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Getting to Budapest


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Budapest, a popular stop on the Vienna/Budapest/Prague travel route by rail, is located 10.5 hours south of Krakow, 3 hours southeast of Vienna and 7-9 hours southeast of Prague.

From the Airport

Ferihegy Airport, located 20km south east of Budapest, is serviced by public bus #93 to Kobánya-Kispest metro station where you can change to the M3 metro for other stops within Budapest (from 270Ft). Note the last metro leaves at 11:00pm, after which you must take the #909 or 999 night bus.

Bus & Rail

MAV is the Hungarian national rail carrier. Budapest is one of the most important European rail junctions. From here you can catch a train to Venice, Istanbul, Warsaw and Paris. The word for train station in Hungarian is pályaudvar, abbreviated “pu.” The three main stations in the city are Keleti pu., Nyugati pu., and Deli pu.  Most international trains arrive and depart from Keleti pu. Both Keleti pu. and Deli pu. are stops on the M2 metro line, while Nyugati pu. lies on the M3 line. For good discounts on tickets, see IBUSZ tours, whose central branch is at Ferenciek tér 10 (M3 Ferenciek tér).

Most buses to and from Western Europe use Volánbusz Népliget coach station, located at Ülloi út 131 (Red metro line to the Stadionok stop). Most buses to Eastern European destinations leave from Népstadion station, located at Hungária körút 48/52.