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Cheap Flights to Hungary

Cheap Flights to Hungary

From the ancient stones of Boldogko Castle to the Roman ruins of Aquincum, Hungary is a country steeped in history. While exploring the jade-green countryside, visitors will appreciate Hungary's lilting folk music, delicious paprika-infused cuisine, temperate climate and architectural treasures. Hungary has one of the largest lakes in Europe, Lake Balaton, which is perfect for enjoying water sports. Travelers can have an incredible trip without breaking the bank by finding cheap flights to Hungary via Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD).

Flights to Hungary

Travelers will find that most international flights to Hungary land at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, which is located conveniently near the capital of Budapest. There are two terminals at the airport, 2A and 2B, and travelers can easily move on foot between the two. The terminals include a complete range of shops, restaurants, lounges and financial services. Travel options for leaving the airport include the metro, city buses, airport shuttles and rental cars. Taxi fare to the center of Budapest will cost around $28 for the 15-mile journey.

Attractions in Hungary

Originally the two cities of Buda and Pest, Budapest is a natural starting point of any visit to the country as most flights to Hungary land here. The Old Town contains impressive architecture, including the stately Hungarian Parliament building dominating its spot on the banks of the Danube River. Visitors can catch a glimpse of the Hungarian Crown Jewels by taking a tour inside the building. Buda Castle, also known as the Royal Palace, is a major feature of the skyline, especially in the evening when it is lit with golden light.

Soaking in natural thermal spas is a national pastime; the thermal baths at Miskolc-Tapolca are particularly enjoyable because they are located inside of a cave. Boat trips on the Danube River make an excellent way to take in local sights. Aggtelek has an impressive series of natural caves that contain elaborate natural formations.

Travel Tips for Hungary

Winters can be snowy in Hungary with temperatures averaging in the 40s although they can dip well below freezing. Summers are relatively mild with temperatures in the 70s during most of the season. Hungary is an excellent destination at any time of year, but some of the best months to visit are May, June and September because the weather is so pleasant. Travelers can often find cheap flights to Hungary that correspond with these months.

The Budapest Spring Festival is celebrated through much of April and includes dance, opera and jazz performances. In November, the Palóc Gala Music Festival is a time to enjoy traditional Hungarian folk music.

Thick and spicy meat-based stews, such as pörkölt or gulyás, are considered national dishes. Other favorites include paprikás csirke, chicken with paprika, and lángos, fried dough similar to dumplings. For dessert, crepe-like pancakes known as palacsinta are served with whipped cream, nuts and chocolate sauce. A meal of three courses will cost two people around $30 in a mid-range restaurant.

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