Budapest Airport formerly known as Budapest Ferihegy International Airport serves the capital city of Hungary. It is the largest of the 5 international airports in the country and receives over 10 million passengers per year. If you have car hire at Budapest Airport, it is an easy drive into the city via the Ulloi road and just 16 km away.
Budapest Airport has 3 terminals and terminal 1 is used by low cost airlines. Terminal 2a is used for schengen flights and terminal 2b is used for non-schengen flights. The Sky Court connects terminals 2a and 2b with a large selection of shops, restaurants and lounges. At terminal one, there is a large terrace area for viewing the airport and runways and there is an open air aircraft museum, near terminal 2. There are ATMs and bureau de change for all your money services and Wi-Fi is available, if you need to catch up on your emails. For all of your enquiries about what to see in the area, you can ask at the tourist information office and if you need stamps for your postcards, there is a post office. If you want to shop, there are plenty of shops including Heinemann duty free stores and luxury brands such as Hugo Boss and Burberry. You can buy souvenirs at Herend Porcelain, fashion at Frey Wille and also look for local Hungarian produce at the speciality shops. If you feel hungry, have a snack at Costa Cafe or Caprice and something more substantial at Hippopotamus Restaurant. For Asian food, try Yum Cha and for fine dining go to Gundel Bistro.
Budapest is the grand and charming capital of Hungary. It is known for its fine monuments and good nightlife and has been nicknamed ‘Pearl of the Danube’. The city is split into two, Buda and Pest by the River Danube. In Buda, you can visit the Royal Castle and the neo-gothic St Mathias Church to get a feel for the city’s heritage. Climb up to the roof of the Fisherman’s Bastion too see great views across the Danube to Pest and don’t miss the Labyrinth. If you are interested in culture, visit the National Gallery and the Historical Museum of Budapest. Take a boat trip down to Danube and see the magnificent bridges. Get out of the city with car hire in Budapest and drive to the pretty towns of Eger and Visegrad.