Getting to Budapest
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. Terminal 2A is for flights within the
Schengen borders, Terminal B is dedicated to flights to and from countries
outside the Schengen Convention Area.
- 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 KőbányaKispest (blue line), about 20 minutes away. From here, the metro takes
passengers straight into the city centre.
- Taxis are also available outside the terminal buildings.
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
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.
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.
Hungary has been a full member of the European Union since 1 May 2004.
You can apply for the Hungarian Schengen Visa since 2007 when Hungary
also became a member state of the Schengen Area.
A visa is a permit issued by a relevant diplomatic mission or consular post
of Hungary to a third-country national. If the circumstances under which a
visa was issued have changed, border authorities may refuse an entry and
cancel the visa.
Citizens of some countries might need Visas:
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