Airport Public Transport
by bus -Airport
Minibus +36 (1) 296 8555 runs from the airport all over the city on-demand.
Airport bus #93 (Rept�r-busz) runs between the underground terminus at Kob�nya-Kispest
#193 Calls at Terminal 1 only
and serves the local suburbs.
- by taxi - Taxis are available from the airport forecourt but their fares
can be unregulated!
In the City
Budapest looks its most beautiful
at dawn. As the sun slowly rises over the eastern plains, bathing Pest in soft
pastel hues, it radiates back from the buildings of Buda as if they were a giant
mirror. But Budapest is also spectacularly appealing at night. The Chain Bridge
is festooned with white lights, and the main public buildings like the Parliament,
the Opera and the Royal Palace, as well as the entire panorama of the Castle District,
are imaginatively and sensitively floodlit.
is a vibrant city: it throbs with life morning, noon and night; visitors arriving
from other countries get the feeling that something interesting is happening round
There are plenty
of other capital cities built on the banks of a river, but not many where a majestic
river like the danube runs through and with such a contrast of the two parts onthe
right and left banks. Buda is built upon hills, the feet of two of them - Castle
Hill and Gell�rt Hill - almost stand in the water. Facing it is Pest, as flat
as a pancake (or "l�ngos", a pita-type bread popular for many a century).