- by Air
- by Train
- by Coach
Hydrofoil, Ferry Service - Driving
in Hungary - Public
Transportation - Taxi
Hungarian Airlines offers the only daily non-stop service from
New York/JFK to Budapest. Non-stop service from New York/JFK to
Budapest with the exception of Fridays. Non-stop service from
Toronto to Budapest Tuesday year round with added frequency
during summer season. In the winter season (till 30th of March)
non-stop service from New York/JFK to Budapest three times a
MALÉV offices in North America:
MALÉV Hungarian Pass to Europe offers easier and more economical ways to see more of Europe using Budapest as one's point of departure. With this pass, travelers can use a minimum of three flight coupons (starting at $300) for economy class round trip or open jaw travel within Europe on MALEV when their trans-Atlantic travel is on MALEV as well. Adult off-peak fare (November 1-March 31) is $330, peak fare (May 20-October 31) $420. Up to six additional coupons per passenger may be purchased at $90 (off-peak) or $110 (peak) each.
|Other airlines serving Hungary
Flight information in Budapest
MALÉV/DELTA flights to/from New York and Toronto depart from and arrive at Ferihegy 2/A Airport, Budapest.
Transportation to/from the airport in Budapest
AIRPORT BUS SERVICE
has 3 main train stations from which international and domestic
trains depart; all of them are within 45 minutes from the
airport. Travel between the 3 stations is easily
accessible through the metro system.
There are direct rail links between Budapest and the major capitals and cities of Europe. Over 50 international trains arrive in and depart from Budapest daily.
The following passes must be purchased in North America, prior to departure. They cannot be purchased in Europe.
Eurail Saver Flexipass
Eurail Youth Flexipass
European East Pass
|Information on train schedules
and booking for all Eurail Passes
and Point-to-Point tickets:
Reservations in U.S.
Thomas Cook European Timetable and
Thomas Cook Railmap of Europe The
only complete English language guide to all passenger train and
ferry services throughout Europe.
Domestic Train Services
Phone: (36-1) 461-5500
Website: elvira.mavinformatika.hu/index2.htm E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bike Transportation on the train
July 12 - August 20 Tuesday to Saturday
For further information and to confirm
Standard coach services are available to/from cities of more than 20 countries of Europe. There are two international bus terminals in Budapest. For scheduled service to countries of Western Europe depart from Erzsébet tér Bus Terminal; to the countries of Eastern Europe, depart from Népstadion út Bus Terminal.
|DERRAIL information and
Phone: (800) 782-2424
Fax: (800) 282-7474
Motorcoach information in Budapest
Boat, Hydrofoil, Ferry Service
A hydrofoil service operates daily on the Danube between Budapest and Vienna, with a stop at Bratislava, from April to November.
A variety of boat excursions to the Danube Bend and Budapest sightseeing are also available from May to September.
|For information and ticketing
Phone: (781) 275-5724
Fax: (781) 271-0914
When in Hungary please contact
MAHART Tours International
Phone: (36-1) 318-1743/1586
Europe's largest fresh water lake - Lake Balaton - offers yachting, sailing, fishing, excursions and scheduled boat services.
For information and timetables please
contact MAHART Siófok (English
speaking only from Apr. 3-Oct.24)
Driving in Hungary
travelers like to go beyond the major cities and discover
Hungary's hidden treasures in the countryside. Driving a car
allows you to stop whenever and wherever you want. Distances
within Hungary are relatively short. Even the furthest
destinations can be reached within 4 hours from Budapest.
The gasoline is considerably more expensive than in the U.S., where fuel prices and taxes are well below the world average. This is one reason why Europeans favor small cars and standard transmissions. Standard international highway signs are used throughout Hungary.
Speed limits are
marked in kilometers per hour (1 kilometer=0.62 miles).
M1, M3 and M5 are toll roads. Only weekly and monthly passes are available. Weekly pass is 1,500 Ft, monthly pass is 2,600 Ft. Passes must be purchased in advance at gas stations.
Distance from Budapest to some
European capitals (distance in miles):
has an excellent and affordable public transportation. Buses,
trams, trolley buses and subways generally operate from 4:30 a.m
11:00 p.m. Tickets are purchased prior to boarding at tobacco shops, subway stations, hotels or street vendors. Passengers must validate their tickets in a ticket puncher and present them, upon request, to an inspector. Please note, tickets are checked frequently on all lines.
Passengers without a ticket or pass must immediately pay a fine to the inspector. A single ticket is not reusable and no transfers are allowed (a separate validated ticket is required when changing metro lines). Look for the validation on buses, trains and trolleys; on metro look for the machine upon entering the metro the station. One-day, three-day, weekly and monthly passes are available at the ticket counters in Budapest.
|Ticket prices for public
transportation in Budapest (HUF)
vary. It is recommended that passengers call any of the
following companies. When hailing a taxi on the street, ask what
the fare will be to the destination before departure. There is a
limit per kilometer on charges and always check to make sure
there is a meter in the taxi. For more information, you
can request our Taxi brochure.
Recommended Taxi companies in Budapest
|For taxi reservation and
limousine service contact:
is highly recommended that you reserve cars in advance, before
leaving the U.S. or Canada. This invariably saves a significant
amount of money.
Packages which combine car rental with airfare, rail passes or hotel accommodations - or all three - are another way to save.
Crossing borders with rental cars must be cleared with rental company when reservation is made. Most companies have restrictions on taking rental cars into bordering countries.
Phone: (36-1) 320-8287
Fax: (36-1) 350-2541
Phone: (800) 223-5555,
Fax: (800) 235-6321
CRS Code: ZU
Avis Rent a Car
Budget Rent a Car
|Dollar Rent a Car Systems
Phone: (800) 800-4000
Fax: (954) 321-0345
CRS Code: ZR
Phone in Budapest: (36-1) 290-1990
Phone: (877) 940-6900
(Toll free in the USA)
Phone (USA Office): (678) 461-9880
Phone (in Budapest): (36) 1 477-1090
Fax (USA): (678) 461-4696
CRS Code: EP
Phone: (800) 227-3876,
Fax: (612) 830-2566
CRS Code: ZL
Phone in Budapest: (36-1) 296-6680
Phone: (800) 654-3001,
Fax: (201) 476-5378
CRS Code: ZE
Phone in Budapest: (36-1) 431-0999
Phone: (800) 678 0678,
Fax: (914) 835-5555
CRS Code: KG
Phone in Budapest: (36-1) 214-0420 Internet: www.kemwel.com
Phone: (800) 4 EURAIL,
(800) 361-RAIL (in Canada)
Fax: (801) 432-1-FAX
CRS Code: TD*FR
Also see Travel Mart.
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