British Airways flights to Budapest land at Budapest Ferihegy International Airport, ten miles south-east of central Budapest. Hop in a taxi or airport shuttle bus after your flight and stretch your legs walking alongside the River Danube. Decide which of Budapest's old towns to explore first after your flight, royal Buda or commercial Pest. In the evening, sit back and admire Budapest's Castle Hill beautifully illuminated after dark.
After your flight arrives at Budapest's Terminal 2B, take the official Zna Taxis or cheaper Airport Shuttle minibus into central Budapest. The post-flight journey takes about 40 minutes. Terminal 1 has a rail link to Budapest's Western Station, which takes 30 minutes.
Once your flight has landed in Budapest, gaze over Pest's roofs from hilltop Buda, or cruise along the River Danube to see Budapest from a different angle. Explore the Egyptian art collection in the Museum of Fine Arts, then head to City Park's Gothic Vajdahunyad Castle to see the haunting Statue of the Anonymous Author, an unidentified historian who chronicled the history of the Magyar people. Leave time before your flight back from Budapest to lounge in Budapest's spas. Bargain-hunt around Ecseri Market in the XIX district for Budapest souvenirs. Stock up on traditional Budapest food like sausages, paprika, and Bull's Blood wine before your return flight from Budapest. Or shop in Budapest's historic Great Market Hall for traditional Hungarian crafts like embroidered tablecloths and handkerchiefs. While waiting for your flight home from Budapest, fill your flight bag with Tokay wine and Unicum liqueur.