Traveling Outside of Budapest

By Air

Budapest Airport (BUD) is located about 16 km (10 miles) southeast of the city center. You can travel to and from the airport by taxi, Airport minibus, or train. Transportation to the airport is also covered by the monthly public transport pass—take bus 200E from the Kőbánya-Kispest terminal of M3. For further details, see: http://www.bud.hu/english/passengers/access_and_parking.  

Many international airlines operate from Budapest. There are several low-cost airlines (e.g., Wizzair, Ryanair, and easyJet), which operate to various destinations including Paris, Rome, London, Barcelona, Berlin, Istanbul, Crete, and Jerusalem.

Trains

Trains operate from Budapest to all parts of Hungary and throughout Europe. They depart from either of the three major railway stations:

  • Keleti Pályaudvar – East Railway Station (metro lines 2 and 4)
  • Nyugati Pályaudvar – West Railway Station (metro line 3; trams 4 and 6)
  • Déli Pályaudvar – South Railway Station (metro line 2)

For schedules and online ticket purchase, see: http://www.mavcsoport.hu/en. You must purchase tickets before boarding the train. We recommend that you buy them online.

Long Distance Buses

International service
Many European destinations can be reached by bus, which might be more cost-efficient than taking a train. Some useful websites for international bus travel:

Domestic long distance service
You can also visit many tourist destinations in Hungary by bus. You can buy your ticket from the driver, but it is preferable to buy the ticket before departure at the ticket offices of the main bus stations. For schedules and ticket purchase, see: www.volanbusz.hu/en.