Travel to Budapest

Travel to Budapest

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Why should I visit Budapest ?

Grande Dame on the River Danube
Meandering for centuries between Buda and Pest, the River Danube has seen it all and yet, it is amazed by today’s Budapest. The city has never been more colorful than it is today. Traditional spas, fin-de-siècle charm and coffee houses coexist alongside modern nightclubs and exciting art galleries. Visit Castle Hill during the day and party as much as you want when the sun disappears behind the Buda mountains. Everything is possible in modern Budapest!

3 of the many reasons to travel to Budapest

  1. Travel to Budapest - Buda Castle
    Buda Castle
    Buda Castle and Castle Hill are undoubtedly one of Budapest’s top attractions. Over the centuries, the castle was severely damaged over and over again, but still defied everything: several sieges, a huge explosion and the Second World War. Today, it houses the Hungarian National Gallery and the Budapest History Museum. You can opt for a funicular ride to the top of Castle Hill, or choose a walking tour of the Buda Castle District with a guide to whisk you away on a historical tour of all the buildings.
  2. Travel to Budapest - Fisherman's Bastion
    Fisherman's Bastion
    In addition to the Matthias Church and the Statue of Sándor, you will find the Fisherman's Bastion in the Castle District. This 19th century fortress was built on the foundations of the old Budapest city walls and overlooks Watertown, the suburb where Budapest's fishermen used to live. Visit Fisherman's Bastion and enjoy the incredible view of the Danube.
  3. Travel to Budapest - Parliament Building
    Parliament Building
    The Hungarian Parliament Building is the third largest government building in the world – and a spectacular sight: 96 metres high with 691 lavishly decorated rooms and a tower for every day of the year. It's possible to take guided tours of the building, that include viewings of the Hungarian Crown Jewels.
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Did You Know?

Budapest locals have turned ruins into trendy bars.

In Budapest's Jewish Quarter you will find a number of ruin bars. Their history goes back to the year 2001, when the city handed over dilapidated buildings to locals in order to avoid horrendous demolition costs. The locals decided to make the most out of it and started using them as venues for parties.
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When is the best time to visit Budapest?

Budapest’s summer months are very hot and the winter months relatively cold. In fact, temperatures can climb as high as 30°C in July and August. In November and December temperatures drop dramatically. That's why the spring months, as well as September and October are ideal for a relaxed sightseeing tour. Another reason to visit Budapest in autumn: There are many festivals, for example the Wine Festival and the Sausage Festival.
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How can I get to Budapest?

Budapest has 1 main airports and several conveniently located train and bus stations
Stations in Budapest

Train stations

Budapest-Keleti

Airports

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Bus stops

Budapest Népliget
Budapest Kelenföld
Budapest Flughafen
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How can I reach Budapest's city centre from the airport?

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Take the bus 200E from Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, then hop on the metro M3, which brings you directly to the city centre. Or get on the bus 100E, which takes you to Deák Ferenc Square.

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Which cities can I reach from Budapest by train?

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You can reach almost every major Hungarian city, including Győr and Eger, by train. In addition, there are good train connections to Vienna, Bratislava and Prague.

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Budapest Travel Tips

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    Tastiest food to try
    In Budapest, all roads lead to Lángos, a flat bread made from deep-fried yeast dough. You can have it as dessert with powdered sugar or for lunch, served with sour cream and feta cheese. In addition, you should try the most popular Hungarian dish goulash, which is a stew made with either cuts of beef or pork.
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    Best viewpoint
    You'll find some of the most stunning views of the city skyline from Buda Castle and Fisherman's Bastion. If you don’t mind climbing even more hills, visit Gellért Hill as well – seeing the Danube in the golden light of the setting sun is a once in a lifetime vista.
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    Easiest way to get around
    Budapest has a good public transport system, offering buses, trolley buses, metro and overground trains. It's possible to buy day passes or weekly passes to make trips even more affordable. Also, public transport will help to keep your stress level low, as driving in Budapest can be difficult, even if you have a navigation system.
  4. shopping
    Perfect for a shopping spree
    You can find many street markets in Budapest, offering a variety of food and beverages, as well as unique arts and crafts products. Budapest’s emerging fashion scene can be found at the WAMP Design Market, and at Kiraly utca, which is home to a range of galleries and fashion outlets. You are looking for big brands and famous designers instead? The most popular shopping areas include Vaci Street and Andrassy Avenue.
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    Most impressive art
    Street art has been thriving for years in Budapest’s Jewish Quarter. Come here during the Szines Varos Festival to see artists at work. If you like contemporary art, you will also enjoy visiting the Budapest Art Factory and the Budapest Spring Festival or Autumn Festival, during which the whole city is filled with music and art events.
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    Best nightlife
    The nightlife of Budapest is legendary. Head to the ruin pubs in the Jewish Quarter: Szimpla Kert was one of the first to open, but Doboz and the Corvin Club are just as much fun. Also unique to Budapest: A38, an old Ukrainian cargo ship, where you can dance all night, and spa parties that are becoming increasingly popular.
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    Nicest parks
    The City Park and Garden in the 14th district is a beautiful place to relax and offers a wide range of sights, such as Vajdahunyad Castle, the Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden and the amusement park Vidámpark, where you can ride a 100-year-old carousel.
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    Most entertaining for kids
    The narrow-gauge railway to the mountain top of Széchenyi-hegy was designed and built especially for children. The route is 11 kilometres long and leads through the forest. Get off the train at any stop and hike through the Buda hills.
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    Best kept secret
    One of Budapest's best kept secrets is the Veli Bej Thermal Spa. Here, you can relax and enjoy a leisurely bathing session away from the beaten tourist track.
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OUR BUDAPEST EXPERT

Annika, Qixxit team member & savvy traveller

Budapest is like a crazy old lady: During the day, she is all grace and elegance. During the night she throws the wildest parties. What an incredible city!

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