Travelling to Budapest

Travelling to Budapest

Hilton Budapest Hotel is accessible by public transport. For further information on transport to and from the venue, please click on the map below.

Arriving by Plane

The only international airport in Budapest is the Franz Liszt International Airport. Budapest Franz Liszt International Airport formerly referred to as Ferihegy; is Hungary’s largest airport, about 16km (10 miles) southeast of the city center. The airport’s central telephone number for information is: +36 1 296-9696 or on +36 1 296-7000.

The airport has two terminals, 2A and 2B, being within a short walking distance from each other. Terminal 2A (gates 20-30), serving Schengen Area destinations, and Terminal 2B (gates 11-19) serving non-Schengen Area destinations.

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  • Airport Shuttle., Shared mini-van operation regulated by the Airport that collects passengers going in the same direction and will take you to or from anywhere in Budapest for HUF 3.200 per person or HUF 5.500 for a round trip. Buy your ticket and join the queue at the airport and you will be on your way in 15 minutes. For the trip back, call the centre at +36-1 296-8555 at least 24 hours beforehand and Airport Minibus will pick you up. Buy tickets in the Arrival hall and near the main exit. Will drop you at any address in the city and/or suburbs.
  • Taxi. The only contracted taxi operator from Liszt Ferenc airport is Főtaxi  Depending on your destination, the cost for a trip to Budapest will range from 5,000 to 10,000 HUF. (Taxis now universally cost 450 HUF base price and 280 HUF for every kilometer. The inner city is around 20 kilometers from Terminal 2.)
  • Private transfer. Online reservation: Airport Transfer Budapest. Specific Airport Transfer Service to meet you inside or outside, as you exit the secure area, with a sign with your name on it.

Public Transportation

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The Budapest Underground is normally the quickest and easiest way of getting around Budapest. Budapest is served by 4 Metro lines. Underground trains on all lines run every few minutes between 5.30 and 00:30 from Monday to Saturday, and between 7.30 and 23.30 on Sundays.

The lines cross only at Deák tér station in central Pest with the exception of line 4.


Tram Budapest’s 25 tram lines offer a slower but more scenic way of getting around. Lines 4/6 runs 24 hours a day.


The dense bus network connects the suburban zones with several metro and train stations and the city center.

  • Numbers with an added ‘E’ (for example 7E or 173E) indicate express services that don’t stop at all stops.
  • Numbers with an added ‘A’ have shorter routes than their regular counterparts (for example bus 30 has a longer itinerary than 30A).
  • Numbers above 900 denote night services.
  • Numbers between 800 and 899 denote mid-range suburban services provided by Volán company, BKV tickets and most tourist passes are not valid on them.


When you get to the airport be aware of taxi touts waiting in the arrivals hall. They will usually overcharge you. In normal traffic conditions, you can get around in the central areas in 10-25 minutes by car. Taxi rides cost a 450 HUF base price and 280 HUF for every kilometer. Time-based fare unit 70 HUF per minute.

Do not accept offers from taxi drivers waiting in the airport terminals or railway stations. Sit only in taxis carrying logos of bigger companies.

Radio Taxi, +36-1 777-7777.

Budapest Taxi, +36-1 433-3333.

Főtaxi, +36-1 222-2222.