Cheap flights from Tel Aviv to Budapest
Flight information Tel Aviv to Budapest
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Average flight time, total distance 2161 kilometers
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Frequently asked questions
All you need to know about flights from Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport TLV to Budapest Airport BUD
Airlines that fly from Tel Aviv to Budapest
Two airlines operate direct flights from Tel Aviv to Budapest: EL AL flights are operated by its low-cost branch UP until August 2018, and Wizz Air. Seasonal and charter flights are sometimes available with Arkia and Israir.
Terminal Information - Departing
Ben Gurion Airport TLV: Tel Aviv Budapest flights operated by EL AL/UP and Wizz Air depart from Terminal 1. This terminal serves mostly low-cost flights, and it has limited services and a smaller Duty-Free. If you arrive by train, take the free shuttle bus from Terminal 3 to Terminal 1. The shuttle departs every 15-20 minutes, and it takes approximately 10 minutes to get there.
You are requested to arrive at the airport three hours before your departing time to allow sufficient time for security check. The Duty-Free area has several fashion stores and gift shops, and you can save money on electronics with great $200 deals. You can store the goods that you buy for no extra fee, and it will wait for you until you return to Israel.
Free Wifi is available in all areas of the terminal, including the food court restaurants and cafes. Premium credit cards members are entitled to discounted or free entrance to Dan Lounge if your flight departs from Terminal 3.
Terminal Information - Arriving
Flights from Tel Aviv to Budapest arrive at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International BUD. This is the biggest airport in Hungary, located 16 km to the south of Budapest. The airport has two active terminals: 2A and 2B. Terminal 1 is out of service. Terminal 2A serves flights within the Schengen zone, and Terminal 2B serves the rest of the world, including flights from Tel Aviv to Budapest.
Bus 200E connects the airport and the Kőbánya-Kispest metro terminal via the Ferihegy train station. Tickets cost 350 HUF (around ₪4.80), and they are available at the airport at its customer service points, from the post office, and from ticket machines at the bus stop. If you buy it directly from the bus driver, the fare is 450 HUF (₪6.20).
Bus 100E is a new, convenient and direct service to the city center. You’ll have to purchase a special ticket for 900 HUF (₪12.40), season tickets are not valid for this service. There are several bus lines either to the city or connecting to the Metro system. Night buses are also available. Alternatively, you can take a taxi. All taxis are metered, and a ride to the city center should cost around 6500 HUF (₪89) depending on traffic conditions.
Things you should know
With an Israeli passport, you don’t need a visa to enter Hungary when arriving on flights from Tel Aviv to Budapest. However, you need to make sure that your passport is valid for at least 90 days after your departure from Budapest. If you have an EU passport, you may go to the EU citizens line. Otherwise, you may stay in Hungary up to 90 days. Remember that Hungary is part of the Schengen zone, so these 90 days includes all of the Schengen countries.
Useful Information about Budapest - בודפשט
Your cheap vacation starts the second you take the bus from the airport to the city. Public transportation is cheaper in Budapest by 24%-50% compared to Tel Aviv. A meal in a restaurant is around 60% cheaper, and you wouldn’t believe how cheap beer can be. Jeans, dresses, and shoes are 30%-50% cheaper. The affordable prices are one of the top reasons for why people love to fly from Tel Aviv to Budapest.
Must do in Budapest: Sit by the Danube, enjoy the architecture, walk through the city parks; they are overflow with attractions, the river with pleasure boats and the coffee shops with stunning cakes. The thermal baths attract both tourists and locals. The museums will open for you a window into Budapest’s history. If your ancestors are from Hungary, visit the Holocaust Memorial Center to explore your roots. A walk up Gellert Hill will give you incredible city panoramas.
How to find cheap flights to Budapest
Round-trip flights from Tel Aviv to Budapest are usually more expensive than $183 (₪640). Flexible traveler? Search “whole month” instead of limiting yourself to specific dates and find cheaper flights. In some cases, you’d be able to find tickets for as low as $100 (less than ₪350) round-trip.
The best time to book your cheap flights to Budapest is eight or nine weeks before your planned trip. The cheapest month to find cheap flights from Tel Aviv Airport TLV to Budapest BUD is January when flights are 43% cheaper compared to the average price, followed by February - 38% cheaper. Top-tip from our experts: when you search Tel Aviv Budapest flights, sign up for Price Alert, and we’ll drop you an email whenever there’s a price change.
This information is correct as of March 2018
Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.