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Transport in Budapest, Hungary

Getting There

By air: Budapest's Ferihegy International Airport is ten miles outside the city and has two terminals. An efficient minibus service connects it to the city centre, costing 2,300HUF one−way/3,900HUF return.

By train: Budapest is connected by rail to 25 capital cities. All arrive in either Keleti pályaudvar, Nyugati
pályaudvar or Déli pályaudvar stations and all are stops on the underground network.

By bus: Buses arrive and depart at Népliget Coach Station in Pest.

Getting Around

On foot: Budapest is quite a large city (525 sq. km) so you'll have to utilise its public transport network at some stage. It is divided into 23 districts. These are referred to with Roman numerals in the address.

By metro: The Budapest metro is safe, frequent and the easiest way to get around. There are three lines: yellow M1, red M2 and blue M3. These connect the main stations and intersect at Deak ter. Trains run every two to three minutes from 4.30am-11pm. Tickets can be purchased from either the ticket machines or ticket office in the stations. They can also be bought from street stands and newsagents.

By bus: Most bus stops have routes and timetables listed. If a bus has a red numbers its an express that misses certain stops. A reduced but reliable night service follows the main routes with buses every thirty to sixty minutes between 11pm and dawn.

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