The only airport in Budapest, called Liszt Ferenc International Airport Budapest, is located 24km from the city center and southeast of the hungarian capital.

Terminals – Budapest airport Hungary

Information Budapest airport
Information Budapest Airport Terminal 2

Terminal 1 was closed in 2012 and all flights now arrive at terminals 2A and 2B of the Budapest International Airport, separated by 400 meters (3 minutes on foot). Both terminals offer identical services and share the same duty-free zone located between them. According to the airlines, departures and arrivals take place in each terminal. Your terminal will be written on your ticket ( see also on ‘flights information Budapest airport’ on this link).

For direct access to ‘Budapest-city center Airport transfer‘ information, click on this link.

SERVICES – Budapest Airport

At Budapest Airport, you will find the usual services in both terminals 2A and 2B:
ATMs, exchange offices, tourist information counters, car rentals, public transport counter, restaurants, cafes and bookshops, tobacco, supermarket, etc.

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Further information on the official website of the airport, go to
The arrival and departure times of all flights from Budapest Airport are updated in real time on this official website of the airport.

Currency Exchange

exchange offices at Budapest airport

Several exchange offices are found inside the Budapest Airport (‘interchange company’). They apply all the same rates, but they are not the most favorable compared to those offered in the city. To find out more about where to change your money, see our post, ’Hungarian Currency – change your money’ on this link.

Car Rental agencies

budapest car rental airport

You will also find at Terminal 2B arrivals level the following car rental agencies: Avis, Budget, Buchbinder, Megadrive, Enterprise, National, Alamo Rent A Car, Europcar, Hertz, and Sixt.

Shopping Duty Free
Shopping Duty Free

The Duty Free area has many stores for various products: alcohol, wine, cigarettes, local culinary specialties, cosmetics, fashion, jewelery and leather goods. It is available in both terminals 2A and 2B. You can pay in cash in forint, with euros and also by credit card.
You will find the following international brands with their own store:
Jewelry: Freywille, Swarovski, Michal Negrin.
Fashion: Desigual, Hugo Boss, Guess / Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Hard Rock Cafe Budapest, Victoria’s Secret, Playersroom. Press: Virgin, Relay stores.

When you return, plan to spend some time here if you are still looking for souvenirs. You might choose paprika, tins of goose liver, salami, Tokaj wines, and international and Hungarian spirits (Palinka, Unicum, etc.).

Dining – Budapest Airport

On the Duty Free shopping mezzanine, you will find restaurants (the ‘Leroy Bistro’ at the right escalator exit is a safe bet) and fast food chains and cafés (Burger King, KFC, Costa Coffee, Dr. Juice, Upper Crust, etc.). Payment by credit credit card or cash in euros and forints is accepted.

ATMs at Budapest airport

You can find 16 non-stop ATMs at Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport.
1 ATM is located in the Skycourt Departure area in the internal transit area next to the escalator.
Terminal 2B Arrivals: 2 ATMs are located at the baggage carousels, 2 in the outer hall and 1 outside the building near the taxi booth.
Terminal 2A Arrivals has 3 ATMs at the baggage carousels, 5 in the outer hall and 1 outside the building near the taxi rank.


information budapest airport for smokers
source: Information Budapest airport

After leaving the hand baggage checkpoint and crossing Duty Free’s first commercial space, take the escalator on the right to reach the next level of the large common hall in both terminals. Then, just 20 meters ahead is a space called, ‘The Terrace’. It is an open air bar where you can smoke (consumption at the bar is not obligatory). In addition, you will enjoy a view of the tarmac of Budapest Airport.


TOBACCO SHOPYou can also buy cigarettes upon arrival in a dedicated store located at the Terminal 2A arrivals exit. It is open from 06:00 to 22:00. However, this area is not duty free because it is on the perimeter of Budapest Airport and open to all visitors.


supermarket in budapest airport

Spar Supermarket is in Terminal 2B of Budapest Airport. At the arrivals level at Terminal B is the Spar supermarket, accessible to both travelers and non-travelers. It offers a large selection and reasonable prices (lightly higher than those in town). Find it on the far left as you enter terminal B from the outside and on the far right if you are coming out of customs. The supermarket is open from 05:00 to 22:00 every day except December 25 th and 26th.


Budapest airport hotel Ibis
Ibis Styles Budapest Airport Hotel

In front of the terminals after a 5-min walk, you will find the Ibis Styles Budapest Airport Hotel, opened in 2018. This is the only hotel located in the Budapest Airport complex.
Address: Ibis Styles Budapest Airport, Vecsés, 2220, airport. tel: 00361 296 0060 – Map. Complete information and reservations for Ibis Styles Budapest Airport on this link.
If you would rather choose a hotel in Budapest in the city, see our article on ‘our selection of hotels in Budapest’ on this link.

How to get to the city center from Budapest Airport?

You can reach Budapest city center from Budapest Airport using these options:

  • Taxi (’Fötaxi’ company).
  • Shuttle service called MiniBud.
  • Bus + subway.
  • Bus 100E, direct line from Budapest Airport to downtown.

Discover details of these different options in our article, Budapest Airport transfer – downtown, on this link.

airport driver

Book in advance a driver who for up to 4 passengers offers to take you to your address in Budapest for a fixed rate, including tip and  regardless of traffic. The driver will wait for you in the arrivals hall for 1 hour from the actual flight landing time:

Information about airport transfer with driver and booking – click here

Finally, here is a video on the Budapest Airport on this link.

Also find all the information you need to prepare for your stay in Budapest (passport or visa?, weather, Hungarian currency and money change, public transport,… ) in our dedicated articles on this link.

In order to visit all  Budapest must see sights, you can also consult our articles’ Visit Budapest in 2 days, 3 days and 4 days with recommended itineraries per day!