Budapest Airport Car Rental
Budapest International Airport (IATA code BUD and ICAO code LHBP) is the main Hungarian airport; it is named after the musician Ferenc Liszt, even though its official name is Ferihegy.
The airport was born from the idea of realizing a both military and civil airport, whose construction started in 1938 and ended only in 1943, in the middle of the Second World War, and was used mainly for war purposes. The airport was damaged as consequence of the Russian bombings and in 1947 the Hungarian govern decided to turn the military airport into an exclusively civil one. In 1956 the first scheduled flight by Aeroflot took off from runway 1 and the structure remained substantially the same up to the 1980s, when terminal 2 was built. Nowadays, the airport has three terminals: T1, the oldest one, serves the airlines flying within the Schengen area and goods traffic; T2, opened in 1985, serves all the non-low-cost airlines flying within the Schengen area; T2B hosts, instead, all the low-cost airlines and all the flights coming from extra-Schengen cities.
The airlines using this airport with great frequency are mainly Ryanair (that took various routes of the failed Hungarian company Malev), Lufthansa, Wizz Air and Air Berlin; these ones, in addition to many other national airlines, guarantees connections to all the main European cities, besides flights to the Middle east, Africa and the Far East (such as Singapore) and two transatlantic connections to Canada, with destinations to Montreal and Toronto.
Budapest city centre is about 18 km far from the airport; so, once landed in Budapest Airport, you will have the possibility to pick your rental car up directly here, booked thanks to the service offered by RentalUp, and reach the city driving along the road Ulloì ut or, alternatively, the parallel highway 4 until the end, passing in front of the stadium and reaching Nagyvarad ter square, a few steps from the old town.
Budapest: points of interest
Budapest is a city rich in history and points of interest to be visited taking advantage of the car rental service at Budapest Airport. Some of these are really unmissable.
Budapest was born by the fusion of three cities: Buda, Pest and Óbuda connected among them by picturesque bridges crossing the Danube, first of all the very famous Chain Bridge. Buda represents the most ancient district, from which the current Budapest was born after various historical events, such as conquests by the Turks and the arrive of the Austrians.
This area was destroyed and rebuilt several times, mosques were constructed instead of churches and then, when it was destroyed again, it was rebuilt. Today, you can find here the wonderful Royal Palace, Matthias Church and particularly suggestive and picturesque corners. You can take the now historic funicular which leads to the Castle and to the Royal Palace: an interesting experience to be lived.
The district of pest is the heart of the city: new, lively and creative, meeting point of artists and rich in boutiques and craft shops. Among the most representative places to be visited and photographed, there are the Palace of Parliament, symbol of the city, the Cathedral of St. Stephan, the most famous shopping street in Budapest, Andràssy Avenue and the Ethnographic Museum.
You must take time for a stroll throughout Margaret Island, reachable from the bridge and located at the middle of the Danube. You can move by bike and you can find parks where to do sport, swimming pools, spas, and lush gardens, all of this right in the centre of the city.
Budapest: art and culture
Taking advantage of the car rental service in Budapest Airport, among the most important places to be visited, if you love art, you cannot miss the Museum of Fine Arts, in Hero Square: a true surprise because it hosts collections of precious paintings and works, which are not inferior than those preserved in other great European museums.
Moreover, the Royal Palace hosts the Hungarian National Gallery, where you can find a great collection of Hungarian works from the X century on. Culture in Budapest also passes through the Opera House, included within the most beautiful ones all over Europe and that offers every year an interesting program, including concerts by the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra, that you cannot miss.
Thanks to the car rental service at Budapest Airport, between a tour and a cultural visit, you can take a few hours of pure relaxation for yourself at the thermal baths, that boast a long and ancient tradition. Moreover, there are many places dedicated to music; among all, the Music Academy stands out, founded by Franz Liszt and where artists of global importance studied.
A cruise on the Danube is surely among the experiences you must live during your stay in Budapest, suggestive by day and even more by night, when the lights of the palaces and of the monuments are reflected on the surface of the water and the city shows a different face, fairy and suggestive.
A place that perfectly fits in a tour to discover the true soul of Budapest is the ancient Central Market Hall, in front of the Liberty Bridge in Pest. Here you can immerse yourself into the local food traditions, among street food stalls and kiosks selling fruit, vegetables, spices and every kind of sweets.