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About Flights to Budapest

Summary info about Budapest flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price

£9

Best Return Price

£22

Fastest flight time

2h 15m

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2 airlines
The best one-way flight price to Budapest from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £9 (London Stansted to Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl).
The best return flight price to Budapest from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £22 (London Stansted to Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl).
The fastest flight to Budapest from United Kingdom takes 2h 15m (Birmingham to Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl).
There are 2 airlines operating flights to Budapest, including Ryanair and Wizz Air.

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 £53

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO BUDAPEST FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTNovember23% cheaperFlying from London Heathrow Airport to Budapest costs on average just £114 in November
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO BUDAPEST FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTJuly34% more expensiveIt costs about £198 for flights to Budapest from London Heathrow Airport in July
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO BUDAPEST FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTJune256% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Budapest from London Heathrow Airport in June than any other month

When is the best time to fly 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.

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.



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 Oct
STN10:50London Stansted
2h 20m
BUD13:10Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
20 Oct
BUD02:35Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
2h 30m
STN05:05London Stansted
Ryanair
19 Sep
STN14:00London Stansted
2h 20m
BUD16:20Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
29 Sep
BUD09:05Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
2h 30m
STN11:35London Stansted
Ryanair
20 Sep
STN12:35London Stansted
2h 20m
BUD14:55Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
29 Sep
BUD09:05Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
2h 30m
STN11:35London Stansted
Ryanair
17 Oct
STN14:00London Stansted
2h 20m
BUD16:20Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
20 Oct
BUD02:35Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
2h 30m
STN05:05London Stansted
Ryanair
27 Sep
STN04:45London Stansted
2h 20m
BUD07:05Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
29 Sep
BUD09:05Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
2h 30m
STN11:35London Stansted
Ryanair
12 Sep
STN04:30London Stansted
2h 20m
BUD06:50Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
13 Sep
BUD02:45Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
2h 30m
STN05:15London Stansted

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
Ryanair
20 Sep
STN12:35London Stansted
2h 20m
BUD14:55Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
Ryanair
28 Sep
STN11:30London Stansted
2h 20m
BUD13:50Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
Ryanair
6 Sep
STN10:50London Stansted
2h 20m
BUD13:10Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl

Which airlines fly to Budapest?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Budapest

Which airlines fly to Budapest?

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 Flights to Budapest

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

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.


Airports near Budapest

Below you will find all the airports in Budapest along with their distance from the city centre

When arriving on a flight to Budapest at Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD), you are 25 kilometres away from the city centre.

Train

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

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

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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Popular routes to Budapest

Most frequently searched flights to Budapest along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
London to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time2h 20m
Cheapest price£23
Manchester to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time2h 35m
Cheapest price£59
Edinburgh to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time2h 30m
Cheapest price£39
Birmingham to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time2h 15m
Cheapest price£41
Bristol to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time2h 35m
Cheapest price£60
Nottingham to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time2h 30m
Cheapest price£74
Liverpool to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time2h 30m
Cheapest price£66
New York to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time15h 25m
Cheapest price£680
Glasgow to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time5h 10m
Cheapest price£88
Newcastle upon Tyne to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time5h 50m
Cheapest price£70
Leeds to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time2h 40m
Cheapest price£116
Amsterdam to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time1h 55m
Cheapest price£136
Cardiff to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time4h 55m
Cheapest price£114
Southampton to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time6h 50m
Cheapest price£211
Belfast to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time5h 05m
Cheapest price£115
Paris to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time2h 15m
Cheapest price£107
Castletown to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time4h 40m
Cheapest price£255
Bournemouth to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time2h 20m
Cheapest price£80
Doncaster to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time12h 15m
Cheapest price£102
Milan to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time17h 25m
Cheapest price£128

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.


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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.


Flights to other cities in Hungary

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