Find cheap flights to Budapest from $186

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 2/5. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
1 adult
0 bags
Sat 10/21
Sat 10/28
Why choose KAYAK

Save 21% or moreCompare multiple travel sites with one search.

Track pricesNot ready to book? Create a price alert for when prices drop.

Filter your dealsChoose cabin class, free Wi-Fi and more.

Bundle and saveSave money when you bundle your flight + hotel.

Search hundreds of travel sites at once for deals on flights to Budapest

How much is the cheapest flight to Budapest?

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights to Budapest that are departing in the next months. While these flights were available on KAYAK in the last 72 hours, prices and availability are subject to change and deals may expire.
1:05 pm - 6:25 pmBWI-BUD
23h 20m2 stops
8:25 am - 5:55 pmBUD-BWI
33h 30m1 stop
$402Multiple Airlines
Find Deal
Mon, Nov 27 - Tue, Dec 12
1:20 pm - 6:35 pmBOS-BUD
23h 15m1 stop
3:40 pm - 5:55 pmBUD-BOS
26h 15m2 stops
$430Multiple Airlines
Find Deal
Mon, Nov 13 - Mon, Nov 20
2:50 pm - 3:40 pmIAD-BUD
18h 50m1 stop
3:55 pm - 7:40 pmBUD-IAD
51h 45m2 stops
$460Multiple Airlines
Find Deal
Wed, Oct 11 - Wed, Oct 25
1:45 pm - 11:10 amMIA-BUD
15h 25m1 stop
3:05 am - 5:55 pmBUD-MIA
14h 50m1 stop
Find Deal
Wed, Feb 21 - Wed, Mar 6
4:55 pm - 9:55 amJFK-BUD
11h 00m1 stop
10:55 am - 5:30 pmBUD-JFK
31h 35m1 stop
Find Deal
Sat, Oct 21 - Sat, Nov 4
5:50 pm - 9:55 amEWR-BUD
10h 05m1 stop
10:55 am - 10:25 pmBUD-EWR
11h 30m1 stop
Find Deal
Sat, Oct 21 - Sat, Nov 4
3:45 pm - 12:10 pmMIA-BUD
15h 25m1 stop
3:05 am - 5:55 pmBUD-MIA
14h 50m1 stop
Find Deal
Mon, Oct 30 - Tue, Nov 7
5:30 pm - 7:55 amORD-BUD
33h 25m1 stop
10:00 am - 12:55 pmBUD-ORD
26h 55m1 stop
$564Turkish Airlines
Find Deal
Tue, Mar 19 - Tue, Apr 2
7:30 pm - 4:40 pmJFK-BUD
15h 10m1 stop
1:30 am - 3:20 pmBUD-JFK
13h 50m1 stop
Find Deal
Fri, Nov 10 - Mon, Nov 20
5:30 pm - 11:50 amJFK-BUD
12h 20m1 stop
1:30 am - 4:50 pmBUD-JFK
15h 20m1 stop
Find Deal
Tue, Nov 14 - Tue, Nov 28

Good to know

Low season


High season


Cheapest flight

Best time to beat the crowds with an average 4% drop in price.
Most popular time to fly with an average 19% increase in price.
Flight from New York John F Kennedy Airport to Budapest

When to book flights to Budapest

Estimated round-trip price
Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches

Top tips for finding cheap flights to Budapest

  • Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be June and July. The cheapest month to fly from United States is February.
  • Enter your preferred departure airport and travel dates into the search form above to unlock the latest Budapest flight deals.
  • Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD) offers an interfaith chapel/ meditation room for passengers who need a quiet place to pray or reflect. It is located on the Mezzanine Level of Terminal 2B and is open to members of all denominations and religions.
  • If you need to exchange your currency before leaving BUD, worry not. BUD hosts several currency exchange booths. InterChange offers currency exchange services in the Baggage Claim area of Terminal 2B. Other currency exchange counters are in Terminal 2A Baggage Claim Area and the Skycourt.
  • BUD is completely smoke-free in the terminals. However, it allows smoking in the designated smoking areas outside the terminals. Past security, there is a designated smoking zone in Skycourt Terrace Café on Terminal 2A’s roof.
  • If you’re looking to drive yourself around Budapest, take a rental car at BUD’s car rental center. Several rental car agencies offer onsite services at the airport. Some of the agencies you will find at BUD are Avis, Sixt, Europcar, Alamo, Enterprise, Budget, and National. Most of these companies operate in the Arrivals Corridor of Terminal 2.
  • Gadget-toting passengers traveling through BUD are welcome to charge their devices at the airport. You can find the charging points under the seats in the terminals and near the gates. USB-B ports are also available in the First Floor’s food court.
  • If you’re booking flights to Budapest, you will be flying into Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport which is also called Ferihegy Airport. Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport is the largest airport in Hungary. The airport is located about 10 miles southeast of Budapest and borders the county of Pest.
  • If you’re looking for transportation to and from Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, you have several different options available. You can take a bus, rent a car, use a mini bus, or hire a taxi. Look for Bus 100E if you want to head directly to the center of Budapest from the airport.
  • Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport contains two terminals. Terminals 2A and 2B are connected by a Skycourt. Looking for the best shops? You will find most of the dining options and shops including duty free choices located in the Skycourt. You’ll find a smaller selection of shops and a few restaurants located near the boarding gates.
  • If you are booking flights to Budapest and are planning on having an overnight layover, there is a hotel attached to the airport. Just head to Terminal 2B to reserve a room. Or, you can take a hotel shuttle to several other hotels that are located close to the airport including Budapest Marriott Hotel, Carlton Hotel Budapest, and Promenade City Hotel.
  • If you’re feeling tired or sick after arriving, you have several different options at the airport. Head to the Dental Clinic in Terminal 2A for a toothache. Or, stop at the day spa for a neck, back, or foot massage to relieve stress. Over the counter drugs can be purchased from the pharmacies located in each terminal.

FAQs - booking Budapest flights

  • Which airlines offer eco-friendly flights to Budapest?

    On average, each person on a flight to Budapest from the US emits about 3,368 kg of CO2. KLM and Austrian Airlines offer some of the most eco-friendly flights to Budapest from the US. These airlines operate single-stop flights on this route and emit about 445 and 435 less carbon respectively than most of their counterparts. To fly more sustainably, prioritize the nonstop flight deals.

  • What are the stopover options for the US to Budapest flights?

    The stopover options for the US to Budapest flights vary depending on your airline and departure city. If you're flying with KLM, Delta, or Austrian Airlines from New York, expect stops in Amsterdam Schiphol, or Vienna. Iberia, United Airlines, British Airways, and Air France offer flights from New York with common layovers in Madrid, Frankfurt, London, and Paris respectively. Passengers flying from Los Angeles should expect layovers in Zurich, Warsaw, London, San Francisco, Paris, Istanbul, Vienna, Amsterdam, and New York depending on your airline.

  • What US airports have flights to Budapest?

    If you’re looking to fly to Budapest from the US, you will be happy to know that several airports in the US offer flights to Budapest. You can find the Budapest flight deals from Miami Airport (MIA), Chicago Airport (ORD), New York Airport (JFK), Dallas Airport (DFW), Philadelphia Airport (PHL), and Los Angeles Airport (LAX).

  • Does Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport offer accessible services?

    Yes, BUD is an accessible airport that strives to ensure every passenger traveling through the airport gets full access to the services. Parking lots located near the Terminal building are reserved for passengers with reduced mobility. BUD also offers accessible restrooms throughout the airport. Accessible Changing rooms are also provided for the elderly, disabled, or those assisting the special needs travelers. Passengers in need of special assistance should notify the airport or airline about 48h before travel.

  • Are there working areas for business travelers in Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport?

    Business travelers that are flying into Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport have several business services available to them. They can rent an in-house business meeting room or pay for entrance to the exclusive platinum lounges that offer their guests complimentary snacks and drinks as well as free WiFi.

  • Does Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport have play areas for children?

    You can find a small children’s play area in the Skycourt. It’s perfect for younger children to burn off extra energy before your flight leaves. If you have older children, you might want to shop for a few games or books at the Virgin Store.

  • What kinds of services does Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport offer?

    You can find a variety of services at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport. The airport offers 2 hours of free WiFi, duty free shopping, a chapel and meditation area, a small children’s play area, and spa and salon services. Several restaurants and dining options are open 24 hours a day for your convenience.

  • What is the best way to get from Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport to St. Stephen's Basilica?

    St. Stephen's Basilica is located 10.9 miles from Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport. You can take the 100E Bus which will take about 43 minutes. Or, you can drive by renting a car, take a shuttle or hire a taxi from the airport. Driving directly will take you about 23 minutes depending on traffic.

  • How far is Budapest from central Budapest?

    The distance between Budapest and downtown Budapest is 10 miles.

  • What is the name of Budapest’s airport?

    All flights to Budapest land at Budapest. The airport code is BUD,and it can also be referred to as Ferenc Liszt Intl or Ferihegy.

  • What is the cheapest day to fly to Budapest?

    Based on KAYAK data, the cheapest day to fly to Budapest is Tuesday. On the other hand, the most expensive day to fly is Friday.

  • What is the cheapest month to fly to Budapest?

    The cheapest month for flights to Budapest is February. On the other hand, the most expensive months are June and July.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights to Budapest?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights to Budapest.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket to Budapest?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Budapest is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights to Budapest?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly to Budapest with an airline and back with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight to Budapest?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Budapest up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

Top 5 airlines flying to Budapest

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
SWISSOverall score based on 9022 reviews
Airline reviews
Cons: "Entertainment system is dated. Screens froze often, were not very touch sensitive and the sound was pretty bad (on mine, would only provide sound to one ear, so I had to turn up other bc of poor quality and ended up w a headache.) Also, bathrooms were gross; ran out of paper and floors were "soiled""
Read more about SWISS
Cons: "Entertainment system is dated. Screens froze often, were not very touch sensitive and the sound was pretty bad (on mine, would only provide sound to one ear, so I had to turn up other bc of poor quality and ended up w a headache.) Also, bathrooms were gross; ran out of paper and floors were "soiled""
Cons: "Nothing. The best airline I've flown across the board."
Cons: "This flight often arrives late so it is difficult to get to your hotel"
Pros: "Everything! The cleanest aircraft I have ever been on, excellent crew, amazing breakfast!"
Cons: "Nothing, everything was superb"
Pros: "Nice self boarding"
Cons: "No big screen to communicate priority to boarding since I am deaf."
Pros: "Everything went smoothly on the rebooked flight the next day through Vienna to Newark USA. The flight on Austrian airlines was quite comfortable, good food and entertainment for the long flight. Boarding and deboarding all very smooth. Very helpful SWISS staff helped locate our luggage when we missed connecting flight the previous day."
Cons: "Thunderstorm at Zurich caused delay of our flight into Zurich, and we missed original connecting flight to USA. Many other travelers affected and there were no other flights that day. One wonders if they could have held the flight for one hour or so to allow everyone to make the flight. There was a huge line, 2-3 hours of waiting, at SWISS transfer desk to rebook. It took another 2 hours to locate our luggage. I believe SWISS were required by EU regs to provide overnight accommodations and meals. But the hotel was 30+ km from the airport and we were not confident we would have transport in the morning to make our rebooked flight. Because we could not take the chance already being delayed by a day, we booked an airport hotel at our own expense. Overall experience of the missed connection was negative based on the airline's (SWISS) procedures, but the individual SWISS staff helping us were all helpful and made extra effort to accommodate."
Cons: "I arrived on Thursday, today is saturday and I am still without my luggage."
Cons: "Boarding is a mess There is no order at all That delays the flight"
Pros: "Crew helpful. Seats comfortable. Slept most of flight."
Cons: "Didn’t bother me because sleeping but much of flight apparently the entertainment system had issues"
Pros: "There was a very long line at the check in counter on the way back. Many people were nervous about missing their flights. Apparently the counter computers were out of order and they only had 2 stations to support the passengers at a very busy time. Other than that, everything was smooth and pleasurable."
Cons: "Reservation said hot food, no food was offered except for crackers and nuts, flight had no real options for drink except if you are a coffee drinker or coke drinker"
Pros: "As always the Delta crew was super friendly and helpful and made the trip very enjoyable."
Cons: "Everything was perfect"
Pros: "Flight attendants were nice"
Cons: "The flight didn’t leave on time because the plane wasn’t ready for takeoff (the engines had to be warmed up... WHY would that not be ready when it was time?!) so we left 30 minutes late, didn’t make up any lost time at all in the air and we ended up missing our connecting flight because of it all."
Cons: "Flight was delayed and completely packed so our family could not get seats together"
Pros: "Got to Houston on time"
Cons: "WiFi that I paid for on Delta didn't work, flight was delayed at take off due to waiting for restroom supplies; lead flight attendant had a major accent and was difficult to understand. She also stated to keep my mother's walker outside the plane when entering the plane"
Cons: "the flight was delayed by about 90 minutes and the gate was changed two times."
Pros: "Every Delta employee that we encountered was professional and pleasant"
Pros: "How friendly and easy it was to board. The pilots were very friendly and even gave my daughter wings. The crew made us very welcomed and put our booster in the closet till we landed."
Cons: "Nothing"
Cons: "It was smelly. Anyone who does not smoke can smell old smoke. Yuk. Also, smells like a neighboring passenger has bowel issues. Ick"
Pros: "It's a rather short flight. We grabbed 12A and 12B (should've gone for 10A and 10B when the choice was there) as knees started to hurt. Fine SLC lounge one is fine (mac-and-cheese, chicken, Baileys behind the bar, etc.) to make you happy prior to departure."
Cons: "No food, snacks are okay though so this is a wash considering it was a short flight. Sky priority bagging ... doesn't matter. We saw several other bags get unloaded along with ours. No Delta lounge at the destination (RNO)"
Pros: "Crew was excellent, and the distance between rows are enough so seats are very nice."
Cons: "Food stuff was not good & Turkish Airlines can not do anything to that due to Covid 19 Issue and they are following the rules."
Pros: "Comfort and food with good entertainment."
Cons: "Crew could be trained for better service, most all were rude and annoyed that they were there."
Pros: "Crew are good ,seats were more than ok"
Cons: "Better seats and headphones to listen to the intertainmen system"
Pros: "Food and entertainment were great."
Cons: "The air conditioner was on full blast for a trip to Istanbul, Turkey from NYC. It was very uncomfortable and I could not get any sleep because I was freezing the whole way. Seriously, two sweaters and a blanket did not help. My hands were so cold I the entire time."
Pros: "Every thing about my trip"
Cons: "The mashing not working in the airport in Istanbul for visa , and the internet, if u want the internet u need to have your phone active to get the code to put on so you get the service internet!!!! Same with a visa !! And since we are more a resident we don’t have local # of Turkey"
Cons: "I sent my old grandparents trusted them to take care of them but they were treated very badly and had a horrible trip"
Pros: "Boarding and arrival was on time."
Cons: "Crew unprofessional, gave my vegan sister a chicken sandwich, forgot to serve some guests, they were unpolite and inpatient."
Pros: "It was a traumatic flight"
Cons: "The security check in Istanbul was humiliating and I haven’t received this kind of check in my life specially in a connection flight! In a disturbing way the check was in the gate only and includes separation between man and whomen then examination of our bodies with human hands , opening our bag , no shoes etc."
Pros: "I've flown with Turkish airlines a few times and compared to other airlines they are amazing. Even on short distance flight (1 hour flights) the offer a sandwich and drinks. If there are delays the pilot explains what's happening instead of leaving us clueless."
Cons: "Turkish Airlines sells you a long layover business class ticket but then cannot deliver the promised hotel as American passport holders cannot leave the airport So enjoy your 22 hour layover in the gate area This is fraud This change in visa for USA passport holders was known for weeks but they chose not to let customers know when booking the tickets Kayak You should take this up with Turkish Airlines as this is blatantly false advertising and you are supporting this fraud on your site by not highlighting the restrictions"

This was a terrible flight. Crowded flight. Difficult boarding. Our bags were lost and never made it to Budapest. Here with no bags, and unsure if we will get them. Terrible flight. Will avoid Lufthansa and Frankfort in the future.

The headrest was adjustable. There was meals and drinks at appropriate times and they tasted great. Blanket and pillow were provided.

Pros: "Nice crew, friendly. Plenty room on flight as it not booked full. Flight left on time"
Pros: "I loved the abundance of movies you can choose from."
Cons: "I don't know."
Pros: "The crew was great. The sandwich was tasty. And, I loved the leg room!"
Pros: "Crew was friendly and we were pleasantly surprised to be fed something on the short flight!"
Cons: "Although it was a 4 hour layover, it took almost 3 hours before we saw where our gate was for the flight."
Pros: "flight on time-good sevice including food tha I ordered in advance and all my luggage arrived."
Pros: "N/A"
Cons: "Upon arriving to Frankfurt airport (gate Z) from Boston, i had an hour to make it to gate A including passport control. Once I got to to gates A50-69 I was told that i had to turn back and go through a different passport control as the one close to gates A50-69 was too busy/full. So I turned back although i had no specific gate number where the passport control was. Once I got there, after 10 mins walking (around gate Z20) around and asking lufthansa staff I came across a rather long queue. At that point I only had 30 mins until my flight to Budapest was boarding. I knew I would not get through that queue on time and there was no assistance. So I decided to turn nack and go back to gates A50-69 assport cobtrol where luckily there was no queue at all. I do not understand why i was turned away by staff the very first time I got to that passport control and why there was no assistance by airport staff. Not happy at all about that."
Pros: "Staff, especially male steward was very professional and dedicated. Bravo for the effort for the boy."
Cons: "Apparently the rude gate agent decided to randomly pull people out of the mass gaggle for boarding and check carryons she seemed to believe we’re too heavy or big, while letting other bigger ones and heavier ones stating safety concerns. The bin has a total weigh limit, not the individual bag. Lufthansa needs to educate its employees."
Pros: "Comfortable new plane, friendly staff."
Cons: "Not having over an hour delay followed by buses to disembark resulting in a missed connection."
Pros: "I only like the voucher idea but still doesn't cover up all the other things ."
Cons: "I didn't like that it delayed my plans and it was unexpected and they did not inform us until I go to the airport , for 30 minutes in the air we had to wait 6 hours"
Pros: "Old airplane very outdated entertainments system and seats are very narrow ."
Cons: "Old airplane very outdated entertainments system and seats are very narrow ."
Cons: "Gate agent refused to let me carry on a suitcase that I have carried on dozens of flights (this specific suitcase) and I understand overhead limitations (I have more than 4 million air miles just between United and American Airlines). This was an A320 and I was about #10 getting on the flight. Space was not an issue. This added an hour to a 25 hour day to wait for luggage at LAX. And BA gives the agents an edge in that their test fixture has rounded corners to that a 22 inch suitcase that has hard square edges at the bottom (or wheels that make it square) won't fit in it. So the agent just points that it doesn't fit and you have to check. I was not happy from Paris to London."
Pros: "Spacious not over crowded smooth flight British Airways was great! Very attentive flight attendants."
Cons: "Chicago O'Hare was a mess as far as making connections. There was no signage and the airport attendants did not offer any assistance."
Cons: "It was a two hour flight, we did not get the opportunity to buy a drink and food until an hour and forty minutes into the flight. This is not acceptable."
Pros: "The crew did their best to minimize delay"
Cons: "Flight delayed, arrival very late night. No snacks, drinks , only to purchase. Like a low cost airline"
Cons: "I was seated at the emergency row. The staff has a policy of collecting the pillows and blankets during take-off from these seats. But they never gave them back to us afterward. Later when I wanted to go to sleep, they could not located these items."
Pros: "Everything was great. The seats were comfortable and the crew excellent. The aircraft was clean and easy to get about in."
Cons: "Nothing to dislike."
Cons: "No free water on the flight. I was not able to use my USA credit card. Water is essential during flights!!!! I got sick on the pain from headaches!!!!!! Water should be a basic, free thing to served on a plain."

Book Cheap Budapest Plane Tickets

Recent round-trip flight deals

2 stopsMultiple Airlines
23h 20mBWI-BUD
1 stopMultiple Airlines
33h 30mBUD-BWI
1 stopMultiple Airlines
23h 15mBOS-BUD
2 stopsMultiple Airlines
26h 15mBUD-BOS
1 stopMultiple Airlines
18h 50mIAD-BUD
2 stopsMultiple Airlines
51h 45mBUD-IAD
1 stopLufthansa
15h 25mMIA-BUD
1 stopLufthansa
14h 50mBUD-MIA
1 stopSWISS
11h 00mJFK-BUD
1 stopSWISS
31h 35mBUD-JFK
1 stopSWISS
10h 05mEWR-BUD
1 stopSWISS
11h 30mBUD-EWR
1 stopLufthansa
15h 25mMIA-BUD
1 stopLufthansa
14h 50mBUD-MIA
1 stopTurkish Airlines
33h 25mORD-BUD
1 stopTurkish Airlines
26h 55mBUD-ORD
1 stopDelta
15h 10mJFK-BUD
1 stopDelta
13h 50mBUD-JFK
1 stopDelta
12h 20mJFK-BUD
1 stopDelta
15h 20mBUD-JFK

Search by stops

Search by airline

Search by price

Recent one-way flight deals

1 stopMultiple Airlines
15h 15mJFK-BUD
1 stopMultiple Airlines
19h 40mJFK-BUD
1 stopMultiple Airlines
15h 15mJFK-BUD
1 stopMultiple Airlines
15h 25mJFK-BUD
1 stopMultiple Airlines
20h 05mJFK-BUD
1 stopMultiple Airlines
15h 15mJFK-BUD
1 stopMultiple Airlines
15h 15mJFK-BUD
2 stopsMultiple Airlines
14h 55mJFK-BUD
1 stopMultiple Airlines
19h 40mJFK-BUD
1 stopSWISS
29h 00mEWR-BUD

Search by stops

Search by airline

Search by price

Last minute flights to Budapest

Last minute flight, train and bus deals

multi-stopTurkish Airlines
28h 05mORD-BUD
multi-stopTurkish Airlines
26h 55mBUD-ORD
multi-stopMultiple Airlines
12h 05mJFK-BUD
multi-stopMultiple Airlines
13h 43mBUD-JFK
10h 55mJFK-BUD
15h 45mBUD-JFK
multi-stopBritish Airways
19h 26mJFK-BUD
multi-stopBritish Airways
12h 30mBUD-JFK
multi-stopBritish Airways
21h 00mEWR-BUD
multi-stopBritish Airways
13h 30mBUD-EWR
13h 35mJFK-BUD
15h 45mBUD-JFK
10h 05mEWR-BUD
22h 25mBUD-EWR
32h 30mEWR-BUD
22h 25mBUD-EWR
multi-stopUnited Airlines
21h 10mEWR-BUD
multi-stopUnited Airlines
32h 28mBUD-EWR
multi-stopUnited Airlines
28h 50mEWR-BUD
multi-stopUnited Airlines
22h 44mBUD-EWR

Search by stops

Search by airline

Search by price

Flights to Budapest