Getting to Budapest Airport for a morning flight
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Sep 26, 2012 2:45 PM Last Post By: Railways
Sep 12, 2012 2:21 AM
Getting to Budapest Airport for a morning flightMy plane take off at 6 AM, and I'm looking for a way to get to the airport. I can't find precise information on the Internet, which is pretty weird. I've found a train from Budapest Nyugati Railway Station to Ferihegy railway station (Budapest Airport Terminal 1) at 4:05, arriving Fereighy at 4:27, but then what? According to airport website there should be a 200E bus to the Terminal 2 from 4 AM, but according to the public transportation company offical website the first bus is about 5:30. I've also found 900 night bus at 4:30 - is 3 minutes enough to change from train to bus? Or maybe there is a better way to get to the airport?
Sep 12, 2012 2:43 AM
Sep 12, 2012 8:38 AM
2Ferihegy station is around 5km or so from T2 along main roads, some without proper footpaths. So walking is only for those desperate to save a little cash.
Messing around with trains, buses and taxis from T1 to T2 at that time of the morning leaves you to open to missing your 6am flight, especially if your train is delayed. My advice is to take a cab from your hotel in Budapest and remove the worry. You will not save a great deal by the time all the costs are added in and you will be there at that time of the day in 20 minutes or so as traffic will be light.
Sep 12, 2012 2:32 PM
Sep 13, 2012 5:25 AM
Sep 14, 2012 8:47 AM
5There are both shuttles and taxis at a fix price from Budapest to the Airport (comfortable and reliable, the shuttle slightly cheaper) - http://bud.hu/english/passengers/access_and_parking
It could be it's too late, but just to have the link here in case someone else is searching for this info...
Sep 16, 2012 12:26 PM
Sep 23, 2012 7:13 AM
7The train from Nyugati to Ferihegy is usually on time, so I don't think you should worry about the train. It's the bus you should worry about: I'm not sure how reliable Budapest buses are at 4:00 am.
Sep 26, 2012 2:45 PM
8"The train is usually on time" - I'm not sure how that helps (in any country!) :)
The line between Nyugati and Ferihegy is pretty decrepit - speed restrictions etc. I've had one cancellation on that line and several delays (but not more than 10 minutes). I think trains and buses at any time are likely to get delayed. But night buses (in Budapest, at least) are pretty reliable - because there is little other traffic, so delays are less likely.
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