|Most popular in||December||High demand for flights, 6% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||November||Best time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop|
|Average price||C$ 1089||Price for this month|
|Cheapest price||C$ 699||From Toronto to Budapest|
Book a flight to Budapest and step into a hot bath. The public baths of Hungary’s capital are a time-honoured tradition that helps ease the mind of worry and lessen the ache of tired muscles. Filled with workers needing relief from an intense board meeting or passersby needing a quick mood enhancement, the therapeutic public baths of Budapest refresh and recharge everyone from the weary traveller to the hurried executive. And if the hot soak isn’t relaxing enough, today’s hot baths come complete with a massage.
Once you’ve participated in Budapest’s bathing rituals, take time to explore the city. Budapest is really two cities (Buda and Pest) split by the river and each offers its own character and personality. Buda is the older city and flanked with castles and royal palaces, while Pest is more contemporary with trendy cafes and retail boutiques. Regardless of which “city” you choose to spend your time in, there’s one thing that keeps everyone on the same page in Budapest – the weather. A cheap flight to Budapest any time of year will almost certainly come with sunshine and warm weather – Budapest averages 2,000 hours of sunshine a year and even in the winter, blue skies and bright days are abundant for travellers.
Budapest experiences four distinct seasons and they’re usually punctuated by a drastic change in weather. Visitors spending time in Budapest during the winter should pack plenty of layers, because temperatures can plummet well below freezing. If you’re willing to brave the cold, winter is the best time to book cheap flights to Budapest. Spring and summer warm up considerably, although travellers will experience frequent rain. Autumn is the most agreeable time to book Budapest flights and travel plans, thanks to its consistently comfortable weather.
There’s no wrong time to book your cheap flight to Budapest; Budapest is a city that thrives in the blustery winter winds as well as under the scorching summer sun.
Peak season: Finding an affordable flight to Budapest during the summer months will be tricky, as summer is the most popular season to visit the Hungarian capital. Plan your Budapest trip in advance to take advantage of the best rates available on Budapest flights and hotels.
Off-peak season: With frigid weather hitting Budapest December through March, it’s no wonder that cheap flights to Budapest are easier to come by after the holidays and before spring blooms due to the decreasing tourist traffic.
Hungary’s capital is divided in two by the Danube River, but both Buda and Pest will be easy to get around after your flight to Budapest. Buses, trams and trains are both affordable and dependable. The metro works off of an honour system. Validate your ticket when you board, or risk paying a large fine. (It’s not a risk worth taking. There are plenty of transport police and they’re strict when it comes to upholding fines.)