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Travel time from Norfolk to Budapest

Norfolk to Budapest airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Norfolk to Budapest? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Budapest, you need to include time at the airports. Eventually, you'll be able to customize this itinerary to select other nearby airports and choose your preferred airline.

Saturday, 7:09 am:  start in Norfolk
drive for about 18 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 8:22 am at the latest

7:27 am:  Norfolk International (ORF)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 8:52 am

7:57 am:  get your boarding pass and go through TSA security
allow enough time for long security lines during busy travel seasons or holidays, and prepare for the wait time

8:57 am:  arrive at the gate
once you're ready to board, you can get something to eat in the airport or just relax near the gate

9:27 am:  prepare for boarding
check your boarding pass for your group number or listen to the gate agent as they announce boarding, some airlines require you to be in the boarding area 10-15 minutes before departure or risk losing your seat

9:42 am:  board SkyWest Airlines Inc. flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

9:52 am:  this is your scheduled departure time
but this flight is usually delayed by an average of 26 minutes

10:18 am:  so this is your actual departure time
it takes the plane an average of 13 minutes to taxi to the runway

10:31 am:  wheels up! take-off from ORF
fly for about 2 hours in the air

11:31 am (local time):  Chicago O'Hare International (ORD)
Chicago, IL is 1 hour behind Norfolk, VA
so the time in Norfolk is actually 12:31 pm
land at the connecting airport
taxi on the runway for an average of 10 minutes to the gate

11:41 am (local time):  arrive at the connecting airport
make sure you schedule enough time for your layover
there may be a minimum connection time for your flight

1:05 pm (local time):  get to your connection gate
with the average delay, you have about 84 minutes
if your incoming flight was delayed, you may need to run

1:20 pm (local time):  board AirBridgeCargo Airlines Limited connecting flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

1:30 pm (local time):  scheduled departure time for connecting flight
but remember flights can be delayed, so take that into account
it takes the plane an average of 15 minutes to taxi to the runway

1:45 pm (local time):  wheels up again! take-off from
fly for about 5 minutes in the air

8:45 pm (local time):  Budapest Liszt Ferenc International (BUD)
Budapest is 7 hours ahead of Chicago, IL
and 6 hours ahead of Norfolk
so the time in Norfolk is actually 2:45 pm
taxi on the runway for an average of 15 minutes to the gate

9:00 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at BUD
deboard the plane, and claim any baggage
if you're renting a car, check if you need to take a shuttle to car rental agency, otherwise you can ride in a cab, limo, or Uber for about 27 minutes to your destination

9:27 pm (local time):  arrive in Budapest

Now finally, let's look at an example flight from PHF to BUD and figure out how long it would take to fly including take-off and landing, and time to taxi on the runway.

So now we can finally get an idea of the total travel time from Norfolk to Budapest including time spent getting to/from the airports, an estimated wait time of 2 hours at the airport for TSA security lines and waiting at the gate, and the actual flight itself.

Total travel time: 13 hours

  Change your route

Flying non-stop from Norfolk to Budapest

How far is Budapest from Norfolk? Here's the quick answer if you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line.

Flight distance: 4,637 miles or 7463 km

Flight time: 9 hours, 46 minutes

Compare this to a whole day of commercial travel with the airports and waiting in line for security.

Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula. For a long distance, this appears as a curve on the map, and this is often the route that commercial airlines will take so it's a good estimate of the frequent flyer miles you'll accumulate as well.

This is a fairly long flight, so unless you have a Gulfstream G650 or your own Boeing or Airbus, you might be booking a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination. The flight itinerary at the top of the page takes into account all these factors to get a more accurate estimate of your actual flight time.

Budapest Airports
  1. Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport

Alternate flights from Norfolk to Budapest

The most common route is ORF to ORD, then connecting to BUD, so that's what we used in the sample itinerary. However, you may want to explore travel alternatives, you could try one of these routes:

  1. ORF to ORD to BUD
    Norfolk International to Chicago O'Hare International to Budapest Liszt Ferenc International
  2. ORF to IAH to BUD
    Norfolk International to George Bush Intercontinental/Houston to Budapest Liszt Ferenc International
  3. ORF to IAD to BUD
    Norfolk International to Washington Dulles International to Budapest Liszt Ferenc International

Airlines that fly to Budapest

We picked SkyWest Airlines Inc. for your main flight, and AirBridgeCargo Airlines Limited for your connecting flight, but there are other airlines that you should check if you're looking for the cheapest flight, or you need a different schedule. Check the websites of these airlines:

  1. SkyWest Airlines Inc. (OO)
  2. United Air Lines Inc. (UA)
  3. ExpressJet Airlines Inc. (EV)
  4. AirBridgeCargo Airlines Limited (RU)

Plan a trip to Budapest

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Budapest, Hungary. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Budapest. If you're looking for a place to stay, you might want to check out Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest. A great place to eat might be Gerbeaud's. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Budapest like Széchenyi Thermal Bath. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Budapest like What are the 5 things you HAVE to do when you are visiting Budapest? Click the button below to explore Budapest in detail.

What about the return flight?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line. But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse flight itinerary to fly from Budapest to Norfolk, or go to the main page to calculate other flight times.

If you happen to know Norfolk, don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about Norfolk!

At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 4,637 miles
flight time of 9 hours, 46 minutes
Budapest is 6 hours ahead of Norfolk
10 Norfolk travel answers
175 Budapest travel answers

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