Flights from Manchester to Budapest
Are you heading to Budapest? Here is everything you should know before booking your cheap flights from Manchester to Budapest.
How to get to Manchester airport
Manchester Airport (MAN) can be reached using a number of public transport services from the city centre. You can take the train from Manchester Piccadilly station and arrive at the airport in less than half an hour. The Manchester Metrolink departs Cornbrook station every 12 minutes and takes 35 minutes to reach Manchester airport. Alternatively, there is a 24-hour bus service that goes to the airport. The number 43 operates every 10 minutes (30 minutes at night) from the city centre to the airport. Driving to the airport from central Manchester is roughly a 20 -minute journey using the M56 motorway with short-stay and long-stay parking available ahead of your flights from Manchester to Budapest.
Manchester Airport: Overview
Manchester Airport handles about 25 million passengers every year making it one of the busiest airports in the UK. Make sure to allow yourself plenty of time to get through security before you fly from Manchester to Budapest. The airport itself has three terminals and once you pass through security you’ll find plenty of cafés and restaurants to peruse before boarding your flights from Manchester to Budapest.
Budapest Airport: Overview
Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD) isn’t too far from the city centre, just 16km southeast of central Budapest. Around 13 million passengers use the airport every year. The best way to get to the city centre is by taking the 100E bus towards Deák Ferenc tér. Hungarian State Railways also operate a train service to Nyugati Railway Station in Budapest which takes around 25 minutes. You’ll need to take the 200E bus from the airport to Ferihegy vasútállomás where you can board the train. You can also drive to the city centre in around 40 minutes using Route 4. Find great deals on car rentals using Ryanair Car Hire.
What to expect on arrival in Budapest
Budapest has everything you could want in a European capital city. It has incredible buildings, gorgeous views, fine food and great museums. It’s also very affordable too, which is always a bonus. Budapest is known for its baths, so at some stage during your visit make sure you go for a relaxing dip in one of its many thermal baths. Taking a cruise down the River Danube is a great way to see the beauty of Budapest. For nightlife we recommend going to one of the city’s many ruin bars for a unique and fun experience. Find out more about the Hungarian capital on Try Somewhere New.
Five Fun Facts about Budapest:
- Budapest was originally three cities. On November 17th 1873, the neighbouring cities of Pest, Buda and Óbuda merged to form what we now know as Budapest
- Ernő Rubik – the man who invented the Rubik’s cube – was born in Budapest
- 20% of Hungary’s entire population live in Budapest
- The Rubik’s cube isn’t the only invention to come out of the Hungarian capital. Budapest native László Bíró made the first commercially successful ballpoint pen, also known as a biro
- The Budapest Metro is the oldest underground railway system in Europe
From Manchester to Budapest: Practical Information
Budapest is a compact city with most of the main tourist attractions, thermal baths, bars and restaurants all within walking distance of each other. But if you feel the need to use public transport then you’re also covered. The Hungarian capital has a great network of public transport with buses, trolleys and trams all over the city streets as well as the underground metro to get you where you need to go.
After your flights from Manchester to Budapest land you’ll notice how warm Budapest can be. Temperatures peak at around 27°C during the summer, which might not seem too hot, but the thermal baths make the city feel a lot warmer. Rain is pretty common year round too, so make sure you pack a raincoat before you fly from Manchester to Budapest.
You will need to convert your pounds into the local currency before your trip. Hungary uses the Hungarian forint. You also need to pack a travel adaptor if you wish to use your electronic devices throughout your trip, as Hungary employ different plug sockets to those used in the UK.
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