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Flights to Budapest

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Carrying the title of the World's Spa Capital, Budapest is a city that offers far more than its most famous claim suggests. With a rich history and culture, vast underground caves to explore, and beautiful architecture, the Pearl of the Danube is one of Europe's shining gems. Serving travellers from walk-happy history buffs to relaxed foodies, the Capital of Freedom leaves you with all the options to suit your varied tastes.

More officially known as the capital of Hungary, Budapest's bold heartbeat has survived thousands of years. Formerly ruled by Romans and Ottomans, a simple walk down the Queen of the Danube feels like taking a trip through history.

Of course, all the sights in the world won't hold your attention on an empty stomach. Luckily Budapest also carries a legacy that even the most discerning foodie can enjoy. From traditional and warming goulash to iconic meals like paprika chicken and cutting-edge modern dishes, Budapest won't let you down.

At the same time, Budapest's place in famous media like music videos from Lenny Kravitz and Katy Perry, TV shows like The Witcher, and movies like The Grand Budapest Hotel might give your wanderings a distinctly nostalgic feel even on your first visit. Budapest's influence runs wider than you might think!

Here is a tip for you: booking your flight and hotel at the same time and not separately can make you save up to 40%. Take advantage of a flight + hotel package in Budapest and save time searching for hotels separately.

What to do in Budapest for a weekend

With so much to do in Budapest, it can be difficult to narrow down your breadth of choices for a weekend trip. That said, we've spent some time developing the following basic plan you can adopt and adapt to your needs.

Day 1: Unwind in one of Budapest’s spas

Feeling exhausted after a flight is natural, even though Budapest time is only an hour ahead of London time. To recover, you might choose to whet your appetite for the weekend ahead with some sweet chimney cake or warming goulash. Don't worry if you've dietary restrictions either, goulash is also available in vegan or vegetarian varieties.

With a full belly, you might choose to relax at a spa like the Széchenyi Thermal Bath. Watching the stars come out while recuperating in the warm waters is always a lovely experience, just remember to stay hydrated.

To cap off your night, you can work yourself up for a full day tomorrow by taking a long-distance walk down the famous Danube River. Famous Budapest landmarks like the Parliament Building and Chain Bridge get illuminated at night and light up the Danube with glittering reflections, revealing what you can expect from Budapest's splendour. Remember you've got a full day tomorrow!

Day 2: Explore the Great Synagogue and museums

Your second day is probably one filled with adventure, so it can be best to greet the morning with something filling. To get in the Budapest spirit, a full Hungarian breakfast can really hit the spot. Must-try dishes include kolbasz (Hungarian sausage), langos (fried bread), bundas kenyer (kind of like French toast), and the requisite tea or coffee.

Heading out, check ahead to see if any festivals are being held, for a taste of real Budapest culture. For something more general, you can check out the fascinating history of Budapest by visiting the Hungarian National Museum. Art fans could also visit the Museum of Fine Arts or the Hungarian National Gallery.

Weather permitting, heading into the Jewish Quarter reveals a stunning mix of contemporary restaurants, shops, and street art. This area also hosts the Great Synagogue, the largest and arguably most impressive in Europe. Completed in 1859, this centre of prayer was built in the Moorish Revival style. Borrowing from a range of Islamic architectural concepts, the designer intended the Great Synagogue to represent a broad inspiration as a perfect microcosm of Budapest's diverse history.

At night, you might experience the vibrant Budapest nightlife in the party hub of Instant-Fogas, or a bar like Szimpla Kert. We doubt we have to espouse the combination of meat and beer, but there's enough available to cater to all other tastes and sensibilities too.

Day 3: Try the traditional hungarian street food

Hopefully, you're not too tired from whatever the Queen of the Danube threw at you last night, because it's time to make the most of your last day. Hold your hunger, and consider checking out some traditional Hungarian street food at the Karaván Street Food Court. Instead of looking for something in particular, let your nose guide you, and be adventurous!

Before packing and heading into a flight, a memento could be the perfect item to remind you of your experience. The bustling indoor market of the Great Market Hall (also called Nagyvásárcsarnok) is full of nicknacks and gifts often made by hand. Select one or a few that best represent your time in the Heart of Europe, sigh at having to return to real life, and be sure not to miss your flight home, no matter how tempting that might be.

In order to discover the beautiful landscapes of the surroundings, you can always rent a car in Budapest and travel the open road.

Frequently asked questions about flights to Budapest

How can I request assistance for children travelling alone?

The policy of the airline you book travel with will determine offered child travel assistance, and how to use it. The airline website will inform you of the steps to request support, usually accomplished directly through phone or online help systems.

How can I travel with an assistance dog?

Travelling with an assistance dog or other animal depends on the policy of the airline you've booked with. Be sure to check this policy before you book to see if they offer animal travel support. If they do, send an email or contact them by phone.

How do I find cheap flights to the destination city that have flexible change policies at Opodo?

Booking on Opodo lets you sort flights by cost to check cheaper options to fly to Budapest from the UK. Once you've found a flight you're happy with, select it to head to a page that features the different flex policies available.

How can I book cheap hotels on Opodo in my destination city?

You can book cheap flights and hotels in Budapest at the same time with the Opodo online search function. Booking on our website allows you to sort flights by cheapest, and apply price sorting to hotels too.

What baggage do I need to check on my flight?

Checked baggage requirements depend on the policies of the airline. Requirements apply to the size and weight of baggage, displayed when booking a ticket and on the airline's website. Some items, such as those which contain batteries, will always need to be in a carry-on.

How can I check in with Opodo?

After you book a flight with Opodo you will receive an email featuring your flight ticket. Print this and bring it to the appropriate airline desk at the airport to check-in. Some airlines like British Airways also feature online check-ins to speed up the procedure. Check with your airline's website to check online check-in support.

Do I need to pay a cancellation fee if I cancel my flight from my departure city to my arrival city?

Cancellation fees depend on the airline you booked with, the tickets you purchased, and the policies applying to that ticket. Cheaper tickets tend to feature larger cancellation fees.

How do I know if my flight is eligible for compensation?

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Key Budapest Airport information

Four major airlines fly between London and Budapest, British Airways, Easyjet, Ryanair, and Wizz Air.

The Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD) is southeast of the city at 15 miles. It's not the closest airport to the city centre we've ever seen, but given the sights to see on the way, we're not sure we'd count that as bad.

The Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport contains all the services and facilities you need to travel in safety, comfort, and convenience. Included within this airport are:

The Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD) also offers full support for disabled passengers on request.

There are two main methods you can use to travel between the Budapest airport and the city centre, taxis and buses.

Taxis cost around €26 and take around 35 minutes to complete the journey, although busy traffic can change travel time. As always, taxis are available 24/7.

The cheapest option is the bus, which costs a wallet-friendly €6 for a ticket. A trip by bus will take around 40 minutes depending on traffic conditions. Unlike most airports, this bus is available 24/7, which is great if your flight arrives in the very later or very early hours. Depending on the time of day you travel, you can also connect to the M3 metro line at some bus stops, which might help if you're heading somewhere other than the city centre.

Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport

Top airlines

The top carriers that land and take off at this airport are, as follows: Wizz Air, Ryanair and Norwegian Air Shuttle.


The airport is located 16km from the city centre of Budapest.

Transport options

Connecting to and from the airport is possible by taking the public bus from the terminal to the metro station at Kobanya/Kispest. The metro system covers the city with three lines intersecting at one point. Another option is to take the mini-bus from the airport, but this will take longer with many stops as you have to share the ride with other passengers. A quicker way is to take a taxi to town.

The best time to visit Budapest

The best Budapest time of year can depend on what you're looking for. Making the most out of the Heart of Europe will depend on your wants and needs, your passions, your hobbies, and your budget. With that in mind, here are a few of the most popular times and what you can expect if you travel to the city in these months.

The best months to visit Budapest are generally considered to be May and September. During this time the Budapest weather is a mild 15°C to 25°C, and the city won't be as crowded as it is in the busier summer months. It's the perfect time to take a tour of the Danube and check out the sites like the astounding Hungarian Parliament building. The Art-Nouveau Gellért Spa is open during this period, offering a great time to relax in legendary Budapest baths while taking in the sights.

Visiting Budapest on a budget can be best planned in the winter months of October to February. The average high during this time is around 5°C to 10°C, and the Budapest weather from October to February can provide rain, so you'll want to pack warm and waterproof clothes. That said, the low travel costs, smaller crowds, and increased hotel availability can still do great things to warm you up. Bold Budapest foods are fantastic in the cold, and sitting in a spa while the rain or snow falls around you is an experience that sticks with you.

Earning a title like the Capital of Festivals means that you might be considering when to make the most of this claim. August stands out as the best time of year for these travellers, as the city comes alive with celebrations and opportunities. From the week-long Sziget Festival for music to the self-explanatory Budapest Wine Festival, or the fireworks of St. Stephen's Day, this one month will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.

Of course, don't worry if you can't make it in August, the Heart of Europe offers enough festivals year-round that you can always track down something. The Christmas markets in Budapest's winter in Vörösmarty Square are an engaging way to experience famous holiday cheer. On the other hand, a springtime holiday a few months later brings the calm Budapest weather in March with the offerings of the Photo Festival, Pancake Festival, and a perfect time for bike tours.

FAQ's about Budapest

How can I find cheap flights to Budapest at Opodo?
At Opodo you can find flights from £14 to Budapest. Our offers are the result of a combination of different technologies, machine learning algorithms and real searches form our customers in our platform, so you can get the options that better suits your needs when flying to Budapest.
When's the best time to book flights to Budapest?
The top month to book flights to Budapest is July, based on our Opodo UK customers. The next most popular booking period for Budapest flights is September. In third place: October. By this we mean when travellers book their tickets. For the best time to actually travel to Budapest, read on.
When's the best time to go to Budapest?
We checked our customers' flight searches, and the winner of best time to fly to Budapest is... August. The next best month to travel to Budapest is December. And let's not forget July, the third top choice for when to go to Budapest. However if you prefer things on the less busy side, we can also tell you (quietly) that the least popular month for flights to Budapest is January.
Which airlines fly to Budapest from the UK?
Airlines flying direct from the UK to Budapest include:
  • Wizz Air, which flies from London and Birmingham to Budapest plus from Liverpool.
  • Ryanair, which has flights from London and Manchester as well as Bristol to Budapest.
Indirect flights from the UK to Budapest include:
  • Brussels Airlines, which flies from Manchester and Edinburgh and also from Birmingham.
  • Lufthansa, with flights from Birmingham and Manchester to Budapest plus London.
  • Eurowings, which has flights from Newcastle and London as well as from Manchester to Budapest.
How early should I be at the airport to take a flight to Budapest?
To ensure punctuality for your flight to Budapest, it's essential to arrive at the airport at least two to three hours beforehand. This timeframe allows for necessary procedures such as check-ins, security screenings, customs, and boarding, all of which can consume considerable time. At Opodo, you'll discover unbeatable deals for flights to Budapest, departing from over 91 cities. Moreover, you can select from various services aimed at enhancing your airport experience, such as priority boarding and additional luggage allowances. For added convenience, when booking your flight with Opodo, consider including insurance or opting for a refundable fare to ensure a hassle-free journey to Budapest!
What is the name of Budapest’s airport?
Budapest is served by 1 airport[s]. Ferihegy airport operates flights towards both domestic and international destinations within 91 cities, such as London, Birmingham and Manchester, the most popular routes.
How far is Budapest’s airport from the city centre?
Budapest’s airport Ferihegy is located 11 miles from the city centre.
How much does it cost to travel from the airport to the city center of Budapest?
By Public transport: The price for the trip is about 1.00 £ per person. By taxi: If you have more budget and prefer to take a taxi from Ferihegy , for example, the average price for the ride to Budapest centre is around 2.43 £ per km. By car: For more convenience and freedom during your stay, Opodo has the best offers of car rentals in Budapest. Pick your preferred car type and get from Ferihegy to Budapest city centre on your own terms.
How much should I budget for a trip to Budapest?
If you are going to Budapest, here is a list with an average price of some goods:
  • - Inexpensive Restaurant: 8.85 £
  • - Mid Range Restaurante: 44.25 £
  • - Cheap Restaurant: 6.64 £
  • - Domestic Beer: 2.21 £
  • - Imported Beer: 2.21 £
  • - Coffee: 1.85 £
  • - SoftDrink: 1.30 £
  • - Water: 0.99 £
What is the weather like in Budapest?
If you're looking for summer vibes, the best time to travel to Budapest is in July, August and June, when the average temperature reaches 23.38 °C, while July, August and June are the 3 sunniest months of the year, with an average of 168.51 hours. If you prefer colder temperatures, however, make sure you visit Budapest during the months of January, December and February to experience an average of -0.18 °C. For those who don't care too much about temperatures, but want to avoid getting wet in the rain, it's important to avoid travelling during January, February and March, when the average precipitation in Budapest is 4.5 mm, while the months of January, February and March are drier, with an average of 0 mm.
Airport code BUD The IATA code for the arrival airport on flights to Budapest is BUD
Most popular airline Wizz Air Most popular airline with flights to Budapest
High season August According to search data from our customers, August is the busiest time to fly to Budapest
Low season January According to search data from our customers, January is the least busy time to fly to Budapest

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