By public transportation
Step 1: After exiting either Terminal 2A or 2B, go to the “Information and tickets” booth of BKK to purchase tickets to the given destination (they will help you with how many you need). You will need minimum of 2 paper tickets.
Step 2: Takes bus #200E going towards Kőbánya-Kispest (closest metro station to downtown). Validate your ticket on the bus.
Step 3: Take M3 underground bound to Újpest Központ. It will take you to the city centre. Validate your ticket.
The fastest and most direct way of getting from Budapest Airport to downtown is definitely by taxi. Only one company is currently authorized to provide unreserved taxi service with curbside pick-up at Budapest Airport: Főtaxi, which guarantees regulated rates with prepaid vouchers available at the taxi stands. Please note, official taxi drivers do not stand in the arrivals hall or ask if you need a taxi.
To reach most central-Budapest hotels, Főtaxi charges approximately 7,000 forints (about 22 euros). http://fotaxi.hu/?lang=en
By Airport Shuttle
Airport Shuttle offers shared rides to and from the airport. Check out the official miniBUD website for fare information and details.
Budapest has a very extensive and developed public transportation system. BKK (in Hungarian Budapest Közlekedési Központ) operates buses, trams, trolley buses, metro lines, suburban railway, boat services, funicular and cable chair. The system is reliable, safe, punctual, covers the whole city and it is cheap: a monthly student pass costs HUF 3450 (11 EUR) with a Hungarian student ID card (obtainable at the CEMS office).
Where to buy tickets
Please note that on public holidays everything is closed.
|January 1||New Year’s Day|
|March 15||Official commemoration events in memory of the 1848 Revolution|
|March – April|| Good Friday, Easter Sunday & Monday: |
changes every year between the end of March
and end of April
|May 1||Labor Day|
Whit Monday (Pentecost): changes every year
|August 20|| Foundation of the Hungarian State, Day of the |
Constitution celebrated with spectacular
fireworks in Budapest
|October 23|| Anniversary of the 1956 Revolution against the |
|November 1||All Saints Day|
Costs of living in Hungary are relatively low (compared to West- and North European countries). Students need approx. 800-1000 EUR/month to cover living expenses including accomodation, food and public transport.
For more details check: http://www.studyinhungary.hu/living-in-hungary/menu/your-costs-of-living.html
Food: the Great Market Hall, next to the main building of the university or at supermarkets (Aldi, Spar, CBA) and hipermarkets (Auchan, Tesco).
Folk art, antiques, the widest range of consumer goods: the Castle District, Kossuth Lajos utca, Rákóczi út, Károly körút, Múzeum körút, Szent István körút, Erzsébet körút and József körút.
Shopping centres – with cinemas;
Mammut, 2nd district, Széna tér; red (M2) metro, Széll Kálmán tér stop;
Westend City Center, 6th district, Váci út 1-3, Nyugati Railway Station;
Árkád , 10th district, Örs vezér tere 25, red (M2) metro, final stop
The Great Market Hall next to the Campus
You can try these Hungarian dishes:
Eating on the campus:
You can find various restaurants around the Campus, e.g. Hungarian, Asian, Thai, etc. at Kálvin square and Ráday street.