Your Guide to Budapest


Hungary's capital is a mesmerising city, a harmony of culture, architecture and art. Before you join us for the event, read below for some key information and tips on local attractions to help you plan your visit!

The Parliament Building

The Hungarian Parliament Building is situated on the bank of the Danube River. Inspired by gothic design, you can book a ticket for their designated tour to explore the lavish rooms and décor.

The Great Market Hall

The Great Market Hall is Budapest’s most famous marketplace. Discover fresh fruit and local meats and visit the upper floors for a selection of souvenirs!

The Jewish Quarter

The city’s old Jewish Quarter features beautiful places of worship and many contemporary cafés. Enjoy a refreshment before visiting the ‘synagogue triangle’, featuring the largest synagogue in Europe.

Margaret Island

Connect with nature in the green spaces of Margaret Island. The area includes coffee shops and restaurants, an interactive water tower and a vibrant rose garden.

St. Stephen’s Basilica

Continuing the theme of magnificent architecture, this is the largest church in Budapest, which can hold up to 8,500 people.

The Danube River

Called ‘The Blue Danube’ by Johann Strauss, enjoy a different view of the city from the river by taking a cruise.

Deák Ferenc Square

Deák Ferenc Square is a bustling area, where you can easily access public transport or enjoy lively evening events.

Paprika

If you’re looking for authentic Hungarian cuisine in a cosy atmosphere, try Paprika. Affordable with delicious food and a friendly vibe.

Rosenstein Vendéglő

This restaurant's website boasts delicious plates of food with great feedback. It's ideal for an evening meal and gives you the opportunity to try Hungarian delicacies!

Amici Miei

If you’re looking for more international choices and love Italian food, Amici Miei is one of the most popular restaurants in the city. Indulge in pizza, pasta, tiramisu and more.

Early Bird Coffee

Hungary is a coffee-loving nation, so cafés are easy to find! Halfway through your sightseeing, grab a hot drink and pastry and relax.

Goulash

Goulash is Hungary’s traditional stew of meat and vegetables with spices. It’s served on its own or with sides such as potatoes or pasta.

Lángos

You will see lángos as a popular street food across Budapest; a deep-fried flatbread commonly topped with sour cream and cheese.

Halászlé (Fisherman’s Soup)

A bright-red hot soup dish made with hot paprika and mixed fish that’s full of flavour!

Somlói galuska

Also known as Hungarian Trifle, this is a dessert made of different flavoured sponge layers, cream, raisins, nuts and chocolate sauce with lots of whipped cream.

Dobos Torte

A Hungarian sponge cake with seven layers of sponge and chocolate buttercream, topped with caramel... irresistible!

Hungary's official currency is the Hungarian Forint (HUF).

Different payment options are available for you to use on your visit and outlined on this helpful webpage.

Locals also recommend Wise, which provides lower rates for exchange, stores funds and can provide a payment card in currency to use wherever you go!

Be sure to book a hotel or other accommodation for the duration of your stay. June is peak time for hotel bookings, so act fast!

The Danubius Hotel Arena is the nearest hotel to the venue. It’s a very popular place to stay, so please be aware that availability may be limited.

Smaller, more affordable but equally cosy options nearer the city centre include Budapest Ville Bed & Breakfast, Lion’s Garden Hotel and Green Hotel Budapest.

Another great alternative is using an Airbnb. The districts of Törökőr and Istvánmező are the closest locations for you to find somewhere near the venue.

TripAdvisor and Booking.com also have great local suggestions to help you search.

From March 2022, Hungary announced all COVID-19 restrictions had been dropped. However, please be aware that the country’s COVID-19 restrictions can change at any time. We recommend you check all local guidelines, including venue entry requirements and mask policies, on a regular basis prior to travel and attendance.

Airports

If you are travelling by air, make sure you check for any COVID-19 guidelines requested by airports and airlines at time of travel. This will vary depending on your country of origin, so please check the regulations for wherever you choose to fly from.

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In line with the removing of all restrictions in Hungary, the Papp László Budapest Arena venue has also lifted COVID-19 restrictions for entry.

This may change at any time, so please check all requirements of the venue regularly before arranging travel and attendance.

If you are unsure, contact the venue directly.

Face Coverings

Please check the local guidelines for full information of whether you still need to wear a mask in some places, including any attractions you wish to visit.

BudapestGO App

BudapestGO is the official public transport app. You can buy tickets, find routes and receive traffic updates wherever you go! COVID-19 has impacted the locations of where to buy transport tickets, so this is the best way to purchase public transport travel.

Budapest Card

You can book a Budapest Card for your stay to access free or discounted public transport, valid for a time period of your choice. This applies to the metro, tram lines and bus routes, with some routes also available to and from airport terminals. You can also select specific travel zones and receive free entry to some local attractions. You can book online and collect the tickets at the airport and other contact points.

Metro & Tram

To travel across the city, Hungary’s metro and tram lines are quick and cost-effective ways to get around. Transport tickets need to be bought prior to travel and we recommend buying through the BudapestGo app, as tickets from vending machines, newspaper kiosks and some metro stations may be limited. Single journey tickets are available from 350HUF, less than £1/€1!

Buses

Bus number 100E makes journeys between the city and airport terminals. Using bus routes is a good alternative to the metro and tram.

For more information about transport options, please check the Budapest Tourist Board online.

 

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