October Weather Averages for Budapest

What's the weather like in Budapest in October

October enjoys pleasant sunny days with some rain in Budapest, Hungary. Nights get colder and frost is more prevalent. If you travel toward the end of October, be sure to pack sweaters and jackets for dropping temperatures, especially in the evenings.


The weather can be entirely changeable in Budapest in October. It can be sunny with temperatures as high as 16°C in the afternoon, or see ...

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  • Temperature Temperature 12°C 53°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 16°C 61°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 7°C 45°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 4 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 60 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 12 days

What's the weather like in Budapest in October

October enjoys pleasant sunny days with some rain in BudapestHungary. Nights get colder and frost is more prevalent. If you travel toward the end of October, be sure to pack sweaters and jackets for dropping temperatures, especially in the evenings.


The weather can be entirely changeable in Budapest in October. It can be sunny with temperatures as high as 16°C in the afternoon, or see the temperatures drop to only 7°C at night with thunder and rain. The high temperatures of the summer months drop to some extent in October, but early October is still a perfect time to take a trip to Budapest. Both the average daytime temperatures and nighttime temperatures decrease rapidly in the course of the month, though. October 1 has afternoon temperatures up to 19°C, while October 31 doesn't get much warmer than 12°C anymore. Nighttime temperatures fall from 9°C to merely 3°C. The overall average temperature is 12°C, similar to April with its 11-degree average. November will be much, much colder with an average daily temperature of only 5°C. October is the last somewhat comfortable season to visit Budapest.

As autumn is in full swing, the days keep on getting shorter and shorter throughout the month. October 1 is the longest day with 11.40 daylight hours, while October 31 is the shortest with 10.01 hours of daylight.

Cloud Coverage

The skies get a little bit cloudier as the month goes on as well. Cloud cover increases from 80% in the beginning of October to 85% at the end.

Sunshine Hours

But it's not because the days get shorter and the skies a bit cloudier that October isn't sunny. Rather the contrary; on average, a day in October has 10 hours of sunshine. This is two hours fewer than the average September day, but considering the number of daylight hours, it is still pretty sunny.


As in many places in Europe, autumn brings with it more rainfall. The probability that precipitation occurs on any given day in October increases from 44% to 53% in the course of the month. The total amount of rainfall is 60mm and there are 12 days with rainfall—the same exact numbers are also recorded in June. The most common type of precipitation in October is moderate rain, which is observed on 49% of the days with rainfall. Light rain is likely as well, occurring on 32% of the rainy days. Thunderstorms and drizzle may happen as well, but are far less likely.

Budapest Hotels for October

A three-star hotel on famous Vaci Street in downtown Budapest, Cosmo Fashion Hotel is a small and modern boutique hotel. After checking in into your room—all 36 rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, a satellite TV and free Wi-Fi—you can enjoy a complimentary Cosmopolitan cocktail in the hotel's bar. In the evening, the Italian restaurant is a great place to unwind after a day of exploring, while in the morning, you can strengthen your inner self with a free buffet breakfast. The hotel's main drawcard is its superb location close to numerous restaurants, bars and shops, and within walking distance from major landmarks such as the Hungarian National Museum, the Danube and the Central Market Hall.

Bars and Restaurants

Going out for dinner at Olimpia will surely be a night you will remember for a long time. This contemporary Hungarian restaurant sets itself apart from other restaurants in Budapest because of its unique menu. Instead of dishes, it simply shows a lists of available ingredients, based on which you pick a 4-course or 7-course meal. Dinners at Olimpia require time, so make sure to dedicate a full evening to simply enjoying the atmosphere and the spectacular (and always surprising) food.

Things to do in Budapest in October

The Budapest Autumn Festival celebrates contemporary music, composition, theater and ballet. For a cultural festival whilst you are in Budapest, October holds the Palinka & Sausage Festival in Buda Castle. Additionally, you can enjoy Budapest's October evenings with a glass of wine and warm up with a bowl of traditional Budapest soup.

Heroes' Square is Budapest's largest square and one of its main landmarks. It was constructed in 1896 to celebrate and commemorate the 1,000th anniversary of the country of Hungary—a monumental square and now one of the most visited places in the city. It is surrounded by important buildings, urban features and institutions, including the Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Andrassy Avenue and the Kunsthalle. If you are spending more than one day in Budapest, consider visiting Heroes' Square in both the afternoon and evening for two completely different impressions.

October events in Budapest

Beer Festival

Oktoberfest Budapest

4th October 2018 to 7th October 2018

The world’s biggest beer festival comes to Budapest, where ale aficionados can get a taste of the atmosphere of Bavaria’s alcohol-fueled fiesta.




Budapest Design Week

5th October 2018 to 19th October 2018

Budapest Design Week transforms Hungary’s capital into a massive showcase for modern fashion, furniture and art with numerous venues hosting a mix of events, workshops, exhibitions and creative gatherings.




CAFe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival

5th October 2018 to 21st October 2018

From classical to pop music, and from opera to contemporary-circus shows, invigorating art performances pop up at various locations citywide. In addition to the onstage attractions, visual art exhibitions complete the agenda.




33rd Spar Budapest Marathon

6th October 2018 to 7th October 2018

Runners pass the city’s iconic sites, including Heroes’ Square and Andrássy Avenue on their way to the finish line during this two-day athletic event, distances ranging from 400 meters to 42.195 kilometers.




Art Market Budapest

11th October 2018 to 14th October 2018

Set up across a maze of viewing space, a vast collection of contemporary paintings, sculptures, installations and photos entices art aficionados to browse, buy or just view pieces displayed by prominent local and international galleries.



Pig Slaughter and Sausage Festival

12th October 2018 to 14th October 2018

This peculiar Hungarian countryside tradition encourages a carnivorous urban crowd make a pilgrimage to District XIV. While observing the tradition of pig-slaughtering, festival visitors can sample many varieties of pork-based dishes, including local paprika-spiced sausage and paper-thin slices of smoked ham. A shot (or more) of pálinka should help digest hefty meals.



Chimney Cake Festival

12th October 2018 to 14th October 2018

While the Hungarian kürtőskalács (chimney cake) has been enjoying a creative renaissance in recent years, and this annual fair aims to bring traditional versions back into the limelight. The Chimney Cake Festival presents and preserves age-old baking and preparation methods of this cylindrical treat. Those who head here can look forward to enjoying the real deal.



Public Hoilday

Hungarian Revolution of 1956

23rd October 2018

Every October 23rd, historic Budapest sites welcome the public with events to honor the heroic insurrection by Hungarians against the oppressive Soviet regime in 1956. From a solemn flag-raising ceremony on Kossuth Square to free tours around Parliament, as well as complimentary entry to museums, diverse attractions evoke Hungarian history.



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