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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Budapest (BUD)
Typically, flights to Budapest from London are cheaper when flying from London Stansted to Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl, which has an average price of £53
|CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO BUDAPEST FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT||November||23% cheaper||Flying from London Heathrow Airport to Budapest costs on average just £114 in November|
|MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO BUDAPEST FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT||July||34% more expensive||It costs about £198 for flights to Budapest from London Heathrow Airport in July|
|MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO BUDAPEST FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT||June||256% more users visited||More momondo users searched in flights to Budapest from London Heathrow Airport in June than any other month|
The best time to travel to Budapest depends on your preferences. If you want the city all to yourself and still enjoy pleasant temperatures, then March to May and September to November will give you just that. Budapest is known for a relatively mild climate, with the higher temperatures seen from July to August, which averages 21 degrees Celsius. The low temperatures in January, however, do fall just below the freezing mark. The summer season brings a flood of tourists into the area, so you will notice that flights to Budapest tend to increase in cost, and hotels book fast. Year-round you will have your choice of fun festivals that give you an authentic Budapest experience. Need an excuse to travel in February? The Carnival in February offers a plethora of donuts and coffee and is the area’s highest consumption period for this popular breakfast treat.
If you aren’t able to travel to Budapest during the month of November, then flying in October is also cheap. Prices for this month can be found on momondo for an average of £48.
You are more likely to see cheaper flights to Budapest from United Kingdom when booking 36 days ahead of your departure date. In general, you can expect to find flights to Budapest for around £66 when searching 36 days out. Don’t hesitate to check prices now though, because momondo users recently found tickets for as low as £22.
The cheapest day to depart from United Kingdom to Budapest is on a Sunday when prices can be found for as low as £48. Flights from United Kingdom to Budapest on a Friday will generally be more expensive and average around £102. Keep in mind that these prices on both days could fluctuate depending on the season and the demand.
Our most recent data shows that the best time of day to fly to Budapest is at midday. Flights from United Kingdom to Budapest during this time can be as low as £49. If you have a flexible travel schedule, then try to avoid flying in the evening when prices are £85 on average. Flights to Budapest from United Kingdom in the evening are generally more expensive because this time of day is more convenient for travellers’ schedules.
During the warmer months, hikers around the Budapest area find that parks like Nepliget are the best for taking long walks with their families and/or pets. Those looking for this type of experience are likely best suited to fly to Budapest in May, June, or July.
Those flying to Budapest could potentially find better pricing at Miskolc Airport (92 mi from Budapest city centre), depending on the month and departure airport.
There may be other airlines that fly to Budapest from United Kingdom, but the most popular among our users are Ryanair, Wizz Air, British Airways and Jet2. These airlines should offer flights to Budapest on a routine basis if you’re flying from one of the more popular airports in United Kingdom.
Jet2 operates around 2 flights into Budapest in any given week. The most common departure point for these flights was from Manchester, with the best round-trip Jet2 deal found being £61 (Birmingham to Budapest). Users have rated Jet2 8.8/10 in over 5 reviews on momondo.
SWISS flights to Budapest can start from as low as £133 (round-trip, from London Heathrow, found in the last 72 hours). Over 18 flights that SWISS operates to Budapest in a normal week, prices can vary significantly. The most popular SWISS flight to Budapest is from Zurich. SWISS has been rated 8.4/10 by momondo users, in 138 reviews.
When arriving on a flight to Budapest at Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD), you are 25 kilometres away from the city centre.
The Ferihegy Train Station is reached by Bus 200E at the fifth stop, which is approximately 8 minutes away. Take the bus from Airport Terminal 2 to Western Train Station, Nyugati Palyaudvar. The train takes less than 30 minutes. A single ticket usually costs €1.45 but since you will need a transfer, a transfer ticket (for both train and bus) will cost €1.70 Euros.
Bus 200E takes you from Terminal 2 into M3 metro known as Kobanya-Kispest Metro Station. It takes approximately 30 minutes, and you can travel from there into the city centre on the M3 blue line. Bus 200E runs 4:00 am – 11:00 pm every 7 – 8 minutes in the day, and every 15 – 20 minutes at night from 11:00 pm to 12:21 am. Night service goes through the South Pest Bus Garage instead of the metro terminal. Departures from Terminal 2 at night let you change to night Bus 914, 914A, and 950 and 950A to take you to the city centre. Night buses leave every 5 – 15 minutes. Late night services are available on Bus 900, which travels from Terminal 2 into the bus garage. You must get off at the Bajcsy-Zsilinkszky Stop in District V and change to a night Bus 950 or 950A to get to the downtown area.
Taxis are the fastest and easiest way into the city centre, but they are also the most expensive. Taxis are available at Terminal 2 with a Fotaxi logo on them. The trip costs €20 – €22 Euros, and you can share with other travellers.
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Budapest transportation options are quite confusing at first, but there are several ways to get around. Most of the attractions in the city centre are within walking distance, so you will only need public transportation if you are leaving the centre.
The city has 3 subway lines M1-M3, while M4 is currently under construction. All three meet at Deak Ferenc ter in the city centre. Metro services are free for Europeans over the age of 65.
The extensive above-ground trams are helpful for getting around Budapest. The two that most tourists will take are 4 and 6, which loop around the roads of Budapest city centre.
The blue-coloured bus number 5-298 and marked with an E means that it is an end bus, while the shorter lines have an A. Bus 200E connects to the airport, but most tourists prefer 7-7A-107, Bus 86, 16, 16A, and 116, because they stop at most of the tourist destinations.
Electrical lines power the trolleys, and the Trolley 70 departs from the south side of Kossuth Square. It goes through the city centre and stops at the city park.
Budapest has plenty of attractions, but if you have a limited itinerary, you must try to include the following first:
Avoid Taxi Scams
New taxi regulations are in effect as of 2013, but there are some taxi cabs trying to charge tariffs. Look for a licensed taxi only, which is yellow with a sign on the roof. Do not take unmarked taxi cabs.
Avoid the Tourist Hotspot Restaurants
Eat locally. Some of the tourist-specific restaurants have overpriced food.
Exchange your currency at an OTP bank or at a local exchange bureau in Budapest.Hungarian Forint converts at approximately 300 for every pound (as of 1st March, 2017). Be cautious when you pay, because you may accidentally mistake a 10,000 note for a 1,000 note.
The safest neighbourhoods to explore at night are Castle District, District V and VI, and some parts of District VII as well as Grand Boulevard.
Know the Local Phone Numbers
To call the police, you must dial 107. You can reach an English hotline for tourists on 438 8080.
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