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London to Budapest flights

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Departure Tue, 08 Dec Return Sat, 19 Dec
LON London
BUD Budapest
return from £47
Departure Wed, 30 Dec Return Fri, 01 Jan
LON London
BUD Budapest
return from £26
Flight route information
Budapest is every art lover's dream as it has at least 40 theatres and more than 100 museums and galleries.
Currency and price comparison
Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 409.06 HUF
British Pound Sterling Hungarian Forint
1 HUF = 0.01 GBP
Last checked on 03 December 2020
Train
Local, one-way ticket
69%

Trains in Budapest are 69% cheaper than in London.

London
£2.8
Budapest
£0.87
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
67%

A meal in Budapest is 67% cheaper than a meal in London.

London
£15
Budapest
£4.97
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
42%

A taxi fare in Budapest is 42% cheaper than in London.

London
£3
Budapest
£1.74
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
60%

Coffee in Budapest is 60% cheaper than in London.

London
£3.01
Budapest
£1.21
London airports
  • ( Heathrow (LHR)
    How far from city centre: 14 miles
  • ( Gatwick (LGW)
    How far from city centre: 25 miles
  • ( Stansted (STN)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
  • ( Luton International (LTN)
    How far from city centre: 27 miles
  • ( Southend (SEN)
    How far from city centre: 35 miles
  • ( London City (LCY)
    How far from city centre: 7 miles
Budapest airports
  • ( Ferihegy (BUD)
    How far from city centre: 11 miles
K Distance: 900 miles

Getting to and from the airport

Flights departing from London

Stansted Airport, located approximately 64km from Central London at the northeast end, is the furthest of the five main airports of London from the city centre. It has a single terminal building. The airport offers a myriad of restaurants at which you can dine while awaiting your much anticipated and thrilling flight to Budapest. Flights from London to Budapest can be found at the departures area on the ground floor. London City Airport, located approximately 22 minutes away (11km) at the Royal Docks in Newham borough on the east side of London. This airport offers free Wi-Fi services which you can enjoy while you await your flight to Budapest.

Getting to London airport

Getting to Stansted Airport is no problem at all; catch the Stansted Express either at Stratford station or London Underground Victoria Line and make your journey to the airport on time to catch London Budapest flights on the ground floor of the terminal building. The Stansted Express runs every 15 minutes and takes less than an hour from Central London to the airport. You can also catch the National Express that are located at Victoria Coach Station and operate 24 hours. If you are going to London City Airport, catch a train to the airport on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) underground tube system. You can also catch a taxi.

Arriving to Budapest

Budapest is the fascinating capital of Hungary. You can start by taking a walk on the banks of the Danube River, which is not your average waterway. It is estimated to be as wide as 640m and it runs through Budapest from north to south. There is a commemoration for the Jews that were killed in WWII in the form of six pairs of steel sculpted shoes which lie along the river bank. For breath-taking scenery, indulge your senses at Margaret Island. There is plenty to do and see in this bright and colourful island. For the explorer in you, caves such as Castle Cave are a must-see.

How to get to the city centre

Flights to Budapest from London will arrive at Budapest Airport, officially known as Budapest Ferenc Liszt Airport. It is located approximately 16km from the city centre to the southeast end. It has one terminal which is divided into two: Terminals 2A and 2B. The quickest way to reach the city centre is by taxi, but there is also the Budapest Airport Minibus. It operates as a door-to-door shuttle. There is no immediate train to take you from the airport but there are individual transfers which are door-to-door shuttle services which can be booked via email or phone. Get ready to explore Budapest!

Frequent asked questions about flights from London to Budapest

😷 Is it safe to travel from London to Budapest during the Covid-19 situation?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions Hungary may apply when travelling from London. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
📊 How much are flights from London to Budapest?
The average price to go from London to Budapest is of 70.69 GBP, but bare in mind that ticket prices may vary depending on the season and on how far in advance you book.
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from London to Budapest at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from London to Budapest is 26£. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the best option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
💰 Is Budapest expensive to visit compared to London?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Budapest costs an average of 1.73 GBP, 42% cheaper than London, with a fare of 3.00 GBP, while train tickets costs 69% less in Budapest: 0.86 GBP against 2.80 GBP in London. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 4.94 GBP in Budapest, 67% less than the 15.00 GBP in London. The price of the coffee is around 61% cheaper in Budapest, with an average of 1.18 GBP, while in London the coffee costs 3.01 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from London to Budapest?
The most popular months to book a trip from London to Budapest are July, May and October, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from London to Budapest?
The best time of the year to go to Budapest when flying from London depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, August is the top 1º month to fly to Budapest from London in terms of searches from our customer, followed by December and July. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, January, March and February are the months with less volume of searchs for the route London -  Budapest.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from London to Budapest?
The total flight time between London and Budapest is of around 02:28 hours on average, considering an average distance of 1,473 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
🌡️ How is the weather in Budapest compared to London?
While in London the temperatures can reach an average of 29.01 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 9.0 mm ,Budapest's temperatures can go up to 33.95 ºC during the hot season, with 6.0 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around -9.36 ºC in Budapest, compared to the -3.09 ºC average degrees reported in London. During the winter period, London can register 6.0 mm precipitation, while Budapest have an average of 3.0 mm rain level.
🛄 Which airports have flights between London and Budapest?
The main airport route flying between London and Budapest is: Heathrow (LHR) to Ferihegy (BUD). This route is covered by the following airline(s): British Airways. Iberia. Alternatively, you can find London - Budapest flights between Gatwick (LGW) to Ferihegy (BUD) with the following airline(s) flying the route: Wizz Air. Easyjet.
✈️ Which are the airlines with flights from London to Budapest?
Airlines with direct flights departing from London to Budapest are Wizz Air, Ryanair and Lot Polish Airlines.
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