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Flights to Hungary

One of the jewels of the continent, Hungary mixes a dark history with a fairytale future, and there is much to recommend this fascinating country situated in the heart of Europe.

Discover the cities of Hungary

Visit Budapest, a magical city made up of two parts (Buda and Pest) both of which sit on either side of the Danube River. This historical capital will lure visitors into the winding streets of the old Jewish Quarter, where you can take a walking tour of the area to learn of its (sometimes) sad history, and see the beautiful synagogues that line the narrow walkways. Wander along the banks of the Danube and take photos of the iconic Hungarian Parliament buildings, or take the time to visit the magnificent Buda Castle, which features on every postcard of the city. When you’ve had enough of sightseeing, embrace a true Hungarian experience by relaxing in one of the many hot thermal public baths that are everywhere in Budapest.

But Hungarian cities aren’t just limited to the capital, if you’re wanting to explore the country outside of its flagship city, visit Pécs, in the south of the country. Selected as the Capital of Culture in 2010, this city is packed full of museums and sites that chart Hungarian history. It makes for a great counterpoint to Budapest, and another way to get a feel for Hungarian traditions and culture.

Step out into the Hungarian countryside

Out in the countryside, there’s lots to explore. Take a trip to Lake Balaton, a stunning freshwater lake and a holiday hotspot for locals, this resort is lined with quaint villages where you can stop off and have a drink, or a traditional Hungarian meal. For a little glamour, book a boat cruise down the Danube. There are many different itineraries you can choose from, and if you take a lengthier cruise, you can see many of the nation’s cities, and a good deal of its landscape from the water.

If you want to stretch your legs, then there are plenty of outdoor activities within the country: hike the Blue Trail in the Mátra Mountains, camp in the Aggtelek National Park or trek the Great Plains at Puszta. For keen historians, there is plenty to investigate outside of the cities too, such as visiting the Gulag labour camps. Seeing these camps gives a direct insight into the struggles of central Europeans during WW2, and is one of the most enlightening, and moving tours you will experience.

Fly to Hungary

Outside of Europe you’ll find that many airlines flying to Hungary will need to layover in an international hub, typically this tends to be Dubai or Bangkok. Major carriers to Hungary are Emirates, Qatar Airways, Air China, British Airways and Qantas.

The busiest airport in the country is the Budapest International Airport and it is to here where most flights into the country are directed. If you want to explore the other regions of Hungary, then click on our full list of airports in Hungary for more information.

Budapest: Budapest Franz Liszt International Airport (BUD)

When should you go?

Visitors are lucky in this respect, as Hungary is pleasant for a good deal of the year. Summer is the peak season, when the temperature sits between 20-25°C and the days are long and dry. In the spring (March-May) and autumn (September-October) seasons, the weather is still temperate, the prices are lower, and the touring crowds have all but dispersed. Winter is best avoided, as aside from the cold temperatures many attractions outside of the big cities close down in the low season.

What do you need to know?

Currency: Hungarian Forint (HUF)

Visa: Hungary allows many foreign nationals to travel to their country without a pre-arranged visa, but the restrictions on individual countries vary. The Hungarian Consular Services website is very comprehensive and offers information on whether you are eligible for the visa waiver, and how long the length of the allowed stay is. Please be aware that not checking this information could result in not being allowed entry into the country.

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