Budapest Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church view at morning dawn

Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Budapest (BUD)

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Visiting from Melbourne to Budapest

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Budapest is without a doubt, one of the coolest destinations in Europe. A lot of people compare it to Prague with trendy neighbourhoods, top fashion boutiques, world-class galleries and museums featuring contemporary art. The city is constantly evolving from a historic destination to a hip hangout for the young and stylish. The Hungarian capital is a delight, full of beautiful buildings ranging in styles from Baroque to Art Nouveau to modern. Be sure to take a stroll along the banks of the Danube River, with Castle Hill in the distance and soak in the magnificent spas filled with mineral waters.  Dining out in Budapest is a leisurely experience, with delicious Hungarian food. It's varied and rich and can be enjoyed in cafes, restaurants and markets. It's a fascinating and striking city to explore in Europe.

When to visit

Best time to visit Budapest

Budapest has a continental climate with cold winters and warm summers. Winter (November to early March) is very cold with little sunshine and temperatures range around 0°C to 3°C. In summer (July and August) the city is in full swing with festivals and events around Heroes’ Square. Temperatures in summer range around 23°C. Between May and June (Spring) and September and October (Autumn) are the best times to visit, as there are less crowds, making it a better time to see the attractions. In spring, catch The Budapest Spring Festival that includes concerts at several venues across the city. Temperatures are cool around 13°C to 17°C.

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD).Opens external site in a new window Commonly known as Ferihegy, is the international airport serving the Hungarian capital city of Budapest. The airport is located 16 kilometres southeast of the centre of Budapest.

Arriving in Budapest

All passengers flying from Budapest are allocated checked baggage. If you require more luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online before departure.   

Getting into Budapest from Budapest Airport   

With a wide range of transport options available at Budapest Airport, travelling into the city centre is easy. Choose from bus, minibus, taxi, train, private transfer, hotel shuttle or car rental. The 100E direct airport shuttle bus transfers between Ferenc Liszt International Airport and Deák Ferenc Square in the city centre, a key transport hub in Budapest. The service runs every day, and the bus stops are located on the arrivals level, between the two terminals. Bus line 200E operates day and night between Terminal 2 and Nagyvárad tér Metro Station. MiniBUS is the official airport shuttle service provider for Budapest Airport, for a fast and convenient way to travel between the terminals and the city. By train, the closest train station to Budapest Airport Terminal 2 is Ferihegy, with trains operating to and from the Nyugati railway station in Budapest. You can take a taxi or bus to the train station. Taxi is the quickest way to reach the city centre, with stands in front of both terminals. It takes approximately 35 minutes to get into town. Car rental companies are available at the airport, or you can make use of the car sharing services.

Getting around Budapest

Getting around Budapest is easy, with plenty of transport options to suit your needs. Choose from public transport, taxis, car hire, on foot and bikes. Public transport includes trams, buses, metro, trolleybuses and train services. Ferries run on a summer service. Trams are the main transport network throughout the city, and buses are also a popular choice. There are four metro lines throughout the city. It's best to buy a Budapest Card for unlimited travel on public transport, along with free or discounted travel on multiple attractions. There are plenty of taxis in Budapest, which can be booked by phone or hailed on the street. Be sure to check they have a taxi sight on display. It's possible to hire a car, though you need an international driving license. Budapest has a bike hire scheme with over 90 stations throughout the city and cycling along the Danube is popular.

Departure information

Once you’ve got your tickets from Melbourne, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your flight.  

What is the main airport called?

Melbourne Airport. Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic AirportOpens external site in a new window (MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the main airport serving the state of Victoria. Qantas operates from two terminals in Melbourne T1 - domestic and T2 - international.

Baggage allowance

Customers on Qantas flights from Melbourne are a allocated checked baggage allowance. If you require extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.

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Customers travelling from Melbourne, ensure you check-in online or via the Qantas App before you arrive at the airport from 24 hours before departure.

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Can I cancel my flight booking due to COVID-19?

If your flights were booked through a travel agency or third-party website, please contact them directly to discuss your options.If your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight and request a flight credit to use towards a future flight. Please visit our Booking changes and other options page for more information.If we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, including your Classic Flight Reward booking, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We’ll be contacting anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.

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