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Paris - Budapest help please

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1. Posted by Cbppc25 (Full Member 75 posts) 10y

Going from Paris' Orly Sud to Budapests' Ferihegy airports in four weeks. Does anyone know how much it'll cost to get from these airports to the city centers?

Also, Im going to budapest for a week and know nothing about it. I've heard Hungary has gotten more expensive then in the past(trains, food, lodging). This true? (I live in France for comparison).
And since i'll be there for a week, are there any decent one/two-day trips anyone knows of?

Lots of questions there. Hope to hear back from someone.

Cheers
Chad

2. Posted by moscowmetr (Full Member 267 posts) 10y

Can only tell you bout Buda baby.

Airport to city centre was 5000 ft.
Bus, which took almost an hour and a half is 500ft

Have a good time...its cold there now,I hear.

3. Posted by Cbppc25 (Full Member 75 posts) 10y

thanks for the info. Any idea how much the bus costs?

4. Posted by IkeAramba (Budding Member 9 posts) 10y

Another possible option for Budapest is to take a minibus, which I think is 1800ft single or 3300ft return and will drop you at your hostel/hotel. If there are 3 or more of you travelling it is probably as cheap to get a taxi each way.

5. Posted by amanecer (Respected Member 203 posts) 10y

cher chad,
as you are French I suppose you can understand a little bit Italian, so I suggest you to give a look here
http://www.zingarate.com/wiki/wiki_scheda.php?f=20.

I went in Budapest last August, the Vaci Utca area is expensive, but it's close to a big market, where you can have breakfast and lunch, big portions and cheap prices.

If you're going to visit Buda, inside the building of the House of Wines there's a self service apparently for local employers, but we had lunch there, and It was nice and cheap.

Looking for an accomodation, best option is renting a flat, cheaper then going in an hotel.

Don't miss the thermal baths: there are many Spas through all the city, they are really cheap if compared with the prices of our thermal baths.
At Gellerty Spa, if tou stay just for one or 2 hours you can have back a part of the money you have paid.

Euro is spread accepted, but be careful with the changes: they return to you local money, adopting an unfavourable tax of change.

Make attention also on the prices of the cafe's menu: it can be written for example, that an orange juice cost 300 FT (100cc). That doesn't mean that you are going to pay 300 FT and you're going to drink 100cc of orange juice, as you could think.
That means that you're going to pay 300FT every 100cc, but basically you don't know how much orange juice they're going to serve to you neither how are you going to pay. We found a very impolite waiter, I tried to explain to him that usually you pay exactly what is written, or you should be able to ask for the precise quantity you want.

Another advice is about the ticket of the underground. Usually you validate one ticket when you start the journey, and use that until it expire, doesn't matter if you change line of underground.
In the Budapest underground, if you change from a line to another you must validate another ticket, and be careful because there are a lot of controls,including during the night. Maybe you can fin a weekly pass..

6. Posted by Cbppc25 (Full Member 75 posts) 10y

Thank you Amanecer. That's very helpful information.
I would not have known about the menu prices being that way! Thanks for the tips!