Flying to Budapest
Budget airlines flying from European cities: EasyJet, Eurowings, Ryanair, Transavia, Wizz Air
What we suggest: travel directly to Tokaj
Due to recontruction works of the railway from Keleti, we strongly advise you to go directly to Tokaj. See details.
If you are travelling to Tokaj directly from the airport, you can either
...take the Crescendo Bus*, or
...go to the nearest train station and get on an IC intercity train to Tokaj. Click here for details
* PLEASE NOTE: Crescendo Bus is not a regular bus line, instead it is a shuttle organised by CSI. Therefore it has a pre-set schedule, and needs to be booked beforehand.
If you have extra time and want to see Budapest, this is how to get to the city center
You will arrive to Budapest Liszt Ferenc Airport terminal 2A or 2B.
THE EASIEST OPTIONS to get to the city center:
...Airport Minibus Shuttle (MINIBUD) or
...Taxi to the Keleti Station (Keleti pályaudvar).
You may find the Airport Minibus service desk at any of the airport terminals.
The official taxi company at the airport is called FŐTAXI. You can order your taxi at the service desk at the entrances of terminals 2A and 2B. You can either pay with cash or credit card.Please make sure you take no other car than FŐTAXI, beacuse other taxis may cheat you by taking you at a much higher rate.
THE CHEAPEST OPTION to get to the city center: use public transport
Public transport between the airport and the city centre
Take bus 100E to Deák tér, then...
...to go to Keleti: take Metro line 2 (red) towards Őrs vezér tere (3 stops).
...to go to Nyugati: take Metro line 3 (blue) towards Újpest-központ (2 stops).
You will need a 100E Airport shuttle bus single ticket of 900 HUF and a single ticket of 350 HUF. You can buy the tickets from the purple vending machines.
Detailed info on bus 100E Route planner
Take bus 200E to Nagyvárad tér, then...
...to go to Keleti: take Metro line 3 (blue) towards Újpest-központ, change at Kálvin tér (3 stops), to Metro line 4 (green) towards Keleti (3 stops).
...to go to Nyugati: take Metro line 3 (blue) towards Újpest-központ (7 stops).
You will need 2 single tickets of 350 HUF each (1 for the bus, 1 for the metro lines if you make sure to change the lines underground.) You can buy the tickets from the purple vending machines.
Detailed info on bus 200E Route planner
Suggestions for your return journey
You are not advised to try to catch a flight earlier than 10:00 am on Monday, the last day of the CSI. The night trains are slow and you will be happier if you can enjoy the closing festivities and not have to leave at 4:00 am. Please check our Crescendo Bus timetable and the train schedules to make sure you can make it to the Airport in time.