Useful Information when Visiting Hungary

Passport and visa

Information about the visa regualtions are here: Visa information
Foreign citizens travelling to Hungary are required to hold a passport and except for citizens of most European countries, a valid Visa. Please check visa regulations between your country and Hungary when making travel arrangements. Visa applications can be obtained from Hungarian Embassies or Consulates or can be obtained on arrival at Ferihegy Budapest, International Airport. Two photos are required.

Currency, exchange, credit cards

The official currency is the Hungarian Forint (HUF). The exchange rate: 1 US Dollar or 1 EURO is about 300 HUF (September 2000), which is subject to changes depending on the daily rate of exchange. Foreign currency can be brought into Hungary without restriction.

American Express, Visa, Dinners Club, Mastercard, Eurocard and others are accepted in most hotels, restaurants, and city stores, gas stations, but you should ask before ordering services.

About the exchange rates see: exchange


The prices are generally fixed (included 25% V.A.T.), typical examples:

Notice to drivers

The speed limit is 50 km/hour in villages and towns, 80 on roads and 120 km/hour on motorways. Hungary has zero tolerance level for drinking and driving. When driving in rural areas headlights must be turned on at all times and seat belts must be fastened.

Budapest Map
Info about

Climate, Weather

Present Weather in Hungary

Electricity supply

Electricity supply: 220 V, 50 Hz. There is a two pin connecting plug as in Germany, Austria but different from that used in some other countries.


There are almost two hundred hotels in Budapest. It is recommended to book the room before arrival, since there are a lot of tourists in Hungary. Hotel list and reservation see: Hungarian Tourism Website

Information for tourists

Travel guide, Fine arts in Hungary, About Hungarian wines