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How to get here

By plane

Budapest (Ferihegy) International Airport is ten miles south-east of the city centre. It has two terminals: Terminal 1 is for low-cost airlines; Terminal 2 consists of two buildings, Terminal 2A the departure and arrival point for flights of Malév Hungarian Airlines and Terminal 2B hosting all international carriers' flights.

Central information: +36-1 296-9696
Flight information: +36-1-296-7000
Lost luggage: +36-1 296-8108 and +36-1- 296-7217
Terminal 2A flight information: +36-1-295-3480
Terminal 2B flight information: +36-1-296-7948
Flight booking: +36-1-235-3888.

The main car rentals have offices in the arrivals halls. Airport Minibus service booking : 36-1-296-8555 or in person at the airport.


If you buy a Budapest Card at the tourist information office at the airport and you can get to the city by any means of public transport free!

By train

More than fifty trains a day provide direct links between Budapest and 25 other capital cities. trainmav.jpg Trains to Vienna run every three hours. There is also a popular network of Inter-City trains linking Budapest with the major Hungarian cities. Information about international train services at the international railway stations

Keleti pályaudvar:

VIII., Baross tér.
Tel.: +36-1-413 - 4610.
Nyugati pályaudvar:

VI., Nyugati tér
Tel.: +36-1-349-8503
Déli pályaudvar:

I. Krisztina krt. 37.
Tel.: +36-1-375-6593

All three international railway stations are part of the Budapest underground system (Metro) Déli and Keleti Railway Stations: Red Line (Number 2) Nyugati Railway Station: Blue Line (Number 3)

By coach
International coach service

Terminus: Népliget Coach Station, which is also the terminus for a number of domestic routes.
Information: +36-1-382-0888.
Coach service within Hungary

Terminus Árpád híd:
36-1- 412-2597 in Pest Terminus Stadionok:
+36-1- 220-6227 in Pest, Terminus Etele tér:
+36-1-382-4910 in Buda.

By boat
Hydrofoil services operate during the summer months (from April to October) linking the heart of Budapest with Vienna and Bratislava. International ports on the Danube in Budapest are between Lánchíd (Chain Bridge) and Szabadság híd (Liberty Bridge) Information about boat services at Mahart PassNave Ltd.: +36-1-318-6042.

By car

All motorways and most of the main roads radiate from the capital. M1, M3, M5 and M7 are toll motorways. Windscreen stickers are available either at the border or at larger petrol stations. Please display the stickers before joining the motorways.

Road signs conform to continental standards. The wearing of seatbelts is compulsory both in the front and back seats, no mobile hones are allowed whilst vehicles are in motion. The alcohol limit is zero. Speed limits are 50 km/hour (31 mph) in built-up areas and 90 km/hour (56 mph) elsewhere, except on dual carriageways (110 km/hour, 68 mph) and motorways (130 km/hour, 80 mph). Horns can only be used in built-up areas in an emergency.

24-hour roadside assistance is available from Magyar Autóklub Tel.: +36-1-345-1755, and emergency roadside help can also be called for by dialling 188.

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