It’s easy to find cheap flights to Hungary with TravelSupermarket; find out why the nation should be on your travel wish list…
Book a flight to Hungary in spring, when this Central European country blossoms into colourful life. On days when the temperatures remain low, you can warm your bones at one of the country’s amazing spa destinations or pop into a bathhouse in Budapest.
Cheap flights to Hungary from UK airports are easy to come by during the hazy, long days of summer, when glorious festivals of music, art and culture grace the streets, particularly in the capital of Budapest.
In autumn, consider a trip to Hungary to explore the great outdoors, where lakes and hills lure those with a taste for adrenaline-inducing activities. September and October are also perfect months to visit and join the locals in celebrating another successful grape harvest. Taste the fruits of previous labours at one of the many harvest festivals around the country.
Despite the cold weather, winter is a wonderful time to see the festive magic at Hungary’s Christmas markets.
Whenever you plan to visit, you can find out all you need to know about Hungary flights with our guide. It details how to get there, how to get to and from the airport, and where to book the best hotels.
When you’ve found out all you need to know, use the TravelSupermarket search tool to compare prices on a range of flights to Hungary. You can also make use of our price-comparison knowhow to find cheap car hire in Hungary as well as hotels, insurance and a range of other travel extras.
All flights from the UK arrive into the capital city of Budapest with a flying time of around two-and-a-half hours...
Daily flights link the UK to Hungary. The biggest operation is with Ryanair, which has flights from London Stansted, Manchester and Bristol. These flights are in addition to those offered by British Airways from London Heathrow and easyJet from Gatwick.
Wizzair also flies regularly to Budapest from London Luton, Birmingham and Glasgow. And Jet 2 is the final carrier from the UK, with departures from East Midlands, Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford and Manchester.
Alternatively, reach Budapest from all around the UK on connecting services with Air France via Paris, KLM via Amsterdam and Lufthansa via Frankfurt.
It’s quite easy to get around in this friendly and welcoming nation. Read on to find out more…
The three main gateways into Hungary (Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport - BUD; Debrecen International Airport - DEB; and Heviz–Balaton Airport - SOB - formerly Sarmellek Airport) are all well served by public transport.
Budapest Airport welcomes the majority of British visitors into Hungary. From here you can hop on a bus to reach the nearest Metro station and complete your journey on this efficient and cheap service. You could also make use of the AirportShuttle-Minibus service, which is a shared shuttle that will take you to the door of your hotel. Alternatively, get in one of the taxis at the official airport rank and you can be in the city centre in about half an hour at a cost of around £20.
Car hire in Budapest is an excellent option if you plan to see more than the central core of the city (which you can do on foot). You can pick up a pre-booked rental car when you arrive at the airport and drive yourself to your hotel.
Options are limited to taxis or car hire at both Debrecen Airport and Heviz–Balaton Airport. And as there is much to see and do outside of the main urban areas of Hungary, car hire could prove a sound investment during your break. Use the TravelSupermarket price-comparison tool to search for car hire deals.
There are plenty of great-value hotels in Hungary, whether you are looking for budget rooms, a family hotel or a romantic getaway...
In Budapest, hotels are located on both banks of the River Danube, with a concentration of five-star hotels in Buda, home of the Castle Hill district. There are also plenty of luxury hotels in downtown Pest, just across the river, as well as many budget and mid-range options. All types of hotel in these main tourist areas are likely to fill, especially during the peak times of summer and Christmas, so it’s essential to book as far in advance as possible to secure your hotel in Budapest at the best rate.
Those landing at Heviz–Balaton Airport, in the west of Hungary, can take their pick from a number of stylish spa resorts (such as Zalakaros and Heviz) as well as hotels around the shores of Lake Balaton.
Hotels in Debrecen range from luxury business hotels to traditionally styled accommodation perfect for those on short breaks. The area around Debrecen is famed for its mountains and waterways. Hungry herdsmen invented goulash in the hills of Hortobagy National Park; don’t miss your chance to taste Hungary’s national dish in this beautiful part of the country.
From opulent castles and luxury city hotels to simple guesthouses among the lush hills of Hungary, there will be an accommodation option to suit your budget, your style and the type of holiday you dream of.
Book your stay in Hungary hotels well in advance to secure the cheapest rates. To see a range of deals in your chosen destination, simply use the price-comparison tool on TravelSupermarket and select the one that’s right for you.