USEFUL INFORMATION

Arrivals in Budapest

  By air:  
Advise: Not only low fare carriers but also most of the conventional airlines offer special rates for  early bookings.    
*  The fastest way to reach the Novotel from Ferihegy Airport is by taxi. It takes between 30-45 minutes and costs about 17 EUR in local currency, therefore exchange money before leaving the  airport.  Reliable taxi companies are Citytaxi and Fotaxi; make sure they have a taxi metre.
* Another way to reach the hotel is by Airport Shuttle service. LRI is the Airport Minibus, available everyday from 6:00 until midnight.
 Tickets may be purchased in the arrival level passenger hall of Ferihegy Airport on the LRI counter. It is also possible to reserve in advance: Tel. (361) 296-8555
Fax: (361) 296-8993. For more information: www.bud.hu/english
Terminal 1 – for low cost airlines                                                                                   Terminal 2A Â– for all MALEV Hungarian Airlines flights                                                          
Termianal 2B – for foreign airlines                                                      

  By train:                                                                                                                                                  Budapest has direct rail links to 25 capitals. There are more than 50 international connections each day. Trains depart every 3 hours between Budapest-Vienna, with travel time of less than 2 1/2 hours.

  By car:                                                                                                                                                         Of the four motorways and four highways in Hungary, seven depart from Budapest (motorway N°8 is the exception). Drivers are obliged to purchase a motorway sticker for the motorways M1, M3, M5 and M7 (obtained at the border crossing points and major petrol stations). The Hungarian Highway Code (KRESZ) is based on the Vienna and Geneva Convention, and therefore traffic signs and road markings are similar to those found in other European countries.

For further information visit:  www.budapestinfo.hu

Local currency:

The Forint (FT or HUF) is the Hugarian currency and the exchange rate is about 250 FT per 1€
Exchanging money is only permitted in licensed, designated places.

Visa:

Entry with personal ID card:

Citizens of the following countries may enter the territory of Hungary with a personal indentification card for a stay of maximum 90 days, provided the purpose of their visit is not to take up work or to conduct business-related activities:

Austria

Estonia

Holland

Malta

Spain

Belgium

Finland

Italy

Poland

Switzerland

Croatia

France

Liechtenstein

Portugal

 

Cyprus

Germany

Lithuania

Slovakia

Czech Republic

Greece

Luxemburg

Slovenia

Entry with passport but no visa required:

Citizens of European countries do not require a visa to enter Hungary except:

Albania

Serbia-Montenegro

Turkey

Russia

Ukraine

Citizens of the following countries outside Europe do not require a visa:

Argentina

Chile

Japan

Nicaragua

Uruguay

Australia

Costa Rica

Republic of Korea

Panama

Venezuela

Bolivia

Guatemala

Macao

Paraguay

Brazil

Honduras

Malaysia

Salvador

Brunei

Hong Kong

Mexico

Singapore

Canada

Israel

New Zealand

USA

 For detailed information in English, visit: www.mfa.gov.hu