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Flights to Budapest in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 6% potential price rise
Cheapest inJanuaryBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price£110Average for round-trip flights in June 2021
Round-trip from£13From London to Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl

COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to Budapest right now?

Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Budapest along with the rest of Hungary. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Hungary has restricted the entry of all travellers except for Hungarian nationals Hungarian residents who are nationals of another EEA member state or Switzerland and who have a permanent residence card issued by Hungary may still enter the country.. If you are looking to book a trip to Budapest and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about travelling during COVID-19.

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Cheapest prices for Budapest flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Budapest found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Budapest is currently January; with August being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to Budapest?

Average Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
£59 - £150
3 - 28 °C
23 - 85 mm

Peak Season:

The city is hot and crowded in July and August, making cheap flights to Budapest very hard to come by without some forward planning and booking your flight tickets early. The lake region is also mobbed with tourists so it can be better to visit outside of the peak of Summer to get the most out of your holiday.

If you’re flying just for the Sziget Festival then make sure to book your flights to Budapest as early as you possibly can as the prices will skyrocket as the dates approach. A great time to visit is Spring and Autumn time, as the weather is still lovely but there are far fewer crowds. You’ll also find cheap flights to Budapest then as well as cheaper accommodation.

Off Season:

It starts to get a lot colder around the middle of December and a lot of tourist attractions and museums close for the season. Unless you’re a fan of cold weather, avoid booking flights to Budapest during December and February as the temperature averages around -6°C and 0°C. You’ll find the cheapest flights to Budapest then though, and if you like the cold then it can be the perfect time to secure your flight tickets.

When is the best time to book a flight to Budapest?

If you are hoping to visit in August for the Sziget Festival you will need to book your flights to Budapest well in advance to secure the cheapest flight tickets. The Ballet Festival also takes place then too, making the cost of your flight tickets more expensive without some early planning. You can book your flights to Budapest with less notice if you are planning to visit outside of the peak summer times, with October and November providing cheap flight tickets.

Try to get a window seat on the right hand side of the plane and you’ll be greeted with stunning views of Budapest as you approach the city. Not all airlines offer the spectacular views so it can be a bit of a gamble but ensuring you’re on the right means you have the best chance.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Budapest?

The cheapest flights to Budapest are usually found when departing on a Monday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Friday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Budapest?

To get the best value, try booking a flight in the afternoon when visiting Budapest. Generally the prices will increase for flights at midday as these tend to have higher demand.

How long is the flight to Budapest?

Flights from London to Budapest2 hours 25 minutes

Flights from Manchester to Budapest2 hours 40 minutes

Flights from Birmingham to Budapest3 hours 55 minutes

Flights from Glasgow to Budapest5 hours 05 minutes

Which airlines operate flights to Budapest?

There are a host of airlines that operate cheap flights to Budapest, however the main few are Ryanair, Norwegian, easyJet and Wizz Air. They are all rather budget airlines, so securing cheap flight tickets isn’t too difficult, that said though Ryanair do add on a hefty fee for checked in luggage during the peak of Summer, so it’s worth checking if another airlines comes out cheaper after this fee. A benefit of choosing to fly with Norwegian is that they provide complimentary WiFi throughout their flights.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

You can get the number 200E bus from Terminal 2 to the metro station anytime between 4:00am and 23:00PM, and then jump on the metro line M3 towards Újpest Központ to reach the city center. In the arrivals you’ll find a BKK booth where you can get all of the information you need and also buy your tickets. You can either buy enough tickets to get you to the center or a special pass that lets you use thermal baths, enter museums and gives you unlimited travel.

If you’re not planning to leave your hotel much then just go for the basic tickets. You can also get a private minibus service from the arrivals section of the airport. Whilst these are more expensive and can ultimately take longer due to all of the door-to-door stops they do, they save a lot of hassle because you don’t have to carry your luggage around with you between buses and the metro.

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What airport do you fly into for flights to Budapest?

Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl (BUD), located 10.3 mi from the city centre, is the airport you fly into when you book flights to Budapest.

How popular are flights to Budapest this year?

This year has seen a 88% decrease in flight searches for Budapest.

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