Welcome to our Budapest Guide
Bursting with top tips and information, our Budapest travel guide will help you plan a fabulous short break in the diverse and cultured Hungarian capital. Learn more about the city's fascinating history, marvel at the intricate architecture, and enjoy the vast range of shopping destinations and cuisine in the local area.
Enjoy strolling through the picturesque city and hopping on the handy Metro line at any time of the day to reach key tourist hotspots. Be sure to indulge in a relaxing trip to one of the local thermal baths before tucking into traditional Hungarian dishes at one of the city's many cafes. Budapest is also home to a wealth of fine museums and galleries, meaning there really is something for everyone - no matter what your interest! For a truly mesmerising experience, catch an opera or ballet show at the spectacular Hungarian State Opera House.
As the cosmopolitan capital of Hungary, Budapest's wealth of cultural hotspots and urban style make for a unique short break destination. Round off your trip to Budapest by getting snap-happy in front of some of the most popular landmarks in the city as you absorb the vibrant atmosphere of Hősök tere, the main square.
Must do's by day
Stroll around City Park and discover the Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden.
Indulge in a relaxing trip to the Szechenyi Thermal Bath in City Park.
Browse the awe-inspiring collections at the Hungarian National Gallery.
Must do's by night
Visit the Hungarian State Opera House for a truly unique experience.
Take in the nightscape with a Budapest Night Walking Tour followed by a scenic River Cruise.
Head out into the city and enjoy the great range of bars, restaurants and pubs on offer.
Travelling to Budapest
Travelling to Budapest
Budapest is extremely easy to get to - it only takes 2.5 hours from London via direct flight! Once you arrive, the city is awash with a variety of transport links ready to get you from A to B.
It will take you a while (24 hours to be precise!) but a train journey from London to Budapest is doable. Take the Eurostar to Paris and high-speed TGV from Paris to Munich, then cosy up in an overnight sleeper to Budapest.
Although there are a multitude of public transport options in Budapest, you could always hire a car once in the city if you prefer.
Regular flights from London to Budapest are operated by several airlines. With it being such a popular destination, flights to Budapest are also available around the UK, including from Manchester, Bradford, Birmingham, Newcastle & Leeds.
Getting Around in Budapest
Getting Around Budapest
Exploring the best of what Budapest offers is simple with its wide range of transport options. The Budapest Metro and Rapid Transport Network will get you from A to B in no time.
The tram network of Budapest is a key part of travelling around the city. With frequent running times and an intricate trail of destinations, it's a great way of getting around.
Make full use of Budapest's rapid transit system and explore the city with ease.
Budapest is easily accessible by foot and it means you can explore the city at your own speed.