Unintentionally stumbling upon a new place is precisely what traveling is all about, But of course, it certainly never hurts to research a thing or two about the area before you rush off. We'll get you up to speed on the essentials about Budapest.
Budapest is the national capital of Hungary and is located 130 miles (209 kilometers) east of the prominent city of Vienna.
It won't be hard to make new friends in this part of Hungary. It's home to around 1,700,000 locals.
Hotels in Budapest
Experiencing the true essence of Budapest, the heart and capital of Hungary, begins with booking somewhere to stay. With 321 properties to choose from with Travelocity, finding the ideal base for your next great adventure is easy.
The Four Seasons Gresham Palace (Széchenyi István tér 5-6) or the New York Palace, The Dedica Anthology, Autograph Collection (Erzsebet Korut 9-11) should be suitable for those adventurers with a taste for exemplary service and high thread-count sheets. If you're the type of wanderer who prefers to spend all their time out and about, a lavish suite may not be to your taste. Some terrific budget accommodations to consider are the Happy Hostel (Varoshaz street 8) and the Design Apartments Budapest (Various Addresses).
Places to visit in Budapest
Experience the true essence of this city by checking out places like Parliament Building and the Hungarian National Museum. If you have more time up your sleeve, Vajdahunyad Castle and Heroe's Square are well worth seeing too.
Buda Castle is an intriguing complex of age-old rooms, halls and corridors. Take a peek, traipse through its grounds and try to find out something about this proud structure. Want some more options? Spare a thought for the army of fighters who once guarded Fisherman's Bastion. The violence of past conflicts are evident on its formidable walls. But that's not all there is. A house of public worship and personal reflection, St. Stephen's Basilica is a noteworthy theological structure. That said, you don't need to be the God-fearing type to visit this peaceful place.
Where do you fly into for Budapest?
Stow your tray table, fasten your seatbelt and get ready to say hello to Budapest! Once you hit the tarmac at Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD), the main streets will be just 11 miles (18 kilometers) to the northwest from here.
^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Travelocity.ca from as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.