When is the best time to go to Hungary?

When is the best time to go to Hungary? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Hungary, the weather is good everywhere in April, May, June, July, August and September
  • The best months to go to Budapest are April, May, June, July, August, September and October
  • On average, the warmest months in Budapest are July and August, and the coldest month of the year is January
  • The rainiest months in this city are May and June
  • The cities with the best climate are Budapest, Pecs, Debrecen, Hortobágy National Park, Kalocsa, Szeged, Szentendre, Szolnok, Visegrád and Békéscsaba, with good weather at least 7 months a year

Annual weather in Hungary

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Hungary for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 27°F to 40°F
2 to 5 days*
February 31°F to 45°F
1 to 7 days*
March 38°F to 54°F
2 to 5 days*
April 50°F to 67°F
1 to 7 days*
May 58°F to 72°F
3 to 13 days*
June 67°F to 81°F
4 to 12 days*
July 68°F to 86°F
2 to 9 days*
August 68°F to 88°F
1 to 6 days*
September 59°F to 77°F
2 to 5 days*
October 49°F to 65°F
2 to 5 days*
November 40°F to 54°F
1 to 5 days*
December 31°F to 41°F
2 to 5 days*
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Hungary by cities

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The best months to go to Budapest are april, may, june, july, august, september and october.



The best months to go to Gyor are april, may, june, july, august and september.



The best months to go to Pecs are april, may, june, july, august, september and october.

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Temperatures and rainfall in Hungary

On these 2 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Hungary and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Budapest, Gyor, Pecs, Balaton Lake and Debrecen.

Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Hungary

Find out when Hungary has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Hungary

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, November and December. The number of visitors to Hungary is high in: April, May, June, July, August, September and October.

  • Very low season in Hungary: January and February.
  • Low season in Hungary: March, November and December.
  • High season in Hungary: April, May, June, September and October.
  • Peek season in Hungary: July and August.

Figure: Visitor index for Hungary month by month

Average price for flights to Hungary

A return flight between London and Budapest is generally cheaper if you go in september ($ 61 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 53 more for your airline ticket to Budapest if you go in august.

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Where to go in Hungary?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Balaton Lake40°F43°F54°F65°F70°F79°F85°F86°F76°F63°F52°F41°F
Hortobágy National Park36°F41°F52°F65°F72°F81°F85°F86°F77°F63°F52°F40°F


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Is this weather information for Hungary reliable?

Climate data for Hungary has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Hungary allows us to determine the average for each month in Budapest, Gyor, Pecs, Balaton Lake, Debrecen, Esztergom, Héviz, Hollókö, and 29 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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