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Find cheap flights to Budapest from R8 165

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Cheap flight deals to Budapest

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights to Budapest that are departing in the next months. While these flights were available on KAYAK in the last 72 hours, prices and availability are subject to change and deals may expire.
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23:25 - 22:55JNB-BUD
23h 30m1 stop
19:40 - 21:20BUD-JNB
25h 40m1 stop
R15 523KLM
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Fri, Jul 26 - Tue, Aug 6
23:25 - 22:55JNB-BUD
23h 30m1 stop
19:40 - 21:20BUD-JNB
25h 40m1 stop
R15 720KLM
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Fri, Jul 26 - Tue, Aug 6
23:15 - 22:55JNB-BUD
23h 40m1 stop
6:35 - 21:20BUD-JNB
14h 45m1 stop
R16 366KLM
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Wed, Jul 31 - Wed, Aug 7
9:35 - 13:50JNB-BUD
28h 15m3 stops
10:20 - 9:50BUD-JNB
23h 30m1 stop
R18 771Qatar Airways
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Wed, Jul 31 - Wed, Aug 7
20:15 - 13:50JNB-BUD
17h 35m1 stop
16:05 - 7:40BUD-JNB
39h 35m3 stops
R19 040Qatar Airways
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Fri, Jul 26 - Tue, Aug 6
19:00 - 10:40JNB-BUD
15h 40m2 stops
14:45 - 9:10BUD-JNB
18h 25m1 stop
R19 722
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Wed, Jul 31 - Wed, Aug 7
20:15 - 13:50JNB-BUD
17h 35m1 stop
16:05 - 20:15BUD-JNB
28h 10m2 stops
R20 153Qatar Airways
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Fri, Jul 26 - Tue, Aug 6
9:35 - 13:50JNB-BUD
28h 15m3 stops
10:20 - 17:25BUD-JNB
31h 05m2 stops
R21 929Qatar Airways
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Wed, Jul 31 - Wed, Aug 7
6:15 - 13:50JNB-BUD
31h 35m2 stops
16:05 - 7:40BUD-JNB
39h 35m3 stops
R22 198Qatar Airways
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Fri, Jul 26 - Tue, Aug 6
1:15 - 22:55JNB-BUD
21h 40m2 stops
6:20 - 15:50BUD-JNB
33h 30m2 stops
R27 062
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Thu, Jul 25 - Tue, Aug 6

Flights to Budapest - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights to Budapest to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What is the cheapest day to fly to Budapest?

The average price of all flights to Budapest clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
Based on KAYAK data, the cheapest day to fly to Budapest is Monday where tickets can be as cheap as R13 680. On the other hand, the most expensive day to fly is Saturday, where prices are R15 865 on average.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Budapest?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights to Budapest, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
The cheapest month for flights to Budapest is January, where tickets cost R11 665 on average for one-way flights. On the other hand, the most expensive months are December and August, where the average cost of tickets from South Africa is R16 259 and R15 433 respectively. For return trips, the best month to travel is November with an average price of R13 549.

What is the cheapest time of day to fly to Budapest?

The average price for all flights to Budapest depending on the time of departure, clicked by users on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks.
The cheapest time of day to fly to Budapest is generally at night, when flights cost R14 860 on average. The most expensive time of day to fly to Budapest is generally in the afternoon, which is peak travel time and where the average cost of a ticket is R16 632.

How far in advance should I book a flight to Budapest?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights to Budapest, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.
To get a below average price, you should book around 0 weeks before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 29 days before departure.

How long is the flight to Budapest?

The duration of your flight to Budapest depends on your departure and arrival airports. Obviously any flights that include a layover will also be longer. The most popular routes to Budapest on KAYAK are from Johannesburg, which takes 15h 15m, and Cape Town, which takes 25h 20m.

Good to know

Low season

February

High season

July

Cheapest flight

R8 165
Best time to beat the crowds (11% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly and prices are also 1% lower on average.
Flight from Johannesburg to Budapest

When to book flights to Budapest

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel to Budapest based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
Estimated return price
KAYAK looks at all historical flight data for each date to provide a predicted price for one-way trips or returns with a duration up to 40 days. The information is for flights to Budapest based on your location. While we try to provide actual minimum prices for each date, some prices are predictions and actual prices may differ.

FAQs - booking Budapest flights

  • How far is Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl Airport from central Budapest?

    You’ll need to travel 17 km to reach the Budapest city centre from Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl Airport.

  • What is the name of Budapest’s airport?

    Budapest is served by Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl Airport, also commonly referred to as Ferenc Liszt Intl or Ferihegy. The airport code is BUD.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights to Budapest?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights to Budapest.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket to Budapest?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Budapest is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights to Budapest?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly to Budapest with an airline and back with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight to Budapest?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Budapest up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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Top tips for finding cheap flights to Budapest

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Prefer to fly direct to Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl?

Find which airlines fly direct to Ferenc Liszt Intl, which days they fly and book direct flights.

Direct departures

South Africa to Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl

Monday

ANA, Aer Lingus, Air Austral, +58 more

ANA, Aer Lingus, +59 more

Tuesday

ANA, Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, +58 more

ANA, Aegean Airlines, +59 more

Wednesday

ANA, Air Austral, Air Cairo, +58 more

ANA, Air Austral, +59 more

Thursday

ANA, Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, +61 more

ANA, Aegean Airlines, +62 more

Friday

ANA, Aegean Airlines, Air Austral, +61 more

ANA, Aegean Airlines, +62 more

Saturday

ANA, Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, +53 more

ANA, Aegean Airlines, +54 more

Sunday

ANA, Air Austral, Air Canada, +60 more

ANA, Air Austral, +61 more

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Direct returns

Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl to South Africa

Monday

ANA, Aer Lingus, Air Austral, +58 more

ANA, Aer Lingus, +59 more

Tuesday

ANA, Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, +58 more

ANA, Aegean Airlines, +59 more

Wednesday

ANA, Air Austral, Air Cairo, +58 more

ANA, Air Austral, +59 more

Thursday

ANA, Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, +61 more

ANA, Aegean Airlines, +62 more

Friday

ANA, Aegean Airlines, Air Austral, +61 more

ANA, Aegean Airlines, +62 more

Saturday

ANA, Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, +53 more

ANA, Aegean Airlines, +54 more

Sunday

ANA, Air Austral, Air Canada, +60 more

ANA, Air Austral, +61 more

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Top 5 airlines flying to Budapest

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying to Budapest. Airline scores are aggregated from all reviews left by passengers on KAYAK after flying with an airline from South Africa to Budapest. KAYAK doesn’t show reviews that are older than 5 years. Learn how KAYAK collects reviews.
Need help choosing which airline to fly with to Budapest? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to verified KAYAK customer reviews.
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EmiratesOverall score based on 3783 reviews
8,1Boarding
8,0Comfort
8,3Crew
7,9Food
8,3Entertainment
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Absolutely horrible all around especially for such a long 13-14 hour flight - terrible food - ancient entertainment - legroom worse than a short air Asia flight - not enough toilets

2,0 MediocreAnonymous, Jul 2024DXB - YUL
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Absolutely horrible all around especially for such a long 13-14 hour flight - terrible food - ancient entertainment - legroom worse than a short air Asia flight - not enough toilets

The internet connection did was not functioning as per normal.

Vegetarian food was unpalatable! Definitely need to look into this. The crew were prompt and helpful and the flight as one would want was uneventful. It was a comfortable flight, with new aircraft more legroom and seating space. Would recommend travel with Emirates to others as well.

Much better this time than our previous. We had Been thinking we wouldn’t fly with emirates again. I have a wheat allergy so request a gluten free meal. The meals provided in the past have been mostly inedible. So dry and hard and tasteless. I see what my husband gets given with a packed tray with treats and mine is uninviting and awful. I actually was hangry with little food and not able to eat and enjoy what was given to me 😡 This last flight was an improvement. The first meal was edible tho no treats, why can’t a chocolate be given like on the regular trays. I realise you are trying to make the gluten free a dairy free and probably vegetarian one at the same time to save you dollars tho it’s shocking to receive. The snack sandwich given was much better and edible, not hard and dry as previous trips. The final meal received, Breakfast had more variety and treats on it, thank you for that. At last.!!

Checkin and boarding staff at Delhi Airport is not cooperative with passengers Their behavior very humiliating . They don’t allow Lap top bag and Ladies’ purse/vanity bag which most of the airlines allow besides cabin baggage and check in baggages. They try to charge extra payment on the pretext of small variations which normally other Airlines staff don’t do. Airline staff should be courteous & cooperative but check in staff of Emirates Airline at Delhi was not so at all.

Amazing service and food. However I didn’t get chance to choose my own seat which bothered me a little.

The lounge Emirates uses at Jeddah airport is horrible even with the opening of the new section. Food selection is poor and never enough seating . Staff are not friendly. Boarding process at Jeddah always an absolute mess

The individual attention the crew gives to passengers is commendable and I find them positively helpful.

I bought Business class ticket but they treated me like economic class. No lounge allowed at check inn I have to take stuff out while other passengers have more than 25 lb in bag. Because I bought tickets from other than airlines . It’s discriminations from airlines to passengers.

Overall emirates continues to amaze me with their. Awesome service . I had shifted away from emirates , because I lost luggage and watch in emirates in 2019 that drifted me away from this airline , but I am willing to give it try

I paid extra for more leg room and I was put in a regular seat. I couldn't change it and I didn't get a refund. SUPER LAME

Everything was good. Although I was certain that I paid for checked bag for my husband and checked bag for myself at the time of booking. And I was told I did not pay. Therefore I had to pay at check in. ☹️

Checked me out of my connecting flight despite having enough time to transfer, had to check in again at the gate. Then they lost my luggage.

Thank you for waiting for us after our first flight was delayed

Plane was late so luggage never made it to connecting flight. I’ve been home 2 days and still do not have my luggage.

Crew was super courteous and helpful. Food quality was not so good. Most of the movies were old.

seats are too tight and uncomfortable everything else went well.

Flight was late and crew were unwilling to help with information on connections. Call light had been on for 61 minutes without tesponse.

Kudos to Swiss!! My wife and I thought Swiss was like flying years back: good food service, refreshments, friendly and courteous crew! We look forward to another trip to Europe next year, and it will be a priority to hopefully fly Swiss, thank you! We strongly can say from experience - the treatment (food, drink, entertainment) in service for Economy Class is unmatched!!!

So terrible. They would not rebook me for a flight until 2 days. I had to spend so much money to get my own flight. They were rude and not helpful.

Do I need to repeat my complaints about my lost carry on bag?

Fly Qatar Airways is always amazing. Their service and care for details is really very good.

As gold member there is no priority checkin. Meaning you either have to board with your zone or last with business class pax. As economy pax all the baggage bays are filled by the time you arrive

Staff was very friendly. There is no on board entertainment, but it’s such a short flight that it doesn’t matter. We also got a meal which was nice and unexpected due to the length of the flight.

From Montreal to Doha , we habe two complaints : 1) They want to charge for Seat Selection, claiming that the Class of ticket bought on Kayak did not cover seat selection. It such a penny pinching rule, I told them, since we paid almost $20,000 our 3 tickets , that rule should never exist. Also I reserved my tickets so many months ahead, I expected they will naturally put the family together or move somebody else to keep our family seating together. I filed a complaint, and NOBODY ANSWERED. 2) In Montreal, Qatar has an arrangement with the National Bank Lounge. It was so overcrowded and the Lounge is so bad in terms of service and food, amenities etc... The WORST lounge . Why Qatar not have another arrangement their Business Class clients in Montreal. The Air France KLM Lounger is better, the Air Canada Lounge is better. Qatar should send somebody to take a look ! Joseph Chung

Boarding procedures are very tiring. We have to clear security twice for our connecting flights from Doha. Also every time we board flights we have to show boarding passes 5-6 times.

Very very bad.. more than 48 hr I didn’t received my baggage yet

Transit , Too long for terminal change, for a moment I thought Qatar airlines going to Los Angeles by bus. Please make transit convenient and quick.

professional crew god service good entertainment need choices for diabetic meal

The qatar airways flights were great, the code share with Indigo could have been a lot better. There is no option for web check in, there is not information on the tickets for the INDIGO PNR this caused a problem with security letting us into the airport. The indigo staff did not even want us to line up before they opened the counters. There is not option on the indigo flgith to request special meals.

The crew was amazing. Super polite and welcoming. Excellent communication and service.

We waited 4 hours in the flight to take off but then the flight was cancelled.

Good experience with Turkish Airlines. We will be back with Turkish in the future and look forward to upgraded business class on the 777 beginning in 2025 and on the Airbus 350 now.

Friendly cabin crew and the flight was on time. Would recommend toanyone

Horrible. Boarding was terrible. For a huge airplane, we needed to be transported to the plane. The boarding area was overcrowded and frantic. .The seats were so uncomfortable. The food was fine.

There was a Turkish Airlines employee sitting in front of us, we noticed from her conversations we witnessed with the cabin crew and the fact that she boarded business class. She was sat in 16A. Firstly she was talking loudly the majority of the flight with two other men, one of which was leaning over the seat in front of her. This was disturbing as they were talking loudly and we were not able to sleep. The 12 hour long flight turned into a nightmare, even the noise cancellation didn’t work for their chatter. Secondly she requested extra meals from the crew for her male friends. We believe the meals came from business class. They also took their e-cigarettes out and were caught the cabin crew, but no further action was taken. Sitting in economy and seeing this is extremely disheartening. Next time I will book Emirites, I don’t think their staff would be allowed to behave like this.

Quality of service on board was very inconsistent. FA service primarily seemed robotic and they barely engaged with passengers

Service was superb and the flight experience overall was great

First class payment but wife’s seat broken, would recline but not lay flat. On previous flight, delays and ground crew malfunctions connecting jetway made us miss flight to Houston. I asked twice for a cart to assist us getting across the massive Istanbul Airport, but was denied. We are both over 70.

Flight canceled and then “uncanceled” after I booked are placement. I had to pay for both a Turkish Air doesn’t admit their mistake

The seats are designed for 12 years old, but pretty uncomfortable for the average adulte!!

Seats much smaller/less leg room than united from Phx. Biarding was very poor and unroganized.

Crew is good. Food lacked any taste. Comfort of seating in economy was worst ever experienced.

Flight was cancelled and I didn’t arrive until 11 hours after I was scheduled to.

I wasn’t able to make my flight due to Kayak’s inability to simply update my name on my trip from Nick to Nicholas. I would like a refund.

Really bad airline, they treat you like you would be treated on a budget airline.

Overall great flight experience- on time, lots of food and movies.

Check-in very easy and smooth. Plane and crew were nice. Seat open next to me created more space. Food was fair but plentiful. Lots of movies and I was able to sleep some on the way to Munich. Very tight connection, about an hour. Fast through passport control and a bit of a walk to last G terminal gate but I made my connection to Palma. Unfortunately, my luggage did not make it. It is now almost 24 hours since I anded and still NO luggage. I know it landed last night on another flight. Local delivery should be today to my hotel in Palma but nothing yet. I asked about the tight connection when I checked in and was assured they would get my luggage to the connecting flight. Very disappointing it missed my flight but more disappointing that it has taken so long to arrive. Failure on the airlines and service to get my luggage to date.

Lufthansa fails at mentioning no luggage when booking through points. We had to pay added fees to take checked bags to Europe for 2 weeks. The staff at check in were not helpful at all. told us "if we don't like it, then book another flight". Food was bad, they ran out of half the options. Vegetarian was terrible. The flight crew was nice, and tried to make it work ok.

Our flight to Chicago O'Hare was delayed an hour, causing us to miss our connection to MSP and spend an extra 3 hours at O'Hare so we could board a plane with a damaged door and wait another 45 minutes or so. The crew was great, the food decent, The drinks were great: 2 glasses of a nice South African Shiraz, an ice cold can of Beck's Beer, and Dewar's White Label on the rocks.

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Recent return flight deals

 
These are the cheapest return flights to Budapest found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
26/7Fri
1 stopKLM
23h 30mJNB-BUD
6/8Tue
1 stopKLM
25h 40mBUD-JNB
R15 523
26/7Fri
1 stopKLM
23h 30mJNB-BUD
6/8Tue
1 stopKLM
25h 40mBUD-JNB
R15 720
31/7Wed
1 stopKLM
23h 40mJNB-BUD
7/8Wed
1 stopKLM
14h 45mBUD-JNB
R16 366
31/7Wed
3 stopsQatar Airways
28h 15mJNB-BUD
7/8Wed
1 stopQatar Airways
23h 30mBUD-JNB
R18 771
26/7Fri
1 stopQatar Airways
17h 35mJNB-BUD
6/8Tue
3 stopsQatar Airways
39h 35mBUD-JNB
R19 040
31/7Wed
2 stops
15h 40mJNB-BUD
7/8Wed
1 stop
18h 25mBUD-JNB
R19 722
26/7Fri
1 stopQatar Airways
17h 35mJNB-BUD
6/8Tue
2 stopsQatar Airways
28h 10mBUD-JNB
R20 153
31/7Wed
3 stopsQatar Airways
28h 15mJNB-BUD
7/8Wed
2 stopsQatar Airways
31h 05mBUD-JNB
R21 929
26/7Fri
2 stopsQatar Airways
31h 35mJNB-BUD
6/8Tue
3 stopsQatar Airways
39h 35mBUD-JNB
R22 198
25/7Thu
2 stops
21h 40mJNB-BUD
6/8Tue
2 stops
33h 30mBUD-JNB
R27 062

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best deals for one-way flights to Budapest found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
28/7Sun
3 stops
37h 30mJNB-BUD
R8 165
28/7Sun
3 stops
37h 30mJNB-BUD
R8 219
28/7Sun
2 stops
26h 00mJNB-BUD
R8 237
28/7Sun
1 stopQatar Airways
17h 30mJNB-BUD
R8 560
28/7Sun
1 stop
18h 00mJNB-BUD
R8 829
28/7Sun
1 stop
18h 00mJNB-BUD
R8 901
26/11Tue
2 stops
18h 00mCPT-BUD
R9 852
26/11Tue
1 stopLufthansa
14h 55mCPT-BUD
R9 906
27/7Sat
2 stopsKenya Airways
21h 40mJNB-BUD
R12 777
27/7Sat
2 stopsKenya Airways
21h 40mJNB-BUD
R12 885

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