Terminal inside the airport with people rolling their luggage back and forth.
More than 20 million people pass through this airport every year.
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These Cheap Airports Make It Easy to Explore Europe for Less

Brussels Airport, Belgium

Brussels is served by most major European airlines – more than 20 million passengers pass through the airport each year — so the price of fares is kept low. This is also the hub of Brussels Airlines, which flies direct to New York — this return journey can be nabbed for as little as $600.

There are also routes to cities such as Atlanta, Houston and Toronto.

A yellow taxi drives away from the terminal.If you plan in advance, it's fairly easy to get round-trip flights for less than a grand.Photo Credit: Getty Images

Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport

Although there are far fewer direct flights into Budapest from North America than some of the other airports on this list, there are still plenty of great flight deals if you don’t mind stopping over in places like Moscow or Zurich. As long as you book a few weeks ahead of time, you shouldn’t have too much trouble scoring flights for $1,000 or less.

As an added bonus, Budapest is an incredibly affordable destination and a beautiful city to boot, so it makes a great place to kick off a European tour.

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A man wheels a trolley of luggage from his car toward the doors of the terminal.The airport is well-connected to the city, making it easy to start your sight-seeing.Photo Credit: Getty Images

Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, France

One of the biggest and most well-connected airports in Europe, there is no shortage of competitive fares offered by airlines flying into Charles de Gaulle. The best prices are for flights into major cities such as New York, Chicago and Toronto, with return flights averaging around $900.

Conveniently, this airport is extremely well-connected to the city, so after landing you’ll be standing in front of the Eiffel Tower in no time at all. Plus, once you’ve arrived in Paris you’ll be able to fly directly to pretty much anywhere in Europe, or even Northern Africa and the Middle East.

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