Hungary's capital Budapest is actually two cities joined, Buda and Pest. Buda is the area on the western side of the River Danube and Pest is the area in the river's eastern side. Its picturesque scenery and impressive architecture have earned it the nickname "The Paris of the East" and a place on the UNESCO World Heritage List (specifically for buildings along the Danube, Andrassy Avenue and the Castle Quarter). Budapest is a lively, bustling city with lots for visitors to explore, including nearly two thousand years of history. Flights to Budapest are a gateway to excellent live music, food, culture and nightlife.
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Things to do and places to visit in Budapest
Passengers on a flight to Budapest will be spoilt for choice. A long and storied history meets a modern sensibility in a city that loves to party. Days can be spent simply wandering the streets and marveling at the architecture but it's also well worth going inside a few. There are fantastic museums and elaborate churches in spades. It's not all about the past, though. There are excellent bars and restaurants to try out, too.
When visiting Budapest, be sure to:
Go to the Citadella to see a stunning panorama view of the city
Cross the Danube on the Chain Bridge (beautifully lit up at night)
See the Parliament Building, which is Europe's biggest
Shop at the three-floor Great Market Hall
Explore the imposing Royal Palace
Visit the Rock Church – created from natural caves
Meet the great and the good of Hungarian history (in statue form) in Heroes Square
Enjoy the views from the Fisherman's Bastion
See the Communist monuments of Memento Park
Admire the colorful decoration of St. Matthias Church
Relax and unwind at the Szechenyi thermal baths
See a show at the luxurious Budapest Opera House
Learn about the brutal Nazi and Communist regimes at the House of Terror
Airports in Budapest
The city is served by Budapest Ferenc Liszt Aiport which is named after the classical composer, one of Hungary's biggest celebrities. It is the biggest airport in Hungary and is just a short distance outside of the city. Flights to Budapest arrive from all over the world but primarily from Europe.
Budapest Ferenc Liszt Aiport is located around 16km southeast of the city center.
The 200E bus services runs between the airport and the Kobanya-Kispest metro station. From there, the M3 metro line goes into the city center. It is also possible to make the journey by minibus or taxi.
Frequently asked questions about flights to Budapest
How can I find cheap flights to Budapest on eDreams?
At eDreams you will find flights from $9 to Budapest. Thanks to the combination of various technologies, machine learning algorithms and real user searches on our platform, you will be able to choose between the different options that best suit your needs when you have to fly to Budapest.
Which airlines fly to Budapest?
Airlines flying direct from the US to Budapest include:
Ukraine Intl Airlines, with flights from New York, null and from null, for example.
TAP Portugal also operates numerous flights, some of them originating from Chicago, Miami and Newark - Nj.
Lot Polish Airlines, with flights from New York to Budapest and Chicago and also from Los Angeles.
Airlines with indirect flights to Budapest include:
Ukraine Intl Airlines, which flies from New York, null or null.
TAP Portugal, with flights from Chicago and Cedar Rapids, IA, as well as from Newark - Nj.
Turkish Airlines, with flights from New Orleans, Boston and also Chicago.
How long before a flight to Budapest should I be at the airport?
If you want to be on time for your flight to Budapest, you should get to the airport at least two to three hours in advance. Check-ins, security controls, customs, and boarding the airplane can take some time. At eDreams, you can find the best deals for flights to Budapest departing from over 226 cities and choose from a variety of services that will improve your time at the airport and guarantee a much better travel experience, such as priority boarding and additional luggage. For more convenience, when booking your flight to Budapest with eDreams you can also add insurance or opt for a refundable fare and have a problem-free trip!
What is the name of Budapest’s airport?
Budapest is served by 1 airport[s]. Ferihegy operates flights towards both domestic and international destinations within 226 cities, such as Tel Aviv, London and Prague, 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 is the trip from the airport to Budapest’s city centre?
Public transport: The price for the trip is about 0.87 USD per person. Taxi: If you have more budget and prefer to take a taxi from Ferihegy , the average price for the ride to Budapest centre is around 2.47 USD per km. Car: For more convenience and freedom during your stay, eDreams 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.
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.
However, if you prefer colder temperatures, make sure you visit Budapest during January, December or 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.