Budapest (Ferenc Liszt Intl.) Airport (BUD)

Snuggled on the banks of the River Danube, Budapest is a vibrant city packed full of charm and excitement. Explore the two sections of Budapest divided by the river - the lush, mountainous Buda is full of incredible sites, while the flat picturesque Pest offers plenty of fun activities. Take a stroll along the river, sample local goulash and test the thermal baths in this charming city before you visit the stunning freshwater Lake Balaton, the largest in Europe.

Budapest Ferenc Liszt International is said to be one of the fastest-growing airports in central eastern Europe, with an average of 14.9 million passengers passing through every year. To avoid spending valuable time in taxi queues on arrival, book airport transfers in Budapest before you touch down. We’ll be there waiting for you, so you can spend less time waiting around and more time on the important stuff.

Whether you’re heading here on holiday to soak up all the local attractions or leaving for an important business meeting, let us help make your journey hassle-free. Our Budapest airport transfers will get you from A to B quickly and easily, at a time to suit you.

How to book your Budapest airport transfers

Get your trip off to the best start by booking Budapest airport transfers with Hoppa. We want to make securing your transport as quick and easy as possible, which is why there are just a few simple steps to complete online. All you need to do is enter your travel information into the boxes at the top of the page, such as your drop-off location, pick up date and time. Then, hit ‘Search’ to see all the shuttle bus and private transfer options available. When you’ve found the perfect Budapest airport transfer, secure it by clicking the ‘Book now’ button.

Private or shared transfer?

Are you unsure which type of transfer is right for you? Here’s what you can expect from each option:

Shuttle bus

-This is often the most cost-effective transfer option.

-There may be a short wait at the airport. This is because the bus will need to wait for other passengers to arrive at the pick-up point, whose flights may arrive after yours.

-As you are sharing with other travellers, there will be drop-off points throughout your journey, and your destination may not be first.

Private vehicle

-You and your family/friends/colleagues will be the only passengers in the vehicle.

-A specific pick-up time for your will be provided on your e-ticket. This means you don’t have to wait in long taxi queues at the airport.

-When you meet your driver, you’ll be taken straight your destination with no other stops on route.

How much will my Budapest airport transfer cost?

After entering your travel details at the top of the pages and hitting ‘Search’, various Budapest transfers will appear. There will be prices shown for each of the options available. It’s important to note that the prices you see are live valuations and are subject to change in line with resort pricing and currency rates. This means that if you don’t complete your booking today and wait until a later date, the cost may be slightly different.

What’s next after I’ve chosen my transport?

Once you’ve chosen a Budapest airport shuttle or private vehicle, you’ll arrive at the ‘Extras’ part of the booking. At this stage, you’ll be given information on your baggage allowance, which is typically one piece of carry-on plus one suitcase per passenger. Need room for extra items like a wheelchair, golf clubs or suitcases? Don’t worry, you can add these onto your booking here.

What about the e-ticket?

Once you’ve booked your Budapest airport transfer, you’ll receive an e-ticket to the email address you provided. It’s important to keep this safe, as it contains your pick-up time and location details, in addition to any contact numbers you may need. We recommend you check it carefully before your departure.

It also may be wise printing it off before you set off and popping it in your hand luggage. This will mean you have your e-ticket to hand to show your driver and it won’t get lost should anything happen to your hold luggage.

Where do I go when I land in Budapest?

Have you touched down? Great! Check the ‘Find my pick-up’ section of your e-ticket, which will have information on where you should go to meet the driver of your airport transfer in Budapest.

This may be different each time you book a transfer, depending on the travel company or type of vehicle you’ve selected. However, the majority of travellers that touch down in Budapest will need to go to the arrivals hall – your driver or travel representative will be there with a sign showing your name or hoppa.

Please check the ‘Find my pick-up’ section carefully, and if you can’t find details of your Budapest airport transfer, call us on the number listed on your e-ticket.

What happens if I can’t find my driver?

Unfortunately, heavy traffic can mean our drivers run a little late sometimes. If you arrive at the meeting point and can’t see your driver, please don’t worry. Call the number provided on your e-ticket and we can give you an update.

What if I’m running late?

As above, please don’t worry if you’re the one that’s running a little behind schedule. We know that flights can be delayed, or bags can take a while to arrive post-flight. If you think you will be late to meet the driver of your airport transfer in Budapest, call us on the number shown on your e-ticket. We’ll get in touch with the driver and let them know you’ll be late.

They will wait for up to 45 minutes after the arranged pick-up time. After that, we’ll send a new driver to collect you. Delayed by three hours or more? You’ll need to get in touch with us and rearrange your Budapest airport transfer, as well as contacting your travel insurance.

What is there to do at Budapest Airport?

Budapest airport has a huge range of facilities for travellers. There’s something to keep everyone entertained while you bide your time before boarding, with a range of stores, cafes, bars and restaurants to enjoy. Stock up on delicious dishes as you wait for your flight at one of the trendy bars, cosy cafes or well-known chains. Enjoy retail therapy in the duty-free area, with everything from perfume and cosmetics to toys, accessories and wines. Or chat to friends online and upload holiday snaps before you head home with the free unlimited WiFi throughout the building.

Budapest airport transfer times

Your transfer to the heart of Budapest will take less than an hour, depending on traffic.

Heading home

Unfortunately, all trips must come to an end. While you may not be looking forward to leaving, we want to make this part of the journey as quick and stress free as possible. The return leg of your Budapest airport transfers will depend on the type of transport you’ve chosen:

Private vehicle

-At the time specified on your e-ticket you will be picked up by your driver at your accommodation.

-We advise opting to receive our SMS alerts as they will remind you of your transfer timings.

-We would also recommend being ready to leave around 15 minutes before the time stated on your e-ticket.

Shuttle bus

-The day before you depart, your pick-up time will be available to view online.

-We’ll send you a text the day before you leave if you’ve chosen to receive SMS alerts.

-Please be ready at the pick-up point around 15 minutes before your departure time, with your e-ticket ready to show the driver.

Whether you’ve chosen a Budapest airport shuttle or private vehicle, we’ll strive to make your journey as comfortable as possible. Remember – if your driver does not arrive at the specified pick-up time, call the contact number provided on your e-ticket.

Airport information

  • Address:Budapest (Ferenc Liszt Intl.) Airport (BUD)BudapestPest1185Hungary
  • Currency: EUR
  • Language: Hungarian

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"Excellent communications throughout efficient service operated by friendly helpful staff"

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"Great service - nice and easy with no problems. Will use again in the future."

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"Driver was waiting at the airport. Great service"

carol laird


"On time at both ends, good cars with plenty of space, courteous drivers and airport staff."

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"Faultless , driver waiting for us inbound and outbound . Highly recommended."

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