Hungary’s capital Budapest is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, centred around the sprawling River Danube the city offers classic architecture and an enchanting skyline. Budapest’s popularity has grown remarkably is recent years as more tour operators open up flight paths to the charming Hungarian city. If you are heading to Budapest then it is important to work out your options for transferring to and from the airport, to make life a little easier for you, here are the best ways to do it.
The taxi is one of the quickest ways of transferring and will take you directly to your hotel or destination of choice. Currently only one company is permitted to take passengers from the airport and you will not have to wait around for a free cab as there are always taxis waiting for you. Returning to the airport you can either hail a taxi from the road or call and book a taxi for your desired time. The fare will cost around 22 Euros to the majority of the city.
Private Car Service
For a little bit more style and flexibility than a taxi can offer, you should look into hiring a private car service to complete your transfer. The benefits of this service is that if your flight is delayed or changes then you can have faith that your company will work themselves around your time-frame. There are several companies such as Blacklane that offer excellent service in Budapest with luxury cars and friendly drivers, a perfect combination to get you to your destination safely.
While the bus may not be the fastest and easiest of Budapest airport transfers, it does prove to be the most inexpensive. The city has invested heavily in recent years in it’s transport network and can now boast several brand new busses and routes including an quicker route to the airport. The bus from the airport to the city centre leaves every 30 minutes between the hours of 6am and 11pm, after that they run every hour throughout the night. The bus will set you back around 2 Euros and will take around 35 minutes. The bus is a great option if you are on a budget and don’t have too much lugagge and the service usually operates without any problems.
If you wish to take the subway to the centre of Budapest then you will first need to take a short bus ride from the airport to the nearest subway station. Taking the subway from here will save you around 15 minutes compared with the bus service and the metro trains run with regularity throughout the day. The metro will set you back around 2 Euros like the bus and you should buy a pass rather than a single ticket if you intend to use the service again during your stay. If you have lots of baggage then the subway may not be the best option as it can get very crowded, especially during peak hours.