The average price of a 7-day trip to Budapest is $1,118 for a solo traveler, $2,008 for a couple, and $3,764 for a family of 4. Budapest hotels range from $32 to $186 per night with an average of $81, while most vacation rentals will cost $130 to $340 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport (BUD) are between $655 and $994 per person for economy flights and $2,055 to $3,119 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $25 to $58 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

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The Cheapest Times to Visit Budapest, HU

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to BUD and stay in a Budapest hotel:

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • September 10th to December 9th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Budapest is usually mid January.

 

Average Budapest Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Budapest for a week is $857-$1,627($122-$232 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $25 to $58 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $370 to $825 for economy

Lodging: $52 to $66 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $52 to $64 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Budapest for a week is $1,972-$3,196($282-$457 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $50 to $116 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $740 to $1,650 for economy

Lodging: $52 to $66 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $52 to $64 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Budapest for a week is $2,648-$5,716($378-$817 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $100 to $232 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,480 to $3,300 for economy

Lodging: $104 to $132 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $78 to $96 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Budapest

How cheap can you make a vacation to Budapest? The cheapest trip to Budapest is about $87 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 1% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $21 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $27.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Budapest for a week is $608-$1,348($87-$193 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $16 to $31 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $370 to $825 for economy

Lodging: $27 to $32 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $21 to $51 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Budapest for a week is $1,090-$2,390($156-$341 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $32 to $62 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $740 to $1,650 for economy

Lodging: $27 to $32 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $21 to $51 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Budapest for a week is $2,102-$4,660($300-$666 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $64 to $124 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,480 to $3,300 for economy

Lodging: $54 to $64 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $29 to $82 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very possible to travel to Budapest cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Budapest Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Budapest.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Budapest for a week is $1,898-$7,020($271-$1,003 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $55 to $110 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $973 to $2,170 for first class

Lodging: $90 to $186 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $340 to $680 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Budapest for a week is $3,256-$9,960($465-$1,423 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $110 to $220 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,946 to $4,340 for first class

Lodging: $90 to $186 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $340 to $680 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Budapest for a week is $6,512-$18,288($930-$2,613 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $220 to $440 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,892 to $8,680 for first class

Lodging: $180 to $372 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $544 to $1,088 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Budapest Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Budapest is slightly lower than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Budapest due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Budapest Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Budapest hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Budapest.

 

Flight Costs to Budapest

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $994 average in early August to a low of $655 in mid January. Median flight price is $794. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Budapest our data includes 314 originating airports, and 151 airlines. The area has average variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Budapest from an airport like Savoonga (SVA) in Savoonga, AK (the United States) for an average $9,063 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Schoenefeld (SXF) in Berlin (Germany) at an average of just $85.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Budapest, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $339, so you can easily save about 52% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Budapest can easily cost $240 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $16 per person. Private tours can cost $472 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

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