Traveling with my mom and sister to Stockholm and Budapest (long story). Booked round trip flights from Seattle to London (got better deals than one-way) and now one of the tasks is booking a flight from BUD to LHR that puts us in Heathrow with enough time to catch our 3:30pm flight back home to Seattle. I mistakenly thought that would not be a big deal. I can get us to LHR at 9:30am which means a 6.5 hour layover (been there done that and not enthused). That is Option 1. But other options come to mind and I’d appreciate your input.
Option 2 is to take a 3.5(?) hour train from Budapest to Vienna, stay the night, and fly out from Vienna. I have never seen Vienna. More flights from VIE to LHR. Option 3 is to stay in London for a night. (My sister has never been!) Both cities are so big and is it a waste of time and a big hassle to consider Options 2 and 3? Also Options 2 and 3 mean less time in Budapest and/or Stockholm. I mean we would only be in London or Vienna for 24 hours. Should we just take our lumps and hang out in Heathrow for 6.5 hours. I can’t even imagine how delighted we will be if (or should I say when) our flight out of Heathrow is delayed.
Anyone have an idea for an Option 4?