Airports in Budapest
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Ferenc Liszt International (BUD): 18 mi from city centre
Flights to Budapest: practical information
Cheap airlines to Budapest
Budapest is easily accessible from around the world and especially from anywhere in Europe. British Airways flies three times daily from Heathrow and twice daily from Gatwick. More and more low cost airlines are making Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD) a choice destination for their passengers.
When to book cheap flights and cheap tickets to Budapest
While Budapest is most popular in the summer, the heat can be overwhelming and the city's great thermal baths are no fun when it already steaming hot out.
- Peak season: July and August.
- Low season: Mid-December to February when the weather can be very cold.
Direct flights to Budapest from London take around 2h 35min.
Experience Budapest: what to do, what to see
Budapest offers some of the best of the remaining grandeur of a century past while still offering a fresh and energetic party scene every night of the week. Learn the name of a Hungarian King, sip on pálinka and learn how to say Jó étvágyat! Bet you didn't know there was so much to do while on holidays in Budapest now did you?
Essentials in Budapest
Heroes' Square: Hungarian history lives in this large central square. It has become a major site and attraction for every visitor in Budapest. The square is surrounded as well by two of Budapest’s best art galleries, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Palace of Art.
Szechenyi Thermal Baths: Thermal baths are essential to any visit to Budapest. Szechenyi is one of the larger ones and it is arguably the most beautiful. It was built in 1881 on top of a thermal spring that still feeds the pools today.
Statue Park: A collection of Communist statues have found new homes in a park outside of the city centre. Many of them were destroyed but a Hungarian group saved some to preserve an important part of Hungarian and European history at this open-air museum. A bit far removed from the city centre, consider using your Budapest car hire to visit.
Find more information on budapestinfo.hu.
Accommodations in Budapest
Budapest is a main-stay for many travellers, leisure and business alike. Because of Budapest’s popularity in the summertime however, it is strongly recommended to book hotels in Budapest far in advance.