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Flights to Hungary

The information here is a guide only and flights to Hungary should be checked with the relevant airlines.

Departure Airports
Departure airports to Hungary from the UK include Belfast, Bristol, East Midlands, Glasgow Prestwick, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton, London Stansted and Manchester.

Airlines That Fly From The UK To Hungary
Airlines that fly to or have flown to Hungary into Budapest, Balaton or Veszprem from the United Kingdom include Aer Lingus, British Airways, EasyJet, Jet2.com, MALEV, Ryanair, Wizz Air.

Airlines That Fly From The UK To Airports Close To Hungary
Into Bratislava(Slovakia) - Ryanair
Into Vienna(Austria) - Easyjet, Austrian Airways and BA
into Zagreb(Croatia) - Wizzair

Airlines That Fly to Hungary From Other Locations
Aeroflot, Air France, Air Malta, Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Bulgaria Air, Czech Airlines, EasyJet Switzerland, Finnair, Germanwings, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS, TAP Portugal and TAROM.

Frequency Of Flights To Hungary
As you might expect flights to Hungary are more frequent in the warmer months of the year so do check on availability with the airlines above.
For instance the frequency of Ryanair flights to Budapest are very much reduced in the winter months. However although during the winter months flights may be reduced, the fact remains that Hungary is a popular destination all year round, so is well serviced by the low cost airlines from all around the UK and should you wish to visit even during the winter months, low cost flights are still available. Each year new UK airports are added to the schedules.

Check the flights to Hungary information.

Hungarian Airports
There are many airports in use in Hungary, the best for Lake Balaton are Budapest, Balaton and Veszprem. Others outside of Hungary are Bratislava(Slovakia), Vienna(Austria) and Zagreb(Croatia).
Budapest Airport of course is in the capital city, is the busiest airport and receives most of the flights from the UK from various airlines, 2008 saw around 8.6 million passengers.
Balaton Airport is at the south end of Lake Balaton and this makes it convenient if your ultimate destination is in that area. Balaton airport has seen it's trade fluctuating over the past years with airlines coming and going so always check with the airlines prior to making travel plans.
Veszprem Airport is at the North end of Lake Balaton but isn't currently described as an international airport. However due to the European and international investments being made into Hungary and specifically the Lake Balaton area, a new international airport terminal building is in the process of being built on an existing runway at Veszprem, the money being spent on it is in the region of €39 million. The existing 400 hectare airport is currently(2009) owned and operated by BudaWest Airport. Their plans include extending the runway and being made suitable to accomodate aircraft with a capacity of 130-150 passengers, building a conference center, a logistics facility, a hotel, a technology park and looking to the future a waterpark, a commercial centre, an entertainment center and a casino, this will be a welcome addtion if you need a flight to Hungary and close to the Northern end of Lake Balaton.

Airports in Hungary

Approximate distances from airports to Lake Balaton
(As the crow flies).
Budapest 59 Miles
Bratislava in Slovakia 86 Miles
Zagreb in Croatia 88 Miles
Vienna in Austria 99 Miles

News - September 2008.
Flights to Hungary are easily booked as there are now plans to also open yet another airport close to Székesfehérvár which would be known as Alba airport. it would compete with Budapest airport as well as Veszprem as it lies between the two not far from the M7 motorway which could even mean that it competes with Balaton airport for passengers whose destination is along the South shore of Lake Balaton. the plans are to open the new airport in 2010 and the project costs could be around 150bn Forint or around $915 million. With the amount of homes being bought by Brits in the Lake Balaton area the new airport should be a welcome addition to the available airports making it even easier for the 2nd home owners to find convenient flights to Hungary and visit their property abroad for even short stays.

Airlines

Fly with Jet2 from Manchester Airport
Jet2 Flights

Or

Fly with Ryanair to Budapest from Liverpool, East Midlands, Bristol, and Prestwick.
Ryanair also flies to Balaton airport from London Stansted.
Ryanair Flights

Or

Easyjet fly from London Gatwick and London Luton
EasyJet Flights

Aer Lingus from Belfast - www.aerlingus.com

Malev Hungarian Airlines from London Gatwick -

Wizz Air fly from Luton - www.wizzair.com
By the end of 2009 Wizz Air says it will have increased it’s passenger load by 30% from it’s figures in 2008, meaning that it will be carrying more than 1 million passengers on flights to Hungary. Across 15 Hungarian routes the airline will have 72 weekly flights by April 2009.

British Airways fly from London Heathrow - www.britishairways.com

All information is correct at time of submission, please check with specific airlines for updates on flights to Hungary.