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Flights to Budapest in 2021

Popular inJanuaryHigh demand for flights, 6% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average priceHK$3,707Average for round-trip flights in February 2021
Round-trip fromHK$4,994From Hong Kong to Budapest

Cheapest prices for Budapest flights by month

January
HK$3,788
February
HK$3,704
March
HK$4,727
April
HK$4,183
May
HK$3,769
June
HK$3,863
July
HK$5,119
August
HK$4,907
September
HK$4,927
October
HK$4,867
November
HK$3,222
December
HK$3,097
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Budapest is December. The most expensive month for flights is July. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Budapest?

HKG - BUD
Price
HK$3,097 - HK$11,773
BUD
Temperature
3 - 28 °C
BUD
Rainfall
23 - 85 mm
October is typically the best time to fly to Budapest, but there are other times where great deals are available. If weather is an important factor for you when considering when to fly to Budapest, the warmest period tends to be July, with the wettest being September.

When is the best time to book a flight to Budapest?

Booking 51 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to Budapest. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Budapest?

At the moment, Tuesday is the most economical day to take a flight to Budapest. Saturday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Budapest?

At the moment, flights in the morning are likely to offer the best value for money for your Budapest trip. A flight at midday will more often than not be of higher cost.

The capital of Hungary, divided by the Danube into Buda (right bank) and Pest (left bank), is beautiful. Once upon a time, Budapest, along with Vienna, was the joint imperial capital of the Austro-Hungarian Hapsburg Empire. It is known as the Pearl of the Danube.

A couple of landmarks may look “English” to tourists stepping off Budapest flights. The Szechenyi Chain Bridge, which links Buda and Pest, resembles the Hammersmith Bridge (it was built by the same man, Adam Clark) and the Hungarian Parliament Building, all Gothic Revival with spiky spires, is modelled on the Houses of Parliament. Not only is it Hungary’s largest building, it is where St Stephen’s Crown, symbol of Hungarian statehood for more than 1,000 years, is kept. Another part of Hungary’s first Christian king, his right hand, is in St. Stephen’s Basilica.

Its World Heritage sites include the banks of the Danube, Buda Castle Quarter, Andrássy Avenue and Millennium Underground railway. Budapest (and Hungary), is known for thermal springs, many of them in baths and spas. The Szechenyi baths are the most famous, a glorious yellow confection with arches, columns and mosaics.

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Budapest climate

Budapest has long, warm, humid summers and short, cold winters. The city averages more sunshine per year than any other European city. Spring and autumn are beautiful here, as is the summer.Early April marks the beginning of spring, and by May the temperature can reach 21 (Celsius). Summer can be quite warm and humid with temperatures in the high 20s. It stays warm until October. December through February temperatures are usually between -6 and zero. It snows frequently, but the snowfall is light.From April to the end of September, there are about ten hours of sun per day.

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When is the best time to fly to Budapest?

Peak Season:

July and August are the peak season for visitors coming to Budapest. The city is hot and crowded and the lake region is mobbed. 

Both spring and autumn are glorious in Budapest, with plenty to see and do. May through June and late August through September are the best times to search for cheap flights to Budapest and visit – the weather is excellent.

Off Season:

Mid-December is when it starts to get cold and many museums and tourist attractions close for the season.

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Getting around Budapest

Hungary’s capital is divided in two by the Danube River, but both Buda and Pest will be easy to get around after your flight to Budapest. Buses, trams and trains are both affordable and dependable. The metro works on an “honour system”. Validate your ticket when you board, or risk paying a large fine. (It’s not a risk worth taking. There are plenty of transport police and they’re strict when it comes to dishing out fines.) 

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