Known as the “Pearl of the Danube”, Budapest is one of the most visited cities in Central Europe with a lot to offer its visitors. Split in half by the Danube River, Budapest is a tale of two cities (Buda and Pest) wrapped into one.
Explore Pest and you’ll discover an abundance of grand architecture from the 1800’s, magnificent churches, cathedrals and countless historical sites, while in Buda you’ll stroll quaint medieval lanes, discover Budapest’s striking castle hill and enjoy dramatic hilltop views.
Of course, a trip to Budapest wouldn’t be complete without a visit to one of the spectacular thermal mineral baths, and when you travel with Go Real Europe, we will include not only the most famous baths and sights in your itinerary, but some lesser known thermal springs and hidden sights for you to enjoy, too.
Transport to Budapest
Budapest’s city center and historical districts are made for exploring on foot, with much of the central areas pedestrianized. However, the city has an excellent public transport system, with street trams and a fast and clean metro system that connects many of the most popular sights of Budapest.
Budapest boasts a great location in the center of Europe and is well served by rail and bus. This makes visiting Budapest very easy to pair with other European gems such as Vienna, Prague, Krakow and even Salzburg. For those with bigger budgets, private shuttles are another good option for traveling between these cities.
Budapest’s airport is somewhat well connected by air with many direct flights from European cities including London, Berlin and Amsterdam. There are also direct intercontinental flights from New York, with other cities connected via a major European city such as Amsterdam, London or Paris.