Cheap flights from Chicago (CHI) to Budapest (BUD)

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The best prices from Chicago to Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl are usually found in February or March, booked 50 days in advance, depart on a Monday or Sunday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Chicago (CHI) to Budapest (BUD)

All the information you need to plan the best CHI to BUD flight in 2021: compare Chicago to Budapest flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Budapest.
CHI - BUD
Price
$635 - $867
BUD
Temperature
32 - 68 °F
BUD
Precipitation
1.2 - 2.8 inches

Popular in

June

High demand for flights, 20% potential price rise

Cheapest in

February

Best time to find cheap flights, 9% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$635

From Chicago All airports (CHI) to Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl

One-way from

$471

One-way flight from Chicago All airports (CHI) to Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Chicago to Budapest?

Departing on a Sunday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 3% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Chicago to Budapest?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 48 days in advance, which can save you up to 19% on flights from Chicago to Budapest compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 48 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $767. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $800.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Chicago to Budapest?

The best pricing can be found in the month of February. Prices to Budapest from Chicago average $698. You can even find prices in February for less than $698, as users have found deals to Budapest from as low as $595. The month of June appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Budapest from Chicago. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 24%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Chicago to Budapest (CHI - BUD)?

It’s optimal to fly from Chicago to Budapest in the morning. By choosing this option you can save up to 13% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight at noon.

Cheap flights from Chicago to Budapest in September, October 2021

The best prices found for CHI to BUD flights for September, October
14 Oct - 24 Oct
$439pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
BUD
Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
BUD
Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
16 Oct - 30 Oct
$459pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
LOT
 
1 STOP
BUD
Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
BUD
Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
LOT
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
23 Oct - 30 Oct
$460pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
LOT
 
1 STOP
BUD
Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
BUD
Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
LOT
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Chicago to Budapest 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Budapest from Chicago found for this year
12 Nov - 26 Nov
$419pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
BUD
Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
BUD
Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
14 Oct - 24 Oct
$439pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
BUD
Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
BUD
Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
16 Oct - 30 Oct
$459pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
LOT
 
1 STOP
BUD
Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
BUD
Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
LOT
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

Last minute flights from Chicago to Budapest

Late deals on round-trip flights to Budapest from Chicago, departing today and this week
5 Oct - 11 Oct
$506pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
LOT
 
1 STOP
BUD
Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
BUD
Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
LOT
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
5 Oct - 19 Oct
$533pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
LOT
 
1 STOP
BUD
Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
BUD
Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
LOT
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
30 Sep - 11 Oct
$539pp
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
BUD
Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
BUD
Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
ORD
Chicago O'Hare Intl

One-way flights to Ferenc Liszt Intl from Chicago

The cheapest one-way flights from Chicago to Budapest
12:25 pm - 4:00 pm
Aer Lingus
1 Stop
20h 35m
ORD - BUD
Aer Lingus
$471
FareScan
2:00 am - 4:10 pm
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
31h 10m
ORD - BUD
Multiple Airlines
$503
Kiwi.com
7:35 am - 4:10 am
Turkish Airlines
1 Stop
13h 35m
ORD - BUD
Turkish Airlines
$514
FareScan

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Chicago</span> to <span class="emphasized">Budapest</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Chicago to Budapest

What airport do you fly into for flights to Budapest from Chicago?

If you book a flight to Budapest from Chicago, you will be flying to Ferenc Liszt Intl, which is the city’s only airport. Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl (BUD) is located 10.3 mi from the center of Budapest. There are 0 flights from Chicago to Ferenc Liszt Intl per day from 18 different airlines.

Which airlines flying from Chicago to Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

LOT, Lufthansa, and American Airlines are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Are flight prices decreasing from Chicago to Budapest due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Chicago and Budapest for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

Can I find flights from Chicago to Budapest for under $500 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Chicago to Budapest for under $500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $419, but on average you can expect to pay $472.

Are there last-minute flights available from Chicago to Budapest for under $600?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Chicago to Budapest within the next 7 days for less than $600.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Chicago to Budapest round-trip?

Currently priced at $453, LOT will fly you from Chicago to Budapest and back. In addition to LOT, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Check Cheapflights for deals on Turkish Airlines for as low as $510. These flights start at 35% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Chicago to Budapest one-way?

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $471 on Aer Lingus. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Turkish Airlines from $514 and Air France from $532 one-way.

What are the cheapest flights from Chicago to Budapest?

While on average a flight from Chicago to Budapest is generally $1,583, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $280. When looking at the most popular route, (Chicago O'Hare Intl - Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl), you can expect to pay $419 for that flight.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Chicago to Budapest?

When booking a flight from Chicago to Budapest, you may want to consider flying on American Airlines, Air Canada or Air France as they are the most popular for this route.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Budapest, Hungary

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Budapest from Chicago?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Chicago to Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl

Most visitors from Chicago need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chicago must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Chicago are not required to quarantine after entering Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl.

Documents
Travel Authorization Form - Not applicable for Hungarian citizens, Travelers entitled for permanent residence in Hungary and Travellers who have a valid residence permit issued by the Aliens Police Authority. Relevant documents must be presented.


Do I need a test to fly back to Chicago from Budapest?

Returning to Chicago from Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Chicago.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl are not required to quarantine after entering Chicago.

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Destination information for Budapest

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Chicago to Budapest.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = 304.01 Ft
Average temperature for September in Budapest
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for September in Budapest
3.3 ″

Airports servicing Chicago

Midway (MDW)
Rockford (RFD)

Airports servicing Budapest

Top 10 airlines flying from Chicago to Budapest Ferenc Liszt Intl

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Chicago to Budapest choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
$258 $593 No cancel fee N/A
LOT
$521 $864 No cancel fee 81%
Air Canada
$527 $724 No cancel fee 67%
Finnair
$535 $669 No cancel fee 76%
Turkish Airlines
$537 $642 No cancel fee 77%
Brussels Airlines
$543 $595 No cancel fee N/A
American Airlines
$554 $697 No cancel fee 71%
United Airlines
$561 $783 No cancel fee 69%
British Airways
$566 $719 No cancel fee 70%
SWISS
$567 $788 No cancel fee 79%
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