If you’re not able to fly to Budapest in May, then November is your next best option. Flight prices from South Africa to Budapest during November average around R9 178.
You are more likely to see cheaper flights to Budapest from South Africa when booking 15 days ahead of your departure date. In general, you can expect to find flights to Budapest for around R9 688 when searching 15 days out. However, flight prices might be lower outside of this timeframe. For example, people recently found flights to Budapest from South Africa for as low as R7 503 on momondo.
The cheapest day to depart from South Africa to Budapest is on a Monday. Travellers who choose to depart for Budapest on a Monday will often find tickets for as low as R9 404. Be sure to avoid booking your departure on a Saturday as prices are generally higher than usual. According to our data, the average ticket price to Budapest on Saturday is R11 549.
Flying to Budapest from South Africa in the morning is the least expensive time of day to depart. momondo users have found prices as low as R9 505 when looking at flights departing in the morning. In the afternoon is when there is more demand to fly to Budapest, so prices are often more expensive at around R10 389 per ticket.
Finding an alternative and possibly cheaper destination airport near Budapest is possible. If you are planning a flight to Budapest, consider booking flights to Miskolc Airport (148 km from Budapest city centre).