I'm traveling from Dublin to Budapest with Aer Lingus, then catching a connecting flight to Doha with Qatar. I have 55 mins between flights, I have not been to Budapest but believe it's quite small. Will I have to clear customs again or is the check in Dublin enough till I get to my final destination?

  • Dublin and Budapest are both in the EU, so there certainly won't be any strange customs requirements. The real questions is whether the two airlines will cooperate in checking your baggage through -- is your itinerary all on a single ticket? Commented May 14, 2016 at 1:57
  • Transit at Budapest, what they will come up with next! Is there even airside transit for outside-of-Schengen to outside-of-Schengen travellers? All twenty of them who do this on any given day :P ? Per travel.stackexchange.com/a/38599/4188 Aer Lingus will interline with Qatar if you are on a single ticket. If not? Heaven knows. It depends on the mood of the agent. Smile and ask politely.
    – user4188
    Commented May 14, 2016 at 2:17
  • There is definitely airside Transit in Budapest
    – Crazydre
    Commented May 14, 2016 at 2:18
  • I haven't lived in Budapest since Hungary is in Schengen and I have been pretty zombie from transatlantic flights before getting to Budapest and so I can't for my life remember whether there is a fork in flow before you get to immigration. I'd not be surprised if it existed for within Schengen but really, this actually exists for outside of Schengen to outside of Schengen? Wow. Well, one thing for sure: you can't find such information on their website.
    – user4188
    Commented May 14, 2016 at 2:20
  • Flights wihtin Schengen are treated as domestic flights would be in the rest of the world. Airside Transit means transferring between itnernational flights without entering the Country of the Airport. The Country, in this case, is not Hungary, but Schengen
    – Crazydre
    Commented May 15, 2016 at 2:08

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Is it on one ticket? Then you'll be perfectly fine. If not, I highly doubt it since you have both in- and outbound passport checks (to collect and re-check baggage), and the Queues could very well be long

  • Protip: if you pay the express security fee the queue is very short. bud.hu/english/passengers/faq/… 1500 HUF / 5 EUR.
    – user4188
    Commented May 14, 2016 at 2:22
  • That's for security, not passport, control
    – Crazydre
    Commented May 14, 2016 at 4:17
  • True; but from my experience the normal security queue can be really bad.
    – user4188
    Commented May 14, 2016 at 4:34

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