I arrived in Budapest in Hungary from the U.K by train for £22. It took 2 hours and 30 minutes and I bought my ticket online 3 days before using sky scanner.

Budapest is Hungary’s capital which runs alongside the river Danube. Budapest’s, famous 19th- century chain bridge connects the flat “pest” to its hilly “Buda” district, The hilly “Buda” district offers a 13th- century castle on castle hill with great views of “pest” district.

Budapest is a city full of pretty architectural buildings, sculptures as well lots of thermal baths.

Hostels and Hotels were reasonably priced in Budapest as was everything else.

Budapest is a city that has a lot to offer from exciting museums to great nightlife and streets packed full of coffee bars to sit back and relax.

The food is a very good price, you should expect to find thing’s like chicken paprikash, a bowl of goulash, and beef stew across the menus.

Budapest really is a beautiful city packed with things to do in order to keep you active and certainly has enough to keep you entertained for a couple of days.

Getting from Budapest airport to the city centre of Budapest

Budapest Airport

From Budapest airport, visit a newspaper shop and buy your ticket, I got the 24- hour ticket. Then exit the airport and follow signs for bus number 200 E which commutes between Terminal 2 and the Kőbánya Kispest metro terminal M3.

From the Kőbánya Kispest, you can take the M3 metro towards Újpest Kozpont to reach the city centre. It is possible to change metro lines at the Deák Ferenc tér stop in the inner city to lines M1 and M2. Which all takes around 40 minutes.

A taxi from Budapest airport costs around 40 euro’s and around 35 minutes.

Travelling Around Budapest

For travel within the city of Budapest, the Budapest Travel ticket gives unlimited free travel on the underground, trams and buses.

A 72-hour ticket costs 4,150 HUF (£10)

A 24-hour ticket costs 1,650 HUF (£4)

A single ticket costs 350 HUF (£1)

Do not forget to activate your travel card on the first journey or face a big fine.

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Hungary’s, Budapest Card

The Budapest Card gives you free entry to Buda Castle, free entry to Lukacs Bath, 2 x 2 hour Free Walking Tours, 6 free top museum entries, 60+ Discounts and free travel on all of Budapest transport systems.

24 hours: 4655 HUF (£12)

48 hours: 7505 HUF (£19)

72 hours: 9405 HUF (£24)

If you are in Budapest for a few days I really would recommend getting the Budapest card as each attraction itself can cost around 2400 HUF (£6), around 4 attractions at a discounted price and you’ve saved.

My perfect hotel in Budapest, Hungary.

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Highly recommended,

within just a few minutes walk to the centre.

Professional service and the staff really know their stuff about Budapest.

Accommodation, Eating and Drinking in Budapest, Hungary

Hotels and hostels budget for every price range with:

Hostel’s in the centre of Budapest can be found for around 3172 HUF (£8) per person.

3- star hotels with 2 sharing a double room with breakfast can be found from around 11898 HUF (£30).

4- star hotels with 2 sharing a double room with breakfast and spa facilities can be found for around 19830 HUF (£50).


If you’d rather, you could find a 5- star hotel for 277626 HUF (£700).

Restaurants are in the central area of Budapest and are not too expensive.

If you were looking for a 3- course meal in a mid- range restaurant you could expect to pay 4000 HUF (£10) and a beer for 300 HUF (£0.80).

If you were looking for a single course meal in an inexpensive restaurant you could expect to pay 1500 HUF (£4).

For nightlife in Riga

Budapest has great night live with good bar crawls, Join a pub crawl with a great an international crowd, tonnes of free drinks, the coolest ruin pubs in the city, packed with locals and other travellers who really know what partying hard means. The pub crawl is only led by the best local guides who not only show you the must- see pubs – which you would hardly find on your own –, but guarantee a fun filled atmosphere on your night of crawling the streets of Budapest!

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This pub crawl really makes for a good night out in Budapest

Museums and Thermal baths in Budapest

 No trip is complete without a trip to at least one of Budapest’s 125 thermal baths, I was lucky enough to find myself relaxing in Széchenyi Baths, with winter firmly set around me there was nothing more refreshing than this 71c thermal bath. The cost of a visit to the thermal bath is 3700 FT (£10) including a locker, again ways to save with these costs is to make use of the Budapest Card which gives good discounts on a few good thermal baths.

House of Terror is a museum located at Andrássy út 60 in Budapest, Hungary. It contains exhibits related to the fascist and communist regimes in 20th century Hungary.

The Hungarian National Museum was founded in 1802 and is the national museum for the history, art and archaeology of Hungary.

The Hungarian Natural History Museum in Budapest, dating back to 1802, houses the largest natural history collections in Hungary and the region which has traces of life from Roman times.

Museum of Hungarian Agriculture, Austrian Baroque- style building housing over 200,000 historic agriculture tools & artefacts.

 Közlekedési Museum is a museum in Budapest. It is one of Europe’s oldest transportation collection.

Things to do and must see’s whilst in Budapest, Hungary

Buda Castle is the historical castle and palace complex of the Hungarian kings in Budapest and was first completed in 1265.

The Hungarian Parliament Building, also known as the Parliament of Budapest for being located in that city, is the seat of the National Assembly of Hungary, one of Europe’s oldest legislative buildings.

St. Stephen’s Basilica is a Roman Catholic basilica in Budapest, Hungary. It is named in honour of Stephen, the first King of Hungary, whose supposed right hand is housed in the reliquary.

The Shoes on the Danube Bank is a memorial in Budapest, Hungary. Conceived by film director Can Togay, he created it on the east bank of the Danube River with sculptor Gyula Pauer to honour the Jews.

János- hegy The tallest of the Buda hills, it rises to 528m. From the tower on top of the hill, known as Erzsébet kilátó, incredible panoramic views of Budapest.

The Gellért Hill Cave is part of a network of caves within Gellért Hill in Budapest, Hungary. The cave is also referred to as “Saint Ivan’s Cave”, regarding a hermit who lived there.

The Sándor Palace in Budapest, Hungary is the official residence of the President of Hungary and the seat of the Office of the President.

Free things to do Whilst in Budapest, Hungary

Hősök tere is one of the major squares in Budapest, Hungary, noted for its iconic statue complex featuring the Seven Chieftains of the Magyars and other important national leaders, as well as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Take a walk 1 km up Castle hill for a rewarding viewpoint.

Take a free walking tour yes It’s free (tips excepted but not expected).

Wander the compact streets of the Jewish Quarter which during WWII, like all Jewish quarters in European cities under Nazi rule, became a ghetto. It’s home to Europe’s largest Synagogue as well as many others with different architectural styles, the Jewish Museum and cemetery.

Fisherman’s Bastion is a terrace in neo- Gothic and neo- Romanesque style situated on the Buda bank of the Danube and offers the best city view’s.

Also plenty of churches and cathedrals to pop in, however, a few have an admission fee.