The Hungaroring circuit is located on the outskirts of Budapest, one of Europe’s grandest cities. Here’s everything you need to know about getting there for the 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix on August 1-4.
- Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD) has a good selection of flights within Europe and further afield with both budget and full-service carriers. Popular airlines include Wizz Air, Ryanair and EasyJet.
- If you are planning a longer Euro trip, you could also fly into Vienna International Airport (VIE) or Bratislava Airport (BTS), both of which are only around 200km from Budapest via a direct motorway.
How to get to the Hungaroring?
- Google Maps: the Hungaroring is situated 20km northwest of Budapest’s city centre.
- F1 Experiences: booked your hotel in Budapest with us? Daily transfers to and from the Hungaroring are included with your Official Ticket Package.
- Taxis: the following taxi companies are officially recognized by the circuit – 6x6 Taxi (+361 666 6666), City Taxi (+ 361 211 1111) and TaxiPlus (+361 888 8888). Whilst fares are no longer fixed, you won’t get ripped off if you take one of these companies and they are also able to use a special VIP road to enter and leave the circuit. The guide price for a one-way trip from the city centre to the circuit is 38 EUR (55 EUR from the airport). The taxi rank is located next to the main circuit entrance; don’t be in a hurry to leave the circuit after the race, as the taxi queues can be very long.
- Trains: it’s possible to take the train from central Budapest, but the closest stop is a 40-minute walk from the circuit gates. Trains depart from the last station at the eastern end of the red M2 metro line at Örs vezér tere. Follow the F1 fans and get on a train headed in the direction of Gödöllő. Tickets are very cheap and trains run on a regular schedule all weekend, but can get overcrowded at peak times (e.g. straight after the race).
- Buses: free buses to the Hungaroring depart from Stadion autóbusz-pályaudvar all weekend, but you’ll get dropped off at Mogyoród (Templom tér), which is a 40-minute walk from the circuit gates. More details, including a timetable, will be available closer to race weekend.
- Driving: whilst the Hungaroring is situated close to the M3 motorway, the narrow, single-lane local roads around the circuit can get very congested as the weekend progresses. We recommend taking public transport on race day if possible. The good news is that trackside parking at the Hungaroring is free.
How to get around in Budapest?
- Airport to city: the easiest way to get from the airport to the city is with an official, yellow Főtaxi airport taxi (+361 222 2222); the fare should set you back around 25 EUR. miniBUD also offers an affordable door-to-door minibus service and public transport is also available; take the 100E or 200E bus, or a train from the airport to Nyugati railway station.
- Public transport: Budapest has an excellent metro system; trams, trolley buses and regular buses are also available. Single tickets are cheap, but it pays to buy a travel card if you are planning on doing some sightseeing in the city. The Budapest Travelcard offers unlimited travel on all public transport for 24 hours or 72 hours, while the Budapest Card (from 24 hours to 120 hours) offers the same travel benefits, plus discounted entry to popular tourist attractions. More information, including prices and maps, can be found here.
Official Ticket Packages at the 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix include select grandstands or trackside hospitality, plus exclusive benefits such as driver meet-and-greets, access to the Formula 1 Paddock and a Drive the Track Tour.