Arrival to Hungary

Let this page be your guide to your arrival at Budapest airport!

Special entry requirements due to COVID-19

UPDATED: 2023.07.24.

As of March 7, 2022, the entry restrictions have been lifted, and it is possible to enter or leave the territory of Hungary according to the general (non-emergency) rules. You can find more information about it on the website of the Hungarian Police, here.

At the airport

You will receive an information letter from BME in August. If you would like a mentor to greet you at the airport and guide you on your first trip to the city, please fill out the arrival form shared in the information letter. If you didn’t receive the letter in August, you can request help at the airport by sending an email to imt.newsletter@bme.hu with details of your arrival.

Please make sure you have all the necessary and valid travel documents (visa/residence permit/passport) with you while traveling.

Below, you can find information on how to get to the city from the airport. Budapest Airport has free WiFi services, so you can check out the transportation options on Google Maps when you are at the airport.

How to reach your accommodation from the airport

  1. You can get a Taxi from the airport, it is around 30-35 EUR or 12000 HUF.
  2. You can catch the Minibus from the airport, if you are 3-4 with your friends it is cheaper: https://www.minibud.hu
  3. You can use public transportation. A single ticket costs 450 HUF (1 EUR), a 90-minute ticket 750 HUF (2 EUR). You can learn more about public transportation in Budapest here.

Public transportation to Visit Hostel

Option A

It takes around 55-65 minutes to get to Visit Hostel. A 90-minute ticket costs 750 HUF (around 2 EUR).

  1. From Liszt Ferenc International Airport, you have to take bus 200E to Kőbánya-Kispest station (this is the last stop).
  2. From Kőbánya-Kispest station you have to take Metro 3 to Kálvon tér.
  3. From Kálvin tér station, change to Metro 4 and get off at Móricz Zsigmond körtér station.
  4. Visit Hostel is a 2-3 minute walk from Móricz Zsigmond körtér.
Option B

It takes around 40-50 minutes to get to Visit Hostel. It is a slightly faster and less complicated way, but it is a bit costlier. You will need to purchase a special single ticket for bus 100E and another single ticket for the metro. These will cost you 2650 HUF altogether, which is around 7 EUR.

  1. From Liszt Ferenc International Airport, you can take bus 100E to Kálvin tér station.
  2. From Kálvin tér station, change to Metro 4 and get off at Móricz Zsigmond körtér station.
  3. Visit Hostel is a 2-3 minute walk from Móricz Zsigmond körtér.
Both the 100E and 200E buses are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week!

Telephone number

Once you arrive, you will probably need to get a Hungarian phone number. There are three major network service providers: Telekom, Yettel, and Vodafone. All three of them have similar quality and prices, so the choice between them is down to personal preference. Telekom and Vodafone also provide broadband, so if you are moving to a flat, you may get a better bundle deal with them.

Contact us

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