Budapest useful information

Getting into Budapest by plane

I didn’t go to Budapest by plane, but I had to leave the city by plane.

Because of that, I learned a great lesson during this trip. “You shouldn’t believe that all airports around the world are similar”. Joking apart, because of my lack of attention, I always got sick, from standing outside in the cold, waiting for a bus.

The airport is so far from the city that Terminal 1 is far from Terminal 2. You must take a bus to go from the T1 to the T2 and that bus takes around 10 minutes to reach at the terminal. I really should have checked the number of the terminal, before going to the airport.

So, be careful if you’re planning to leave Budapest by plane. Check the number of the terminal.

Here you can check it out some information about the Budapest airport.

Budapest airport

Getting into Budapest by train

You won’t find problems when you get to Budapest by train. Unfortunately, different from other cities in Europe, the Budapest train station has a few annoying taxi drivers trying to sale package deals. But I don’t think it will be a problem for you. Just ignore them and keep your focus on the exit.

When you get out of the train station by the main entrance, you should go to your left and walk about 10 meters to get to the metro station, I mean, I you’re planning on taking a metro.

Public transportation in Budapest

Use the public transportation in Budapest it’s easy. Similar to most cities in Europe, it works very well. It’s possible to buy individual tickets with twenty minutes, seventy minutes or twenty four hours. Moreover, you can use your credit card to buy the tickets. Depending on the time of your stay, you can also buy a day pass, with two or more days.

Before entering the metro station, you must validate your ticket. There are some “checker men” that check its validity. You can find an old small machine where you can validate it in front of the escalator.

For twenty four hours tickets, you won’t need to validate it, because the vendor will write the date and the time manually on your ticket, but you have to show it validated to the “checker men” before entering in the station.

The lines are separated by numbers and by colors. As you can see below, most of the sightseeing is located very close to the metro stations.

Budapest metro map

Budapest train map

You can also find useful information by clicking on the link below:

Budapest tourist guide

Places to visit (Sightseeing)

Budapest has a river that runs through the city, the Danube. Actually, I’ve heard that the name of Budapest is because of the division of the cities Buda and Pest. Buda is located on the east side and from there it’s possible to enjoy the view of Pest, the west side. I recommend staying on the east side.

As many cities around Europe, it’s possible to take a boat and take down by the Danube river, enjoying both sides of the city. If you prefer, you can also to take an open bus for sightseeing.

See below a little list of places to visit in Budapest

  • Budapest Parliament
  • Castle District
  • Fishermen’s Bastion and Matthias Church
  • Gellért hill and the Citadel
  • Váci street and Danube Promenade
  • City Park

You can see the full information about these places above on the website below

Budapest sights

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