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Budapest, the cosmopolitan capital of Hungary is considered a major attraction and top holiday destination by more than 4 million tourists who visit it annually. The old architecture blends harmoniously with the modern lifestyle; this is perhaps one of the reasons why Forbes has decided that Budapest is Europe’s 7th “most idyllic place to live.” Without a doubt the old, beautiful European city of Budapest has its unique charm. Book cheap flights to Budapest online with Travelstart and you will have the chance to visit the famous Buda Castle, one of the biggest synagogues in the world, the impressive Parliament buildings and one of the oldest underground railway systems ever built. 
Budapest isn’t all about man-made wonders or breaking new ground in infrastructure. Mother Nature has also endowed Budapest with numerous extraordinary natural attractions including 80 geothermal springs and the banks of Danube River, a much-appreciated World Heritage Site. Book Budapest flights and you will never cease to be amazed by the sophisticated simplicity reflected by every single one of the 525 square kilometres of Hungarian territory. To-do list: book flights to Budapest, complete a sightseeing tour, and make sure you opt for an entire day of relaxation spent at the Széchenyi Baths - Europe’s oldest therapeutic bathing complex. 

Visa requirements and SA embassy details

  • South African passport holders do require a visa for Budapest and Hungary for stays of up to 90 days. Also, South African temporary passports are not accepted. Make sure your passport is valid for 6 months after you return from your trip and that you have 3 blank pages available for entry stamps.
  • For the South African Embassy in Budapest: Gardonyi Geza ut 171026 Budapest Hungary. Phone number: (36-1) 392 0999.

See and do

Are you ready for an adrenaline-filled experience involving real guns? Visit the Celebritas Shooting Club and perhaps you will even manage to discover and embrace a new hobby in Hungary. If you love historic walking areas and old architecture, don’t miss the Castle Hill, restored after World War II, the Fisherman’s Bastion built in the 19th century and the Budapest Operetta Theatre, writing history since 1898. You can find a wide range of unique souvenirs sold in numerous shops and museums- some of the most appreciated items are those made from Herend porcelain, Ajka crystal, and hand-painted wood. 

Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport - BUD

Food and beverages: While you wait, enjoy a delicious coffee and a light snack at the Airport Bistro. 
Currency exchange: Terminal 2A and Terminal 2B have various ATM’s; there are no banks in the BUD airport but you can always change money at the Interchange counters. 
Lost and found: According to a report introduced by officials from the BUD airport, 90% of all tourist bags arrive in perfect condition. However, if you’re dealing with a lost luggage situation, it is recommended to file a claim as soon as possible. Solve your problem by relying on the lost and found customer service, in the arrivals transit area.  
Airport Hotels: Do you want to book a cleanand affordable hotel room near the BUD airport? Make a reservation at the Hotel Ferihegy or the Airport Hotel Budapest to get the most of Hungarian hospitality. 
Car Hire: Enjoy car, minivan, truck and luxury vehicle rentals ensured by top car hire companies like Budget, Europcar, Sixt and Hertz at Budapest Airport. 
Airport Hub: BUD airport serves as a major hub for Malév Hungarian Airlines.

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