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  1. HEL-BUD

    Helsinki to Budapest

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Interesting facts about Budapest

Split into two halves, this European beauty on the Danube is a treasure of history and culture. Having sat on this spot for hundreds of years, Budapest is home to stunning buildings, tight cobbled streets and wide avenues. The Finnair travel guide to Budapest will guide you to the best this city has to see, do, eat and enjoy.

BOOK YOUR FLIGHTS TO THE BEAUTIFUL CAPITAL OF HUNGARY

The magical old town of Buda, on the west side of the river, is one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. The colourful mediaeval houses, breath-taking views over the city, and the Matthias church on Castle Hill (which is at least 700 years old) are popular among photographers time and time again. Pest, on the east bank, is renowned for its shopping streets and boisterous nightlife. The spicy delicacies of Hungarian cuisine and local wines are a perfect way to enjoy the evening.

SIGHTS IN BUDAPEST

Budapest is packed with sights, from the National Museum to the Statue Park filled with monuments from the Communism era. But the city is also a perfect destination for a slower-paced holiday. The slowly flowing Danube is the focal point of Budapest, running between the two sides of the city, Buda and Pest. Lining its banks are magnificent structures like the Hungarian National Parliament building, dominating a large stretch with its sharp spires. Buda Castle sits upon the hill on the Buda side of town, many hundreds of years old with its stout walls and battlements now a major tourist drawcard. The Chain Bridge is the main artery connecting these two sibling towns and is filled daily with locals, tourists and street vendors making it a hive of activity over the river. Margaret Island sits quietly downriver, a serene dot of green popular for picnics and summer relaxation, just a short ferry ride away. Hősök Tere (Heroes’ Square) featuring an iconic statue complex and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is one of the major squares in Budapest. From there you can also hop on the Millennium Underground, which is the second oldest underground railway in the world. A visit to Budapest is not complete without a few hours at a thermal bath where hot, sulphurous water is run into beautifully ornate bathhouses and the day’s worries are soothed away. Popular examples include Rudas, Gellért and Széchenyi.

THINGS TO SEE AND DO NEAR BUDAPEST

  • Szentendre – Just an 80-minute cruise from Budapest, arrive at this small town full of museums, galleries and classical old buildings.
  • Danube Bend – A beautiful wooded nature area popular with locals seeking a relaxing day away from the city.
  • Hollókő – A UNESCO World Heritage listed site, this small village houses unique wooden homes set along winding cobblestone streets in the middle of the Hungarian countryside.
  • Győr – You’d be forgiven for thinking you’re still in Budapest on arrival here, such are the numbers of impressive old buildings and gorgeous market squares.
  • Hévíz – Europe’s largest thermal lake, it’s a sight to behold. Bathe in the warm waters for the reputed health benefits they provide.

SHOPPING IN BUDAPEST

Budapest has a lively and modern shopping scene, mingling big brands with local sellers.

  • Váci Utca – The biggest shopping street in town, this is where you’ll find all the best known European and international chain stores along with individual boutiques and everything in between.
  • Andrassy Utca – High fashion is the order of the day here with the best of luxury brands all on display.
  • WestEnd City Center – A large shopping centre at the main railway station housing familiar brands and a cinema.
  • Belvárosi Piac (markets) – This central market focuses on traditional goods, so head here for textiles, glassware and delicious local foods.

HUNGARIAN FOOD & DRINK IN BUDAPEST

Hungarian food in general is rich, tasty and filling. Meat is popular and many dishes focus on this, but some vegetarian options are available.

  • Gulyás (goulash) – The most well known Hungarian food both inside and outside the country. Chunks of meat stewed in a thick brown sauce and served with vegetables and dumplings.
  • Pörkölt – Another rich stew, this one is peasant fare yet surprisingly delicious.
  • Halászlé – Fisherman's Soup, spiced with paprika it’s a hearty dish enjoyed year round.
  • Tokay wine – This special wine is world renowned, with the area itself represented in the name.
  • Lecsó – Vegetarian stew featuring peppers, onions and tomatoes. Similar to ratatouille.
  • Dobos torta – Caramel topped buttercream cake.

TRANSPORT IN BUDAPEST

Getting around Budapest is both convenient and cheap. Most of the city’s interesting areas are served directly by public transport and multi day passes are excellent value for visitors.

  • Metro – Easily the best way to get around town, the metro will deliver you quickly to any sight you want to see in the main city area.
  • Bus and tram – Some parts of the city are restricted only to bus and tram traffic, so check this before you set out to avoid a long walk. Always validate your ticket upon boarding as tickets are checked often.
  • By foot – You can walk safely and easily in most parts of Budapest and many areas are pedestrian only. The Buda side can be very hilly, so be prepared if you intend to visit this area.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION ABOUT BUDAPEST

  • Currency – Hungarian Forint (HUF)
  • Electricity – 220 volts, 50hz, type-F plug.
  • Tips – Adding 10% on the bill is recommended when eating or drinking at a restaurant.
  • Payment/card – In smaller shops cash is needed.
  • Time zone – Budapest (Hungary) UTC/GMT + 1 hour
  • Water – Tap water is safe to drink.

Most Searched Deals to Budapest (BUD)

  1. Helsinki (HEL) to Budapest (BUD)

    HEL - BUD

    19.10.2018

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    EUR 149
  2. Tallinn (TLL) to Budapest (BUD)

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    28.11.2018

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    01.12.2018

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    EUR 165
  3. Oulu (OUL) to Budapest (BUD)

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    12.10.2018

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    23.12.2018

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    30.12.2018

    7 Days
    EUR 369
  5. Seoul (ICN) to Budapest (BUD)

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    01.10.2018

    BUD - ICN

    06.10.2018

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  6. Copenhagen (CPH) to Budapest (BUD)

    CPH - BUD

    03.12.2018

    BUD - CPH

    07.12.2018

    4 Days
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  7. Delhi (DEL) to Budapest (BUD)

    DEL - BUD

    22.12.2018

    BUD - DEL

    04.01.2019

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    18.04.2019

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    22.04.2019

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  9. Stockholm (STO) to Budapest (BUD)

    STO - BUD

    17.10.2018

    BUD - STO

    20.10.2018

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  10. Shanghai (PVG) to Budapest (BUD)

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    29.04.2019

    BUD - PVG

    04.05.2019

    5 Days
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Weather in Budapest

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Wednesday
19°C 27.06.2018
Thursday
21°C 28.06.2018
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23°C 29.06.2018
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24°C 30.06.2018
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