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Origin Airport IATA CodeBUD
Destination Airport IATA CodeIST
Number Of Flight Options1
Average Flight Time3 hours 7 mins

Helpful Budapest to Istanbul (BUD - IST) Flight Information

Traveling From Budapest
Origin Airport IATA Code BUD
Traveling To Istanbul
Destination Airport IATA Code IST
Number of Airlines Serving 3
Available Airlines
Distance 1017 km
Direct Flight Time 2 5
Flight Price

FAQs about flights from Budapest to Istanbul

Is it possible to fly from Budapest to Istanbul right now?

Our Covid-19 Travel Advisor provides essential info about travelling from Budapest to Istanbul in these unusual times. Here, you'll find everything from health guidelines to flying restrictions, as well as loads of other important info you should know about before you fly.

Is there a direct flight between Budapest and Istanbul?

The flight game between Budapest and Istanbul is a serious one. You can travel from Ferenc Liszt Intl. Airport (BUD) to Istanbul Airport (SAW-Sabiha Gokcen Intl.) with 1 airlines including Pegasus Airlines. Or you can fly the Budapest Airport (BUD-Ferenc Liszt Intl.) to Ataturk Intl. Airport (IST) route with the likes of Turkish Airlines.

How long is a direct flight from Budapest to Istanbul?

From the minute you leave Budapest to the instant you land in Istanbul, you will have travelled 684 miles over an average of 2 hours. With a nonstop flight, you'll get your break started on the right foot.

Can I cancel my flight booking to Istanbul due to COVID-19?

As an Ebookers customer, you may be eligible for a no-change-fee cancellation for your Istanbul booking and a credit that you can use for another flight. Your account is the place to go to see if your reservation has this flexibility. If you have any more questions, our Customer Service Portal is here to help.

What are the best airports for Budapest to Istanbul flights?

There are a couple of ways to get from Budapest to Istanbul. Let yourself be inspired with these popular flight routes:

  • Budapest Airport (BUD-Ferenc Liszt Intl.) to Istanbul Airport (ISL-Ataturk Intl.) - 56 flights per week
  • Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport to Istanbul Airport (SAW-Sabiha Gokcen Intl.) - 7 flights per week
What are some of the most popular airlines flying from Budapest to Istanbul?

Whether it's quality food or friendly service, we all have particular things we look for when selecting an airline. Consider these popular air carriers to see which one offers just what you want:

  • LOT Polish Airlines with 60 flights every month.
  • Qatar Airways with 34 flights every month.
  • Lufthansa with 30 flights every month.
  • KLM with 30 flights every month.
  • Emirates with 26 flights every month.
  • Air France with 17 flights every month.
How many flights are there from Budapest to Istanbul?

A world of wonder and fun awaits in Istanbul. Start your amazing adventure now by booking one of the 8 flights which run daily from Budapest to Istanbul.

Is it possible to fly on an airline that employs social distancing and other COVID-19 measures?

Getting to your destination comfortably and confidently is as important as having a great holiday once you get there. Take the stress out of flying by choosing Turkish Airlines, Pegasus Airlines or Aeroflot. They all employ social distancing rules and have COVID-19 measures in place, which may be capped capacity flights and keeping the middle seat empty.

What are the cheapest days to book a flight?

This is one is easy to remember: Flight Fridays. We found that tickets booked on a Friday resulted in the best deal on average in 2020. However, Wednesdays can be the worst days to purchase plane tickets, as it was the day with the highest average ticket price based on flight demand on ebookers in 2020.

What are the cheapest days to fly?

When analysing flight demand on ebookers in 2020, Monday turned out to be the cheapest day to fly. That's definitely something to consider when booking your next trip! Weekends may seem like the most logical time to start your holiday, but airline tickets were on average more expensive for flights departing on Saturdays, so keep this in mind when planning for your next trip.

*According to flight demand on ebookers.com from January to December 2020. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.

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Our advanced search tools and comprehensive filters help you find a flight that fits your budget. To search for cheap flights, just enter your travel dates and sort your results by price. With all available tickets listed lowest price first, it’s easy to select the one that’s easiest on your wallet.  

To find the cheapest flights from Budapest to Istanbul, you can also travel outside peak season. The more flexible you can be on travel dates, the easier it is to find those cheap flight tickets. We know, for example, that the cheapest time to travel between Budapest to Istanbul is . In the current list of deals available, prices start at and can rise to for return flights.  

Find the best flight from Budapest to Istanbul  

Every day between Budapest and Istanbul, 4 flights from 3 airlines jet back and forth. And with ebookers, you can book tickets for any one of those flights. If you book a direct flight with Turkish Airlines, Royal Jordanian, Singapore Airlines, you’ll arrive safely in your destination in around 2hours. If you can think of a quicker way to cover the 1017 km between null and null, let us know! 

Flights from Budapest to Istanbul — a great choice on great deals 

We only need a little information to give you a lot of choice. Just tell us when you’re planning your family holiday, long weekend, luxury getaway or quick business trip, and we’ll do the rest. And to keep your choice-making easy, we’ve given you plenty of ways to narrow down your search. Choose one-way, roundtrip or multi city flights, select your preferred airline, your time of arrival and departure and cabin class using the filters.  

Once you’ve told us what you want, we’ll show you what’s on offer. All you need to do is take your pick and start packing.  

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We want the experience of booking your flight from Budapest to Istanbul to be as simple as possible. That’s why we designed our search and filter options to make your life easy. Whether you are travelling on business or for pleasure, ebookers has you covered. 

When you’re ready to book, our service is always fast and transparent. We know plans change, so we have a range of flexible booking options. Choose between refundable bookings and flights with no charges should you need to rearrange and travel stress-free. 

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Place to stay after flight from Budapest to Istanbul

YOTELAIR Istanbul Airport AIRSIDE, Duty free - International Transit area

YOTELAIR Istanbul Airport AIRSIDE, Duty free - International Transit area

Tayakadin Mah. Terminal Cad. No.1, Arnavutkoy, Arnavutkoy, Istanbul
The price is £138 per night from 1 Aug to 1 Aug
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 19.9 mi (32 km) from Mall of Istanbul, and within 32 mi (52 km) of Taksim Square and Galata Tower. Dolmabahce Palace ...
4/5Very Good! (7 reviews)
"It is an extremely modern funky type of place, including 'Joseph' s Coat' lighting system. (many colours). It does not have a kettle for tea and coffee, something that I personally require as minimum. As it is the only hotel airside, beggars could not be choosers. As we had a layover in business ..."

Reviewed on 23 Apr 2021

YOTELAIR Istanbul Airport AIRSIDE, Duty free - International Transit area
Pera Palace Hotel

Pera Palace Hotel

5 out of 5
Mesrutiyet Cad. No. 52, Tepebasi Beyoglu, Istanbul, Istanbul
The price is £95 per night from 1 Aug to 1 Aug
Located in Taksim, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Pera Museum, Istiklal Avenue and Galata Tower. Istanbul Cruise Ship Terminal is 0.8 mi (1.2 ...
4.3/5Excellent! (10 reviews)
"Staying in this hotel is like going into the past whilst having the luxury of modern facilities. Take the magic carpet to Istanbul and stay in the resting place of the intrepid travellers of the Orient Express of yesteryear."

Reviewed on 20 Nov 2019

Pera Palace Hotel
Doubletree by Hilton Istanbul Moda

Doubletree by Hilton Istanbul Moda

5 out of 5
Caferaga Mahallesi Albay Faik Sozdener, Cad No:31 Kadikoy, Istanbul, Istanbul
The price is £78 per night from 3 Aug to 3 Aug
This family-friendly Istanbul hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 10-minute walk of Kadikoy Fish Market and Kadikoy Port. Sureyya Opera House and Sukru ...
4.3/5Excellent! (28 reviews)
"Full Payment was made online in advance and Upon arrival at approx 11:30pm with small children, I was greeted by staff whom requested additional deposit to cover extra costs during stay. I informed them that all payment has been made and I did not agree to pay any extra I was told that they would ..."

Reviewed on 1 Sep 2019

Doubletree by Hilton Istanbul Moda

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Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus

Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus

5 out of 5
Cihannuma Mahallesi, Saray Caddesi No:5, Besiktas, Istanbul, Istanbul
The price is £145 per night from 30 Jul to 30 Jul
Located in Besiktas, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Besiktas Pier and Vodafone Arena. Dolmabahce Palace and Zorlu Performing Arts Center are also ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (39 reviews)
Very nice hotel, good location.
"All the staff members were very helpful and friendly. Made our stay comfortable at the hotel. Would like to point out that Cetyan and Ahmet were extremely helpful by providing us with the information we were looking for and guiding us"

Reviewed on 9 May 2018

Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus
DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul Topkapi

DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul Topkapi

5 out of 5
Orta Mahalle, Anit Sokak: No: 1, Bayrampasa, Istanbul, Istanbul
The price is £49 per night from 25 Aug to 25 Aug
Located in Istanbul City Center, this luxury hotel is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Axis Istanbul and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Historia Fatih Shopping Centre. Grand Bazaar ...
3.8/5Good! (21 reviews)
"Very nice to look at and very clean, but staff lacks in communications with foreigners"

Reviewed on 23 Sep 2019

DoubleTree by Hilton Istanbul Topkapi
Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus

Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus

5 out of 5
Cumhuriyet Caddesi, Harbiye, Istanbul, Istanbul
The price is £156 per night from 31 Jul to 31 Jul
This family-friendly Istanbul hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 15-minute walk of Istanbul Congress Center and Taksim Square. Dolmabahce ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (23 reviews)
"Excellent location and great customer service. This hotel is a must if staying in Istanbul"

Reviewed on 15 Dec 2019

Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus
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