A direct bus line, called 100E Airport Express bus, makes a daily connection between the airport of Budapest and the city center of the Hungarian capital.

This means of public transportation – Budapest airport shuttle bus – also offers the lowest price for travel to the city center!

Budapest Airport Bus Line Schedules

The Budapest Public Transport Company operates the 100E Airport Express bus line 24 hours a day, every day of the week: during the day, buses leave the terminals about every 10 minutes, and every 30-40 minutes between midnight and 3.30 am.

The travel time of the 100E Bus line between the city centre and Liszt Ferenc International Airport is about 40 minutes if there is no traffic jam.

When you come from the airport, you can get off in the city centre only at Kálvin tér, Astoria and Déák Ferenc Tér stations.

100E Bus line
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To get to the airport from the city centre, buses start at Deák Ferenc tér station and stop only at Kálvin tér square (exception: to facilitate transfers during night services, 100E airport shuttle buses also stop at Astoria square station between 00:12 and 4:32).

Airport shuttle bus 100E line
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Find out where the 100E Airport Express bus stops:

The 3 stops of Bus 100E are located in the city centre and separated by about 500 metres. In particular, they are located at the crossroads of the main metro and bus lines of Budapest.

The stations of Bus 100E in the city centre of Budapest:

  • For the direction of Budapest city centre, the 100E bus from Budapest airport stops at 3 stations in the centre of Budapest:
    Kálvin tér station (VIII and IX districts in Pest). – See map.
    Astoria stop (5th district in Pest). – See map.
    Deák tér station, terminus (5th district in Pest). – See map.
  • For the direction from the city centre to Budapest airport:Bus 100E departs from Deák tér station and then stops only at Kálvin tér station except between 00:12 and 04:32 in the morning when bus 100E also stops at Astoria station.

    Airport Express Budapest
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Be careful: the success of the 100E bus, especially during the holidays, means you can expect a long line. Plus, the bus is often crowded and a good half of the passengers might make the whole trip standing up or might wait for the next bus.

Budapest airport bus fare

The price of the specific 100E bus ticket for a one-way journey of the 100E bus ticket  in 2024 is at 2200 Ft (≈ 6€).
The use of this specific bus 100E is not included in the Budapest Card Pass.

Budapest airport Bus Ticket
Budapest airport bus 100E – Ticket

Important! Public transport (including bus 100E) is free for European Union citizens over the age of 65. The presentation of an identity document may be requested during a possible check.

Where to buy your ticket ?

You can purchase the specific ticket for Bus 100E at BKK (Budapest Public Transport) ticket offices at Budapest Airport in terminals A and B.

Budapest Public Transport Ticket office
Budapest Public Transport Ticket office at Budapest airport

You can also buy it at the vending machines in the bus station. It is located on the sidewalk between terminals 2A and 2B at the arrivals level:
vending machine
However, we have often noticed a long line on these dispenser and therefore recommend also the BBK ticket office mentioned above.
You will also find additional information in our article, Airport transfer Budapest – city center on this link. In the city center, you can buy tickets at the counters or distributors of the metro and bus stations mentioned below.

Using the BudapestGo application

BudapestGO is the name of the Budapest Public Transport (‘BKK FUTÁR’) application. In addition to journey planning, it now offers several new features: you can buy your ticket or season ticket in the app and you can be informed immediately about current traffic changes. The BudapestGO app can be downloaded free of charge, but some of its features are only available if you register (e.g. buy a mobile public transport ticket, set your preferred routes or stops).
It is available on Android or iOS smartphones (available for Android 8, iOS 13.0 or later). More information on how to use the BudapestGO app at this link.

USEFUL LINKS

Information on Budapest airport buses is available on the Budapest BKK public transport website on this link.

You can also use the Budapest public transport route planning tool available on this link. It will ask you where you want to go and suggest different options by metro, bus and tram.

Find information on other means of transport to leave or reach Budapest Airport in our article, ‘Budapest Airport Transfer – city center’ on this link.

Further information on the services available at Budapest Airport can be found in our article on the ‘Useful information on Budapest Airport’ on this link.