Cheap flights to Budapest
Built around the banks of the River Danube, Budapest is often proclaimed one of the world’s most beautiful cities. More than four million tourists flock to this UNESCO World Heritage city every year. Whether you’re after a relaxing city spa break or you’re in Budapest for business, take some time to discover the Hungarian capital for yourself and book cheap flights to Budapest with Flybe today.
Flight frequency: Every other day
Population: 1.732 million
Overview of Budapest
Hungary’s capital is the definition of a global city. Once two citadels either side of the river, the hilly Buda and the flat Pest, it was united in 1873 and has grown to become one of Europe’s most thriving tourist destinations. Limestone hills, geothermal hot springs and its idyllic location on the blue Danube make Budapest the ideal city break. Though steeped in historical legacy, Budapest is also a modern, bustling city, with activities ranging from island sports to bustling nightlife ripe for experiencing. Take in medieval culture in old Buda during the day, then cross the 19th century Chain Bridge to cosmopolitan Pest and its coffee houses, museums and flea markets in the evening. Don’t miss out, book cheap flights to Budapest now with Flybe.
Restaurants and nightlife in Budapest
With open air bars, roof deck pubs and some of the most glamorous restaurants in Europe, Budapest has it all when it comes to the perfect night out. Although pricey, Alabárdos on Országház utca 2 aims to serve long-forgotten, authentic Hungarian dishes. After hours the city boasts hundreds of bars and nightclubs. For all night partying try the enormous Club Studio located on the mini island of Sziget in the Danube. Wherever you go you are bound to find people having fun. Even some of the thermal baths host parties with laser effects and light shows.
Shopping in Budapest
Shopping in Budapest has exploded since the end of communism in the early 90s, but look carefully and you will find some charming gems among the familiar high street names. For chic fashion, head to Pest’s Váci útca or the Paris Department Store on Andrássy Avenue. And if you love markets, you’re in for a treat at Nagy Vásárcsarnok (The Great Market Hall) where you’ll find local produce from paprika to Pálinka (cherry and apricot brandy). Budapest’s newest mall at Corvin Plaza boasts a free ice rink.
Events and attractions around Budapest
Formerly a Roman settlement, no other capital city in the world has as many thermal baths as Budapest meaning you can truly pamper yourself. First off, pick up a Budapest Card to get free public transport and free entry to seven museums and St Lukács Baths with its bubble deck and medicinal waters. The 13th Century Royal Palace on Castle Hill houses the History Museum and the Hungarian National Gallery with its extensive collection of Hungarian art. Unwind on Margaret Island, the calmest spot in the city, where no cars are allowed. Or just spend some time strolling around marvelling at the stunning medieval and baroque architecture.
Travel to and from Budapest Airport
Budapest Airport is just over 20 km from the centre of Budapest, and with fantastic rail, bus and taxi links, you can be in the city in no time.
IATA code: BUD
Name: Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport
Address: Budapest, 1185 Hungary
Telephone: +36 1 296 7000
You’ll find a huge range of parking at Budapest Airport right next to the terminal, with secure long and short stay, holiday, business and premium parking options.
You can pre-book online with us: http://parking.flybe.com
There are excellent and regular bus links between Terminal 2 and the city centre. The closest train station to the airport is Ferihegy, accessible by bus number 200E during the day and bus number 900 at night. Trains run to and from the Nyugati railway station in Budapest. Another option is the miniBUD airport shuttle service.
Train tickets are not available for purchase at Terminal 2, but you can purchase travel passes for Budapest public transport from the post office on the mezzanine level of Terminal 2A – or train tickets can be purchased from the ticket machines on the platforms.
Official Főtaxis can be reserved or hailed at the exits at Terminals 2A and 2B. Taking a taxi from Budpaest Airport to the city centre should take around 35 minutes.
Car hire at Budapest Airport includes Avis and Budget, Flybe's car hire partners. For the best price, we recommend booking your hire car in advance. Booking car hire with Avis and Budget is easy – simply add on a car hire option when you book your flights to Budapest with Flybe.
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