What is the weather like in Budapest in February?

Winter in BudapestBudapest has humid continental weather which means the winters are cold and the summers are warm. The winters in Budapest are quite variable and unpredictable but surely cold and it receives only little sunshine.

The coldest months of the year are December, January and February even March can be cold but the weather starts improving slowly but surely. January is definitely the coldest month in Budapest with long, grey days and pretty cold nights but the freezing temperature is getting better in February when the sun comes out more and the days get longer with every day.

In the winter in February the average temperature is between 4 °C and -2 °C so if you visit Budapest in the winter be prepared for the cold weather with warm clothes, gloves, scarf and hat. During the winter season the city frequently receives light snowfall but less and less each year. On the other hand Budapest has long summers usually from May until late September and the temperature is between 32 °C and 35 °C. In Budapest in the summer is not unusual to have 25 °C at night.

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Hotel recommendations

Every winter we normally write a list recommending some great hotels in Budapest. I just realized that Budablogger at Budapest blog has already done so. Therefore we recommend that you visit the blog and read his blog post. He does not feature any three star hotel in hist list, so if you are looking for a great three star hotel in this period we would recommend Hotel Erzsebet in the very center of Budapest probably.

We also use the opportunity to wish you all a happy new year and see you soon in Budapest!

Hotels in Budapest

A small little news is that we have a new mobile Budapest Guide site in the process. It is not at all finished, but as it will be finished you can find it at the following address. The mobile Budapest Guide will let you read about the most popular Budapest programs, book a table at quite some restaurants, find information and prices on guided tour and different excursions and some basic Budapest information.

-9 degrees and snow on the way

As we are writing this article (February 1st, 2012 – 8:15) it is -9 degrees in Budapest. Until now we have had a very mild winter, but now the real winter cold seems to have arrived. And according to the weather forecasts heavy snow is expected this upcoming weekend, so if you are on your way, prepare with some nice warm clothes and shoes that enjoy snow! And make sure to book a nice hotel in the center of Budapest (see: recommendations), so you will not have to walk to far to get around.

Winter in Budapest
Winter in Budapest - Illustration only

Weather in Budapest

Winter hotel recommendations

If you are coming to Budapest in the end of January or in February, we have some good hotel recommendations for you. When it is cold it is useful to be in the centre, so you do not have to walk for a long time to reach Vaci Utca and the centre of Budapest.

Here comes some very central hotels with great prices currently. If you click the links you will be sent to booking.com where you can book cheap hotel rooms.

Recommended Budapest hotels

Five stars
Le Meridien
Kempinski (our favorite)

Four stars
La Prima Fashion Hotel
Mercure Budapest City Center
Eurostars Budapest Center

Three stars
Hotel Central Basilica
Promenade City Hotel
City Hotel Matyas (cheapest option)

7Seasons Apartments

Good winter hotels in Budapest

December, January and February are maybe not the most popular months to travel, but before Christmas and for New Years Eve quite a lot of tourists still come to Budapest. If you plan to visit Budapest in the winter months, why not check out the hotel recommendations that we have for you.

Five star hotels
Corinthia Hotel Budapest

Four star hotels
Continental Zara
Hotel President
La Prima Fashion Hotel

Three star hotels
Best Western Hotel Art
Promenade City Hotel

10 things to do in Budapest when it’s cold!

10 things to do in Budapest when it’s cold!
10 things to do in Budapest when it’s cold!

It can get quite cold in the winter in Budapest. What to do if you visit Budapest on such a day? Beneath you can find ten advices:

1.) Go to Széchenyi Thermal Bath and swim in the 38 degree outdoor pool
2.) Go on a wine dinner with 5 courses and 6 wines
3.) Visit one of the many shopping malls in Budapest
4.) Get hold of some tickets for a performance in the State Opera
5.) Do not forget the private guided tour (with car)
6.) Go from confectionary to confectionary and taste Hungarian cakes
7.) Visit a private spa for relaxing massages and treatments
8.) Let a Hungarian dentist fix your teeth
9.) Plan your next stay in Budapest during summertime
10.) Join a Danube Cruise with dinner at 19.00 in the evening

We wish you a pleasant stay in Budapest!