Budapest City Information


The Hungarian currency is the Forint (Ft, HUF), although prices, such as hotel rates, sightseeing tours, etc. are often quoted in Euros. Credit cards which are normally accepted are VISA, MasterCard, EuroCard/MasterCard, Maestro and Visa Electron. American Express cards are not accepted everywhere. We don't recommend to carry too much cash with you, as it is possible to withdraw money in many ATMs available in Budapest.


For those with a reasonable budget, Budapest offers a rather high quality of life. The offered range in terms of culture, cuisine, and general 'vibe' is comparable to other major European cities, while prices are lower, influenced by salaries of the locals.


  • domestic beer (0.5 liter draught) costs 350.00 Ft/ 0.98 GBP/ 1.17 EUR
  • imported beer (0.33 liter bottle) costs 450.00 Ft/ 1.26 GBP/ 1.50 EUR
  • bottle of wine (mid-range) is 1,000.00 Ft/ 2.81 GBP / 3.33 EUR


  • meal, inexpensive restaurant 1,400.00 Ft/ 3.93 GBP/ 4.66 EUR
  • combo meal at McDonalds or similar 1,400.00 Ft/ 3.93 GBP / 4.66 EUR


  • taxi start (normal tariff) 300.00 Ft/ 0.84 GBP/ 1.00 EUR
  • taxi 1km (normal tariff) 200.00 Ft/ 0.56 GBP/ 0.67 EUR
  • taxi 1hour waiting (normal tariff) 3,000.00 Ft/ 8.42 GBP/ 9.99 EUR

Public Transport

Public transportation is affordable; an one-way ticket (local transport) cost 320.00 Ft/ 0.90 GBP/ 1.07 EUR


Budapest weather in winter (December to February) is accompanied with heavy snow and colder temperatures. The city is blanketed with snow across several weeks each year. Summer months (June to August) can bring about mild to high temperatures of around 27°C; however, it is not all that uncommon for summer days to edge over 30°C

Time difference

Budapest is in the Central European Time Zone (CET) and the time difference comparing to the United Kingdom is +1 hour ahead in winter season (from October to March) and +2 hours in summer season (from October to March).


The international telephone code to Hungary is 0036


No Visa are required for travelers living in European Union. There are other countries with no visa obligation for visit, for example United States or Australia. Hungary is involved in Schengen Agreement too. This means that U.S. citizens may enter Hungary for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa. Your passport should be valid for at least three months beyond your period of stay. You need sufficient funds and a return airline ticket.


British Embassy
Harmincad utca 6, 1051, Budapest
Phone: 0036 1 266 2888

The United States Embassy
Szabadság tér 12 , H-1054 Budapest
Phone: 0036 1 475 4400

Budapest Travel Guide

Budapest is the capital city of Hungary. With a unique, youthful atmosphere, world-class classical music scene as well as a pulsating nightlife increasingly appreciated among European youth, and last but not least, an exceptionally rich offer of natural thermal baths, Budapest is one of Europe's most delightful and enjoyable cities.


Without a doubt Budapest is a city of bridges over the river Danube. The probably best known of the Budapest bridges is the Chain Bridge, but also the Elisabeth Bridge and the Liberty Bridge have a high architectural value. Most of these bridges can be passed with public means of transport, by feet or with a car and by doing so it is possible to have a marvelous view on the Danube. One classical example for the sights of Budapest is the Castle District. With the nostalgic funicular it is possible to travel to the district and to visit the Fisherman’s Bastion or Matthias Church. From the castle district it is possible to have a splendid view over the whole city and furthermore it is possible to see interesting museums or to have a nice cup of coffee in the castle district.


If New York is the city that never sleeps, then Budapest is the city that never stops partying. When it comes to nightlife, Budapest is a city that doesn't like to disappoint. Tourists turning up to sample the local party scene will find scores of highly original bars and clubs, and certainly won't need to resort to languishing at Irish bars, nursing an over-priced Guinness. Indeed one of the best things about Budapest is that it has a nightlife scene unique to itself - no pale imitations of Western models (God forbid that Late Night London Bars ever head East!) and none of the vulgar race towards extravagance that characterizes the likes of Moscow nightlife and Kiev nightlife.


There are quite a few places near Budapest that are definitely worth a half or full-day trip. When visiting Budapest, do not miss Szentendre, the flagship town of the Danube Bend, part of the Duna-Ipoly National Park, the town of art. Or tour to the world's second largest Baroque castle in Gödöllo, where Sissi, the famous Austro-Hungarian queen loved to spend her time. If you like wine, the famous Etyek wine region offers fantastic wine tasting programs with snacks and regular wine festivals.

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