Tips for staying in Budapest for 3 days on the budget

Budapest is a beautiful European city and a great getaway if you want a holiday on the budget. The idea of going there came about because my dad was visiting me in the UK for a few weeks and I thought we should go on a little adventure together. We decided on Budapest as one of the destinations when I saw a a pretty good deal of £45 per person for a return ticket on skyscanner

So here are my tips for having an enjoyable and relaxing getaway:

1. Go sightseeing and enjoy the walk around the city


View from Gellert Hill



Parliament Square





Shoes on the Danube


Matthias Church


Fisherman’s Bastion



View from Fisherman’s Bastion


Parliament from Fisherman’s Bastion

2. Go to Food Markets and Szimpla Kert


Karavan Food Market



Szimpla Kert


3. Don’t miss the Széchenyi Thermal Bath


→ General cost of food, travel and accommodation in Budapest

Local shop Food market Tourist places General/Fixed Cost
Bus, Metro and Tram

72 hours ticket

3900HF per person
Local Beer 0,5L 270HF 590HF 800HF
Snacks, Coffee 150-300HF 400-500HF 500-600HF
Burgers, Pizzas, Salads 1000-2000HF 1500-2500HF
Thermal Baths ticket 5000HF
Taxi to/from Airport 7000HF
Hostel/Private Room in shared apt  27000HF

Total cost including flights, hostel, transfers and others: £392 / £196 per person
Exchange rate £1 = 310HF approximately

5 Comments on “Tips for staying in Budapest for 3 days on the budget

  1. Pingback: 5 places you must visit for cheap short breaks in 2018 – Looking for Adventures

    • It is – it’s so cheap!
      Thank you, I am trying to keep track of how much I spend on trips like these so that I can help guide others 🙂


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