Getting There

Budapest’s airport has often been voted Eastern Europe’s best, and is very well equipped to handle large numbers of passengers. It’s located in the southeast of the city.

All roads lead to Rome and all rail tracks lead to Budapest. The city is well connected so fans from Austria, Slovakia, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia may find this the best way to their Budapest UEFA EURO 2020 experience. Note that there are three main train stations: Nyugati (north), Keleti (east) and Déli (west). International and long-distance trains (IC) are fast and comfortable, whereas local trains are slower but equally enjoyable. Buy your tickets online through the Hungarian State Railway (MÁV) website.

If you’re on a budget and have a bit more time on your hands, travelling to Budapest by coach can be an excellent option. There are frequent connections to the city from neighbouring countries. While travel times can be long, it’s still a comfortable way of getting around – all coaches have WiFi, AC and an onboard toilet. Budapest has two main bus stations (Kelenföld and Népliget), so it’s best to check where you’ll be arriving to plan your onward travel.

There are toll roads in Hungary, so make sure you purchase an e-vignette in advance to avoid being caught out. If you’re renting a car outside of Hungary to drive to Budapest, we recommend you double check with the agency if your contract allows you to drive across borders. Please bear in mind that there will be no parking at the stadium, so driving the car might not be the most convenient or economic option.

Let me give you a top tip:

If you have limited mobility or additional needs, please inform your airline or travel agent and let them know about the kind of assistance you need. You can do this either when booking your flight or closer to your travels, but make sure it's at least 48 hours before you start your journey.

Getting Around

📍 Distances

  • Keleti Railway Station to the stadium: 15min on foot
  • Airport to city centre: 40min by bus

Let me give you a top tip:

The easiest way to plan your matchday travel? The UEFA EURO 2020 app! A dedicated journey planner will help you beat the traffic. Plot your routes between UEFA Festival sites and the stadium, see all additional services and shuttles as well as road closures and walking routes. We’ll also show you how to travel for FREE as a ticket holder on your matchday.

Transport from the airport

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🚍 By bus

Two buses run between the city centre and the airport:

  • Bus 100E: direct express line to Deák Ferenc tér
  • Bus 200E: a 24h service to the nearest metro station (Köbánya-Kispest, metro line M3)

Tickets can be bought at ticket machines outside the terminal at the bus pick-up point. Remember to validate them once you board the bus.

🚖 By taxi

The official company serving the airport is Fötaxi. Avoid non-regulated taxi service providers around the terminal buildings. You can buy your taxi ticket at the booth next to the taxi rank outside the terminal. A ride to Budapest centre should typically cost around HUF 7200 (€26) and take about 30 minutes.

🚗 By rental car

Major rental car companies have their offices inside terminal 2B. Keep in mind that there will be road closures around UEFA Festival sites, the stadium and major attractions, and parking options are limited. It’s best to stick to public transport.

Let me give you a top tip:

Will you be needing special assistance at Budapest Airport? Find out how to access their assistance service on the Budapest airport website.

Transport in the city

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🚶 By foot

Budapest is easy to discover on foot. Grab a walking map from the tourist information centre or download a city map on your phone to use when you’re offline.

🚍 By public transport

Fun fact: Metro line 1 is the oldest underground railway in continental Europe. There are four metro lines in total, complemented by a well-developed and efficient tram and bus system. The most charming way to discover the city is by tram. Public transport is very affordable, and tickets can be purchased at ticket vending machines (by cash or card) or at newspaper kiosks. Good news for night owls: Tram line 6 runs all night and there are plenty of night buses to get you home safely after a night out.

Let me give you a top tip:

While there are no barriers, metro tickets need to be validated as you enter the station. Bus and tram tickets can be validated on board.

🚖 By taxi

There are a number of private operators who have apps to request a ride so you’ll know your exact fare in advance. If you prefer a traditional taxi, you can easily hail one in the central areas of the city, but avoid unlicensed providers. Official taxis usually have the price per km displayed on the door and they always use a meter. The base fare is approximately HUF 700; the rate per km is approximately HUF 300.

🚗 By car

If possible, avoid using the car in the city. There will be road closures around UEFA Festival sites, the stadium and major attractions. Parking spaces in the centre are scarce and can be expensive, and there won’t be any parking available at the stadium.