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Cheapest flights to Budapest airports

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CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Manchester TO Budapest

Nottingham (EMA) to Budapest (BUD)

Typically, flights to Budapest from Manchester are cheaper when flying from Nottingham East Midlands to Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl, which has an average price of £109

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO BUDAPEST FROM MANCHESTERJanuary20% cheaperFlying from Manchester to Budapest costs on average just £98 in January
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO BUDAPEST FROM MANCHESTERJuly14% more expensiveIt costs about £140 for flights to Budapest from Manchester in July
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO BUDAPEST FROM MANCHESTERSeptember348% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Budapest from Manchester in September 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.

  • What is the cheapest month to fly to Budapest?

    If you aren\u2019t 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 £72.

  • 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 60 days ahead of your departure date. In general, you can expect to find flights to Budapest for around £92 when searching 60 days out. Don’t hesitate to check prices now though, because momondo users recently found tickets for as low as £9.

  • 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 £80. Flights from United Kingdom to Budapest on a Friday will generally be more expensive and average around £115. 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 £86. If you have a flexible travel schedule, then try to avoid flying at midday when prices are £116 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.

  • Is there a good place to hike near Budapest?

    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.

  • Is there an alternative airport near Budapest?

    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.


Can I fly to Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl from United Kingdom right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from United Kingdom to Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl

Most visitors from United Kingdom need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from United Kingdom must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from United Kingdom are not required to quarantine after entering Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl.

Documents
Travel Authorization Form - Not applicable for Hungarian citizens, Travelers entitled for permanent residence in Hungary and Travellers who have a valid residence permit issued by the Aliens Police Authority. Relevant documents must be presented.


Can I fly back to United Kingdom from Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl?

Returning to United Kingdom from Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to United Kingdom.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl are not required to quarantine after entering United Kingdom.

If you are planning to travel to Budapest at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.

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
31 Oct
STN04:30London Stansted
2h 20m
BUD06:50Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
5 Nov
BUD17:30Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
2h 35m
STN20:05London Stansted
Wizz Air
9 Nov
LTN03:35London Luton
2h 30m
BUD06:05Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
16 Nov
BUD01:15Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
2h 40m
LTN03:55London Luton
Multiple Airlines
20 Nov
EDI11:15Edinburgh Turnhouse
2h 50m
BUD14:05Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
23 Nov
BUD12:00Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
3h 10m
EDI15:10Edinburgh Turnhouse
Ryanair
28 Oct
STN10:55London Stansted
2h 20m
BUD13:15Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
6 Nov
BUD17:30Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
2h 35m
STN20:05London Stansted
Wizz Air
15 Nov
LTN16:50London Luton
2h 35m
BUD19:25Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
18 Nov
BUD01:15Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
2h 40m
LTN03:55London Luton
Ryanair
30 Oct
STN03:15London Stansted
2h 20m
BUD05:35Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
13 Nov
BUD02:40Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
2h 35m
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
30 Oct
STN03:15London Stansted
2h 20m
BUD05:35Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
Wizz Air
17 Nov
LTN03:35London Luton
2h 30m
BUD06:05Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
Ryanair
27 Oct
STN04:30London Stansted
2h 20m
BUD06:50Budapest 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, easyJet and British Airways. 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.


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£9
Nottingham to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time2h 30m
Cheapest price£13
Bournemouth to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time2h 50m
Cheapest price£15
Edinburgh to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time2h 40m
Cheapest price£15
Bristol to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time2h 30m
Cheapest price£18
Birmingham to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time2h 30m
Cheapest price£18
Manchester to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time2h 35m
Cheapest price£31
Liverpool to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time2h 40m
Cheapest price£42
Leeds to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time2h 45m
Cheapest price£61
Newcastle upon Tyne to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time4h 40m
Cheapest price£63
Glasgow to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time14h 15m
Cheapest price£65
Doncaster to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time9h 35m
Cheapest price£94
Aberdeen to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time15h 10m
Cheapest price£99
Belfast to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time4h 40m
Cheapest price£105
Cardiff to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time22h 40m
Cheapest price£145
Grimsby to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time4h 55m
Cheapest price£174
Darlington to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time26h 20m
Cheapest price£180
Southampton to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time10h 00m
Cheapest price£251
Exeter to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time12h 30m
Cheapest price£322

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.


Visa requirements for visiting Budapest

UK Nationals

UK citizens must have a passport, but no visa is required for up to 90 days. Passport endorsed British Citizens, European Communities, British Dependent Territories Citizens or British Subjects only need a passport.

For foreign nationals, please check the Visit Budapest website.


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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.


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