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Travelers usually depart from Heathrow, London Stansted, Gatwick, Luton, or London City when they travel from London to Budapest. Book your trip to arrive at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International, Budapest - Keleti, Budapest - Kelenföld, Budapest - Népliget, or Budapest - Deli. The distance between London and Budapest is 1452 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Ryanair, Wizz Air, British Airways, Lufthansa, and Austrian Airlines. London and Budapest have 178 direct flights per week.

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easyJet on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.

British Airways on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Check-in for a flight from London to Budapest

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
RyanairRYRFRNoOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 2 hours before flight
Wizz AirWZZW6NoOpens 48 days before flight
Closes 3 hours before flight
British AirwaysBAWBAYes0
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LufthansaDLHLHYes0
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Austrian AirlinesAUAOSYesNo

Things to do in Budapest

Parliament Building

  • One of the largest buildings in Hungary
  • Tours of certain areas of the building are available daily in different languages.
  • Prices start at $19 tickets.hu.

Gellérth Baths

  • One of the grandest spas in the city.
  • Open-air pool (which becomes a wave pool), Finnish sauna, and a range of other saunas, plunge pools, etc.
  • Prices starts at $11 gellerbath.hu.

Széchenyi Thermal Baths

  • The largest "medicinal" bath center in Europe.
  • The waters are rich in sulfates, calcium, magnesium, bicarbonate, and fluoride.
  • Massages and beauty treatments are also available for an additional fee.
  • There are many entrance types, so check their prices on szechenyibath.hu.

Margaret Island

  • A blissful green space in Budapest
  • 2.5 km-long island.
  • Discover the musical fountain, cafes, and the small zoo.
  • It's great for relaxing on sunny days.

Danube Promenade

  • Shoes on the banks of the Danube serve as a memorial to 3,500 people killed by fascists during the Second World War.
  • You can also take a river cruise on the Danube. You should book ahead to avoid disappointment, and you can even choose to have an authentic cruise with gypsy music.

Fisherman's Bastion

  • Built between 1895 and 1902 to celebrate the thousandth birthday of the Hungarian state.
  • Offers amazing views in a fairy-tale setting
  • Prices for walking tours (2-3 hours) start at $15.

Faust Wine Cellars

  • This historic wine cellar located underneath the Buda Castle is the perfect place to sample wines from some of the 22 Hungarian wine regions
  • There are many different tasting programs available, but you should book ahead to avoid disappointment due to their popularity.

Hungarian State Opera House

  • First opened in 1884.
  • 1,200 seat auditorium.
  • Guided tours are available, but you need to book in advance.

Budapest travel tips

1) Comfortable buses run from the airport to the centre of Budapest

Mobil Szauna is a minibus sauna for 6 people. It has everything you need: a changing room, cold shower, wooden sauna, and a magnificent view of the Danube from the windows. The mobile sauna is a unique Budapest invention since locals really love to bathe!

2) Dance in the club on the top floor of the Corvin department store in Budapest

Corvinteto is a trendy club in Budapest located on the top floor of the Corvin department store. You can get to the club using the graffiti-decorated stairs or by the lift, where a lift-man r serves drinks right in the cab.

3) Order a custom-made lollipop at the legendary Budapest store

On Paulay Ede street, there is one of the favourite local sweet tooth shops named Sugar. There is a huge selection of lollipops of completely different shapes, and you can also order a unique lollipop according to your sketch.

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Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from London to Budapest?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between London and Budapest takes around 2.5 hours.
What is the flight distance between London and Budapest?
The flight distance between London and Budapest is 1452 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between London and Budapest?
Several carriers operate flights between London and Budapest. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include easyJet, British Airways, Wizz Air, Ryanair.
What are the most popular routes to and from London?
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What are the most popular routes to and from Budapest?
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Which airports are there in London?
London is mainly served by Heathrow. But there are other airports nearby, including London Stansted, Gatwick, Luton, London City, London Southend, RAF Northolt.
What airports are near London?
The main airport in London is Heathrow. It is also served by Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Cardiff, Bournemouth, Doncaster Sheffield, Southampton, Exeter, Humberside, Norwich.
What airports are near Budapest?
The main airport in Budapest is Budapest Ferenc Liszt International. It is also served by Budapest Ferenc Liszt International, Vienna International Airport, Bratislava Airport, Košice International, Debrecen International, Oradea International, Osijek, Hévíz–Balaton, Arad International.
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