The Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport is located in downtown Budapest 16 kilometres from the city centre. The airport is the largest the commercial airport in Hungary serving more than 9 million passengers per year. Three main terminals cater passenger flights, and an additional cargo complex manages shipping operations.
The Budapest Airport terminals offer the usual retail and traveller services and are headlined by its impressive SkyCourt, an engineering accolade that spans five levels connecting terminal 2A and 2B, featuring higher-end shopping and dining experiences. Designer shops boast the Hungarian Tisza, Szamos and Herend brands. There is also a Children’s Play Area and unique observation deck open for public viewing.
Üllői Road connects vehicular traffic to the Budapest Airport. Buses from Terminal 2 take passengers to the Ferihegy railway station which connects to the Nyugati Railway Station in the Budapest city centre. Shuttles, coach services, and taxis offer other means of transit into and around nearby locales.
The Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport was formerly known as the Budapest Ferihegy Nemzetközi Repülőtér and renamed in 2011 after Franz Liszt, a famous musician. Ferihegy was initially constructed as a multipurpose military airport but eventually redesigned in the 1940s to serve the city’s growing demands for general aviation.