1. How do you get from the Airport to the city centre?
Főtaxi Zrt. is the main taxi service provider for Ferihegy Airport. You can make your reservations at the Főtaxi stands in person in front of the entrance of Terminals 2A and 2B.
The cost is around 22 EUR from the Airport to Budapest City Centre.
Please be aware that other taxi service providers in the Airport area might offer you a ride to the city centre. These may be much more expensive than using the official Főtaxi service.
Another option is to take the 100E bus which leaves from Terminal 2 and arrives to Deák Ferenc square in the city centre.
Ticket price cost around 3EUR/person.
2. What is public transportation like in Budapest?
Frequent public transportation is available in Budapest and you can get easily from one destination to another.
If you arrive to one of the Railway Stations in Budapest I suggest you to take public transportation instead of taxi.
You can download public transport network maps of Budapest on Budapesti Közlekedési Központ (BKK) website.
3.How much to tip in restaurants and bars?
When you got to eat at a restaurant, leave at least 10% tip.
In some other cases the service charge is already included in the prices. This information is always written on the menu card. If service charge is included you don’t need to leave any tip, although it could be a nice gesture but not necessary.
4. What is the Hungarian currency and exchange rate in Budapest?
The currency in Hungary is HUF, as in Hungarian Forint. The exchange rates are around:
1EUR = 322 HUF
1USD = 277 HUF
1GPB = 368 HUF
It may be useful to download XE Currency Android App to calculate the prices.
5. Can I pay with credit card at most places?
Yes, you can. In Budapest most places accept credit card payment options, including souvenir shops, taxi service providers and supermarkets.
6. What are the must-to-visit attractions in Budapest?
If you are traveling to Budapest, lets say for just a short visit, I suggest you to definately visit the most amuzing attractions:
– Buda Castle (you can read my post about a walking trip in the Buda Castle)
– Citadella on Gellért Hill (if you have time you must visit the Citadella, you can see the beautiful panoramic view of Budapest from the top, which looks the best at night.)
– Heroes Square (the statues of this monument represents the seven chieftains of the Hungarians. A lot of tourist visit this place.)
– Parliament (you can take the best photos of the Parliament from Batthiányi Square, Buda side of the city)