Cork Airport

Destination of the month

Welcome to Budapest

Visitors can enjoy the different charms of the cafes, restaurants and bars of busy Pest with the grandeur and spectacular views from the old Habsburg palace situated on the hills of Buda.

Flights to Budapest from Cork Airport

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Things to do here

From the famed thermal spas to the grandeur of its palaces and museums, Budapest is proud of its history as the twin capital of the Austro-Hungarian empire. With an excellent tram system, it’s easy to get around to discover the plentiful cafes and ‘ruin’ bars of Pest with the very different experience of the views from the old palace and Halászbástya or Fisherman's Bastion on the opposite bank of the Danube in Buda. 


To Eat

  1. The Hold Street Market Hall dates from 1891 and today it focuses on the freshest local produce and a series of casual eating options showcasing the best local food. The pork schnitzels at BUJA DISZNÓ are a highlight.
  2. Want a quick and flavourful tour of the staples of Hungarian cuisine, look no further than Hungarikum Bistro.

To Stay

  1. Intercontinental Budapest - Luxury hotel in a prime spot overlooking the Danube in Pest and facing the impressive imperial palace across the river on the hills of Buda.
  2. Corinthia Hotel - one of the ‘grand dame’ hotels of Budapest with a ‘Royal Spa’ that features a recently restored swimming pool that dates from 1886.

Number 2 Tram Outdoor Fun

This regular city tram runs alongside the Danube from Közvágóhíd, home to the Milleniumi Kulturális Központ, the new National Theatre and the Palace of Arts, to just past the landmark Parliament building. A great introduction to the charms of the city.

Széchenyi Thermal Baths Outdoor Fun

The first thermal baths built in Pest (in 1913). This extensive complex has 21 pools and baths and is a favourite with locals and visitors alike.


Millennium Underground Culture

The first underground railway in continental Europe opened in 1896 and it is still in use as the M1 (Yellow) line. From the beautiful wooden interiors of the carriages to the ornate tiling of the stations, a real treat for kids of all ages. You can also take it right to the Széchenyi Baths.

Zugliget Chairlift Tour

Budapest is home to the great funicular up to the old Hapsburg palace in Buda and a wonderful cog railway but it’s the Zugliget Chairlift that offers the most fun. Transporting passengers between Zugliget and the Erzsébet Lookout Tower, the Chairlift takes you up or down János Hill in about 15 minutes with great views of the city on the way down.