Travel

By air:

It's very easy to get to Budapest by plane - several low-cost airlines and also the national airline have great offers and services.

Budapest International Airport is sixteen kilometers south-east of downtown Budapest. From the Ferihegy Terminal 2A is within the Schengen borders, Terminal B to countries outside the Schengen Convention depart airplanes.

Getting into town:

  • All major car rental companies have offices in the arrivals hall of Budapest Ferihegy Airport.
  • The Airport minibus is a popular and reasonably priced means of transport between the airport and the city.
  • The public airport bus, BKV bus number 200E goes to M3 station Kőbánya-Kispest (blue line), about 20 minutes away. From here, the metro takes passangers straight into the city centre.
  • A taxi to the center of Budapest will cost anything between 3.500 Ft and 8.000 Ft.
  • Trains also commute between the airport and Nyugati Railway Station, 51 times daily on weekdays and 38 times a day on weekends and holidays. The train ticket price is about HUF 370-615 per person.

Airport central number:
(+36-1)296-9696

Flight information:
+36-1)296-7000

Luggage search service:
Ferihegy 2A: (+36-1)296-8108, (+36-1)296-7217
Ferihegy 2B: (+36-1)296-7948, (+36-1)296-5965, (+36-1)296-5966

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Visa information

Hungary joined the Schengen Area on 19 December, 2007. From that time visas and residence permits issued by one of the Schengen Member States are valid also for Hungary, and visas/residence permits  issued by Hungarian authorities are - as a general rule - also valid for the entire Schengen Area.

As of December 19th  2011, 26 states are part of the Schengen Area: 22 states of the 27 members of the European Union (Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden) as well as Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Lichtenstein. (For the time being 5 member states of the European Union, i.e. Bulgaria, Cyprus, Ireland, Romania and the United Kingdom do not issue Schengen visas.)

The Schengen regulations are only applicable for a stay not exceeding 90 days. Rules for a stay longer than 90 days are laid down by the national law of the member states concerned.

For detailed information in English please visit http://konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu. You may also contact Zoltán Somogyvári, Wigner Inst., Hungary (General Co-Chair) at [email protected]