Destination BudapestDestination Budapest

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Practical informationPractical information

Airport
Budapest’s airport, Liszt Ferenc International Airport, is 16 km south-east of the city. The airport minibus service is very convenient and has a fixed price for transport into the city. The cheapest way is to take bus no. 200 E from the airport to the Köbánya-Kispest underground railway station, which takes approx. 20 minutes. A taxi costs 5000 - 8000 forint.
Web: www.bud.hu

Public Transport
Budapest has an underground railway, buses and trams. A three-day tourist rover pass costs 3 400 forint. A two day Budapest card included free transport costs 6 900 HUF and a three day card costs 8 300 HUF. The Budapest card includes admission to over 60 museums and discounts for sightseeing, swimming, etc.

Budapest has three railway stations: Keleti, Nyugati and Deli, which are linked by the underground railway. The MAV railway company operates between the stations.

65+ EU citizens can get free transport with ID.

Web: www.budapestinfo.hu

Taxi
It is better to ask your hotel or restaurant to telephone for a taxi than to hail one on the street. Only use licensed cars with yellow registration plates. The following companies are reliable:

City Taxi (English-speaking)
Phone: +36 1 211 11 11

Fö Taxi
Phone: +36 1 222 22 22

Rádió Taxi
Phone: +36 1 377 77 77

Post
Post offices in Budapest are open Monday to Friday from 8 am until 6 pm. The post office at Nyugati railway station has additional opening hours: Mon to Sat 7 am until 9 pm.

Pharmacy
Several pharmacies have 24-hour service numbers you can phone at any time, such as at Frankel Leo u. 22.
Phone: +36 1 212 43 11

Béke tér 11
Phone: +36 1 320 80 06

Dentist
Profident
Address: Karoly krt. 1
Phone: +36 1 342 69 72

SOS Dental Service
Address: Kiraly u. 14
Phone: +36 1 322 96 02

Telephone
Country code: +36
Area code: 1
Within Hungary: 06 + area code

Electricity
230V / 50Hz

Opening hours
Department stores are open:
Monday-Friday: 10 am - 8 pm
Saturdays: 9 am – 2 pm

Emergency numbers
112
Non-stop Tourist Information Hotline: +36 1 438 80 80
Medical service 24 hours: +36 1 200 01 00 (Falck SOS Hungary)

Tourist information
Budapest’s Main Tourist Office
Address: Március 15. tér 7
Tel: +36 1 266 04 79
Web: www.budapestinfo.hu

Deák Ferenc tér,
1052 Budapest,
Sütő u. 2.
Open: 8 am – 8 pm

Liszt Ferenc tér,
1061 Budapest,
Andrássy út 47.
Open: 10 am – 8 pm

Liszt Ferenc International Airport
Terminal 1 Open: 8 am – 10 pm,
Terminal 2A Open: 8 am – 10 pm,
Terminal 2B Open: 10 am – 8 pm

Budai Vár (Buda Castle),
1014 Budapest,
Szentháromság tér 6.
Open: 9 am – 7 pm

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