ARRIVAL IN BUDAPEST
The Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport is located approximately 25 km from the city centre.
For further information see: http://bud.hu/english
Central telephone number for more: +36 1 296 7000
MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION BETWEEN THE AIRPORT AND THE HOTEL
If you would like to go to town by taxi, either order one via phone or take one of the Főtaxi’s cars waiting outside the airport. Főtaxi is the official taxi company of Liszt Ferenc International Airport. They have a stand at both terminals (2A and 2B). The company operates at a fixed tariff of 440 HUF/Km (1.16 EUR/Km) in addition to the one-off basic fee of 1100 HUF (2.91 EUR) and waiting fee. At the taxi stands you can find a map showing tariffs. The estimated travel time is 40 minutes, depending on traffic.
- transfer fee: approx. HUF 11 000 (from the airport to the inner city)
- phone: +36 1 222 2222
MiniBUD is the official airport shuttle service provider for Budapest Airport. It is a kind of collective taxi with a boarding capacity of 8 to 10 passengers. The mini buses handle transfers between the airport to the passenger's accommodation. The service is available 24/7. MiniBUD airport shuttle service desks can be found at both terminals. Tickets can be purchased at the arrival customs area or at the LRI Airport Passenger Service desk in the waiting area. You can pay by cash or credit card at the desks. You can order your minibus online too. The transfer from the airport to the hotel takes approximately 1 hour depending on traffic.
- transfer fee: approx. HUF 10.000 (from the airport to the inner city)
- for further information see: https://www.minibud.hu/en
- call center: +36 1 550 0000
If you choose public transportation, first you have to take Bus No 100E from the airport to Astoria Metro Station. At Astoria Metro Station, you need to transfer to Bus No 5 (direction to Pasaréti tér) and take Alagút utca stop, which is located close to the head office of the Hungarian National Bank (MNB), where the event is organized. Tickets can be purchased directly from the bus driver or at the Customer Service Points of BKK Centre for Budapest Transport at the airport’s Terminals. For longer stays BKK offers more convenient travelcards for visitors (24, 48 or 72-hour travel passes).
Please note that tickets are only valid if you have them stamped or punched:
- prior to the start of travel on metro lines M1, M2, M3 and M4 upon entering the station,
- immediately after boarding on other vehicles inside the vehicle.
For tickets and passes visit: http://www.bkk.hu/en/prices/
For general information visit: http://www.bkk.hu/apps/docs/turisztikai_kiadvany_en.pdf
Major credit/debit cards can be used to get cash from ATMs in banks and on the streets as well as to pay bills in hotels, restaurants and shops.
All visitors are advised to exchange currency only at accredited places. The majority of banks have 24-hour ATM’s, some of them can also exchange foreign currency.
Individual banks and travel agencies are free to set their own rates but they must be clearly displayed. Rates offered at bureaux de change in the city center and near the main railway stations are generally better than those available in the banks, at the airport or in the hotels. The Hungarian currency is Forint. There are coins to the value of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 Forints, and banknotes for 500, 1.000, 2.000, 5.000, 10.000 and 20.000 Forints.
Hungary’s electricity network operates at 220/230 Volts and uses Schuko-type sockets with two round prongs.
General emergency number: 112
Fire service: 105
Budapest is on Central European time: GMT+1, Daylight Saving Time (Apr-Oct): GMT+2