Travelling by plane

There is the Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport. Originally called Budapest Ferihegy International Airport (Budapest Ferihegy Nemzetközi Repülőtér), on 25 March 2011 it was officially renamed Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, in honor of the Hungarian pianist and composer Franz Liszt. The mission of Budapest Airport is to make Ferenc Liszt International Airport the most successful airport in Central and Eastern Europe in terms of passenger growth, service quality and operational efficiency. The airport shall be the key driver of local economic growth for Budapest and for Hungary as a whole.

Call Center: Tel.: +36 (1) 296-7000

Travelling by car

  • M1 – Hungarian motorways: The M1 connecting Budapest with Vienna through the towns of Tatabánya, Győr and Mosonmagyaróvár. After the border, the highway is connected to the Austrian motorway A4 continues to Vienna.
  • M3 – Hungarian motorways: This highway connects the northeast of Hungary in Budapest. It is part of corridor Venice-Trieste-Ljubljana-Budapest-Lviv-Kiev.
  • M5 – This highway connects Budapest with the south of Hungary. The M5 can quickly gain Kecskemét and Szeged. This highway also connects Hungary to Serbia by Douanne of Röszke /Horgos
  • M6 – The M6 motorway follows the south bank of the Danube and connects the city of Dunaújváros Budapest via Szekszárd. The M6 is the highway that connects Hungary to Croatia.

Hungary has eight main routes, seven of which start from Budapest. Approaching Budapest, the two main highways are the M1 from Györ and Vienna, and the M7 along Lake Balaton. The A4 from Vienna leads to the Austro/Hungarian frontier at Hegyeshalom, where the M1 continues onto Budapest. The M3 connects Budapest with eastern Hungary. Warsaw is reachable on the E77.

Driving times:

From Prague – 5 hours; Vienna – 2 hours 30 minutes; Warsaw – 8 hours 30 minutes.

In some areas in Budapest a vignette is required to circulate.

The e-vignette user charge system applies to motorcycles, passenger cars and their trailers, as well as cargo vehicles with a maximum permissible gross weight of 3.5tons, campers and buses, and their trailers.  For more information please visit the website:

Travelling by Train

There are 3 main international railway stations in Budapest: Eastern (Keleti), Western (Nyugati) and Southern (Déli). More than 50 trains a day provide direct links between Budapest and 25 other European capital cities. Trains to Vienna run every 3 hours, 7 times a day. The train company is called MÁV and details can be found here: International:+36 1 444 44 99