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What to spend your forints on

  • Soft drink in a restaurant

    250 HUF

  • Entrance to Budapest Zoo

    2500 HUF

  • Tickets to a classical concert

    5500 HUF

  • Cruise on the Danube

    3200 HUF

  • A 24-hour Budapest Card for major tourist attractions

    4500 HUF

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Total spending money needed:

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  • for people for
  • nights


Must-sees in Hungary

Budapest Hungary River Danube
  • Budapest
  • This vibrant city is home to the picturesque Buda Castle, which overlooks the Danube, as well as to a vast collection of spas, springs and baths where you can relax and unwind.
Boat Lake Balaton Hungary
  • Lake Balaton
  • As the largest lake in central Europe, there are plenty of gorgeous sites alongside Balaton. The area is a prominent wine region, as well as being home to stunning caves, abbeys and a palace.
Visegrád Visegrad Hungary medieval castle
  • Visegrád
  • In addition to the brilliant bobsled track, Visegrád is where you will find the beautiful and historic Citadel and the ruins of the medieval Visegrád Castle.

Forint exchange

The forint is the legal tender of Hungary, and has existed in various forms since 1325. Since then, several new currencies have been introduced, but after hyper-inflation in the early 20th century, the forint was brought back in 1946.

In Hungary, it’s important to see which stores do and don’t accept card payments. A good way to tell is by looking at the shop window for logos of card providers such as MasterCard.

Tipping is very common here and, especially in the case of taxis, it might be considered quite rude if you do not tip (unless of course you have reason to complain). 10% is the expected amount, whereas in restaurants you should aim for between 10 and 15%.

Door and bathroom attendants are very common in Hungary, and there is an expectation that they will be tipped for their services – 100 forints will suffice, so keep plenty of coins to hand for this.

Frequently used banknotes

Banknotes used most often are 500, 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000 and 20,000 forints. Coins used most commonly are 50, 100 and 200 forints.

Although the vast majority of prices are in forints, a handful of services are priced in euros, such as international train tickets, where paying in either currency is acceptable.

Buying Hungarian forints online is easy

Free next-day home delivery on orders over £600

  • 1. Select your currency
  • Just tell us how much you need and where you’re going

  • 2. Choose how to get it
  • Get your currency delivered to your door or collect at over 50 Travelex stores

  • 3. Pay online
  • Use either your debit card or credit card and you’re all set

*The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.

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