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May 3rd, 2016, 12:23 PM
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best way to travel from Budapest airport

What is the best way to travel from the Budapest airport to downtown Budapest, and can I pay with Euros or their currency.
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May 3rd, 2016, 12:42 PM
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TAKE A TAXI, or contact your Budapest Hotel & see if they can arrange a shuttle for you (If so, that can be charged to your hotel bill)

Hungary is NOT on the Euro.
Do not expect to pay in Euros.
I suggest change some money at the airport upon your arrival for Hungary currency for transportation.

I believe it was call "the forent."

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May 3rd, 2016, 12:49 PM
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>>I suggest change some money at the airport upon your arrival for Hungary currency for transportation. <<

Instead, get some cash from an ATM in the airport

It is the Forint . . .
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May 3rd, 2016, 01:37 PM
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Yes.......... FORINT is the correct spelling!!!

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May 3rd, 2016, 07:13 PM
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thanks for the answers. what about Prague, do they use euros or their own currency.
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May 3rd, 2016, 08:30 PM
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No euros in Prague either... Czech Crown (czk)
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May 4th, 2016, 12:05 AM
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there has been a long view about mafia owned cabs operating out of this airport with the usual raising of the fees. I've not flown in there for a couple of years so I don't know the state of play, so:
1) check the airport website for the name of the company they support
2) ask your hotel for a quote
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May 6th, 2016, 10:48 AM
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Hi,

this is the info for Budapest airport:

When you live the airport, right next to the exit there is a booth of the Fő Taxi company.
The airport's official info follows:

"Főtaxi, the taxi company with the longest traditions (founded 1913) in Hungary transports passengers between the terminals and Budapest. Főtaxi’s several hundred cars, trained and experienced colleagues ensure a safe basis to satisfy passengers’ needs at a high standard.
Taxi drivers speaking at least one foreign language are in service with large, category ‘A’ cars younger than five years. All cars are equipped with a POS terminal, therefore credit cards are also accepted.
Reservations can be made in person at the Főtaxi booths located at the exits at Terminals 2A and 2B. At the taxi rank in front of the stands, taxis are parking continuously waiting for passengers.

From 1 September 2013 a new Taxi Decree was introduced in Hungary regulating the price* of the taxis at a fixed tariff of 280 HUF/Km (0.95 EUR/Km) in addition to the one-off basic fee of 450 HUF (1.50 EUR) and waiting fee. A ride to the city center should typically cost around 6500 HUF (22 EUR) depending on traffic conditions.


Please be aware of exposing yourself at risk by using non-regulated taxi service providers soliciting at the terminal buildings.


More information:
Telephone: +36 1 222 2 222
Mobile phones: +36 20 222 2 222, +36 30 222 2 222, +36 70 222 2 222
Email: [email protected], [email protected]
Website: www.fotaxi.hu
Facebook page: facebook.com/fotaxi

Everything is dirt simple and efficient nowadays. Don't even bother to talk to the "private" guys offering taxi services at the exit. Head on to the FőTaxi counter.
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