Attractions in Budapest
Beautiful situated on the Danube capital of Hungary attracts tourists not only numerous monuments and confusing history, but also the unique terrain and unique natural resources. Among other European capitals Budapest stands the largest number of caves, medicinal springs and thermal baths. Budapest is the largest city in the country, and the 8 most populated capital of Europe, with over 1 700 000 inhabitants.
For centuries by the Danube developed three settlements: Buda, Pest and Óbuda. Their combination and the creation of a common administrative unit was in 1872. And from this time we can think about the contemporary history of Budapest.
Right-bank Buda is situated in the hills of Buda Hills are Castle Hill and Gellert Hill. In the southern part of the Castle Hill stands the stately Royal Castle - the former seat of kings, today the most popular place in town. It houses the Museum of the History of Budapest, the Hungarian National Gallery and the National Library. Without a doubt the Castle is one of the biggest attraction in the city! Central and northern part of Castle Hill is Castle District - a UNESCO World Heritage charming neighborhood full of sights and narrow streets. Taking a walk there you will feel the unique atmosphere of the city. Other unique sights in Buda are St. Matthias Church and Fisherman’s Bastion- viewing terrace, from which you will see a beautiful view of the city.
Plain Pest has a decidedly different character from the hilly Buda, but full of charm. Dominant of the landscape is the Parliament building.
This huge structure, built in the style of neo-baroque has 268 meters long and 118 meters wide. Building’s facades is decorated with soaring turrets, statues of 88 distinguished personalities in the history of Hungary. This is really impressive. But that's not all the attractions on this side!
Pest is full of museum, which all tourists should see. Hungarian National Museum, House of Terror, Hungarian National Gallery it is just few of them. There is also one of the most famous avenue in the city Vaci Ucta. An elegant promenade, full of exclusive shops, fine restaurants and atmospheric cafes. At the northern end of Váci utca, Vörösmarty Square, is one of the subway line M1 - one of the oldest subway line in Europe.
As you see at every corner of the city you will find something special.
The natural resources
Budapest is not only the old town and monuments but also immense natural wealth.
To the north of the city is situated Margaret Island, 2.5 - kilometer island, which was founded at the end of the nineteenth century.
A combination of three islands: Festo, and Fürdő Nyulak. Today it is a popular recreation area on the island are among excellent cross country and very popular swimming pool Palatinus. Budapest is also know for thermal baths, which are one of the biggest attractions of the city. Relaxing bath should be a must in your rip to Budapest. You will find several bath complexes, diverse in terms of attractions, size, price, or interior design.
Flight from Warsaw to Budapest
Budapest is an increasingly popular tourist destination. Also for the Polish people. Since ancient times, most of us go there by car, but since LOT offers cheap flights from Warsaw to Budapest, tourists prefer to travel by plane. It is easier, faster and much more comfortable. Budapest is full of attractions for every season. It is also popular for medicinal purposes, because is one of Europe's largest cities in terms of the amount of mineral and thermal waters. Substantial swimming baths and the attractions, which is hard to resist. Nowadays, thanks to the LOT Polish Airlines and cheap plane tickets from Warsaw to Budapest, you can quickly get to Budapest. You should visit the city, even on the weekend.
Preparation for journey
Planning a weekend trip best to start with the selection of a particular date of flight from Warsaw to Budapest. To make you save some money it is worth do it in advance. You should go to the LOT Polish Airlines website and check possible connections. LOT offers for you four direct connections daily. It is so much choice. If you have a flight tickets from Warsaw to Budapest, it is time to think about booking accommodation. This is very important, because Budapest is very popular destination. Especially if you going there during the season, book your hotel in advance. You can do it on booking portals, where they are offers of all the hotels in the city. There are also cheaper possibilities like hostels, guesthouses or rooms in private homes. If you sociable and you want to meet new people to check out the possibility of couch surfing. When you select this option, you will be able to see real life of local people.
The flight from Warsaw to Budapest by LOT Polish Airlines lasts 1,20 h. In such a short time, you will not see any disadvantages associated with the flight. The ticket price includes hand luggage. However, if you need a bigger suitcase, you can take your luggage up to 23 kilo. During the time that you spend on board you can plan your trip to Budapest. Travelers serviced by LOT can read the most recent press or watch interesting films and TV series. During the flight you will get a meal and something to drink. at your disposal is also an excellent menu LOT Gourmet composed specifically for this particular connection. Competent and qualified staff supervises the friendly atmosphere and comfort on board.
Or maybe something more?
Flying LOT you can use a wide range of additional services, which will make that your flight will be s pleasant and convenient. Using a service My Place passengers traveling Economy Class are able to choose the place on the plane.For a small extra charge it is possible to choose a place on the condition that we use the service to 24 hours before departure. It is also worth to think about insurance. LOT offers travel insurance at great prices. Insurance policy can be purchased already for 1 day, choosing a product on the website and completing the form on-line.
Transfer from the Budapest Airport
Arriving by LOT Polish Airlines you will land on the main airport in the city. Budapest Ferenz Liszt International Airport is located 16 km south-east of the center of Budapest, and it is the largest airport in Hungary. Annually handles more than 8 million passengers. In 2013, it was nearly 8.5 million. The airport is serves by almost fifty airlines one of them is LOT Polish Airlines, which offerts direct flight from Warsaw to Budapest.
The airport was built in 1950. Today, they aspire to be the best and most popular airport in Central and Eastern Europe. The airport is big enough to be able to take the Boeing 747, Antonov An-124 and Antonov An-225. The airport has two terminals (1 - supporting mainly low-cost carriers, 2A and 2B) and a small terminal for private flights. Between terminals 1 and 2 runs airport bus. At the airports are cafes, restaurants, shops, money exchange, post office, bank, ATMs, car rentals, a chapel, a luggage room. You can use the conference room, and room VIP.
There are also facilities for the disabled and for mothers with children. Visitors made available to the observation deck and aircraft museum.
At the airport is available free WI-FI. All relevant information you can easily check on the airport website or by using the application on the phone.
Whether you want to get: to the hotel or directly to the city center of Budapest, you should check in advance which means of communications you can use on the airport and of course how much it costs. Usually you can take a few options directions to the center, including public transport. At the Budapest Airport you can three possibilities.
At first: train. Train goes to the city center every 30 minutes. The railway station is located at Terminal 1. Journey to the Western Railway Station in Budapest, takes you about 30 minutes. Between the city center and the airport there is 51 connections from Monday to Friday and 38 during the weekend.
On the other hand, from the airport to the city center it operates 60 connections in week, 60 and 45 at weekends. Tickets can be purchased at Tourinform at Terminal 1 from 8:00 to 22:00. Timetable you can found on the carrier's website.
Next possible mans of public transport is buses and minibuses. The bus stations are located in front of the entrance to the terminals. By bus you can get to the final metro station Köbánya-Kispest, from which is only 10 metro stops to the city center. It takes you about 40 minutes. There are three bus lines: Line number 200 runs between the airport (runs through both terminals) and the metro station Köbánya-Kispest. Line 93 runs between Terminal 1 and the metro station Kőbánya-Kispest. Amd bedside communication: between 23 and 4 in the morning, you can use the bus line 900 between the airport and the station Del-Pest. Tickets can be purchased from machines or a kiosk in the area of the airport hall.
The airport offers also - "Airport Minibus", which will drive passengers at any given address in Budapest. Transport is for 8-10 passengers and tickets can be purchased at the arrivals hall at the Airport Minibus position. Of course, there are also taxis. A taxi rank is located in front of each terminal. Journey to the center of Budapest takes about 30 minutes, but you have to be prepare for bigger price.
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