July Program guide

Red Bull Air Race

Between 13 and 14 July this year, the Red Bull Air Race will arrive at the shore of Lake Balaton: the race will move from its usual location to Zamardi. Due to the impressive lakeside, music festivals and the wine region of the area, the sports were closed to the heart of the city, especially water sports.

Balaton Sound Festival July 3-7

For the seventh time, it invites the adventurers of the free beach of Zamárdi to be the most popular premium event in Hungary. More than 300 performers will turn over in 5 days, including some 100 international stars, on Europe’s coolest waterfront party at 20 venues.

Bánkitó Festival July 10-14

Between 10 and 13 July, Bánkitó Festival is once again with the latest and most exciting bands of the Hungarian and European music scene. Viagra Boys arrives from Stockholm, Sweden, with their first hit on Pitchfork’s ‘2018 Top Numbers’ list, and Vancouver’s Grammy Award-winning Canadian Electrode Bob Moses. Fran Palermo and Middlemist Red will play their songs on the big stage in an unusual way this year at a concert. Bánkitó is also on stage, but the lake and the sun will stay!

Citymatine Vacation July 19-21

Beach, chill and dance for 3 days enjoying the most beautiful panorama of Lake Balaton in Fonyód!

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TOP 6 Bucket list destinations by car

The most popular destinations by car are here in the neighbourhood! The most recent survey made by Budget Car Rental showed which are the most popular cities in Hungary and in Europe according to Hungarians. Choose your favourite, pack your suitcase and book your car at Budget with a few clicks!

Siófok | Relax by the ‘Hungarian Sea’!

Pentecost weekend at Plázs (June, 7-10.)

The popularity of the Balaton region is undiminished for decades, which is not accidental due to the exciting programs independently of seasons. On the long weekend of Pentecost, Siófok port welcomes you for 4 days where it is guaranteed for children and adults to find the most interesting programs. There will be an Old Boys and Compact Disco concert along with a lot more including various gastronomy programs and handmade-market.

Budapest-Siófok: 55 minutes

Eger| Festival at Bolyki-valley!

Feszt!Eger (May 30. – June 1.)

We can meet with the most popular Hungarian artists at Eger’s biggest music festival. Halott Pénz, Bye Alex és a Slepp, Qimby and the Anna and the Barbies will perform on stage with several other artists. The location is very unique: the festival takes place in rhyolite-tufa quarry with lightpainting on huge rocks that creates a fascinating atmosphere.

Budapest-Eger: 1 hour 21 minutes

Sopron | Visit Hungary’s most fairylike kids’ event!

Fairy Festival in Sopron (June, 8-9.)

Sopron’s most fairylike event is a very popular and permanent program in early summer for 11 years. It is a pure family program where you can feel like a fairy or an elf and the mottos are tolerance, patience, good intention and curiosity. Dress code is fairy wings for girls, elf hat is for the boys.

Budapest-Sopron: 2 hours 8 minutes

Austria, Vienna | Choose the biggest outdoor festival in Europe!

Donauinselfest 2019 (June, 21-23.)

At the end of June, the Danube Island in Vienna transforms into a mega party place. At the festival, musicians of all music genres will perform for 600 hours to the audience. Every generation with all musical tastes can find the most appropriate programs on 11 stages. In addition, cabaret shows, sport and kid’s events will be offered.

Budapest-Vienna: 2 hours 51 minutes

Croatia, Rovinj | Not only for professional salsa dancers!

Salsa Festival (June 24. – July 1.)

For now, the season opening salsa festival in Rovinj became a tradition. We can see dance performances on the Main Square with 5000 performers from all over the world. When the night comes the Latin tempo increases and endless dance is guaranteed. The one week long festival has a boat-, party-, and a disco-part, too. So, if you are not a professional salsa dancer you can still have a good time there.

Budapest-Rovinj: 5 hours 38 minutes

Transylvania, Csíksomlyó | Get to know the famous catholic Transylvanian parish fair traditions

Csíksomlyó Pilgrimage (June, 7-10.)

The Pentecost pilgrimage to the statue of the Holy Mother of Csíksomlyó is a is the largest religious and ritual event of Catholics in the Carpathian Basin. Hundred thousand people go on a pilgrimage to Csíksomlyó every year of which the central element is the veneration of the Virgin Mary.  Csíksomlyó represents a particular symbol for Hungarians. Every year pilgrims advocate not only for their faith but express also their loyalty to the nation and the language.

Budapest-Csíksomlyó: 8 hours 24 minutes

Let’s go on a trip with Budget!

Let us introduce you the most amazing places in Hungary, that would be a pity to miss.

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  1. Pécs

You may have heard from Pécs’ mosque’s and temples. A good example of the city’s history and interesting past can be seen in the main square. The city Sopianae was founded by Romans at the beginning of the 2nd century, in an area peopled by Celts and Pannoni tribes. By the 4th century, it became the capital of Valeria province and a significant early Christian center. The early Christian necropolis is from this era which became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in December 2000.

  1. Tokaj

If you’re a huge fan of quality wine, than you should definetely visit Tokaj. The region consists of 28 named villages and 11,149 hectares of classified vineyards. The region consists of 28 named villages and 11,149 hectares of classified vineyards, of which an estimated 5,500 are currently planted. Tokaj has been declared a World Heritage Site in 2002 under the name Tokaj Wine Region Historic Cultural Landscape. However, its fame long predated this distinction because it is the origin of Tokaji aszú wine, the world’s oldest botrytized wine.

  1. Lake Balaton

Let us introduce you the biggest lake in central Europe. This lake has countless cities around it, just a few to mention: SiófokKeszthely, Balatonfüred and Zamárdi. The peak tourist season extends from June until the end of August. The average water temperature during the summer is 25 °C (77 °F), which makes bathing and swimming popular on the lake. Most of the beaches consist of either grass, rocks, or the silty sand that also makes up most of the bottom of the lake. Many resorts have artificial sandy beaches and all beaches have step access to the water. Other tourist attractions include sailing, fishing, and other water sports, as well as visiting the countryside and hills, wineries on the north coast, and nightlife on the south shore. The Tihany Peninsula is a historical district. Badacsony is a volcanic mountain and wine-growing region as well as a lakeside resort. The lake is almost completely surrounded by separated bike lanes to facilitate bicycle tourism. AlthoughThe peak tourist season extends from June until the end of August. The average water temperature during the summer is 25 °C (77 °F), which makes bathing and swimming popular on the lake. Most of the beaches consist of either grass, rocks, or the silty sand that also makes up most of the bottom of the lake. Many resorts have artificial sandy beaches and all beaches have step access to the water. Other tourist attractions include sailing, fishing, and other water sports, as well as visiting the countryside and hills, wineries on the north coast, and nightlife on the south shore. The Tihany Peninsula is a historical district. Badacsony is a volcanic mountain and wine-growing region as well as a lakeside resort. The lake is almost completely surrounded by separated bike lanes to facilitate bicycle tourism. Although the peak season at the lake is the summer, Balaton is also frequented during the winter, when visitors go ice-fishing or even skate, sledge, or ice-sail on the lake if it freezes over. the peak season at the lake is the summer, Balaton is also frequented during the winter, when visitors go ice-fishing or even skate, sledge, or ice-sail on the lake if it freezes over.

4+1 reasons to choose Budget’s Mini Lease

kepWe would like to introduce you our new service, the Mini Lease! Budget Hungary’s Mini Lease service aims to provide short-term car rentals without commitment, flexibility and low rates. It’s not a lease but much more than a conventional car rental.

Why is Mini Lease the best choice?

Because we handle the lease period flexibly, so you do not have to commit to the long term.

The rental period is freely selectable between 1 month and 12 months and can be extended on request if desired. It is especially recommended for companies seeking a simple, fast, temporary solution for a company car when buying a new car.

Because its prize is favorable!

In case of rent exceeding 30 days we can give a significant discount on the rent. You can rent a car at a discount of 40% compared to the daily rent.

Because we handle the administration of cars!

Monthly fees include the Hungarian motorway sticker fee, insurance premium, winter operation, foreign use and more people can use the rented vehicle! Our contact delegates will help you with questions about our rented cars.

Because our car’s selection is wide and their condition is impeccable!

The average age of our cars is only 5 months, in many cases we can provide a 1-2 month car to our customers with low mileage so the renter can experience a new car driving experience. For companies, you can also increase employee satisfaction by using a nearly new car that is immature. In our fleet, all types of cars are the most popular types. Compact size cars, luxury cars, city cross-over, and the new i3 BMW electric car is also available in our selection.

For whom and for what cases do we recommend Mini Lease?

In the case of companies, the purchase of new cars may take up to 2-3 months from the order until the car is put into service. In such cases, Mini Lease offers fast, inexpensive and flexible assistance.

Available for individuals and entrepreneurs!

An ideal solution for those who want to keep up with traditional lease contracts and want a shorter, more flexible rental. The number of companies using our Mini Lease service has doubled over the last six months, which is why we believe that our customers are choosing us as they get the best service in return for the best possible price.

 

Make good use of the long weekend!

This October is quite generous to us, as there are two long weekends in this month. October 23rd is Tuesday, November 1st is Thursday, so Monday October 22 and Friday November 2 is a holiday. It is worth planning visiting relatives and relaxing on these long weekends.

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It is not a trick: with these two long weekends and with only 6 days of leave, you can get a break of 16 days – of course only if the boss gives you permission. Don’t be insatiable, though; let’s see how to spend these two long weekends properly!

If weather allows you, then definitely go hiking as spring will be the next time you’ll be able to do that again. Choose a domestic or foreign destination that you like then let’s go into the wild! You can kill two birds with one stone and also visit you relatives in the countryside.

This is the best way to travel!

The most important aspects of travel include safety, comfort and cost-effectiveness. Considering all three conditions, car is the best mode of travel most of the time. Even if you have you own car, the trunk can be too little for a family trip or when you travel with a bigger group of friends there is not enough space for everybody. Short-term car rentals are an excellent solution for such cases.

By renting a car, you can spare youself a lot of costs that you could not get rid of when using our own car. These are for example, the cost of highway vignette or casco insurance. In case of a trip abroad, the assistance service available 24 hours a day ensures that you’ll be feeling safe.

You can also add amenities to the car rental: you can request a navigation system or child seat if needed. You can find these services in the Budget fleet ranging from Opel Corsa to Ford Transit nine-seater minibus.

Tips for driving in Fall

 

KÉPEKFor safe driving winter, it is not enough to replace summer tires with winter tires, more attention have to be paid to our environment and our car. On the Fallen damp leaves, the car can slip just as easily as on the ice.   Here are some tips on how to prevent accidents in Fall.

Fall season brings a significant change in driving: the amount of precipitation increases, the length of daylight is shorter and in parallel, light conditions are lowering. Accordingly, the experts advise us to drive more slowly and carefully, paying close attention to the tracking distance.

Unpredictable weather can catch people and cars unprepared: one day it was 30 degrees Celsius and the next day 10 to 15 degrees Celsius lower. In such cases, it is advisable to bring the vehicle to a service garage as soon as possible to check the brakes, lighting, running gear, fog lamps, fluid levels and safety components (e.g. airbag, seat belt, ABS, ESP, etc.). The quality and replacement of the brake fluid is also important. This is necessary every 2 years, regardless of the type of car. Also, check the windscreen wipers and the windscreen washer fluid, it should be chosen to withstand cold. And if we use the air condition for (also) dehumidification, it is worth get it cleaned and checked out.

 

Tire change, aquaplaning and tree leaves

As we approach Fall, we hear from everywhere that at less than 7 degrees Celsius we should change summer tires to the winter tires. Although tires are becoming more and more advanced, it is advisable to check them from time to time because the slippery time can challenge even the most cutting-edge tires.

During heavy rains, there can be so much water on the road that the tires can no longer squeeze out. Thus, even if the drive in the speed limit, there may be an aquaplaning phenomenon, i.e. layer of water builds between the wheels of the vehicle and the road surface. In such cases, the vehicle loses its adhesion to the road and the wheels slide as if they were on mirror ice. Such accidents can be avoided by the use of appropriate tires and reducing speed.

Mirror ice is not only caused by water flows, but also leaves. In areas where large amount of leaves fell, due to morning frost the road surface can be just as slippery as ice.

We wish you safe travel without any accidents!

(forrás:blikk.hu)

Class-bell ring!

The beginning of the school in September is a sad point in many children’s lives, but as for the parents, it means happiness! Because of sudden increase in traffic, moms and dads, however, can not respire, since their children’s inattention – their mind is still on holiday – is above than average after the long vacation.

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School officially starts on Monday, 3rd of September, which means the number of the travellers increases and so does traffic. At the beginning of school year, kids are deconcentrated, and because of that drivers have to be more careful around schools, pedestrian crossings, and at bus stops. It’s important to watch out of children running through and stepping down the streets. The increased traffic will cause longer time period of travelling in the city. In recent years, police and civil guards are constantly helping in navigating traffics around schools, kindergartens and nurseries.

We wish everyone a safe journey!