When you book flights from Budapest on Orbitz.com, you will depart from Budapest Airport, which is 12 miles from downtown Budapest. This international airport is serviced by many airlines, including Ryanair, Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways, Air France, Alitalia, EgyptAir, and others. At this airport, visitors will find shops, restaurants, a post office, and wireless Internet access. Meeting rooms, mobile desks, and lockers are all available for rent.
If you are being dropped off at Budapest Airport, your driver can use the Pay and Display program to park curbside for up to 60 minutes for 1,500 forints. Short-term parking costs up to 4,000 forints per day, and long-term parking costs 3,000 forints per day and 29,100 forints per month.
The most economical way to reach Budapest Airport is by public transportation. A bus ticket costs 300 forints, and the 200E bus from the city center reaches the airport in about 20 minutes; each bus passenger can carry up two pieces of luggage without any extra fees. Taxi service to the airport is primarily provided by Fotaxi, and fares range from 1,900 to 6,500 forints, depending on the point of pickup. Alternatively, the airport minibus provides door-to-door service 24 hours a day. Reservations must be made in advance, and the cost varies based on the passenger pickup location. Airport transportation can be arranged on Orbitz.com when you book your air tickets.
Breakfast options at Budapest Airport include Costa Coffee, Dr. Juice, and Caffe Ritazza. Many restaurants offer lunch and dinner, including packaged sandwiches that can be taken on flights from Budapest.
The Philadelphia International Airport, the primary airport serving the greater Philadelphia area, is located roughly 7 miles southwest of the city, with easy access via I-95, I-76 or Route 291. Travelers who book their flights to Philadelphia through Orbitz.com will have their pick of any of the major air passenger carriers that service the airport.
Public transportation is available from the airport to the downtown area via SEPTA bus or rail service. Although share-a-ride, shuttle, private car and limousine services are available, many visitors to Philadelphia take a taxi into the city. If you take a taxi from the airport to downtown Philadelphia, you will be charged a flat rate of $28.50. For other destinations, expect to pay a fee of $2.70 plus $2.30 per mile. Book your air tickets through Orbitz.com, and you may be able to bundle in a bargain rate on a rental car or find a Philadelphia hotel that offers free shuttle service to and from the airport.
Philadelphia is subject to cold winters, with temperatures in the mid-20s to low 40s. Summers are hot and humid, with temperatures that can soar into the 90s. Expect snow accumulation in the winter months, and be sure to bring your parka and a warm, comfortable pair of boots.
Philadelphia may be a bit of a college town, but it is also a mecca for history buffs. You'll want to be sure to visit Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the Betsy Ross House and Franklin Square. Enjoy your trip to Philadelphia, and remember to use Orbitz.com when you are ready to book flights to Philadelphia for your return visit.
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