Summer programs by car


shutterstock_224552368_3The biggest festival in the region is the Sziget Festival, which has been organized for 25 years in every August. The multi-award-winning event offers strong musical line-up this year, too. Not only Hungary hosts similarly large-scale festivals in the region: the Serbian EXIT awaits with top-notch performers (line-up) us for carefree partying. The festival organized in Petrovaradin is only about three hours away from Budapest, and if we would like to and have the time, we can explore the region combining this with a Balkan tour. In addition, if you are going to the EXIT festival, you get a 10% discount on your Budget car rental!

Domestic vacation

Lake Balaton is the absolute summer hit! The Hungarian sea and its surroundings offer many programs throughout the summer, from beaches to cycling and gastronomy. The distance between Budapest and Siófok or Budapest and Keszthely can be covered by car in one or two hours. Of course, there are plenty of programs outside of the Hungarian Riviera: Hungary’s wine regions are awaiting visitors all year round. Eger is 1 hour 40 minutes, Villány is 2 hours, Tokaj is 2 and a half hours, and Szekszárd is one and a half hours away from Budapest. For those who want to satisfy their need for culture we recommend the Zsolnay Quarter and its programs in Pécs (2 hours 10 minutes from Budapest) or the Flower Carnival in Debrecen (2 hours 20 minutes) and the Szeged Open Air Games (2 hours).


Vacation abroad


The Croatian coast is considered an eternal classic. Holiday resorts with monarchical atmosphere such as Opatija and Rijeka (about 5 hours from Budapest), Rovinj and Porec on the Istrian peninsula (6 hours) or one of the pearls of the Dalmatian coast, Zadar (6 hours), are among the favorite holiday destinations of Hungarians.  However, the neighboring Slovenia is also magnificent: Portorož, Piran and Izola are not even six hours away from Budapest. Only 50 minutes from the Slovenian coast we can reach the Italian city of Trieste, one of the jewels of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. If you do not want to go down to the sea, we recommend Lake Bled (5 hours), and the Slovenian capital is also on the way.

Renting a car at the airport for a one-way trip

If a rented car will be picked up at the airport, it’s important to give the flight number of the aircraft, as if the flight is delayed, Budget will keep the car for us. In case of no flight number, Budget won’t be able to keep the car longer than the specified time. Giving the flight number is especially important after 7 PM, because rental stores are closing at 8 PM. After 8 PM, customers will be charged an extra 15 euros waiting fee, for each hour commenced. Are you flying from Vienna and want to reach the airport comfortably? With Budget’s One-Way service, the return trip is backed by Budget!


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