The easiest way to get into Budapest from the airport by public transport is the 100E bus direct to the city. With the considerable increase in passenger numbers, Budapest transit company BKK has decided to increase the frequency of this service to every ten minutes, on the busiest days of Mondays, Fridays and Sundays. The new schedule comes into effect this Sunday, 14 July.
Budapest airport bus to run every 10 minutes on busy days
Running between Budapest Airport and the city’s main transport hub of Deák tér, the 100E bus is a godsend for thousands of travellers. Also calling at central Kálvin tér, this popular service now leaves at 3.40am from town and the last bus sets off from the airport at 1.20am.
In between, on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays, between 8/9am and 7pm, the 100E now runs every ten minutes. At other times, and on other days, it’s every 15-20 minutes.
A single ticket costs 900 forints/€2.75. From the machine by the bus stop – either to the left past the taxi kiosk as you exit the airport terminal, or alongside the cobbled square of Városháza Park at Deák tér – look for the plane icon to choose your ticket. Instructions are also given in English and you can pay by credit card or cash (Hungarian forints only). Enter the bus by the front door – usually there’s an inspector waiting to validate your ticket before you board.
Journey time between airport and town is around 45 minutes depending on traffic.
For schedules, see here.