|Popular in||December||High demand for flights, 6% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||January||Best time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop|
|Average price||£119||Average for round-trip flights in May 2022|
|Round-trip from||£20||From London to Hungary|
|One-way from||£8||One-way flight from London to Hungary|
Information is based on travel restrictions from United Kingdom to Hungary
Most visitors from United Kingdom can enter Hungary without restrictions.
COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from United Kingdom are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Hungary.
Visitors from United Kingdom are not required to quarantine after entering Hungary.
Returning to United Kingdom from Hungary
COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Hungary are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering United Kingdom.
Visitors from Hungary are not required to quarantine after entering United Kingdom.
LON - BUD
£13 - £194
3 - 28 °C
23 - 85 mm
Hungary nestles in the Carpathian Basin, landlocked by Austria, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, and Slovenia. In times past, it was a part of the Ottoman, Hapsburg and Soviet empires, now it is a member of the EU. Its rich and colourful culture reflects its mix of peoples – the majority are Magyars, and minorities include Roma, German, Slovak, Croat, Serb and Romanian. Hungary’s cuisine reflects this mix too – warming soups and stews are the order of the day, washed down by robust red wines.
The country has several World Heritage sites ranging from the vast Hortobágy National Park (Puszta) and Tokaj Wine region to Budapest (including the Banks of the Danube, Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue). The Pearl of the Danube as Hungary’s capital is called is one of the world’s most beautiful cities, boasting majestic cathedrals, grand boulevards, opera houses and fine cafes. Hungary also has the world’s second-largest thermal lake (Lake Hévíz), and Central Europe’s largest lake (Balaton).
Flights to Hungary land at Budapest Ferihegy International. From Hungary, there are flights, buses and trains into all neighbouring countries, making it an ideal starting point for further travel.
Just east of the Alps, Hungary has freezing cold weather hovering near -1 degrees with snow and sleet. When the weather warms up a bit in March, the snow turns into rain. The summers are sunny and warm and occasionally humid.
Peak season at Lake Balaton and most of the countryside is the summer months, June through August. The weather is usually good.
Budapest is a year-round destination, despite cold temperatures in the winter. There is a plethora of attractions to be visited inside, and the city is picturesque in the snow.
Outside Budapest, there is little tourism in the winter months. Some find off-season Balaton more appealing than it is in peak season as the cold months see various winter activities taking place on the lake, such as ice swimming. Hungary flights and accommodation are likely to be cheaper during the winter months.
Both in the main cities and through the countryside, transport is excellent. In Budapest there is a choice of underground trains, trams or buses. Taxis are relatively cheap.
The bus service throughout Budapest is very extensive. There are long-distance buses or short route town-to-town services. Both are cheap, easy to use and relatively fast.
The rail service is good, though the network does not cover as much space as the bus network. If you’re planning on travelling a long way by rail, buy a pass which saves a lot of money on individual tickets.
Hungary flights are currently seeing a 311% increase in searches when contrasted with this time last year.