Budapest airport buses to run all night from June
From next month, bus 200E will be running all night between Budapest airport and the nearest metro station of Kőbánya-Kispest. In a further improvement being introduced from June 16th, just announced by the local transport authorities, the 100E route direct to and from the city centre will be scheduled every 20 minutes, rather than the current half-hour. As of June, on a nightly basis, the last 100E will also be leaving the airport later and the first one will be setting off earlier from town, providing a near round-the-clock service. The 100E will have a scheduled stop at the departure level of the airport, thus avoiding the escalator crush from Arrivals first thing in the morning.
Currently two main bus routes serve Budapest airport: the 100E connecting with the city centre and the 200E with Kőbánya-Kispest on the M3 metro line. Each runs on a different ticket, the 100E costing 900 forints, the 200E the regular 350 forints. Passengers on the 100E will now be able to pay by bank card when they board. A ticket machine is also being provided at central Deák tér.
The last 100E will set off from the airport at 1:20am, rather than the current 12:30am, and the first one in the morning will leave Deák tér at 3:40am, instead of the present 4am.
The only spanner in the works is the long-term renovation of metro line M3, which means that replacement buses are operating between Kőbánya-Kispest and town at weekends and after 8.35pm on weekdays.