Located in the heart of Central Europe, Budapest – also known as the Pearl of the Danube – is well connected to most European countries and cities by almost all means of transportation. The most frequent ways to get to the Hungarian capital is by plane, train, coach, and high-speed ferry (from Vienna and Bratislava).
EASILY ACCESSIBLE AND QUICKLY REACHED
Liszt Ferenc International Airport
Budapest International Airport is 16 km to the South-East of Budapest and only 30 minutes to the city centre. It can be reached by several means of transportation, including airport shuttle and public bus. It hosts both domestic and international flights.
The airport is directly connected to all European capital cities through daily 2- to 3-hour flights. Airport Terminal 2 is divided between Terminal 2A and 2B, hosting all traditional carriers’ flights, charter flights, and low-cost airlines.
You can find more information on the flight destinations on: https://www.bud.hu/
An excellent railway system connects Budapest to the rest of Europe thanks to three International railway stations which are within easy reach of the hotels both by public transport and taxi.
More than 30 trains per day provide direct links between Budapest and more than 25 other European cities.There is also a popular network of intercity trains linking Budapest to the main Hungarian cities.
Find out more here: https://www.mavcsoport.hu/en
All Hungary’s motorways and most of the main roads radiate from Budapest. You have to pre-pay in order to use the Hungarian motorways all over the country (M1, M3, M5, M6 and M7) or certain roads within a county. Both types of license plate-based vignette can be bought at larger filling stations.
Road signs comply with continental standards. Local traffic rules are based on the Vienna and Geneva Conventions, as those of other European countries.
Budapest can be reached by car on motorways, M1, M3, M5 and M7. Drivers should be aware that there is a zero tolerance of blood alcohol level while driving in Hungary.
24-hour emergency roadside assistance is available (www.motorway.hu).
Budapest is sectioned into several parking zones, and different hourly fees for parking are charged depending on which zone you park your car in (between HUF 175 and 440).
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HUNGARY VISA REQUIREMENTS
Hungary is a member of the Schengen Area, meaning that all EU visitors can enter the country without applying for a visa. If you are a citizen of a country which is not a member of the Schengen Area, you will need to apply for a visa stating the purpose of your travel. You can apply for a short-term visa (Schengen visa) lasting up to 90 days if you travel as a tourist.
For all other travelling purposes for non-Schengen Area citizens please refer to the visa requirements.