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At the crossroads of Hungary you’ll find its capital: Budapest. Actually a conglomeration of the two cities Buda and Pest, this food, culture and bathhouse capital is full of Art Nouveau architecture and romance. Experience 19th-century history on the Danube or just hang with the locals. Either way, bring your bathers and an empty stomach, because you’ll need both.
Between the Metro, bus lines and taxis, it’s super-easy to get around after flights to Budapest. Want to slow down and take in the sights? Hop on the older, slower-moving yellow trams that are still in service. But if you really want to feel the wind in your hair, roll down the windows of one of our car hire options and put the pedal to the metal.
Do your Budapest flights arrive in the morning? Great! That means you’ll have all day to check out tons of museums, from the Holocaust Memorial Centre to the Marzipan Museum.
If you land in the afternoon, check out Elizabeth Lookout, the highest peak in the city, for a perfect sunset.
If you don’t touch down until after dark, then check out the famous Chain Bridge that joins the two halves of the city, all lit up and sparkly. Then head back to hotels in Budapest to recharge.
Budapest’s most popular attraction is the Royal Palace, and for good reason. It’s full of museums, gardens and courtyards where you can explore and relax. We insist you try some local fare, like pörkölt (what most people think of as goulash or Hungarian stew) and gulyás (which is actually more of a soup). Your taste buds will thank you.
Ready to soak in the culture (and the thermal baths) of Budapest? Check out Wotif’s cheap flights to Budapest today.
If you can’t get enough of Hungary’s capital, then why not add a trip to Germany’s unofficial southern capital, which is just over an hour’s flight east? Wotif’s Munich holidays will let you extend your trip in style.
Cancellation policies vary across airlines, but many still travel to highly impacted areas. Dates may change frequently across Budapest as the situation unfolds, so it’s important for travellers to check in with their airline if they have an upcoming flight. Please visit the customer service portal to learn more about your flight policy surrounding COVID-19.
Get cheap flights to Budapest from as low as AU$870 one way or AU$1,418 roundtrip right here with Wotif. Need somewhere to stay once you get there? Relax with our price promise. Find a lower price on a hotel or package online up to 24-hours prior to check in and we'll refund the difference.
Airlines serving to Budapest are Qantas Airways, British Airways, Malindo Air, Finnair. You can choose your preferred airline and also departure/arrival times that match your needs.
Here’s an insider tip: Sunday is typically the cheapest day to fly! Looking at flight demand on Wotif in 2019, we found that flights departing on a Sunday generally had the lowest average price, closely followed by flights on a Monday. You might want to think twice about flying on a Saturday too; generally, our data showed that it had the highest average ticket price.
Guess what? Boring old Wednesday really is the best day to score the cheapest plane tickets. Looking at flight demand on Wotif in 2019, we found that flights purchased on a Wednesday had the lowest airfares on average. Booking your plane ticket on a Sunday also seems to score pretty good deals. However, airfares purchased on a Saturday generally have a higher than average ticket value, so you might want to prepare your budget if you’re booking on a weekend.
When comparing airfares booked through Wotif in 2019, our data shows October is one of the cheapest months to fly. On the other hand, the December holiday period can be one of the most expensive times to travel, with the highest average ticket price, so it’s best to get in early during peak periods.
Trying to figure out how early you should book your flight? It’s possible to start comparing international airfares on Wotif up to 12 months in advance. However, it does depend on the carrier as not all airlines release their prices that far out. According to Wotif’s 2019 flight demand trends, last minute planners can still bag a bargain with some of the cheapest airfares appearing 1-3 weeks prior to travel.
Looking for clever ways to save on your next trip? Try mixing and matching airlines and fare types. Our data tells us, travellers who booked flights on Wotif in 2019 saved close to 55% off their airfare, when their return flights consisted of two different airlines or fare types.
*According to flight demand on Wotif.com from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.
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Located in Terezvaros, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Oktogon, Hungarian State Opera House, and House of Terror. St. Stephen's Basilica and Parliament Building are also within 1 mile (2 km). Oktogon Station is only a 4-minute walk and Opera Station is 6 minutes.
We enjoyed our stay, hotel clean and tidy. About 10 minute walk from the train station. Easy to get to both side Staff knowledgeable and help
Beautiful hotel and good location. Room size and amenities good. Reception staff quite grumpy and curt. The real issue is that they turned off the air conditioning for the winter. Even with the window opened, the room was stifling hot. I am sure this saves the hotel money but it made for a very uncomfortable ...
A bit far the city centre if you need to commute every day.Shuttle bus from airport then airport bus to city okay but takes time. Even paying a cab fare takes time about 25 minutes. Handy if you need an early flight.
Situated near the airport, this luxury hotel is within 12 miles (20 km) of Nepliget, Hungarian Natural History Museum and Museum of Applied Arts. Semmelweis University and Corvin Plaza are also within 12 miles (20 km).
The Gellert Hotel has lots of character, and is in a great location overlooking the Danube and an easy walk to the major sights. The room we stayed in was large and well furnished. Service was good and the breakfast was pretty good.
this hotel sits just outside the city circle,a couple of blocks from the free trams 4 & 6 which run right round the outer circle of the city taking the public close to most of the things you want to be close to. The street appears quiet until early morning when there is a peak hour of cars and trucks ...
We booked a room with private bathroom for a one-night stay in Budapest. It was very cheap considering that we stayed over the weekend (Saturday night) and close to Christmas as well. The room was small, and the fit-out was cheap, but it was very comfortable and clean. The hotel is quite close to ...
The staff we encountered were extremely helpful. One even made a concerted effort to find a chiropractor for my wife. The room was spacious and comfortable and the hotel itself was convenient to the main city/tourist area by foot. I'm not sure why the door of reception was always closed, requiring ...
Lovely staff, great atmosphere. We were meant to stay in the hostel and due to a slight mess up with our booking we were put up into one of their apartments. Looked after very well considering the mess up. Very inviting place to stay.
Located in Jozsefvaros, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Semmelweis University and Hungarian National Museum. Great Market Hall and Vaci Street are also within 15 minutes. Corvin-negyed Station is only a 3-minute walk and Kalvin ter Station is 6 minutes.
This family-friendly Budapest hotel is located in the suburbs, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Aquaworld Budapest, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Hungarian Railway Museum and Margaret Island Park. Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden and Aquarena are also within 9 miles (15 km).
Located in Inner City Budapest, this romantic apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Eotvos Lorand University and Vaci Street. Great Market Hall and Hungarian National Museum are also within 10 minutes. Kalvin ter Station and Ferenciek Square Station are within a 5-minute walk.
Very comfortable hotel conveniently located. Had a lovely view of Chain bridge and part of Budapest, brilliant night view. Front desk staff extremely helpful, concierge staff I thought a bit lacking in courteous customer service.
^Savings based on all package bookings made with Flight + Hotel on Wotif.com from , as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.