The ‘Budapest Airport’ is about 16 kilometres from the city centre. Transit time to and from the city centre takes about 35 minutes depending on traffic and the costs around US$26 by taxi. Hotel shuttle buses and limousine services are also available.

Ground transport

If you want to drive in Hungary you should have an international driver's licence (IDL), which you will have to purchase before coming to Hungary. In Australia, you can get an IDL from the relevant motoring organisations in the state or territory where you hold your current driver’s licence.

International car hire companies operate in Hungary, another options are taxis and shuttles.


Hungary has a good choice of four and five-star hotels. All hotels accept major credit cards and staff speak English.


There are plenty of good quality restaurants offering local and international cuisine. Most accept major credit cards.


Tipping is common in Hungary and the average tip is 10 - 15 per cent of the bill in restaurants and bars. For taxis and other services the average tip is 10%.