Budapest Port FAQ

Budapest Port is the gateway of cruise ship passengers to Hungary. It is considered a major cruise port of the country and an important contributor to Hungary’s tourism industry. Budapest is a large city with a population of 1.7 million and has the biggest Jewish community in the whole of Europe.

Budapest port is not only an important trading station, but is a cultural site as well. The banks of Danube where the port is situated has recently been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

1. What is the Port’s Address?

H -1751 Budapest, Pf.
95. H-1211
Budapest, Hungary

2. What is the Port’s Telephone Number?

+36 1 278 3500

3. What's the Cruise Port Parking Like?

The port’s parking space can accommodate up to 100 trucks.

4. How do You get to the Cruise Port?

You can take public transport from the city, Budapest, to the port. Budapest port is just a short 5 kilometers away from Budapest.

5. What Cruise Lines use the Port?

The list of cruise liners that dock at the port include: Swan Hellenic, Tauck, AMA Waterways, Scenic Tours, CroisiEurope, Avalon Waterways, Viking River Cruises, Sea Cloud Cruises, APT, and Uniworld.

6. What's the Nearest Airport to the Cruise Port?

The nearest airport from Budapest port is Budapest Ferihegy International Airport. It is a short 20-minute drive from the cruise port terminal.

7. What Attractions are Near the Cruise Port?

One highly popular tourist destination close to the port is Buda Castle. The castle features excellently preserved artifacts such as statues and monuments. The city is also famous for its many old bridges adorned with intricate designs. The bridges are known locally as hidak, and serve as access pathways across rivers and canals. Another popular tourist attraction is St. Stephen’s Basilica which has a neoclassical architecture and stands 96 meters in height. The dome of the Basilica affords visitors are panoramic view of the city.

The city is also known for its many hot and thermal springs. Budapest has 118 hot springs that supply the city’s many bathhouses and spas with warm therapeutic spring water. Such was the reputation of its springs that in 1934, the Budapest was declared the “City of Springs.” Today, the city’s old-timers mostly frequent Budapest’s many bathhouses, while the younger set prefers going to water discos that are open during the summer.

8. What Hotels are Near the Cruise Port?

Examples of establishments near the port that provide good accommodation include Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal, which is a five star hotel, Hotel Rila, a budget guesthouse, and Parliament Hotel. K+K Opera Hotel is conveniently located beside the Budapest Opera House while Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge is situated near Royal Castle and Chain Bridge, a popular tourist destination in Budapest.

9. What Restaurants and Shops are Near the Cruise Port?

The Gerbaud House is popular among tourists and locals alike. The restaurant serves delicious pastries and excellent coffee. Fatal Restaurant is known for their authentic Hungarian dishes and is located near the center of the city. Another restaurant that is acclaimed for their Hungarian cuisine menu is Karpatia Etterem.

For souvenirs and gift items, you can check out Folkart Kezmuveshaz Kft (Folk Arts Gallery), which sells handicraft items, wooden toys, and traditional dolls. Arkad is a large shopping mall that offers a wide selection of clothes, jewellery, and perfumes to name a few.

10. Are Ships Docked at the Port, or are Passengers Ferried from the Port to the Ship?

Ships are generally docked at the port.


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