Please note that the scholarship programme doesn’t cover your flight ticket and airport transfer.
There are three options when you arrive at Budapest airport to travel to the city centre.1. Public transport
Bus 200E stops at the airport every 7-10 minutes. It takes you to Kőbánya-Kispest Metro station. From here you can travel to the city centre by Metro replacement bus (Metro Line 3 is under renovation).
At the airport, you can buy a transfer ticket at one of the vending machines for about 2.50 EUR. You will get two tickets. Validate the ticket with “1” written on it on the bus and then validate the ticket with “2” at the entrance of the Metro. You can use your debit/credit card when you buy the tickets.
You can take a taxi from the airport. The official taxi company of the airport is Főtaxi. They have a booth in front of the arrival terminal. It is a good and reliable company and the ride to the city centre is about 30 EUR.
3. Airport shuttle
One ride to the city centre is about 16 EUR/person.
Note: some debit/credit cards and foreign currencies are not acceptable on the bus and Metro.
You can exchange currency at the airport, but rates are not the most competitive!