Flights from Manchester to Budapest

Manchester to Budapest

  • There are 8 flights a week from Manchester to Budapest
  • Manchester to Budapest is 1,027 miles
  • £109 was the cheapest return price from Manchester to Budapest last month
  • The average flight time from Manchester to Budapest is 2h 30min
  • 2 airlines fly direct from Manchester to Budapest
  • The most popular airline flying from Manchester to Budapest last month was Ryanair

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Flights from Manchester to Budapest

This information is correct as of September 2015

Airlines that fly from Manchester to Budapest

Ryanair and Jet2 both operate direct flights from Manchester to Budapest.

Terminal Information

Manchester Airport

There are three terminals at Manchester Airport. Jet2 flights depart from Terminal 1 and Ryanair flights depart from Terminal 3. For European flights, the airport advises passengers to check-in two hours before their scheduled flight departure time.

Self-service check-in machines and a bag drop facility are available for both airlines which help passengers to avoid queues at the check-in desks. Passengers can also buy a Fast Track pass in order to speed up their journey through security. A pass costs £3.50 per person and can be purchased from self-service kiosks outside the security area.

Both Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 offer a range of facilities in their departure halls. Terminal 1 is the bigger of the two and offers a range of high street and designer stores including Pandora, Bobbi Brown and Kurt Geiger. There’s also a Burger King, Starbucks, Giraffe and The Grain Loft bar and restaurant. Shopping options at Terminal 3 include Accessorize, Boots, Dixons Travel and Biza Duty Free, and for food, Costa Coffee, Trattoria Milano and Pork & Pickle.

Budapest Airport

Budapest Airport (also known as Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport) is located 16 kilometres south east of Budapest city centre. The airport used to have two terminals but the original terminal has now closed. As a result, all flights arrive to the main terminal, Terminal 2, which is split into sections A and B.

Both sections of the arrivals hall have an ATM, a Budapest Information Desk, a currency exchange, car hire desks and access to the Airport Shuttle bus. Outside the terminal, there are bus stops for local buses and a taxi rank.

If you choose to navigate the local buses, you’ll find they provide easy access to the metro and train stations nearest to the airport. From these stations, it’s easy to get to Budapest centre. A more straight-forward option is the Airport Shuttle Minibus which run 24 hours a day. They provide a shared ride into the city centre. Tickets can be bought in advance online or from a counter in the arrivals hall.

What to Expect in Budapest

Whilst Hungary is part of the European Union, it does not share the common currency so you’ll be using Hungarian Forints rather than the Euro. The exchange rate in Hungarian banks tends to be better than the rate you’ll find in the UK so it may be best to wait until you’re there to exchange any currency.

Summers in Budapest are warm and pleasant with temperatures often reaching above 30ºc. Winter, however, is a very different story. Temperatures rarely venture above freezing and there is often heavy snowfall from December to February.

Prices in Budapest are much cheaper than they are in the UK and Manchester. Whether you’re eating out, travelling on public transport or stocking up on groceries, you’re likely to notice the difference. A mid-range meal for two will cost around 7,500.00 Ft (£17.00) a bottle of beer 350.00 Ft (less than £1) and a decent bottle of wine from the supermarket 1,200.00 Ft (around £2.70).

Budapest is one hour ahead of the UK.

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