Getting from Budapest Airport to city is not something that should concern you too much as there are multiple ways to do it. In this article, we will discuss top 5 ways to reach city centre from Budapest Airport.
#5 Catch the bus (for budget travelers)
If you are on a tight budget and every cent counts then your best bet is the bus. It’s cheap, just 3 euros, there is one almost every twenty minutes and will take you to the city center. However, the ride might be not as pleasant as expected because the buses are almost regularly packed with people. There you are squeezed among a bunch of people while holding your luggage.
#4 Airport taxi
There is always an airport taxi available and they are all painted yellow. You are obligated to pay only what the meter show and nothing more. In average, a taxi ride from the airport to the city center costs around 26 euros. Not all taxi drivers speak English so sometimes communication can be an issue.
There are several carpooling services that operate in Hungary. BlaBlaCar is one of the most popular options. In most cases that means sharing a ride with locals. This is a cheaper option than a taxi, but it can happen your BlaBlaCar not to pick you up. Carpooling and ride-sharing are not yet where it needs to be in Budapest.
#2 Rent-a-car (when money is not an issue)
There are several rent-a-car services at the airport that offer various cars. This is by far the most expensive option. Most rented cars come with GPS so you can easily get to wherever you are heading.
#1 Welcome pickups
This is a relatively new service. This company offers easy online booking, English speaking driver that will wait for you at your gateway exit, 24/7 support, and all that for the same fee as a regular taxi. There are no hidden fees; you pay what the meters show and nothing more.