On 17 Jan, 2014 By shafter
Visa informationHungary joined the Schengen Area on 19 December 2007. From that time visas and residence permits issued by one of the Scengen Member States are also valid fro Hungary. For further information regarding entering Hungary please visit this webpage.
CurrencyHungary uses Hungarian Forint (HUF). Foreign currency is barely accepted. Change at the airport, or withdraw from ATM, if your card is supported. VISA and MasterCard are widely accepted in the city central, but surely not everywhere.
To/from Budapest Airport
TaxiThe fastest and easiest way to get to Danubius Hotel Gellért from Budapest Liszt Ferenc Airport is by taxi. Taxi drivers speak at least one foreign language and are in service with large, category ‘A’ cars younger than five years. All cars are equipped with POS terminal; all major credit cars are accepted. Reservation can be made in person in the booths located at the exits at the Terminals 2A and 2B. Please proceed to the "Főtaxi" booth after exiting the building, and queue to get a car. You will be asked where do you want to go, and you will get an estimate of the amount the service will cost you. Be aware of that if you will be offered taxi service at the airport personally, and a driver is trying to help you with your bags into his car before even exiting the building, he is probably offering an unlicensed service and will likely overbill.
Minibus shuttleMinibus shuttle service provides a really convenient and reasonable airport-to-door transfer between the Airport and any point of Budapest and its fleet operated 24 hours a day. The service provides the transfer with a boarding capacity of 8 to 10, and 30 to 50 passengers.
Public transportBudapest Public Transport system is managed by BKK. The closest train station to Budapest Airport Terminal 2 is Ferihegy, with trains operating to and from the Nyugati railway station in Budapest. Nearly 100 trains per day, including InterCity services, provide easy access to and from the city in less than half an hour, for a few hundred HUF.From the Ferihegy train station, Terminal 2 is accessible by bus number 200E during the daytime and with night bus number 900 at night time.
From 4:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., bus number 200E commutes between Terminal 2 and the Kőbánya-Kispest metro terminal (metro line M3), via the Ferihegy train station(trains to the Nyugati railway station in Budapest). From the Kőbánya-Kispest metro terminal, passengers can take the M3 metro towards Újpest Központ to reach the city center. It is possible to change to metro lines M1 and M2 at the Deák Ferenc tér stop in the inner city. From 11:00 p.m.to 1:00 a.m. bus 200E, from 1:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. night bus number 900 operates between Budapest Airport Terminal 2 and the South Pest bus garage. It is possible to change to night buses 950 and 950A, operating to the inner city.
Newest ticket vending machines are available near Hotel Gellért (and throughout the city: map) accepting numerous card types, providing near all ticket version. There are ticket offices (images) at the airport terminal 2A, and 2B operating 8.00-22.00 every day.
From Hotel Gellért, it is easy to get to the city with the brand new Metro line "M4" stopping at "Szent Gellért Tér" station in front of the hotel (as this line is only a few months old, it might not appear on printed maps and leaflets, even in gmaps route planners). There is an M4 station at Kálvin Tér, if you are arriving with M3 from the airport, you might want to change to M4 to Gellért.