Budapest Liszt International Airport BUD (formerly known as 'Ferihegy Airport') is Hungary's primary Airport and serves the City of Budapest and its surrounding areas. It recently had been renamed in honor of its native son and famed pianist & composer Ferenz Liszt. Skytrax puts BUD in the highest rank of Eastern European airports.
In October 2015 CAA has given Liszt Airport the 'Airport of the Year for Exellence' award, while Skytrax awarded it 'Best Airport in Eatern Europe region' for the third year in a row .
BUD Airport is located 16 km southeast of the City Center of Budapest, accessible via Ulloi Road and by rail (reached from Terminal 1's train station.)
With two long runways and an estimated 9 million passengers per year, Budapest Airport is served by a growing number of airlines, offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe.
NOTE: Due to increased security mandates, it is presently advisable to arrive at your terminal between two and three hours prior to scheduled flight departure.
Budapest Liszt Airport has one integrated passenger terminal.
Soon to open new on-Airport Hotel (operated by Ibis Styles Buddapest Airport Hotel): A new 4-level hotel with 145 rooms, conference & restaurant facilities and its own parking area will be reached from Terminal 2B at landside by a 2-minute walk.
Present and future Airport developments: Due to increasing airline commitments to the Airport, a 160-M Euro 'BUD 2020 Airport Development Program' was started in 2016, and was in full swing by Feb. 2017 - evicenced by the presence of construction cranes. Site preparation started in Jan. 2017 for the construction on a new 10,000 sq.meter passenger pier in front of T2B, which is to provide direct docking for up to 10 category-C single-aisle aircraft. There will be 27 embarkation options by adding bus gates and allowing for walk-on /walk-off gates according to airline needs. The new pier is to increase immigration control area at Arrivals. Completion is tentatively scheduled for Oct. 2018.