Arrival to Hungary

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

Special entry requirements due to COVID-19

UPDATED: 2022.06.01.

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

If you would like a mentor to greet you at the airport and guide you on your first trip to the city, send an email to imt@bme.hu with details of your arrival.

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

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 accomodation from the airport

  1. You can get a Taxi from the aiport, it is around 20-25 EUR or 6000 HUF.
  2. You can catch the Minibus from the aiport, if you are 3-4 with your friends it is cheaper: https://www.minibud.hu
  3. You can use public transportation. You have to buy at least a transfer ticket (530 HUF). You can learn more about the public transportation in Budapest here.

Public transportation to Visit Hostel

Option A

It takes around 60-65 minutes to get to Visit Hostel. A simple transfer ticket is enough which costs 530 HUF (around €1.60).

  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 (or Metro 3 replacement bus on weekends) until Kálvin tér station. Due to renovations, you will need to change to Metro 3 replacement bus at Nagyvárad tér station – only on weekdays.
  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 50-55 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 the bus 100E and another single ticket. These will cost you 1250 HUF altogether, which is around €4. However, bus 100E is only available between 4:00 and 21:00 – if you arrive outside this time frame, please follow the steps of Option A.

  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.
From Móricz Zsigmond Körtér you have to walk 3 minutes as you see on the map below.

First steps

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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