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Summary info about Budapest flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price

£21

Best Round-Trip Price

£30

Fastest flight time

2h 25m

Operated By

2 airlines
The best one-way flight price to Budapest from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £21 (London Luton to Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl).
The best round-trip flight price to Budapest from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £30 (Belfast Intl to Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl).
The fastest flight to Budapest from United Kingdom takes 2h 25m (London Stansted to Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl).
There are 2 airlines operating flights to Budapest, including Ryanair and Wizz Air.

Budapest flights insights and trends

Explore insights for your Budapest flight to craft the best travel plan

What is the cheapest month to fly to Budapest?

If you aren’t able to travel to Budapest during the month of January, then flying in March is also cheap. Prices for this month can be found on momondo for an average of £79.

What is the absolute cheapest flight to Budapest?

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What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Budapest?

The cheapest day to depart from United Kingdom to Budapest is on a Monday when prices can be found for as low as £101. Flights from United Kingdom to Budapest on a Friday will generally be more expensive and average around £142. Keep in mind that these prices on both days could fluctuate depending on the season and the demand.

What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to Budapest?

Our most recent data shows that the best time of day to fly to Budapest is in the afternoon. Flights from United Kingdom to Budapest during this time can be as low as £118. If you have a flexible travel schedule, then try to avoid flying at midday when prices are £131 on average. Flights to Budapest from United Kingdom at midday are generally more expensive because this time of day is more convenient for travellers’ schedules.

How long does it take to fly to Budapest?

Flight times from United Kingdom to Budapest vary, but if you’re flying out of London Heathrow and flying into Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl (one of the most popular routes), then the duration is 2h 30m on average. Another popular route from United Kingdom to Budapest is flying from Manchester to Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl, which will take roughly 2h 35m. Keep in mind that layovers or delays could extend your travel time.

How far in advance should I book a flight to Budapest?

You are more likely to see cheaper flights to Budapest from United Kingdom when booking 48 days ahead of your departure date. In general, you can expect to find flights to Budapest for around £113 when searching 48 days out. Don’t hesitate to check prices now though, because momondo users recently found tickets for as low as £80.

Cheapest flights to Budapest airports

Find the cheapest flights to these Budapest airports from your nearest city or airport
London Heathrow Airport
Budapest

CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM London TO Budapest

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 £113

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO BUDAPEST FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTJanuary38% cheaperFlying from London Heathrow Airport to Budapest costs on average just £126 in January
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO BUDAPEST FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTJuly21% more expensiveIt costs about £242 for flights to Budapest from London Heathrow Airport in July
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO BUDAPEST FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTAugust239% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Budapest from London Heathrow Airport in August than any other month

Frequently asked questions about flying to Budapest

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.

When did momondo last update prices for flights to Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl Airport?

Prices for flights to Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl Airport are updated daily.

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How old do you have to be to fly to Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl Airport?

The minimum age a child must be to fly alone is five but airlines that offer an unaccompanied minor (UNMR) service will have their own age restrictions, including rules around flight length, timings, and stopovers. We always recommend checking with the individual airline you are booking with to travel to Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl Airport.

What documentation or ID do you need to fly to Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl Airport?

The required travel and health documents for your Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl Airport trip may vary depending on your itinerary and personal circumstances. As a general rule, you should carry multiple documents, including a national ID card or driver's license and a passport valid for six months after your intended arrival at Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl Airport. We recommend that you seek guidance from your airline or a reliable third party such as IATA.


Budapest flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United Kingdom to Budapest found recently by users on momondo
Ryanair
18 Apr
BFS08:30Belfast Intl
2h 55m
BUD12:25Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
25 Apr
BUD06:00Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
3h 05m
BFS08:05Belfast Intl
Ryanair
23 Apr
STN15:15London Stansted
2h 25m
BUD18:40Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
24 Apr
BUD21:50Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
2h 35m
STN23:25London Stansted
Ryanair
27 Apr
STN20:30London Stansted
2h 25m
BUD23:55Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
30 Apr
BUD21:50Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
2h 35m
STN23:25London Stansted
Wizz Air
27 Apr
LTN19:50London Luton
2h 30m
BUD23:20Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
30 Apr
BUD06:05Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
2h 40m
LTN07:45London Luton
Wizz Air
23 Apr
LTN19:50London Luton
2h 30m
BUD23:20Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
15 May
BUD06:05Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
2h 45m
LTN07:50London Luton
Wizz Air
14 May
LTN08:30London Luton
2h 30m
BUD12:00Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
24 May
BUD06:05Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
2h 45m
LTN07:50London Luton

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Budapest

If you're looking for one-way flights from United Kingdom to Budapest, view some of our deals below provided by Ryanair and Wizz Air
Wizz Air
16 Apr
LTN15:30London Luton
2h 30m
BUD19:00Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
Ryanair
20 Apr
STN20:30London Stansted
2h 25m
BUD23:55Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
Wizz Air
17 Apr
LTN19:50London Luton
2h 30m
BUD23:20Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl

How to travel around Budapest

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.

Subway

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.

Trams

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.

Buses

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.

Trolley

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.


Best things to do and see in Budapest

Things to do and places of interest in Budapest

Budapest has plenty of attractions, but if you have a limited itinerary, you must try to include the following first:

  • Buda Castle District, where you will see the Royal Palace, Fishermen’s Bastion, and a few museums.
  • Chain Bridge runs across the Danube river and connects two city components.
  • St. Stephen’s Basilica where you will see the third largest church in the country.
  • Walk on Andrassy Avenue, which is a 2 kilometre-long Parisian-style boulevard.
  • Stop in at the Opera House to catch a show or the House of Terror Museum.
  • Book a personal walking tour for a full picture of the Hungarian culture, including food and sights.
  • Stop by one of the famous spas, like Szechenyi Bath for a mineral spring experience.
  • At the National Opera House, you can watch folk dancing or catch a Hungarian music concert.
  • Visit Memento Park where you will see more than 40 statues, busts, and plaques of famous leaders like Marx, Lenin, and others.
  • Visit the Parliament, which was created in 1902 and has 691 different rooms.
  • Visit the Aquincum, a Roman town in Hungary built in 100 AD.
  • Walk through the Kerepesi Cemetery, which has more than 3,000 graves and was built in 1847.

Tips and tricks for visiting Budapest

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 Money

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.

Night Exploration

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.


Why use momondo?

Why should I use momondo to find a flight deal to Budapest?

Finding the right flight to Budapest is quick and easy when you have a range of options in front of you, from reputable agents and recognisable airlines. These options can then be filtered down to find the best fit. That is what momondo does. We make finding flights to Budapest quick and easy, saving you time and money.

Can I find flights to Budapest with flexible booking policies on momondo?

momondo does allow users to show only those flights to Budapest which offer a flexible booking policy as well as other useful filters and features.

How can momondo help me find flights to Budapest?

momondo provides multiple filters to help you find the best flight to Budapest. Filter by price, airline, airport, cabin, aircraft, payment method, number of stops and more.

I’m not ready to book a flight to Budapest right now. Can momondo alert me if prices change?

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