Arriving in Budapest
You can reach Budapest by plane, train or bus. Planes arrive at Ferihegy Airport
. You can take a taxi
or a mini bus to the city center or a bus to underground line 3. The minibus costs 2.300 HUF one-way, 3.900 HUF return.
If you come by train, you will most likely arrive at Keleti Railway Station or less likely to Nyugati or Déli. Keleti
and Déli Railway Stations are located near underground line 2. Nyugati is near line 3. For train timetables click
. In case you come by bus, you will arrive at Népliget
Bus Station which is located near underground line 3. For bus timetables click here
There are lots of bus, tram and trolley bus lines, three metro lines and four suburban railway
lines in Budapest. A single ticket is 185 HUF, a tourist ticket for 3 days is 2.500 HUF, a 7-day
travelcard is 3.400 HUF, a fortnight pass is 4.500 HUF. A taxi ride usually costs 240 HUF/km from the street and 184 HUF/km
if ordered by phone plus 300 HUF basic fare. The university can be reached by tram number
4 and 6, the stop is "Peto~fi híd, budai hídfo~". For more information on public transport click here
The weather in September
The weather in September is quite unpredictable in Hungary. It can be rainy and cool or warm and sunny.
The average lowest temperature is 11,5 o
C, highest is 22,1 o
C. For more
information on weather click here
What to see
Budapest is a city of nearly 2.000.000 inhabitants. It is divided into two parts by the river Danube.
There are nine bridges over the river which connect the two sides. The most beautiful ones are Chain Bridge (Lánchíd),
Elisabeth Bridge (Erzsébet híd) and Liberty Bridge (Szabadság híd).
One of the best places to walk around is the Castle District. It
can be reached by bus (Várbusz) from Moszkva Square, on foot or you can take the funicular uphill. There is a breath-taking
view of the city from the Fisherman's Bastion. Across from the Fisherman's Bastion is Matthias Church named after the
Hungarian King Matthias. In the Castle District you can find the Royal Palace which is now the home of the Hungarian
National Gallery, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the National Széchényi Library and the Budapest History Museum. In the
National Gallery you can find paintings of the greatest Hungarian painters such as Mihály Munkácsy, Tivadar
Csontváry Kosztka and József Rippl-Rónai.
Downtown is located on the Pest side. It's worth to walk through Váci Street all the way from Vörösmarty Square to
Fo~vám Square. On Vörösmarty Square you can find Gerbaud, one of the most famous confectioneries in Hungary. On Váci
Street there are a lot of shops, restaurants and cafes. On Fo~vám Square you can find Corvinus University of Budapest and
next to it the city's largest market hall. There is a lot more to see. Click here.