Cheap flights to Budapest

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Flights to Budapest in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inJanuaryHigh demand for flights, 15% potential price rise
Cheapest inNovemberBest time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price$2,158Average for return flights in December 2021

Can I fly to Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl from New Zealand right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from New Zealand to Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl

Most visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from New Zealand are not required to quarantine after entering Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl.

Travel Authorization Form - Not applicable for Hungarian citizens, Travelers entitled for permanent residence in Hungary and Travellers who have a valid residence permit issued by the Aliens Police Authority. Relevant documents must be presented.

Can I fly back to New Zealand from Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl?

Returning to New Zealand from Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to New Zealand.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl are not required to quarantine after entering New Zealand.

When is the best time to fly to Budapest?

Average Budapest flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month



$1,515 - $2,644



0 - 20 °C



30 - 70 mm

March is typically the best time to fly to Budapest, but there are other times where great deals are available. If you are looking for warm weather when you arrive off of your flight to Budapest then July is statistically the hottest. May is historically the period with most rainfall.

When is the best time to book a flight to Budapest?

The price you pay for your flight to Budapest may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 33 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Budapest?

The cheapest day to fly to Budapest is usually Tuesday. At the moment, Friday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Budapest?

Budapest flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight at midday. Booking a flight in the afternoon will likely mean higher prices.

How long is the flight to Budapest?

New Zealand has a handful of different cities that usually have Budapest flight deals, like Auckland and Queenstown. If your flight to Budapest, Hungary, departs from Auckland, you can expect your trip to last approximately 29 to 38h in total. Those that will be flying out of Queenstown will usually have a journey that takes between 34 and 43h.

Are there nonstop flights to Budapest?

Unfortunately, nonstop flights from New Zealand to Budapest are not currently available. Depending on what your departure city is, you may have anywhere from two to three layovers before reaching your destination. When flying out of Auckland Airport (AKL) to Budapest Airport (BUD), you will have to make two or three stops and these may occur in cities such as Dubai, Frankfurt, and Singapore. If you’re flying from Queenstown Airport (ZQN) to Budapest Airport, Budapest, you will also have two or three layovers, and these will usually be in towns like Auckland, Singapore, or Zurich.

How do you get from the Budapest airport to the city centre?

Once you have landed in Budapest, there are a few ways that you can travel to the city centre. If you choose to drive, the journey will take you between 30 and 40min if there is no additional traffic or bad weather conditions. You may be able to use a ridesharing app at the airport, such as Uber. There are also local taxis waiting just outside of the Arrivals Terminal. If you would like to rent your own vehicle, you can do so from several different companies, such as Avis, Europcar, and SIXT. Public transportation is an option as well, and if you take bus line 200E and train line S50, you will arrive at the city centre in around 25min.

What are some things to do in Budapest?

With its rich culture and numerous attractions, you’ll never run out of things to see and do during your stay in Budapest. Art lovers won’t want to miss out on the chance to visit Buda Castle, which dates back to the 1200s and is known for housing a large Hungarian art collection. There is also St. Stephen's Basilica, an impressive church that periodically is a venue for musical performances. If you feel like pampering yourself, go to the Széchenyi Thermal Bath, which is the largest medicinal bath in Europe. You can always spend a few hours wandering through Central Market Hall, which is a great place to buy local delicacies, produce, and souvenirs.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly to Budapest?

If you have a New Zealand passport and intend on staying in Budapest for less than 90 consecutive days, you do not need a visa to go on your trip. However, all travellers will need to present a valid passport that will not expire within six months of your scheduled return flight to New Zealand. In addition, your passport must have at least two pages that are blank in order for you to receive your stamp from immigration upon arrival.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Budapest?

For a flight to Budapest, you will be flying into Ferenc Liszt Intl. Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl (BUD) is just 16.5 km from the centre of the city.

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