On this page you will find the most important information related to public transport in Budapest. Ticket prices are highlighted, as well as the types of tickets you can buy while you are in Budapest. It is also explained how you can get to the airport and vice versa and how much different types of public transport actually cost.
Even though all of Budapest’s landmarks can easily be reached on foot, it is important to note that the capital has a great public transport system. The most widely used mode of transport is surely the metro, with the 4 metro lines in total that reach all parts of the city being M1, M2, M3 and M4. When it comes to tickets, you can buy an individual ticket, a 24hr ticket, or a 7-day pass. The latter option is the best option if you want to visit the entire city using the metro.
Where to buy public transport tickets and passes. The previous section defined the prices of public transport in Budapest, but now we will talk about where you can buy the aforementioned tickets and passes. The airport – The center of Budapest public transport (BKK) has vending spots on terminals 2A and 2B. They are open between 8am (2A) or 9am (2B) and 10pm (both terminals). There are also vending machines if you arrive to early or too late. Payment can be completed via credit card as well.
How to reach the airport from Budapest (or Budapest from the airport)? The quickest way is to use a taxi: the airport’s own taxi firm is called Főtaxi, and you can expect to pay between 6000HUF and 7000HUF (around €20) for this service. The journey lasts between 30 and 40 minutes on average. We wouldn’t recommend using any other taxi companies for this journey as their prices tend to be a bit higher.