Budapest is the capital of Hungary, situated in the heart of the Carpathian Basin.
With the territory of 525 km2 and 1.7 million inhabitants, it is one of the largest capital cities in the region. It is often referred to as the „Paris of the East”; a city with wide avenues and green parks, palaces built in the Art-Nouveau style, churches painted in vibrant colours, exciting cafes, and excellent music halls.
Budapest is youthful and dynamic where modern, and tradition go hand in hand in harmony. The city is divided by the winding Danube River which is crossed by eight splendid bridges.
Budapest is one of the region’s number one and permanent host of large international events, e.g. scientific conferences (World Science Forum), cultural events (Sziget Festival) or sports events (2020 EKF Cadet, Junior & U21 European Karate Championships, 2021 LEN European Championships, 2022 FINA World Championships, Wrestling European Championships, Giro d’Italia, 2023 World Athletics Championships and in every year Formula 1 Grand Prix).
There are many baths; Budapest is traditionally the city of baths from centuries. Touristic views, green zones, parks, the downtown, restaurants, and shopping centers are in walking distances, or easily accessible by public transports.
Budapest is easily accessible by air via Liszt Ferenc International Airport.
It offers international connections primarily within Europe, but also to Africa, to the Middle East, to North America and to the Far East. In 2022, the airport handled 14.8 million passengers.
The airport is the headquarters and primary hub for Wizz Air and base for Ryanair Most airlines operate daily flight to and from Budapest; it is connected directly to every European capital.
The IATA code is BUD.
Another great way to come to Budapest is by train.
There are 3 major railway stations in Budapest (Déli railway station, Keleti railway station, Nyugati railway station), all of them serving international lines.
The railway stations are situated in or close to the city centre.
Railway Stations hosts several international trains every day. The popular Railjet service is also available, and Western European cities are only a few hours travel from Budapest.
The Papp László Budapest Sports Arena is the second largest indoor sport hall in Budapest and Hungary, located next to Puskás Ferenc Stadium, at the Puskás Ferenc Stadion stop of metro line 2 and tram 1.
The capacity of the building nicknamed “pebble” is 12,500 people.
Since May 28, 2004, the Budapest Sport Arena has been named after László Papp, a three-time Hungarian Olympic champion boxer, trainer and sports manager.
The Budapest Arena can be reached in 25 minutes from the airport.
You can come by metro 2, tram1, there are several buses, trolley buses and also by car, 1160 parking spaces are available for visitors in the guarded parking lot.
For disabled guests the Arena provides access points to the Deck, from where they can access the main entrance.