Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, formerly known as Budapest Ferihegy International Airport and commonly known as Ferihegy, is the international airport serving Budapest, the capital city of Hungary. It is by far, the largest of the four international airports in the country. It is located 16 kilometres (9.9 miles) east-southeast of the centre of Budapest. The airport is owned and operated by Budapest Airport Ltd. It is a hub for Wizz Air and Ryanair. Ferihegy offers international connections mainly within Europe, but also to Africa and the Middle East. In 2014, the airport has served 9,155,961 passengers, logged in 85,330 aircraft movements, and flew 99,120 tons worth of cargo volume.
The airport is elevated at 151 metres / 495 feet above mean sea level and can be found on the map at these coordinates: 47°26′22″N; 019°15′43″E. It has two asphalt concrete runways, one directed 13L/31R and has a length of 3,707 metres / 12,162 feet; the other directed 13R/31L with a length of 3,010 metres / 9,875 feet.
Where to go
Budapest is Hungary’s principal political, cultural, commercial, industrial, and transportation centre. It is known for its youthful vibe, a world-class classical music scene, a vibrant nightlife, and an abundance of natural thermal baths. Its stunning architecture and magnificent sceneries have been often compared to the French capital, thereby earning the nickname, “Paris of the East”. It was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List for the cultural and architectural significance of the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter, and Andrássy Avenue. Most of the city’s well-known sights are on Castle Hill on the Buda side, in downtown Pest and along the riverside walkways. Go see the Royal Palace, the National Gallery, the Fisherman’s Bastion, Matthias Church, Lions’ Courtyard, Hunyadi Garden, and Savoyai Terrace – all located on Castle Hill; the Parliament Building, St. Stephen's Basilica, Great Synagogue and the Jewish Museum, Jewish Quarter, and Jewish Heritage Walking Tours in Budapest – located Downtown of Pest, the administrative and business centre of Budapest and of the entire country.
The United Kingdom and England’s capital, London, is just approximately three hours away from Budapest by plane. This megalopolis of a city is a popular tourist destination, known around the world for its historic and remarkable landmarks like the Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Marble Arch, Piccadilly Circus, St Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Tower of London, Trafalgar Square, as well as the Westminster Abbey and the Palace of Westminster. Visit its world-class museums: British Museum, National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, Natural History Museum, Tate Modern, Tate Britain, and museums in Greenwich.
Around 13 hours away from Budapest by plain is the Japanese capital, Tokyo. This city, the world’s most populated urban area, is a striking combination of advanced technology and old Japan. Visit the breathtakingly beautiful temples of Asakusa, the gardens of the Imperial Palace (in Chiyoda) and the Meiji Shrine (明治神宮, in Harajuku); shop to your heart’s content in Tokyo’s commercial centres in Shinjuku, Shibuya, and Ginza, where you’ll also be absorbed by this urban city’s culture, norms, and youthful atmosphere; eat delicious, authentic Japanese dishes like sushi at the Tsukiji Fish Market; and go on a fun adventure at some of the city’s amusement parks like Tokyo Disney Resort and Sanrio Puroland.
How to get out
The airport operates scheduled and charter flights. The airlines that serve Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, also known as Ferihegy, include Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, airBaltic, Air Berlin, Air Croatia, Air France, Air Malta, Air Serbia, Air Transat, Alitalia, British Airways, easyJet, Emirates, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Qatar Airways, Ryanair, TAP Portugal, TAROM, Vueling, and Wizz Air, among others.