Hungary international travel guide in 2024

Hungary international travel guide in 2024

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Hungary has a population of 10M with main currency as Hungarian Forint. The languages spoken are Hungarian. Hungary travel safety advice is Exercise normal safety precautions. Automatic teller machines are common in Hungary. Tipping is quite common in Hungary and it's good etiquette to leave one. Internet speed in Hungary is on average 12.6 Mbps.In Hungary you drive on the right side.

Hungary travel advice

Exercise normal safety precautions
We've reviewed our travel advice for Hungary and continue to advise exercise normal safety precautions. We advise: Exercise normal safety precautions in Hungary.

Issue Date : Jun 7, 2024

Hungary weather

Hungary essential details

Plugs

Hungary uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.

Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Hungarian

Money in Hungary

Currencies

Hungary uses the Hungarian forint (symbol: Ft), code HUF.Banknotes come in denominations of 20000, 10000, 5000, 2000, 1000 and 500 forints. Forint is subdivided into 100 fillérs. Coins come in denominations of 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 forints.

Cards

Widely accepted Credit cards are widely accepted within Hungary (at hotels, shops, and restaurants, travel agencies, car-rental agencies etc.). Visa, MasterCard and Maestro are the most widely accepted. American Express is less common. Diners Club is pretty rare. Discover, JCB, UnionPay and RuPay are unknown.

ATM

Automatic teller machines are common in Hungary. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping

Expected to tip Tipping is quite common in Hungary and it's good etiquette to leave one. How much money you leave depends on the service and how happy you were with it.

Internet in Hungary

Internet

Internet speed in Hungary is on average 12.6 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Hungary is very high. Most hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.

Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 2,366.54 HUF, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Telekom, Telenor or Vodafone. Hungary uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Hungary upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Calling

To call Hungary, dial +, then 36 (the country code for Hungary), then the area code (without the initial 06) and the local number. For local calls within Hungary, start with the area code (with the initial 06). In the case above area code is 1 .

Driving in Hungary

Road rules

In Hungary you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 110 km/h (68 mph) on expressways, 130 km/h (80 mph) on motorways, 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas and 90 km/h (55 mph) on undivided highways. Right turn on red lights is strictly forbidden unless an additional green semaphore arrow allows it. It is illegal to drive with blood alcohol content higher than 0.00%.

On the road

Road assistance is available at 06-1-24-00-475 (SOS Hungary). For general news on Hungary's traffic use Útinform. For news on Hungary’s motorways and tolls use National Toll Payment Services (PLC) or VirPAY. Most popular petrol stations in Hungary are Eni, Shell, Avia, Lukoil, OMV, MOL and INA. Petrol (unleaded) gas options are called benzin or Ólmozatlan motorbenzin (ESZ-95). Petrol costs about 334.33 HUF per liter.Diesel options are called dízel or Gázolaj.

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Hungary visa advice

If you're considering exploring Hungary beyond the usual transit spots, our comprehensive guide on Hungary transit visa offers deeper insights and broader options for travelers of different nationalities. For those transiting through other countries en route to Hungary, understanding Hungary Transit Visa requirements is crucial to ensure a smooth journey.

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