Iberia, the Spanish national airline, is the latest major carrier to announce a service into Budapest Airport in Hungary. The flights will operate out of Madrid, providing ongoing connections to global destinations including South America.
The seasonal service between Madrid and Budapest will fly six times a week through October 22. Iberia’s A320s will cover the 1,977-kilometer route.
Hungary is a popular destination for Spanish tourists and offers great options for a city break or longer stay. With Madrid’s excellent international connections, it also makes the Hungarian capital more accessible to those from North and South America.
A city with two sides
Budapest is situated on the Danube Rover, which splits the city in two. Both sides have a range of cheap apartments that tourists can rent. The city has been influenced by more than 1,000 years of culture as well as the elements that remain from original settlers in the area.
The two sides of the city, Buda and Pest, have very different styles and characters. Buda is packed with medieval houses, Roman ruins, caves and museums, whereas Pest has a more vibrant atmosphere thanks to its eclectic mix of riverside promenades, bookstores, cafes, flea markets, and antique stores.
Whichever part of the city you choose to stay in will make a superb base for your vacation. There is always something a little bit unique about Budapest, and you never know what’s around the next corner.