Hungary destination information

All you need to know before visiting Hungary

Hungary summary

Hungary is a small country with around 10M Hungarian. Official language is Hungarian. Hungary uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+01:00 with daylight saving time. Currency used in Hungary is Forint (HUF).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 141
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 13

ATMs in Hungary are Common. Internet speed in Hungary is on average 12.6 Mbps. In Hungary you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

🏙️ Budapest
🗣️ Hungarian
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 10M ☀️ ~10 °C 🌧 ~50 mm 👍 Developed 🚩 93k km2 (36k mi²)
🎫 Visa Exemption
🗺️ Passport Strength
🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

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

Languages 🗣️

  • Hungarian


Currency 💱

100 HUF = 0.33 USD

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.

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.

Card 💳

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.


Mobile Phone 📱

Hungary uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.

Roaming 🌐

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.

Emergency Calls 🚨

Police :


Ambulance :


Fire department :


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 .

international: + 36 1 1234567
calling local: 061 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Hungary is on average 12.6 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Hungary is very high. Most hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.

SIM Card #️⃣

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.


Rules 🚗

In Hungary you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

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.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

Countries nearby Hungary

More on Hungary travel and visa information

All the informations you need to schedule your trip to Hungary.


Visa Exemption

Check who can come to Hungary without visa requirement.


Passport Strength

Check countries nationals of Hungary can visit without visa.


Health regulation

Want to visit Hungary ? Check health regulation !


Customs rules

Want to visit Hungary ? Check customs regulation !


LGBT Destination info

Check if Hungary is LGBT friendly for travel.


Hungarian embassies

Check list of Hungary embassies around the globe !