Budapest, centered around the flowing waters of the Danube river, is a city of great adventure and exploration. Hire a car for cheap to discover the ancient and modern architecture of Hungary’s capital.
Tour the breathtaking Royal Palace, visible from every corner in Budapest, and one of the city’s 125 thermal baths, an everyday affair for the people of Budapest. Finish the day at a romkocsma, a ‘ruin pub’ filled with retro decor, live music, and refreshing beverages.
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Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD)
Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport is the largest airport in Hungary, servicing passengers from all over the world. Terminal 2A hosts flights inside the Schengen area (26 European Union states that have eliminated the need for passports and all other types of border control) while Terminal 2B is used for routes outside the region. A state-of-the-art Skycourt connects the two terminals and is outfitted with the latest airport innovations, including an abundance of restaurants and shopping options.
Car rental kiosks are located in the Skycourt building.
Guide to driving in Budapest
Read on for directions, driving tips and parking information for Budapest.
Driving from Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
The drive to downtown Budapest from the Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport is approximately 22.5 kilometres and takes about 34 minutes, depending on traffic. Exit Budapest Airport onto Route 4 and stay on this until you reach the inner city.
Driving tips for your Budapest rental car
Hungary has a zero-alcohol-tolerance policy so if you plan to drink, make alternative arrangements for transportation.
● Drive on the right side of the road, overtake on the left.
● Triangular red-and-white yield signs at intersections mean you do not have to stop unless there is an approaching car, in which case priority is given to the oncoming vehicle. Otherwise, proceed through the junction with caution.
● A vignette, purchasable at your car hire office or gas station, is required if you plan to use the motorway network which is mostly comprised of toll roads.
● Follow the posted speed limits and ensure you and anyone traveling with you is wearing a seatbelt at all times.
Parking in Budapest and at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
Parking at Budapest Airport is efficient, with six lots in close proximity to the airport terminals. The three Holiday Parking lots are for long stays and offer affordable rates, while the other three lots are for quick stops and shorter stays.
Street parking is permitted and you will find paid parking lots conveniently located throughout Budapest. A nice feature for motorists is the free parking found at many of the tourist hot spots in the city. A blue circular sign with a red “X” through it indicates a ‘no parking zone’. Follow parking times closely to avoid fines and wheel clamps on your hired car.
Budapest Airport Terminal Map
Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport is the international airport serving the Hungarian capital city of Budapest, and the largest of the country's four commercial airports. The airport is located 16 kilometres east-southeast of the centre of Budapest.
The airport consists of two terminals. Terminal 1 services low-cost carriers while Terminal 2 is split into two sections (2A & 2B). Terminal 2A serves all Skyteam and Star Alliance member airlines currently. Within its boarding area (Gates A1-A19) and arrivals level, it serves all flights to and from the Schengen-zone destinations of any airline, while 2B serves all flights of the OneWorld-alliance as well as many other non-aligned airlines.
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