Hungary

Capital Budapest

Population 9,823,000

Area 93,028 km2

Key facts

Hungary is a member state of the European Union located in Eastern Europe. There are 7 countries (Austria, Croatia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine) that Hungary shares its borders with. The official language of Hungary is Hungarian. Although English is not the official language, a large number of people in Hungary are fluent English speakers.

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Hungary was ranked 17th out of 100 countries in 2021.

The national currency in Hungary is Hungarian forint (HUF). The forint (Ft) is subdivided into 100 fillér.

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 418.67 HUF and 1 USD is worth 426.24 HUF.

Hungarian
Banknotes

Ft500Ft1000Ft2000Ft5000Ft10000Ft20000

Hungarian
Coins

Ft5Ft10Ft20Ft50Ft100Ft200

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Hungary is 233.36 Mbps and mobile is 85.66 Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density When compared to the world average, Hungary has more ATMs.59.96 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Hungary, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Hungary. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries.

Type C 230 V, 50 Hz  Type F 230 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Public holidays

In the year 2022, Hungary will celebrate 13 national public holidays. The next one 1956 Revolution Memorial Day will take place on October 23.

DateHoliday name
January 1, 2022New Year's DayÚjév
March 15, 20221848 Revolution Memorial DayNemzeti ünnep
April 15, 2022Moving holidayGood FridayNagypéntek
April 17, 2022Moving holidayEaster SundayHúsvétvasárnap
April 18, 2022Moving holidayEaster MondayHúsvéthétfő
May 1, 2022Labour dayA munka ünnepe
June 5, 2022Moving holidayPentecostPünkösdvasárnap
June 6, 2022Moving holidayWhit MondayPünkösdhétfő
August 20, 2022State Foundation DayAz államalapítás ünnepe
October 23, 20221956 Revolution Memorial DayNemzeti ünnep
November 1, 2022All Saints DayMindenszentek
December 25, 2022Christmas DayKarácsony
December 26, 2022St. Stephen's DayKarácsony másnapja

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Hungary?

There are Mariott hotels in Budapest.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in Hungary.

The IHG hotel chain operates in Hungary.

The Best Western hotel chain operates in Hungary.

There are Radisson hotels in 3 cities.

The Accor hotel chain operates in Hungary.

What fast food chains are present in Hungary?

Gulyás, are some of the most well-known delicacies to come out of Hungary. If none of these foods appeal to you, check out the list of fast-food restaurants in Hungary below.

The McDonald's chain operates in Hungary.

The KFC chain operates in Hungary.

The Burger King chain operates in Hungary.

The Subway chain operates in Hungary.

The Domino's Pizza chain does not operate in Hungary.

The Starbucks chain operates in Hungary.

Weather

Today the sun in Budapest, rises at 6:46 AM and sets at 6:17 PM. The climate of Budapest may be categorized as a Marine west coast (Cfb), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodayOct 5FogLow: 5.9°C (42.62°F)High: 17.3°C (63.14°F)
ThursdayOct 6FogLow: 8.8°C (47.84°F)High: 20.2°C (68.36°F)
FridayOct 7OvercastLow: 10.6°C (51.08°F)High: 20.4°C (68.72°F)
SaturdayOct 8FogLow: 9.3°C (48.74°F)High: 18.9°C (66.02°F)
SundayOct 9OvercastLow: 9.8°C (49.64°F)High: 18.3°C (64.94°F)
MondayOct 10FogLow: 5.5°C (41.9°F)High: 18.8°C (65.84°F)

Weather data for Budapest (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.

Subway Systems The subway system is available in Budapest.

Taxi Apps Uber is not available in Hungary. You can use Bolt in 5 cities.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are all available in Hungary.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 5.8, Hungary is placed 28th out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Hungary traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  522.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2020.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 7.70 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 1: Exercise normal precautions. 

Emergency phones in Hungary

112 Police
112 Ambulance
112 Fire police

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Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is forbidden in all public indoor locations, with limited exceptions.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

In the case of non-commercial import, the duty-free status shall only apply to passengers over the age of 17.

Alcohol allowance

Travellers from EU countries:

  • 90L of still wine (60L of sparkling wine)
  • 110L of beer
  • 10L of alcoholic beverages stronger than 22%
  • 20L of fortified or sparkling wine or other liqueurs up to 22%.

Travellers from non-EU countries:

  • 4L of wine
  • 16L of beer
  • 1L of spirits over 22% volume or 2L of alcoholic beverages less than 22% volume

Tobacco allowance

Travellers from EU countries:

  • 800 cigarettes or 400 cigarillos or 200 cigars or 1kg of tobacco

Travellers from non-EU countries:

Your tobacco allowance is determined on your form of transportation.

If you are travelling by air or sea:

  • 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco

If you are NOT travelling by air or sea:

  • 40 cigarettes or 20 cigarillos or 10 cigars or 50g of tobacco

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Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Hungary?

Currently, citizens of 92 countries can enter Hungary without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Hungary.

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