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Budapest Guide

What are the best things to do in Budapest?

Buda Castle

Buda Castle is located on the Buda side of the Danube River and is one of the most famous landmarks to visit while holidaying on flights to Budapest. The original castle was built in the 13th century, but it has changed drastically over the years. Different political powers have controlled Buda Castle throughout history and have added new buildings and design styles to the castle complex. The castle has also been impacted by many invasions and battles over the years, including the severe damage sustained during World War II. Reconstruction during the mid-20th century restored the original medieval style of Buda Castle. Explore Buda Castle while visiting the city on return flights to Budapest to learn about its history and visit places within the complex such as Budapest History Museum and the Hungarian National Gallery.

Fisherman’s Bastion

Head to Fisherman’s Bastion for one of the best views you’ll come across while visiting Hungary on cheap flights to Budapest. It was built in the late 19th century as a place to look out over the Hungarian capital. There are seven turrets included in the design of Fisherman’s Bastion, and each one represents one of the seven tribes who founded modern-day Hungary. Walk through the corridors and onto the balconies of Fisherman’s Bastion, then head up to the towers for an unforgettable view over the Danube River, the nearby Buda Castle, and the Hungarian Parliament Building on the Pest side of the city.

Hungarian National Museum

The Hungarian National Museum is one of the most well-known spots to visit on the Pest side of the Danube. Spend some time at the museum while travelling on flights to Budapest to learn more about the history and culture of Hungary. Exhibits cover art and historical artefacts from the many different eras in the country’s history, including the Roman Empire, the Hungarian conquest period, the Middle Ages, the Ottoman Empire, and the wartime years of the early 20th century.


What is the best way to get around Budapest?

Public transport is widely available to catch around the city in between return flights to Budapest. Shuttle bus 100E offers a direct connection from Budapest Ferihegy Airport (BUD) to Deák Ferenc Square in the city centre. This bus will get you into the city in 35 minutes after arriving on flights to Budapest.

The city centre is easily walkable, but there are also metros, trams, and buses available to visitors holidaying on cheap flights to Budapest. There are 48 metro stations spread across four lines. Each of the lines passes through the city centre before branching out into the suburbs of Budapest. There are also 40 tram lines that offer service around the historic centre of Budapest. The tram offers the most extensive service around the city centre and is an excellent resource for tourists holidaying on return flights to Budapest. More than 200 bus routes are available across central Budapest and the suburbs. The standard buses are blue, but there are also red trolleybuses that run on a cable similar to a tram. You’ll find these around the Pest side of the city.

Local suburban trains are called HÉV and are a good option for day trips you may wish to plan after booking airfare to Budapest. There are four HÉV lines that travel into the northern, southern, and eastern suburbs. Tourists holidaying on cheap flights to Budapest can catch these trains to popular attractions like the Aquincum Ancient Roman city and Gödöllo Palace.


What is the cost of visiting Budapest?

Find an excellent deal on accommodation through Webjet after you purchase tickets to Budapest. The average rate for a hotel room in the city centre costs between $150 and $200 NZD per night. Budget travellers who book airfare to Budapest can also make the most of rooms starting around $45 NZD per night.

Transportation is another aspect to budget for when you book tickets to Budapest. The 100E shuttle bus costs 900 forints ($4.55 NZD) between Budapest Ferihegy Airport (BUD) and the city centre. A single-ride ticket on Budapest’s metros, trams, and buses costs 350 forints ($1.80 NZD). You could also purchase a 24-hour ticket for 1,650 forints ($8.35 NZD).

There are dozens of tourist attractions to see while visiting Hungary on flights to Budapest. Pick out which ones you’d love to visit and make sure you incorporate them into your holiday budget. Explore Buda Castle for 1,400 forints ($7.10 NZD), tour the Hungarian Parliament Building for 6,700 forints ($33.90 NZD), learn something new at the Hungarian National Museum for 2,600 forints ($13.15 NZD), and visit Fisherman’s Bastion for 1,000 forints ($5.05 NZD).