for a short or weekend break, is a perfect
location. Many airlines have flights to Budapest
- from UK, London and European airports –
many of them offering low fares. Malev Hungarian Airlines
flies to/from Budapest to most major European cities.
Journey time from most UK airports is two and a half
plus hours, thus it is an easy trip for a weekend.
Budapest Airport (Ferihegy) is about
28km from the city centre and there are a number of
ways of getting into the centre of the city. Taxi
is the quickest but agree a price first or use Tele
5 taxis who have set fares to Budapest centre (Tel.
355 5555). There is an Airport Minibus Service (Tel.
296 8555). These have a special flat fare from the
airport to anywhere in Budapest. You could also take
a bus and metro to the city centre.
From the UK, at least half a dozen airlines fly
direct to Budapest - Sky Europe, Wizz Air,
EasyJet, British Midlands, British Airways and Malev
Hungarian Airlines - with more coming onstream every
year. Airlines flying into Feringhy Budapest Airport
from other destinations include Austrian Airlines,
LOT, SAS, El Al, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, KLM,
As Budapest is served by many airlines, this makes
booking tickets to Budapest a doddle. All you have
to do is pick the days that would suit you best and
check out the best airfares.
Spend time looking for the best deals and
discounts as these change from day, but don’t
leave it too late or all the best offers will have
disappeared. Budapest has become a very popular weekend
or short break destination so you might find you can
get cheap flights if you can travel on a Thursday
to Tuesday – this will also give you a longer
stay in Budapest. You can get very good deals if you
try out a number of suppliers and airlines.