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About Flights to Budapest

Summary info about Budapest flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price

$149

Best Round-Trip Price

$344

Fastest flight time

15h 15m
The best one-way flight price to Budapest from United States in the last 72 hours is $149 (New York John F Kennedy Intl to Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl).
The best round-trip flight price to Budapest from United States in the last 72 hours is $344 (New York John F Kennedy Intl to Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl).
The fastest flight to Budapest from United States takes 15h 15m (New York John F Kennedy Intl to Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl).

Budapest flights insights and trends

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What is the cheapest month to fly to Budapest?

The cheapest month to fly to Budapest from United States is in January. Flight prices, which tend to average around $567, are often lower during this time because this is during the off-season. The month of October is another great option to travel to Budapest, with average flight prices from United States averaging around $572.

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

The cheapest day to depart on your flight to Budapest is on a Wednesday when prices can be found for as low as $657. This is often the case because there is less demand to fly during this day of the week. Flights from United States to Budapest on a Saturday will generally be more expensive and average around $775. 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?

At noon is the cheapest time of day to fly from United States to Budapest when you can find flight prices for as low as $643. Flying to Budapest at noon is an ideal time because this is during off-peak travel hours. Flights in the afternoon are often more expensive with an average ticket price of $745.

How long does it take to fly to Budapest?

If you’re flying from a popular airport in United States, such as Los Angeles or San Francisco, and flying into the most popular airport in Budapest (Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl), then you can expect flight times to average 14h 20m and 16h 05m, respectively.

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

In general, most travelers find the cheapest time to book a flight to Budapest is about 58 days prior to their departure date when tickets on average are $704.

Cheapest flights to Budapest airports

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CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Los Angeles TO Budapest

Los Angeles (LAX) to Budapest (BUD)

Typically, flights to Budapest from Los Angeles are cheaper when flying from Los Angeles to Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl, which has an average price of $816

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO BUDAPEST FROM LOS ANGELESFebruary24% cheaperFlying from Los Angeles to Budapest costs on average just $624 in February
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO BUDAPEST FROM LOS ANGELESJuly57% more expensiveIt costs about $1,284 for flights to Budapest from Los Angeles in July
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO BUDAPEST FROM LOS ANGELESJune339% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Budapest from Los Angeles in June than any other month

Frequently asked questions about flying to Budapest

Gellért Hegy is known in Budapest for its amazing views and rigorous terrain. Locals and tourists enjoy making their way up the mountains when temperatures are mild and there is less chance of precipitation. Hiking in the area is often enjoyed most when the weather begins warming up and the chance for rain is low. Considering this, it would be recommended to fly to Budapest during May, June, and July to take advantage of the warmer weather and go for a hike. If you’re looking to do your hiking in warmer conditions, consider planning your flight to Budapest for May, June, and July. Parks like Obuda Island are popular hot spots in those months.

Miskolc Airport can be an alternative airport used for travel to Budapest.



Budapest flight deals found on momondo

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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?

Lufthansa, Delta, LOT and KLM are the most popular airlines that fly from United States to Budapest on a routine basis, according to our data. You should be able to find flights to Budapest with these airlines and other airlines flying from United States.

Emirates Flights to Budapest

Emirates operates around 12 flights into Budapest in any given week. The most common departure point for these flights was from Dubai Intl, with the best round-trip Emirates deal found being $1,154 (San Francisco to Budapest). Users have rated Emirates 8.4/10 in over 129 reviews on momondo.

Qatar Airways Flights to Budapest

$790 is the best round-trip Qatar Airways deal to Budapest found on momondo in the last few days. The deal departed from Los Angeles. Qatar Airways has 7 flights to Budapest most weeks, with prices varying by availability. 334 momondo users have reviewed Qatar Airways, scoring the airline a 7.9/10 on average.


Airports near Budapest

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

Budapest Airport (BUD)

Known by various names such as Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, or Budapest Ferihegy International Airport or just Ferihegy, BUD is about 10 miles from Budapest. Here are some of the transportation options from the airport to the city center.

Public transportation

A few of the local city bus routes pass through the airport. Bus route #100E provides a direct link between the airport and city center. Buses run between 5.00 a.m. – 12.30 a.m. and drop passengers to Deák Ferenc tér in Budapest. One-way fare for this route is 900 HUF. Bus route #200E runs between Terminal 2 and the Kőbánya-Kispest metro terminal (metro line M3). From here you can take the M3 metro towards Újpest Központ to reach the city center. One-way fare on this route is 350 HUF for the bus and another 350 HUF for the metro. Tickets can be purchased from several BKK customer service points, newsagents, the post office located on the mezzanine level of Terminal 2A, or from the ticket machines at the bus stop. You can also buy a ticket on-board from the bus driver for 450 HUF. Since this journey involves a transfer, you may want to look at purchasing a Transfer Ticket for 530 HUF. The total journey time is approximately 40 minutes.

Airport shuttles

miniBUD is the official airport shuttle service provider for Budapest Airport. One-way fares start at approximately 2,200 HUF per person. The journey time from the airport to the city center depends on the destination of various passengers, hence it may not be the fastest option for reaching the city.

Taxis

Főtaxi is the official taxi company that transports passengers between the terminals and Budapest. You can reserve a taxi at the Főtaxi booths located at the exits at Terminals 2A and 2B. Fares start at a base fee of 450 HUF, followed by 280 HUF per kilometer and a waiting charge of 70 HUF per hour. A ride to the city center will typically cost around 6,500 HUF – 8,000 HUF and take 30 – 40 minutes depending on traffic.

Car rentals

Most of the major car rental companies have a presence at Budapest Airport. You can also look for deals on car rentals with momondo.


Popular routes to Budapest

Most frequently searched flights to Budapest along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Tel Aviv to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time3h 30m
Cheapest price$98
New York to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time10h 50m
Cheapest price$344
Miami to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time15h 35m
Cheapest price$461
Boston to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time14h 20m
Cheapest price$393
Los Angeles to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time16h 05m
Cheapest price$540
Washington, D.C. to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time11h 05m
Cheapest price$541
Chicago to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time11h 35m
Cheapest price$501
Dallas to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time14h 30m
Cheapest price$720
Fort Lauderdale to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time16h 10m
Cheapest price$433
San Francisco to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time16h 05m
Cheapest price$745
Seattle to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time13h 05m
Cheapest price$766
Houston to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time15h 50m
Cheapest price$738
Atlanta to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time11h 50m
Cheapest price$624
San Diego to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time14h 20m
Cheapest price$768
Denver to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time12h 10m
Cheapest price$829
San Jose to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time19h 05m
Cheapest price$834
Philadelphia to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time13h 11m
Cheapest price$644
Copenhagen to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time1h 45m
Cheapest price$59
Charlotte to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time11h 40m
Cheapest price$635
Detroit to Budapest Flights
Fastest flight time13h 25m
Cheapest price$635

How to travel around Budapest

Budapest’s vibrant neighborhoods, historic architecture, and pedestrian-friendly streets are best explored on foot. An added advantage is that many of the popular tourist attractions are within a short walk from each other. If you do not wish to walk everywhere, you can use the efficient and extensive public transport system. As far as possible, avoid driving in the city, as parking is scarce and several one-way streets make navigation quite tedious.

Public Transportation

The BKK operated public transport network consists of over 200 bus routes, 4 metro lines, and several tram lines. A single ticket on most of the bus routes and all trams and metro lines costs 350 HUF. A transfer ticket which allows 1 transfer costs 530 HUF. You can also purchase a 24-hour Budapest travelcard for 1,650 HUF and enjoy unlimited day long travel on buses, trams, and the metro. There is a scheduled boat service on the Danube river from spring through fall. One-way boat fares are 750 HUF. Use the Funicular service to travel up to Castle Hill from Clark Adam Square. The fare is 1,100 HUF for a single ride and 1,700 HUF for a return ticket.

Taxis

Taxis are easily available throughout the city. Official taxis bear a yellow license plate, a yellow taxi sign and an ID badge on the dashboard.

Biking

Budapest offers close to 100 miles of designated cycling pathways and the city’s official bike-share program is called BuBi (short for Budapest Bicycle). Visitors can buy a 24-hour ticket for 500 HUF and enjoy access to over 1,300 bikes across 100 plus bike stations in the city. Each ride should not exceed more than 30 minutes.


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Best things to do and see in Budapest

Things to do and places of interest in Budapest

A city that dates back to the Old Stone Age, Budapest is steeped in history, and offers a range of sights and attractions. Architecturally, the city is a treasure trove with Roman, Neo-Gothic, Renaissance and Ottoman styles on display. Culturally, you will discover something new in the food, drinks, and round the year line-up of festivals. The scores of thermal baths are reason enough for a dedicated trip for wellness and relaxation. With so much to see and do here, it is quite likely that you may want to travel to Budapest more than just once!

  • Head to the historic Castle Hill District to check out Buda Castle, as well as other monuments such as the Neo-Gothic structure of Halászbástya (Fisherman’s Bastion), the Magyar Nemzeti Galéria (Hungarian National Gallery), and the Romanesque-style Matthias Church. Also visit Museum of Music History and Museum of Telephony while exploring Castle Hill.
  • Visit other popular tourist attractions such as the Hungarian Parliament Building, the Hungarian State Opera House, the Dohány Street Synagogue (also known as the Great Synagogue), St. Stephen’s Basilica, and Hosök tere (Heroes Square).
  • Book a walking tour for a full picture of Hungarian culture, including food and sights.
  • Stroll through Memento Park and see more than 40 statues and plaques of famous leaders like Marx, Lenin and others.
  • Wander along Andrassy Avenue, a mile long Parisian-style boulevard and browse through the quaint shops, cafés and restaurants in the area.
  • Walk across the 380-meter-long Széchenyi Chain Bridge, the first permanent stone bridge that spans Danube river connecting Pest and Buda.

Tips and tricks for visiting Budapest

Invest in a Budapest Card

Earn significant discounts and savings, a few free tours, and unlimited usage of all public transport when you buy a Budapest Card. The card comes with a validity of 24-hours, 48-hours or 72-hours and costs between 6,000 HUF – 11,600 HUF depending on the duration you choose.

Don’t miss the thermal baths

The fürdoks (thermal baths) in Budapest are open all year round. A soak in one of the baths is a quintessential Budapest experience. With over 100 thermal springs, various baths around the city cater to different tastes, from relaxation to cures for illnesses. Check out the 1913-built Széchenyi Spa and Swimming Pool, one of the largest bathing complexes in Europe. Széchenyi offers 18 pools of medicinal natural hot spring waters. Visit the Gellért Spa for its grand Art Nouveau architecture, and Art Deco details. History buffs will appreciate the Király Bath that dates back to the Middle Ages, or the 16th-century dated Rudas Bath. Don’t forget to pack a swimsuit when you visit Budapest!


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