Airport location, terminals and transportation
Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport is considered to be the largest airport in Hungary serving mainly the capital – the city of Budapest. It is located 15 km away from Budapest. It was built and started to operate in the early 1950s. It was first named Ferihegy after a former owner of the territory where the airport was built. However, in 2011, it was renamed in honour of Franz Liszt, a world-renowned Hungarian composer whose 200th anniversary was celebrated in 2011. Budapest Airport serves flights to Europe, Africa, the Middle and Far East as well as North America. The total number of passengers handled by the airport every year is 15 million.
There are two runways at BUD. Both runways can accept heavy wide-body aircraft. Passengers are served in terminals 2A (for the Schengen Area) and 2B (for other directions) as well as in Sky Court which is a passenger complex with lounges and shopping areas situated between the two terminals and connected with them.
Bus Routes 100E and 200E carry passengers to the city centre and a metro station. Some buses (Flixbus) go to certain European cities. Near the terminals, there are parking lots for taxis, minibuses, and transfer vehicles which can take you to any part of the capital.
Rental offices, how to find them, where to return car
BUD offers car rental services. Several international car rental companies have their offices in the terminals: Avis, Buchbinder, Budget, National, Enterprise, Alamo, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt.
The companies offer cars of different classes and capacity (including 7-9-seater cars), driver services, an opportunity of an international pre-order, and one-way car rental.
The rental offices are open from 8 am till 9-10 pm. A car can be booked online, via email, by phone, or onsite at the airport. The airport website contains all the contact info of the companies operating there. Some firms offer the same rates for pre-orders and onsite rental.
The rental offices are situated in the arrivals area of Terminal 2. The cars are taken on parking lots near the terminals. The return of the cars is done according to the agreement. If the car can be returned when the offices are closed, car keys are left in special boxes near the agencies’ stands.
Long-term and short-term parking, hotels nearby
There are several types of parking lots at the airport: premium parking lots before the terminal entrances, a terminal short-term parking lot (near 2A), a business parking lot with transfer to the terminal, a long-term parking lot, and economy parking.
The following hotels are near the airport: Ibis Stiles, Sarokhaz Panzio, Airport hotel, Airport hotel Stacio.