A recent addition into the EU, Hungary has ridden the coattails of Prague and the Czech Republic to Eastern European backpacker hot-spot. Thanks in no small part to its inclusion on the standard Eurail pass, Hungary is a fantastic gateway to Central and Eastern Europe.
Malév (Hungarian Airlines) is the national airline, although other low-cost budget European airlines like Wizz Air, Sky Europe and easyJet fly to and from the area.
Top attractions in Hungary include traditional Hungarian baths, the revitalized Tokaj wine region with Eger’s famous Bull’s Blood and happening Budapest. For more information on Hungary, check out check out BootsnAll’s Hungary Travel Guide.
For cheaper tickets to Hungary, consider the following:
- Fly into Vienna, Austria, and catch a connecting flight on one of Europe’s budget carriers.
- Travel overland via bus or train.
- Depart on midweek low-volume travel days.
Deals on Hungary one-way & round-trip departures: