Click here to know the exchange rate between the Euro and your currency!

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

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