Less than three hours by flight from metropolitan France, stands the new favourite holiday destination for gawkers and lovers of immediate change of scenery: Budapest. A city of history with many influences, Roman, Mongolian, Ottoman, then Austrian, the capital of Hungary has remained in its infancy, as evidenced by its countless buildings from past centuries still awaiting renovation. From the banks of the Danube - listed as a World Heritage Site - to the largest synagogue in Europe, including the Parliament, the Saint-Etienne Basilica, the alleys of the Jewish Quarter, the buildings built by the Eiffel Company, the bridges, the Art Nouveau buildings, Buda Castle, the monuments on Andrassy Avenue, the architectural heritage will never cease to amaze you with your Budapest tour guide. Budapest is also one of the most beautiful spa cities in Europe with more than a hundred hot springs and outdoor or indoor complexes to fall down. symbolized by the Szechényi baths. In the evening, the city also knows how to take on bohemian airs and will delight anyone with its many festivals and festive places set in the heart of the city in unlikely places: ruined buildings, gardens, richly baroque rooms....

What to visit Budapest?

When to go to Budapest?

The best time to travel to Budapest is before or after the high season, in late spring or mid-autumn. Hungarian establishments experience a clear price difference between the low and high seasons and the high season starts in mid-June and ends in early November. Room prices then increase by an average of 30%. There are three other short "peak" periods: the F1 Grand Prix (in July or August) - prices double -, the Sziget Festival in August and finally Christmas and especially the New Year.

How to go to Budapest? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

There is no shortage of organized trips to Budapest to immerse yourself in and enjoy the city's charms and its unique language. Combined tours also often offer the opportunity to visit Budapest's two illustrious neighbours: Vienna, the former capital of the Austro-Hungarian empire, and Prague.

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There are many direct flights to Budapest, especially in low cost. It should be noted that the price variation depends on the company borrowed but, above all, on the time required to book. To obtain attractive rates, it is essential to do so well in advance. Remember to buy your tickets six months before departure!

Public transport networks (bus, tramway, trolley bus, metro) can be used throughout the city and run at regular frequencies. There are four metro lines and the oldest was put into service in 1896, four years before Paris! The ticket is identical depending on the mode of transport.

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  • Taxi
Accommodations
  • Find a hotel
  • Holiday rental
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  • Tailor-made trip
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  • Book a table
  • Activities & visits

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When to travel?

The best time to travel to Budapest is before or after the high season, in late spring or mid-autumn. Hungarian estab...
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Weather forecast

As for the weather, Budapest enjoys a temperate continental climate, with generally cold winters: January is the hars...
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Budget

The local currency is the forint (Ft).

Hungary remains an inexpensive destination. The prices of admissions and...
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Formalities

Hungary has been part of the European Union since 1 May 2004 and the Schengen area since January 2008. An identity ca...
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Health

There is no mandatory vaccination before going to Budapest. However, it is recommended to get vaccinated against infl...
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How to travel by yourself?

There are many direct flights to Budapest, especially in low cost. It should be noted that the price variation depend...
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How to get organized?

There is no shortage of organized trips to Budapest to immerse yourself in and enjoy the city's charms and its unique...
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Getting around

Public transport networks (bus, tramway, trolley bus, metro) can be used throughout the city and run at regular frequ...
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