This captivating Eastern European city on the Danube River offers a blend of mysterious romance and classic European elegance. Hungary’s largest city is filled with all the charm of other continental capital cities but with a magic all its own. Centuries old castles and cathedrals stand impressively over ancient city streets while the Gresham Palace is just one of many stunning buildings that offer a dose of Art Nouveau magnificence.
Budapest is a city filled with excellent restaurants and has lively entertainment and night life outlets. The arts and culture scene is also highly developed and just one must see event while visiting is an authentic Hungarian folk dance which is considered a great art form in itself. Budapest is also known for its spas and baths, a tradition began by the ancient Romans. The Rudas Turkish baths constructed in 1550 still operate today along with the palatial atmosphere of the one hundred year old Széchenyi Baths. This is a city that continues to impress and its beautiful scenery is an unforgettable delight.
Getting to Budapest
Most cheap flights to Budapest originate in Europe however Qatar Airways does offer a one stop connection from Australia through Doha. Flying time on this route is approximately 21 hours from Melbourne.
Airlines from Australia
Flights to Budapest include one-stop service on Qatar Airways from Melbourne or Perth via their hub in Doha, Qatar. Virgin Australia in conjunction with its code share partner Air Berlin serves Budapest with connections in Abu Dhabi and Berlin.
Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD)
Budapest Airport is Hungary’s largest and busiest airport with international flights serving mainly Europe and the Middle East. The airport consists of three separate terminals with all international carriers using either Terminal 2A or 2B. Driving distance to the city centre is approximately 15 kilometres. Qatar Airways is the only airline serving both Australia and Budapest.