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Travelers usually depart from O Hare International, Chicago Midway International, Chicago, IL - Union Station, Chicago Rockford International, or Chicago Downtown Greyhound Station when they travel from Chicago to Budapest. Book your trip to arrive at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International, Budapest - Keleti, Budapest - Deli, Budapest - Népliget, or Budapest - Kelenföld. The most popular airlines for this route are Wizz Air, United Airlines, Ryanair, Lufthansa, and WestJet. Chicago and Budapest have 401 direct flights per week.

Check-in for a flight from Chicago to Budapest

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
Wizz AirWZZW6NoOpens 48 days before flight
Closes 3 hours before flight
United AirlinesUALUAYesNo
RyanairRYRFRNoOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 2 hours before flight
WestJetWJAWSNoOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight

Budapest travel tips

1) Visit the park where all Soviet sculptures in Budapest were transferred

The first bridge connecting the two parts of Budapest appeared only in 1849. It is called the Chain Bridge and was once a wonder of the world thanks to its hanging construction type. The bridge railings are adorned with elaborate ornamentation, and statues of lions are also installed on the bridge.

2) Climb the Castle Hill on a 19th-century cable car and see the former royal residence in Budapest

Castle Hill rises above Budapest, offering wonderful views of the city. You can climb the hill by the old cable car called Sikló. On the hill, there is the former residence of the Hungarian kings, Budai Vár. Now it houses the National Gallery and the Museum of the History of Budapest.

3) Ride a historic retro tram to enjoy all the beauties of Budapest city centre

There are several retro tram routes in Budapest. They run at a specific time and are more expensive than regular public transport. For example, the retro tram on route 2 runs only on Saturdays from 14:50 to 20:30. The historic tram number 19 runs only on Sundays from 14:45 to 20:30. The ticket price is 500 HUF (1.40 euro).

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Which airports are there in Chicago?
Chicago is mainly served by O Hare International. But there are other airports nearby, including Chicago Midway International, Chicago Rockford International.
What airports are near Chicago?
The main airport in Chicago is O Hare International. It is also served by Gerald R. Ford International, General Mitchell International, General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International, Dane County Regional, Fort Wayne International, South Bend International, Central Illinois Regional, Quad City International, Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International, Decatur.
What airports are near Budapest?
The main airport in Budapest is Budapest Ferenc Liszt International. It is also served by Vienna International Airport, Budapest Ferenc Liszt International, Bratislava Airport, Košice International, Debrecen International, Oradea International, Osijek, Hévíz–Balaton, Arad International.
What buses and trains depart from Chicago?
A number of bus and train companies depart from Chicago, including Greyhound.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Chicago and Budapest?
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