If booking well in advance, you can easily scoop up a return flight from London to Budapest for as little as £35! The flight lasts an easy 2 ½ hours, and the airport is located a convenient 30-minute bus ride from the buzzing city centre.
On arrival at the airport, bus tickets can be purchased from the machines directly outside the entrance. Be sure to purchase the ‘Airport Transfer’ ticket rather than just a standard single, as this won’t be valid on the ‘100E’ airport buses (we found out the hard way!). For only 900 HUF (£3), it’s a far cheaper alternative than a taxi or Uber. The third stop on the bus will be ‘Deak Ferenc Ter’ - one of the main intersections in the city and where most travellers accommodation can be found!
WHERE TO STAY?
We advise staying within or close to the Jewish Quarter of the city, also known as District VII. The home of Europe’s second largest Synagogue, this vibrant area is renowned for its fantastic eateries, gothic and soviet style architecture and wonderfully renovated ‘Ruin Bars’. The perfect hub for tourists, we guarantee this location won’t disappoint and is also a casual stroll away from some of Budapest’s iconic landmarks.
Whilst ‘backpacking hostels’ are abundant in the city, the Zebee team recommend immersing yourself into the architectural magnificence of the city and booking a gothic-style apartment. Unlike anything in London, these imposing buildings showcase high ceilings and exposed brickwork that make for a truly different experience!
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