5 things must do whilst in Budapest, Hungary

Budapest, Capital of Hungary, a city where doesn't seem to stop. Where you can find entertainment day and night. A place where fills with contemporary excitement and surrounded with historical moments. That makes this place to be one of my favourite City and have been revisited for numerous of times. 

Here are my favourite 5 must-do whilst at Budapest, if you only have a few days here, of course, you can run through the list quite fast, but for me, I like to enjoy each place rather than do a marathon of sightseeing. These are based on my personal preference and no particular order. I will do more in-depth coverage of how to get around Budapest. If you are interested, please drop me a comment and I will do this for you. 

Hungarian Parliament Building

This is a remarkable landmark of Hungary and a popular tourist destination in Budapest, that I highly recommend seeing even from outside for free. This is one of the largest building in Hungary, so it cannot be missed. It was designed by Hungarian architect Imre Steindl in the neo-Gothic style. It is situated on Kossuth Square in the Pest side of the city, on the eastern bank of the Danube. You can purchase a ticket for a tour inside, from HUF 1900- HUF 6700. Check on https://www.parlament.hu/web/visitors/ticket-prices for up to date price. Where this building is located, a perfect spot for a walk around the Danube river, you can also see another monument such as Buda Castle, The shoes around Danube River, Schezenhi Chain Bridge and other attractions. So take your time, plan your trip if you consider coming around the area. 

Buda Castle or Fisherman's Bastion 

 

Danube River Boat

Hot Thermal Bath 

Try Hungarian Food

 

 

To get to Budapest is pretty easy! From the UK, you can get a flight with Ryanair (cheapest) option, around 2 and half hours of journey, depends on where you are based, and you will arrive at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD). 

From the Airport to Budapest is around 30 minutes of the shuttle bus journey, a single journey of around 2€. Shuttle bus available in front of the airport. If you need an assistant, I would recommend a query to a member of the Airport assistant and they can pinpoint directions. You can take a taxi for a more comfortable journey, but bare in mind this option might be expensive, as, for my personal experience, I feel that it has not been accurate of charge.

 

The sad news is that Uber has been banned in Budapest, however, Bolt app does work in Budapest. My recent trip to Budapest used Bolt taxi, convenient, reliable, you can pay via cash, Paypal and other card payment. You can choose your destination and know the charge without any hidden fee. Plus side also, if you don't speak the language, don't worry, you don't need to, as the app tailored to your language.