Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport is the international airport serving the Hungarian capital city of Budapest. The airport is located about 10 miles south east of the centre of Budapest. Explore the banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter, Andrássy Avenue, Heroes' Square and the Millennium Underground Railway which is the second oldest in the world. Other highlights include a total of 80 geothermal springs and the world's largest thermal water cave system.
What is There to Do in Budapest?
Pay a visit to Buda Castle. This historic castle and palace complex of the Hungarian kings in Budapest was completed in 1265. Located in the castle grounds is the Budapest History Museum which is in the southern wing of Buda Castle and the Hungarian National Gallery.
Drive across the Széchenyi Chain Bridge; a suspension bridge that spans the River Danube between Buda and Pest, the western and eastern sides of Budapest. On the eastern side of the river, a short distance from the bridge, is the Hungarian Parliament Building which is the seat of the National Assembly of Hungary. This is one of Europe's oldest legislative buildings and a notable landmark of Hungary along with being a popular tourist destination.
Head over to the Budapest Zoo and Botanical Gardens which is the oldest zoo park in Hungary and one of the oldest in the world. It has over 5,000 animals on display from over 733 species.
For some relaxation, pay a visit to the Széchenyi Medicinal Baths in Budapest. They are the largest medicinal baths in Europe and the water is supplied by two thermal springs. With a variety of treatments and facilities on offer such as a number of saunas and pools to massages and physiotherapy, there will be something for everyone.
Budapest is also home to a number of theatres that include the National Theatre, along with the Palace of Arts. Why not also visit the Hungarian National Museum which was founded in 1802 or Kunsthalle Budapest, an excellent contemporary art museum?
Explore Hungary by Car
Rent a car and travel to Gyor just over an hour’s drive north west of Budapest. This historic city displays a wide range of remarkable buildings and architectural styles.
Lake Balaton is the largest lake in central Europe and is a major tourist attraction, especially during the summer months. The lake has a number of resorts and towns located on its shores. At the western end of the lake is also Balaton Airport. During the summer months there is a very active nightlife scene with most resorts having a large number of bars and nightclubs. Throughout the year the lake also offers a wide range of water based activities such as sailing, water sports, fishing and swimming to name a few.
The city of Pecs is located to the south west of Budapest. Pecs has a great food and drink scene along with a variety of things to see and do ranging from museums to historical buildings.