Budapest, the capital of Hungary, has a population of 1.8 million people. This romantic city is divided by the River Danube. The city boasts freely in its rich background of historical and cultural attractions. Its natural parks are scenic, the museums embrace the history of the city, and the embankments and pictographic caves are a sight to behold.
Cheap flights to Budapest are now available for a limited period of time, so get ready to be captivated by this beautiful city. Budapest is home to Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD), which is approximately a 30-minute drive from the city center. Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport serves a multitude of airlines – including Swiss Airways and Qatar Airways. Popular international flights to Budapest departure from Johannesburg and Cape Town. Flight duration from Johannesburg is approximately 14 hours and 5 minutes.
Why visit Budapest
- SightseeingScenic views of Budapest’s nature parks capture the essence of the city. Boat cruises, helicopter rides, and guided tours of the castles and caves is available around the city.
- CuisineAllow the delectable foods to tickle your taste buds, some things you must try: Chicken paprikash, goulash, fried cheese burgers, dobos torte, chimney cake, meat from the butchers, and tokaji.
- Unique ArchitectureBudapest boasts rich culture in the historical life of their museums, theatres, concert halls, cinemas and churches. Great architecture has been cultivated in the walls of the ancient Castle Vajdahunyad.
Best time to visit Budapest
The best time to visit Budapest is during March to May, and September to November. Spring is the most wonderful time to visit Budapest. The summers are warm, sunny and long, but it rains a lot throughout May and June. Resorts are very crowded in late July and August. The main tourist season is usually for two months from July to August, and Budapest swarms with people at this time. It is also the time when most of the local festivals take place. Winter is cold and bleak, and museums and other public places are often closed.