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Book a Private Jet to Budapest Airport

Budapest Airport consists of three terminals, including the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) for passengers of private jet charters in Budapest. The airport’s two runways can be used by aircraft every size and weight class, making it ideal for a charter flight, whether your party is small or large. Numerous European cities as well as some Middle Eastern destinations are a quick and comfortable flight from Budapest. And of course anyone who enjoys culture, music, gastronomy, and historical buildings will be impressed by a visit to the Hungarian capital. Plan your charter flight to Budapest with JetApp and discover the many sides of Budapest.

The History of Budapest Airport

Prior to construction of today‘s Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD), aircraft took off or landed from Mátyásföld Airfield and, as of 1937, Budaörs Airport. However, it soon became apparent that a new airport was needed with capacity for longer runways. Initially known as Ferihegy Airport, the new facility was designed in the shape of an airplane by the architect Károly Dávid and construction began on the selected site about 16 kilometres south of the city. It was completed in 1943, but due to damage incurred during WWII, didn’t officially become Budapest’s international airport until 1950.

Budapest Airport initially had only one terminal – a further two were added in the 1980s. However, following the end of the Cold War, the airport was faced with dwindling passenger numbers and some parts of the buildings were temporarily converted to office use. Passenger traffic began to slowly recover when several budget airlines started to establish connections to Budapest BUD Airport in 2003. In 2011, the international shareholders of the airport’s operating company, Budapest Airport Zrt., gave the airport its current name during Hungarian composer Franz Liszt’s bicentenary celebrations.

Budapest Airport Location

Distances from Budapest Airport to:

  • Budapest city centre: approx. 24 kilometres by car
  • Buda Castle: approx. 25 kilometres by car
  • Hungarian National Theatre: approx. 19 kilometres by car
  • Royal Palace of Gödöllő: approx. 33 kilometres by car

Private Jets from Budapest: Fast and Flexible Flights

Ferenc Liszt Airport provides comprehensive VIP service, including luxurious private waiting rooms, catering, ground or air transfers, and individual care. If travelling by business jet to or from Budapest, meeting rooms are available in the General Aviation Terminal as well as fully-stocked and staffed private lounges. From private jet hire from Budapest is a fast and comfortable means of direct travel to:

Flight time to Vienna (VIE) by private charter from Budapest is only 45 minutes. Geneva (GVA) is a little less than an hour longer. The Czech capital of Prague (PRG) is just over an hour from Budapest; here you can enjoy seasonal events such as the Prague Spring Festival or farther afield at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. A charter flight from Budapest to Munich (MUC) is slightly over an hour and London Biggin Hill (BQH) just under two and a quarter hours, with an easy 18 kilometre transfer to central London.

Private jet guests who charter a flight to Budapest can expect exclusive, first-class service upon arrival. Upon request, this can include personal pick-up from your aircraft and VIP escort through the terminal building. Departing guests enjoy the benefit of expedited check-in and security and any waiting time can be spent in the luxurious and modern VIP lounge. Here is a selection of the services on offer at Budapest Airport:

  • VIP escort
  • VIP pick-up from aircraft
  • VIP lounges
  • Conference rooms
  • Business lounge
  • Catering
  • Limousine service
  • Helicopter service

More than 11 million passengers on over 95,000 flights land or take off from Budapest Airport annually. The airport can be navigated by commercial aircraft as well as private jet using Visual Flight Rules (VFR) and Instrumental Flight Rules (IFR). The two concrete runways are able to accommodate all types and weight classes of aircraft:

Runway Length and width Surface
13R/31L 3,010 m x 45 m Concrete
13L/31R 3,606 m x 45 m Concrete

Budapest Airport VIP Transfers

Onward transfers into the city centre or farther afield can be organised according to your wishes. Whether limousine service, helicopter service, executive car or taxi, staff on the ground will see that your arrangements proceed smoothly.

Charter Flight to Budapest: "Pearl on the Danube"

A flight to Budapest with a private jet is a special experience, but even more so is the city itself. The "Pearl on the Danube," was born in 1873 when two independent cities – Buda on the west bank and Pest on the east bank – joined together, each bringing its own character, charm, and historical and cultural points of interest to the new grand capital. Admire ancient monuments in the Roman city of Aquincum, and the many layers of history in the Buda Castle Quarter surrounding the hilltop Baroque palace. Nine bridges cross the Danube, the oldest and most famous of which is the Széchenyi Chain Bridge – the first to link the cities of Buda and Pest together.

Budapest is the cultural centre of Hungary. Here you will find the renowned Hungarian National Theatre Nemzeti Színház, the Museum of Fine Arts, the National Gallery in Buda Castle as well as numerous festivals such as the Budapest Spring Festival, the CAFe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival, and the Titanic International Film Festival.

What better way to discover all the city has to offer than arriving by private jet in Budapest? Hire a charter flight easily online with JetApp and travel in complete comfort.

Airport Facts

  • Airport code: LHBP / BUD
  • Surface area: 1,515 ha
  • Altitude: 115 m (377 ft) above MSL
  • Passengers per year: 11,441,999 (2016)
  • Aircraft movements per year: 96,141 (2016)
  • Aircraft types: all common aircraft and weight classes
  • Runway operating hours: 24/7
  • Runways: 2 (3,010 m; 3,707 m)

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