Location and venue
2, Vigadó tér, Budapest, 1051, Hungary
Tel: + 36 (1) 328-3300
Budapest is famous not only for the monuments reflecting its own 1, 000-year-old culture, but also for the relics of the different civilisations who settled here. Remains from both Roman and much later Turks occupations can still be seen in the city. After the Ottoman Empire the union with Austria has a particular influence on the city's form and style.
The capital has two sides, Buda and Pest, stretching along the banks of the Danube, representing two different characters of the city.
Suburban Buda and its historic castle district offer medieval streets and houses, museums, caves and Roman ruins. The dynamic Pest side boasts one of the largest parliament buildings in Europe, riverside promenades, flea markets, bookstores, antique stores and café houses.
Budapest has a lot to offer. Museums and galleries, churches and synagogues, palaces and historic buildings, baths and pools are presented together with the influence of Secession style in the city.
Venue: Vigado Theater
The most beautiful concert hall in Budapest, located along the Danube Promenade in Pest, was completed in 1865, replacing an earlier concert hall (designed by Mihály Pollack) destroyed in the Hungarian War of Independence in 1848-1849. The style is best described as Oriental and Hungarian Art Nouveau mingling with romance and a rich addition of uniquely pleasing detail, down to perfection. Frigyes Feszl, the architect of the new building, was commissioned to make the plans in 1859 - just six years after his first major work, the Dohány street Synagogue was inaugurated. Károly Lotz and Mór Than, star artists of the age, have painted the ballad themed-frescoes of the interior.
The imposing main concert hall, which can accommodate up to 500 people, is to this day one of the most significant venues of music life in Budapest. The chamber hall (220 seats) hosts drama performances, chamber concerts and various other cultural events. The Vigadó Gallery is one of Budapest's most popular art exhibition centres.
From Budapest Airport
By public transport
From 4:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., bus number 200E commutes between Terminal 2 and the Kőbánya-Kispest metro terminal (metro line M3), via the Ferihegy train station (a train to the Nyugati railway station in Budapest can be taken from here as well).
From the Kőbánya-Kispest metro terminal, passengers can take the M3 metro towards Újpest Központ to reach the city center. It is possible to change to metro lines M1 and M2 at the Deák Ferenc tér stop in the inner city.
From 11:00 p.m.to 1:00 a.m. bus 200E, and from 1:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. night bus number 900 operates between Budapest Airport Terminal 2 and the South Pest bus garage. At that time, it is possible to change to night buses 950 and 950A, operating to the inner city.
The following graphic illustrates the described travel options. From the Airport to City Center:
From the City Center to the Airport:
Tickets for public transportation priced 350 HUF are available at the airport from BKK at its customer service points, from the post office, the newsagents (Relay) and from ticket machines at the bus stop. It is also possible to purchase a ticket from the bus driver for 450 HUF. A pass for 10 trips costs 3.000 HUF.
For timetables please, visit the following link:
The service provides the transfer with a boarding capacity of 8 to 10 passengers. The AirportShuttle-Minibus desks are to be found at every airport terminal . All Minibuses arrive to and depart from the Terminals’ Main Entrance.
Reservations can be made in person at the AirportShuttle-Minibus Desks or at least 12 hours before your flight departure via online reservation system www.airportshuttle.hu, through travel agencies or by calling the Call Center by dialing the number (+36-1) 296-8555.The online reservation can be made and the payment is done in a few seconds. If you've succeeded in paying with your credit card, you will be sent a Confirmation E-Mail and a text message (SMS) with your Reservation Code and Invoice in it. With the Reservation Code the passenger is authorized to register at the AirportShuttle-Minibus Desk at a separate e-Ticket Lane with no queue.
For the exact and actual transfer fees please refer to this page.
Telephone (24 hours a day): (+36-1) 296 8555
Reservations can be made in person at the Főtaxi company 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.
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.
Telephone: +36 1 222 2 222
From the train stations
There are 3 main international railway stations in Budapest: Eastern (Keleti), Western (Nyugati) and Southern (Déli). More than 50 trains a day provide direct links between Budapest and 25 other European capital cities. Trains to Vienna run every 3 hours, 7 times a day. There is also a popular network of Inter City trains linking Budapest with the main Hungarian towns.
All three international railway stations are part of the Budapest Underground system, the Metró. The Déli and Keleti are stops on the Red (Number 2) line and the Nyugati is on the Blue (Number 3) line.
By Metro to Vigadó from the main railway stations:
Direction: Déli pályaudvar
From Keleti pályaudvar (train and metro station) go to Deák Ferenc tér metro station, and then go along Deák Ferenc utca to Vigadó tér.
Direction: Örs vezér tere
From Déli pályaudvar (train and metro station) go to Deák Ferenc tér metro station, and then go along Deák Ferenc utca to Vigadó tér.
From Nyugati pályaudvar (train and metro station) go to Deák Ferenc tér metro station, and then go along Deák Ferenc utca to Vigadó tér.
For timetables please, visit the following link:
From Buda crossing Lánchíd (Chain Bridge)
At Széchenyi István tér, go straight ahead into the one-way street Apáczai Csere János utca, and proceed to Vigadó tér.
From Pest along József Attila utca
At Széchenyi István tér, go into the one-way street Apáczai Csere János utca, and proceed to Vigadó tér.
From Belgrád rakpart
From the quay, turn right to Eötvös tér and turn right again into the one-way street Apáczai Csere János utca, and proceed to Vigadó tér.
- Along the street Apáczai Csere János utca;
- In garages:
- Vörösmarty parking (1051 Budapest, Vörösmarty tér 1.), approach through Deák Ferenc utca;
- Aranykéz utcai parking (1052 Budapest, Aranykéz utca 4-6.);
GPS coordinates: 47.495883 / 19.049279
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