BUDAPEST

GETTING TO HUNGARY

By plane
It's very easy to get to Budapest by plane - several airlines have great offers and services.
Liszt Ferenc Budapest International Airport is sixteen kilometres south-east of downtown Budapest. From the Terminal 2A is within the Schengen borders, Terminal B to countries outside the Schengen Convention depart airplanes.
  • All major car rental companies have offices in the arrivals hall of Budapest Airport.
  • The Airport minibus is a popular and reasonably priced means of transport between the airport and the city.
  • The public airport bus, BKV bus number 200E goes to M3 station Kőbánya-Kispest (blue line), about 20 minutes away. From here, the metro takes passengers straight into the city centre.
  • There are many taxis near the terminals.
  • Trains also commute between the airport and Nyugati Railway Station, 51 times daily on weekdays and 38 times a day on weekends and holidays.
By rail
There are 3 main international railway stations in Budapest: Eastern (Keleti), Western (Nyugati) and Southern (Déli). More than 50 trains a day provide direct links between Budapest and 25 other European capital cities. Trains to Vienna run every 3 hours, 7 times a day. There is also a popular network of Inter City trains linking Budapest with the main Hungarian towns. All three international railway stations are part of the Budapest Underground system, the Metró. The Déli and Keleti are stops on the Red (Number 2) line and the Nyugati is on the Blue (Number 3) line.
By car
Hungary has 5 motorways and 4 main roads, eight start from Budapest (exception: main road No. 8). For using the following motorways you have to buy a motorway sticker: M1, M3, M5, M6 and M7 (available at border crossing points and at petrol stations). The Hungarian Highway Code (KRESZ) is based on the Vienna and Geneva Convention, and as such traffic signs and road markings are similar to those found in other European countries.
By coach
International and domestic buses depart from and arrive to the Népliget Bus Station. Other domestic bus stations are at Árpád híd, Stadionok in Pest, and Etele tér in Buda. Volánbusz Rt. has scheduled passenger coach services to and from the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Macedonia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine.

FROM BUDAPEST TO LAKE VELENCE

The easiest way to come by car and use either motorway M7 or Highway 7 that lead to Velence, so the town can be easily accessed. The distance from the capital, is cca. 50 km. With public transportation there are variable possibilities also by coach and train to reach the Lake.