This airport is based just north of Budapest, the Hungarian capital and it is in close proximity to the Romanian border. Using a transfer service you could be in the cities of Timisoara, Arad or Oradea in a couple of hours. From this particular airport you can reach Targu-Mures, in the heart of Transylvania, in just under one hour by using WizzAir, the best low-cost air company in Eastern Europe.
The construction of this airport started just before the outbreak of WWII and after being used for military purposes during the war it became Hungary’s biggest and best airport, helping Budapest turn into the booming European city it is today.
During 2018 it was used by 14.8 million passengers that arrived or left from the terminals by using public transport (trains and buses) or a large network of coaches, minibuses and taxis that serve this airport.
Bus line 100E (bus service to and from the airport and the city center)
Budapesti Közlekedési Központ (BKK), the public transit authority for Budapest, operates two major express bus services to the airport: 100E and 200E. Route 100E—modeled after the OrlyBus and RoissyBus airport bus services in Paris—provides nonstop service to the city center, stopping only at Kálvin tér and Deák Ferenc tér. Normal tickets and passes cannot be used on this route; a higher-fare ticket must be bought on board.
Bus route 200E provides service from the airport to Kőbánya-Kispest station, the nearest station of the Budapest Metro. Normal tickets and passes are valid on this route.
Hungarian State Railways runs suburban and long-distance services between (the now closed) Terminal 1 and Nyugati Railway Station in Budapest city center through Kőbánya-Kispest. The trip takes approximately 25 minutes. From Terminal 2 passengers need to take bus 200E to Ferihegy vasútállomás (Ferihegy railway station). Since July 2017 the 100E shuttle bus service operates between Terminal 2 and Deák Ferenc tér in the city centre for a special fare.
Flixbus operates bus lines from the airport to numerous European cities including Prague, Timisoara, Sibiu and Vienna.