WestEnd Shopping Mall in Budapest

WestEnd City Shopping Mall in Budapest is one of the major shopping malls, with all kinds of shops and services. What is more, its location is very favourable: WestEnd is in the city centre, right next to the Nyugati Train Station (M3 blue metro line stop too).

WestEnd Shopping Mall Budapest

WestEnd Shopping Mall Budapest (photo by Justin Cozart)

If you want to do some shopping in Budapest, you can visit one of the biggest shopping malls by the train station: West End Cityis full of brand and design shops (Levi’s, H&M, Jackpot & Cottonfield, Debenhams,  Gant, GAS, Adidas, Yves Rocher, Estée Lauder, Springfield, Marks & Spencer etc.), boutiques, cafes, restaurants, banks (CIB, Erste, Raiffeisen, OTP, MKB), and so on.

There is a huge electronics shop (in case you need e.g. memory card or European plugs), a pharmacy (with a wide range of OTC medications), some opticians, a smallish baby-mum room (for nappy changing & breastfeeding), dry cleaners, currency exchange offices, a ticket office for cultural events, a book store with foreign books, a big mall style movie and a casino.

Let’s not forget the telecommunications shop: if you should want to buy a cheap pay as you go mobile phone in Hungary (cell phone with a card) you can easily do it in West End City Centre, Budapest too.

Here is a video of WestEnd City Shopping Mall, Budapest (made by BudapestTourism, budapestinfo.hu)


Hi, I need to know that how can i use my cell phone in Hungary. I mean, I want to buy a SIM for my 2 week Hungry visit. But I have to buy it from Airport because I will go Holloko directly from the Airport. Could you give more information about SIM cards or any other oppurtinty for call my country (Turkey)? Thanks.

Hi Oguzhan,

there is a post office at the airport (Terminal 2A, which is right next to T2B) where you could try to buy a SIM Card sold by the Magyar Posta (Hungarian Postal Office), but in fact run by Vodafone. Their service may be closed down at the end of 2012, but they do sell pay as you go SIM cards at lots of post offices, most probably at Budapest Airport too.
Mind you, the post office at the airport is only open on weekdays and operates with very limited opening hours (unfortunately not catering for many tourists who arrive after 4 pm… or at weekends). The name of their SIM Card is Postafon (see Vodafone as an inspiration for the name), and they are pretty cheap.
The SIM card is good for 3 months and here are some numbers for the prices. The cheapest mobile phone package you can buy is HUF 2000, or bigger PAYG packages e.g. 3000, 5000 etc. There are flat prices for phone calls and text messages (HUF 39 for each call or each SMS)

If your arrival is not compatible with the opening hours of the Budapest Airport Post Office, you may try other options, supposing you have some time before you depart to Holloko. If you take the public transport bus 200E, which is The Bus from the airport so you cannot miss it, you can take a few minute ride to Kobanya Kispest metro station (Kőbánya Kispest) where you will surely find SIM card vendors of most major Hungarian phone companies (Vodafone, T Mobile stand out in coverage).

I would even try the Relay newsagents (both at Terminal 2A and Terminal 2B), open until 11 pm
Hope this helps for arranging cheap phone calls in Hungary.

I will be arrived at keleti train station on 15.1.2014 at 8:35am. can I buy a sim card from this train station in the morning?

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