Flights from London to Budapest
If you’re looking for London to Budapest flights you’re in the right place; but we have more than just low fares on flights from London to Budapest for you; we have some practical information too, to help you make the most of your time in Hungary’s capital…
London Stansted Airport
Situated some 56km north-east of London, it’s one of the busiest airports in the UK. Being a main London airport, it’s easily reachable by public transport, with regular national express coaches running from key UK cities directly to the airport as well as Stansted Express train which gets passengers in and out of London city centre within 5-50 minutes. There are plenty of parking options available at the airport if you prefer to drive for your cheap flights from London to Budapest.
It’s a busy airport, and though security queues move quickly they can be long, so make sure to arrive in good time so that you aren’t in a position of having to rush to the gates to make your flight.
Once you’ve checked in:
London Stansted airport has a great selection of shops and boutiques for you to pass the time and treat yourself while you wait for your cheap flights to Budapest from London. There are plenty of places for you to grab something to eat too, whether you want burgers and chips or some healthy sushi.
Wi-Fi is available in the airport for up to 4 hours; all you have to do is register your device and you can get connected before your flight.
What to Expect on Arrival in Budapest:
When your flights from London to Budapest land at Liszt Ferenc Airport you still have a little travelling to do to get to the centre of Budapest. Főtaxi is Budapest’s most trusted taxi company and if you’re getting a taxi to the city, make sure it’s one of these, the journey will cost €25-30. There are Airport Minibus shuttles too, which depart regularly throughout the day and will take you right to the door of your hotel. If you’ve chosen to hire a car from Budapest Airport, you’ll find the car rental desks within the terminal when you arrive from your London to Budapest flights, and you won’t have far to go to collect your car.
Budapest is a huge, fascinating city with endless sights to see, so plan your time here well to ensure you get to everything you want to get to. The Parliament Building, the Széchenyi Baths, Fisherman’s Bastion (and the funicular), the Chain Bridge, Hősök tere, and Gellert Hill should all be on your hitlist, but don’t miss out on the smaller stuff either – tour the ruin pubs and wander the streets of the Jewish Quarter, or have a picnic on Margaret Island.
Because of Budapest’s size, it’s useful to plan your days ahead, bearing in mind what neighbourhood you will be staying in (did you know, you can book your hotel on Ryanair Rooms while booking your London to Budapest cheap flights?). That way, you can maximise your time and make sure you aren’t doubling back on yourself during your trek around the city!
Five Fun Facts about Budapest:
- Budapest has more thermal springs than any other capital city in the world, hence all the baths!
- Fire hydrants in the city have drinking taps on them, and you’re free to refresh yourself as you see fit.
- The man who invented the Rubik’s Cube (Mr Rubik, they call him) was born in Budapest.
- Budapest is so big and populated that 1 out of every 5 Hungarians is a ‘Budapester’.
- The city’s tallest buildings are the Basilica and Parliament, both 96 metres, This is a reference to the year Hungary was founded (896), and no building in the city can be built taller than this.
Fly London to Budapest: Practical Information
Flight time to Budapest from London Stansted is about two and a half hours, with the air distance being almost 1500km.
In Budapest and Hungary, the currency used is called the Forint. Hungarian banks offer better exchange rates than British ones, so it may be wise to wait until you get there to exchange money, though many people will just withdraw from an ATM when they get there!
For getting around Budapest, walking is king! Budapest is big though, so you might want to give yourself a break in which case the bus and tram services are great. Fares are cheap and there is a good 10-trip ticket available that gives you a discount on journeys.