Planning to visit Budapest in Hungary for a holiday or city break? If so, this site can help.
visitBUDAPEST.co.uk provides you with all the information and web links you are likely to need, including flights to Budapest from the UK, Budapest hotels and accommodation options, what to see and do in Budapest as well as other useful Budapest guides and resources. All gathered here in one place - simple really, but hopefully useful.
How to Get There? Flights to Budapest from the UK
Direct flights from the UK to Budapest Airport are available with:
- British Airways from London Heathrow
- easyJet from London Gatwick and London Luton
- Ryanair from London Stansted, Bristol and Manchester
- Wizz Air from London Luton
- Jet2.com from Manchester, Leeds Bradford, East Midlands and Edinburgh airports.
To find the best flight deals to Budapest from the UK, use flight search engines such as those from Expedia.co.uk, Skyscanner or CheapFlights.co.uk.
If you want to hire a car from Budapest airport, try RentalCars.com for good deals.
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Where to Stay? BUDAPEST ACCOMMODATION - Hotels, B&Bs and Hostels
- Try Booking.com for a good selection of Budapest city-centre hotels, from budget to 5-star. One of the very best hotel providers with a hassle-free cancelation process if you change your mind later.
- Or use the search box below from HotelsCombined.com to compare prices and find the best hotel deals.
- Hostelworld.com: Budapest hostels for backpackers
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Why visit Budapest? SIGHTS & ATTRACTIONS - What to See & Do
The districts of Buda and Pest are separated by the Danube river. Attractions can be found on both sides, so make use of the nine bridges that link the two.
The Royal Palace complex includes the Budapest History Museum, the Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art and the Hungarian National Gallery.
Another good museum to visit would be the Hungarian National Museum.
Landmark buildings in the city include the Parliament (based on London's own Houses of Parliament), the ornate Matthias Church, St Stephen's Basilica (Budapest's largest church), and DohŠny Zsinagůga (Europe's largest synagogue).
For something a bit more unusual head slightly out of town to Szobor Park (Statue Park, aka Memento Park), where youíll find huge statues of former communist leaders such as Lenin and Marx. On a related them, the House of Terror Museum would be worth tracking down, giving an insightful look at the oppression suffered during 50 years of Nazi and then Communist rule.
To cheer yourself up, try out a Turkish Bath in Budapest (reputed to be better than getting one in Turkey!). The most famous thermal bath experience can be found at Hotel Gellert (you donít need to be staying there by the way). No excuses now, you know you want to have one.
Lonely Planetís list of sights and attractions in Budapest provides further details on what to see and do in Budapest while you are there.
TOURS: Budapest is a great city to just wander around on your own or if you prefer join a guided walking tour. Lots of tour companies offer these. Bike tours, Segway tours and Danube river cruises are also enjoyable ways to spend some time while learning a bit more about Budapest's history. And hop-on hop-off bus tours such as those run by Big Bus Tours Budapest are ideal for those short on time.
Top Tip: Anyone intending to visit a number of Budapestís museums should consider buying the BUDAPEST CARD, which includes amongst other benefits free admission to various museums and sights, two free guided walking tours and also free travel on all public transport.
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Extras: MORE INFO, RESOURCES & USEFUL WEBSITES for BUDAPEST
Budapest is the capital of Hungary and has a population of around 1.7 million inhabitants.
For a zoomable map of Budapest, click HERE.
For the latest weather forecast, see the BBCís Budapest Weather guide.
Plenty more information on Budapest for visitors can be found at the official Budapest Tourist Board website and also Wikitravelís Budapest Travel Guide.
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