At this moment, the only Hungarian
carrier - Wizz Air. This is low-cost carrier, with all the
attendant advantages and disadvantages. Personally, I can only complain about
the reduced distance between the rows of seats, but unfortunately, now almost
all airlines are sinning with this. Otherwise, everything was fine - the plane
is good, departures are exactly on schedule.
Budapest Airport until recently called Ferihegy, now bears the name of Feranz Liszt.
Practically in all cities of the world at the airport the most unfavorable currency exchange rate. Budapest Airport is no exception, therefore, if you plan to get to the city by public transport, it’s better not to change anything there, but to pay for the fare by the card.
Airport Feranz Liszt is about 20 km away from the
center of Budapest.
Taxi will cost about 25 euros.
The closest (and only convenient) public transport is the 200E bus, which stops right at the exit of terminal 2. You need to buy a ticket in the machine, here at the bus stop. You can pay by card or in cash, but only in forint. The fare is about 1 euro, if you buy at the ticket machine. The driver is somewhat more expensive. The bus runs from the airport to the metro station Deák Ferenc tér, from 4 am to 11 pm The interval of movement in the afternoon is 10 minutes, less often in the morning and in the evening. The journey takes about 50 minutes. The route passes through the center of Pest, where tourists often lodge, so there is a chance to get directly to the place of residence.
At night, you will have to call a taxi, unless you live right next to the southern bus terminal, which is unlikely - this is the distant outskirts of Budapest. From 23 to 4 there are night buses to the airport, but, of course, at night it is not easy to get to this terminal (again, only by taxi).
The railway station is like there is even called Ferihegy, hinting at the proximity to the airport, but, in fact, it is about 5 km away. Those who wish, of course, can walk, but in fact, you need to go all on the same bus 200E. Only it is not clear why change to the train, if the bus goes about there. In general, in this sense, the Budapest airport has something to improve.
Website of the Budapest Airport Ferenz List
Budapest city public transport is represented by buses, trams and subways.
Tickets are valid for all vehicles, bought at the box office or subway machines,
or in special kiosks. As elsewhere, there are one-time tickets and different
travel options. Detailed information on the types and cost of tickets on the
website of the
Budapest Transport Company (BKK). A single ticket costs about 1 euro.
In general, most of the sights of Budapest are within walking distance - it’s not that everything is very close, but it’s not a problem to walk.
Now, if you are going somewhere further (for example, to Aquincum), then of course you will have to go.
And if you go beyond the city limits, on a commuter train (HÉV), then a weird rule comes into effect, according to which you need to buy a separate ticket for traveling through the city and a separate one for the rest of the route. And back the same thing - you buy a ticket to the first station in the city, and another ticket to travel in the city. Not to say that it was very convenient. By the way, the trains there are not the most comfortable - without the scoreboard and air conditioning.
The metro in Budapest is small, the stops between stops are short. On the other hand, the city can be proud of the fact that one of the metro lines is the oldest on the continent. This line (yellow) and now looks the same as directly after construction, even the trains are stylized as old trailers.
Yellow metro line
Yellow metro line
There is a small museum of the metro at one of the transfer stations of the yellow branch (Ferenc Deak Square - Deák Ferenc tér), but there is nothing especially interesting there - just a few old cars and placards with information and old documents (tickets, etc.).