Budapest Airport has launched a new free five-minute drop-off system at Terminal 2.
The system means motorists can drop off or pick up passengers “at the door” for free, provided it is done within five minutes.
If drivers wish to park for longer at the terminal curbside, they must pay €7 for 30 minutes in the “premium parking” area.
The drop-off zone, which has now been in operation for just under one week, enables cars to stop at both departure and arrival level – previously, stopping at arrival level was restricted due to the construction and refurbishment of Terminal 2.
Waiting in the terminal’s main parking area continues to cost €2.85 for 30 minutes, and is free for the first 10 minutes.
Manel Moreno, head of landside services of Budapest Airport, said: “We are introducing a system at the curbside, very similar to most European airports.
“We offer 70 parking spaces at departures and 53 at arrival to those who wish to pay for the premium comfort of leaving their vehicles right at the doors of the terminal.
“All other drivers are advised to use 749 spaces down at Terminal Parking. I am sure that with the new system in place, our curbside will be safer and much more convenient to our passengers.”