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Budapest Layover Tips For Flight Attendants | WOC

Budapest Layover Tips For Flight Attendants | WOC

Budapest is one of those cities where there is a lot to discover and explore. You’ll find rolling hills, historic Ottoman relics and the famous Castle District in Buda, whereas flat Pest is marked by wide, tree-lined boulevards, crumbling apartment blocks and trendy ruin-style bars. Budapest is a city that merits a longer visit, but if you’re just here on a layover, follow this guide to the must-see places.

What to do in Budapest in 24 hours to 48 hours

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Buy a ticket for a Hop-on-Hop-off Bus

WOC Tip: It costs 25 Euros and the second day is free. Its the best and the most inexpensive way to see everything when you’ve got lesser time during your layover.

Visit the Buda Castle and enjoy the view of the Pest

There’s a funicular that takes you up the Castle, from here you’d enjoy the best views of the city.

Relax at the Gellért Baths

Head to the Gellért Baths to enjoy a relaxing evening lounging in the therapeutic hot waters.

Underground Caving

There is a huge network of underground caves scattered around the city. You can take a tour of this subterranean world, dressed in a tough miner’s suit and helmet – which are necessary to prevent bumps and bruises as you wiggle your way through some tight spaces. You can book via Caving Under Budapest or Get Your Guide.

Restaurants, Bars and Nightlife in Budapest

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The New York Cafe for the best Hazelnut Latte

It belongs to the European network of historical cafes and they have the best hazelnut latte, some amazing pastries and beautiful interiors.


This hole-in-the-wall retro-style restaurant next to the Belvárosi Piac market on Hold utca serves seriously Hungarian things like stuffed csülök (pig’s trotter – and way better than it sounds), roast malac (piglet) and an infinite variety of savanyúság (pickled vegetables).

Rudas Restaurant & Bar

This place is lovely with its turquoise interior and stunning views of the Danube and bridges.


This is a tiny pizzeria near Gozsdu udvar that features four regular pizzas (margherita, marinara, potato and truffle) and four ‘guest’ ones. It’s Italian-owned and -operated, and the pizzas are as authentic as you’d find in Naples.

Some useful WOC Tips

  • When choosing accommodations there are a few things to consider. The Buda side, is quiet and close to many historic sites like the Castle District and Gellért Hill. However, there’s not a lot of nightlife or restaurants to choose from. Also, this area is not well served by the metro. The Pest side, on the other hand, is far busier with a lot more nightlife, shopping areas and restaurants. There are also many more metro stops, making it easier to get around.
  • As in most big cities, be aware of pickpockets on crowded public transport, at markets and at train stations, especially Keleti station.
  • Avoid hailing a taxi off the street, or risk being ripped off.

Flight attendants discounts in Budapest

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Any cool experiences to share in Budapest?

How was your layover in Budapest? Did you discover any new places? If so, please do share these useful tips with your fellow cabin crew, by commenting below!

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