Information for our guests

The information on this site is intended mainly for people who wish to stay in our apartments at Alkotmány Utca 9, near the shores of Lake Balaton in Balatonboglár.

In view of this, travel information is focused on travelling to and from Balatonboglár.

Flying to Budapest

The following are some of the web sites that offer flights to Budapest from the UK

Budapest Ferihegy International Airport is now called Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport in honour of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Ferenc Liszt, the virtuoso Hungarian pianist and composer.

Travelling from Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport to Lake Balaton

Transfers from Budapest to Balatonboglár can be by:

  1. hire car from the airport

  2. taxi or airport minibus from the airport to Budapest and then train from Budapest to Balatonboglár. Train times and prices can be vied at

  3. taxi or minibus from Budapest Airport to Balatonboglár (approx. 100 - 120 Euros in September for the taxi or minibus with Tar Taxis in Balatonboglár. You would be charged 120 Euros if 8 people are travelling, 100 Euros of only four are travelling.

Travelling from Budapest to Lake Balaton in a hired car

Cars can be hired at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport. If you intend to use the motorway to travel from Budapest to Balatonboglár, you must buy a motorway toll ticket. You may be able to buy the toll ticket at the car hire desk, otherwise stop at a petrol station before getting onto the motorway.

Directions from the Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport to Balatonboglár, Alkotmány Utca 9 

Once you leave the airport car park follow the signs to Budapest.  You will fairly quickly come to a flyover which you should go over and continue straight on with the main flow of traffic. 

(If you do not go over the flyover, carry straight on as you will join the main road on the other side of the flyover.  If you really mess this up and you turn left under the flyover, carry straight on as this will take you into Ulloi Ut which joins back into the Budapest/airport road, FERIHEGY REPULOTERRE VEZETO UT.)  

As you go towards Budapest you will pass the old Ferihegy Terminal 1, on your right. 

Keep going straight on and go over the next flyover.  Carry straight on until you see a sign for a left turn over PETOFI HID, i.e. Petofi Bridge.  If I remember correctly there is a big green building with a golden dome, on the other side of the left turning and you should turn left before it.

You should cross Petofi Hid (Hid = bridge) and follow the signs for the Balaton E71, M7.  This bit is fairly fast with lots of bends but you will eventually go under a railway bridge and join the main road down towards the Balaton.  Remember keep following the E71, M7 Balaton signs.

Leave the motorway at junction 143, then turn right and drive until you come to a cross road. Turn left at the cross road and drive until you come to a major Tee junction with the E7. Turn right then left over the railway level crossing, (as long as the barrier is not down and the lights are not flashing red.) 

As soon as you cross the railway line, turn left and then take the first right into ALKOTMANY UTCA
(shown as Alkotmány St. in the Google Map below).

Our house number is 9.  It is the yellow house with a red roof and wooden balcony, toward the end of the street. 

(See the image in the Google Map below.)


Alkotmany Utca 9

Laszlo and Sheelagh Lipot's apartments at Balatonboglár, Alkotmány Utca 9


Details about travelling
by train from Budapest
to Lake Balaton



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Transport from Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport to Budapest

By Airport Minibus

The Airport Shuttle-Minibusz airport transfer service was established in 1992 by the Budapest Ferihegyi Airport. The primary goal was to offer an alternative to the taxi service for the arriving passengers to Budapest.

Details and prices from their web site:

Telephone booking from Hungary 06 1 296 8555

Telephone booking from outside Hungary 0036 1 296 8555

FAX 0036 1 296 8993

By taxi to Budapest

There are regulated taxis running from the airport to central Budapest for about 5000 - 6000 Forints. It is always best to ask for the price of the ride before hand as some operators from railway stations and other areas of Budapest will overcharge an unsuspecting visitor.

Turbék István (Taxi Driver)
Tel: 0036 30 390 7026

We have used Turbék István for transfers to and from Budapest Airport and Budapest and Balatonboglár since about 2002. We and our guests have always found him to be extremely polite, helpful and honest. Unfortunately, he does not speak English well but he understands what you say.

He drives a Mercedes car/taxi that can carry a maximum of 4 passengers. The prices below are for the car, not for each passenger.

Turbék István's price to Budapest is 5000 forint.

Turbék István's price to Balatonboglár is 30,000 forint.

By taxi to Balatonboglár

Tar Taxis (Balatonboglár)
Tel: 0036 20 9440 380

Tar Taxis are also well known to us and are very reliable. Their prices for a transfer from Budapest Airport to Balatonboglár are given below.

They have a Mercedes taxi and an 8 seater minibus.

Max. 4 people travelling costs 120 Euros

Max 8 people in minibus costs 140 Euros.

Trains from Budapest to Lake Balaton

Trains run to Lake Balaton from Budapest Deli Railway Station and Budapest Kelleti Railway Station. Click here for more details about travelling by train from Budapest to Lake Balaton.

Train times and prices can be found on the Hungarian Railway web site at .