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The cities of Buda and Pest lie on opposite sides of the mighty river Danube, and are regarded as a single entity. They are both great for tourists, with plenty of things to see and do during your stay. Ideal as a city break destination, Budapest is renowned as being a place that is both affordable and elegant, with cultural highlights to satisfy any visitor, and a hidden nightlife that is quite thrilling. Often compared with Prague, Budapest offers a similar mix of fun and culture, and benefits from its lower profile status among tourists.

Sights to see in Budapest

Try to make sure that you have time in Budapest to explore the many sights there. The Budapest attractions include the Chain Bridge is one of the best. Other popular sights like the Royal Palace are also well worth seeking out. Budapest’s history provides lots for visitors to enjoy.

You can book a Budapest city tour before you travel and allow our expert Budapest based guides to show you some of Budapest’s hidden treasures.

Budapest Sporting Guide

As many visitors already know, Budapest’s overwhelmingly favourite pastime is Association Football, which is played by the Ferencvaros who play at Ulloi Ut. Every year, the biggest event for Budapest sporting calendar is undoubtedly the F1 Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring.

Sights to see in Budapest

Try to make sure that you have time in Budapest to explore the many sights there. The Budapest attractions include the Chain Bridge is one of the best. Other popular sights like the Royal Palace are also well worth seeking out. Budapest’s history provides lots for visitors to enjoy.

You can book a Budapest city tour before you travel and allow our expert Budapest based guides to show you some of Budapest’s hidden treasures.

Climate Guide to Budapest

Find out when is the best time to visit Budapest thanks to our simple guide to the climate in Budapest. The table below shows the average temperatures in Budapest over the course of a year in Budapest.

Driving in Budapest

To drive a car legally, all you need in Budapest is your regular UK license. For trouble free motoring in Hungary, ensure that your license is valid before you leave for Budapest.
On the road in Budapest, as with the rest of Hungary, it is the law to drive on the right side of the road. Why not arrange car hire in Budapest before you travel to Hungary. There's a choice of convenient car hire depots in Budapest where you can collect your hire car.

Your Guide to Budapest Airport

Budapest Ferihegy Airport lies roughly 15 miles to the southeast of Budapest. The airport's IATA code is BUD, and flights there take 3 hours from the UK approximately. Getting into Budapest is simple, and taxis are plentiful. Budapest Ferihegy Airport has many shops to browse before you fly, offering souvenirs from your time in Budapest.

Budapest Consulate

If you get into trouble in Budapest, or just need some advice, the Budapest British Consulate is the place to go.

British Embassy
Harmincad Utca 6
Budapest 1051

Telephone: (36) (1) 266 2888

Budapest: The Facts

City Name: Budapest
Country: Hungary
Language: Hungarian
Currency: Hungarian Forint
Time Difference: GMT + 1
Electricity Supply: 220V AC 50Hz
Mobile Phone: GSM 900/1800

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