Cheap Car Hire in Budapest
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Budapest has a number of different public transportation options, but the city is so vast, the only way to truly explore all Hungary's capital has to offer is with a car rental.
Budapest (Ferihegy) International Airport is a 2 hour, 30 minute flight from the UK and located about 16kms southeast of the city centre. Hungary's largest airport also serves as the pick-up spot for most Budapest car hire companies. To find cheap car hire in Budapest, booking in advance is highly recommended to guarantee your vehicle and avoid searching for last-minute deals at the airport.
Once you have picked up your hire car in Budapest, feel free to explore all the delights this historic 'Paris of the East' has to offer. The Danube River divides the city into Buda, where most of the classic buildings from the city's glorious Hapsburg past can be found, and Pest, where most newer tourist attractions are located.
The Budapest Historical Museum, Royal Palace, and 700-year-old St Matthias Church are all part of Buda's walled castle district and medieval Old Town. The Gellert baths are the most famous of Budapest's hot springs, while nearby Gellert Hill features a fascinating chapel inside a cave.
Next, drive your hire car in Budapest across the Danube to Pest's Castle Hill, home to several galleries, museums, monuments, and charming medieval streets.
Car hire in Budapest is especially beneficial to those wishing to explore the wonderful attractions and charming villages found outside the city. Gödöllo, home to the royal Grassalkovich Palace and filled with lovely parks, is just 30km to the east, while Esztergom is home to central Europe's biggest basilica. You can see ancient buildings brought from across Hungary at Szentendre, which is also the site of the Hungarian Open-Air Museum. A Baroque style main square and mummies of the Dominican church are Vác's main attractions, while Visegrád includes a former Renaissance royal palace and citadel.
Budapest traditionally experiences cold, damp winters, while summers are generally hot. Spring and autumn are the most ideal visiting times, when daily temperatures average 20°C. Budapest experiences up to 10 hours of sunlight during the day, some of the highest levels in Europe.