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Budapest Airport

The Budapest Airport is Hungary’s main international airport and the second largest airport in the new EU member states. It is managed by the Budapest Airport Zrt. in the cooperation of governmental and private investors (HOCHTIEF AirPort, Malton Investment Pte Ltd. etc.). The area contains three terminals and two runways. 42 scheduled carriers (9 low-cost airlines) transport the passengers to and from 88 destinations in Europe and worldwide.

Getting to the airport
The airport is located at Budapest Ferihegy, 16 km to the south-east of Budapest’s city centre. It can be reached by train from the Nyugati railways station (delivery time 30 minutes, costs 300 HUF). Indirect bus service: 200E from and to the terminals and city bus No. 93 go to the blue subway M3 (Kőbánya-Kispest station) which reaches the city centre in 20 minutes. Naturally there is also a shuttle and taxi service.

Airport facilities
The airport site includes a wide range of shops providing refreshment, food and drink, souvenirs, newspapers, flowers etc. In the departure hall of Terminal 2B a Duty Free/Travel Value shop and a Herend-Swarovski shop are to be found. Bars, cafés, restaurants, coffee shops offer catering to passengers. There are banking and exchange facilities, ATM machines, post offices, drugstores and telephones in both terminals. Several information and meeting points are located in various parts of the area. Three car hire firms are based at the airport (AVIS, Europcar and Hertz).

Accommodation
There are no hotels on the airport site. Two hotels offer accommodation for passengers needing to stay nearby: the Airport Hotel Budapest situated 1 km from the airport opposite the Airport Business Park and the Airport Hotel Stáció (5 minutes by car). A huge number of hotels, apartments and hostels are to be found in Budapest (city centre 16 km) that suit all tastes and budgets.

Budapest Airport Future Plans
Leaders of the company decided to invest more than 260 million euros in expanding and modernizing the airport’s infrastructure until 2011. Their aim is to meet growing demand and to enrich and improve customer service and comfort. Plans include building of new air cargo facilities, a self-contained Airport City, a 4-star hotel with 250 rooms and conference facilities. The airport intends to build a maintenance hangar, too. This way the new Budapest Airport will create new jobs and contribute to the region’s economic growth.

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