|Popular in||January||High demand for flights, 15% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||November||Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop|
|Average price||$2,158||Average for return flights in December 2021|
AKL - BUD
$1,515 - $2,644
0 - 20 °C
30 - 70 mm
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.