Budapest Information

Learn about some essential information about Budapest for a carefree vacation. The Basic facts give you the bare bone essentials.

The District guide helps you familiarize yourself with the city layout and the most popular neighbourhoods.

You will also find some simple maps about Budapest districts, metro system and the city centre.

The Costs and prices page includes info about Hungary’s official currency, currency exchange tip,s and a rundown on costs and prices you can expect in Hungary.

The Budapest card is a great travel pass for tourists visiting the Hungarian capital, and planning to use public transportation extensively.

Facts, Getting Around, Currency, Prices, Safety, Weather and More

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Basic Budapest Facts

Learn about the most basic facts about Budapest.

Location, city layout, population, time zone, electricity, currency, weather, tourist information points.

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Budapest District & Area Guide

Introduction and map of districts and main tourist areas.

Learn about the city layout and the characteristics of each main district.

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Budapest Maps

A couple of maps to help you find your way around:

  • Budapest City Map,
  • District Map, and
  • a Budapest Metro Map.
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Budapest Card

Six types of city passes (a 24-hour, a 48-hour , a 72-hour, 72-hour Plus, 96-hour and a 120-hour) with free public transport and discounts to many sights, museums, restaurants and cafes.

You can buy it online with pick up a Ibis Styles Budapest Airport Hotel.

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Currency, Prices and Costs in Budapest

Hungary’s currency is the forint (HUF). Learn about the banknotes and coins, currency exchange tips.

Find also a guide to costs and prices to help you set your travel budget.

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Climate in Budapest, The Best Time To Visit

Find out what’s Budapest weather like in the four seasons and when is the best time for a visit!

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Safety in Budapest

Find tips from locals on how to avoid tourist traps to ensure you a trouble free stay.

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Public Holidays in Hungary

It’s good to know about the public holidays of a country when you plan your visit because of

  • opening hours of sights, shops and restaurants as well as
  • special events that might interest you.
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Budapest History

More than thousand years of wars, invasions, liberation and rebirth formed our city’s history. Read all about it from the Romans to current days.

See also our Budapest then and now page for historic and current photos of the city’s main attractions.