• Useful information for tourist travelling to Budapest
  • Useful information for tourist travelling to Budapest

Useful information

Practical information and facts for your visit to Budapest! 

TAXI

Be aware that some of the city’s taxi drivers are clever, not only in your benefit... Ask the hotel or restaurant to order a taxi for you or call yourself. Look after how much money you deliver to the driver and what kind of currency you get back. From 2014 all taxies should be yellow and all taxies should follow a fixed tariff. More over all of them should accept creditcard payment and give you a valid receipt.

However this is a general rule - there is some cabs with a simple “taxi sign” and which clearly are not connected with any offical taxi company. These are usally NOT recommended as overcharging and hustling seems to be  thier general business policy.

 

EMERGENCY NUMBERS

Police: 107
Ambulance: 104
Fire Department: 105
English speaking “hotline” in case of crime: +36 1 438 8080                                 

Hungarian doctors are known for their good medical expertise, and you are usually in good hands if something were to happen. A European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is valid with passport at public hospitals. If you need medical support gotobudapest.com have special deals with an English speaking private medical center which is open 24/7, and has several different specialists with high competence. Potential treatments can be covered by your travel insurance and as a registered travel agency we can attest to your stay, together with the medical center.

 

TIP

TIP Its normal to be generous when tipping. One normally gives between 10-20% if one is happy with the service, whether it is at a restaurant, spa or hairdresser.
Some places choose to include the tip in the bill, and of course it is not expected to add additional tipping from the guest side.

 

List of Embassies in Hungary

Embassy of the Republic of Albania in Hungary
Address: 1026 Budapest, Gábor Áron u. 55.
Phone: +36 1 326 8905

Embassy of the Algerian Democratic and People's Republic in Hungary
Address: 1121 Budapest, Zugligeti út 27.
Phone: +36 1 200 6860

Embassy of the Republic of Argentina in Hungary
Address: 1023 Budapest, Vérhalom u. 12-16. A. ép. II/3.
Phone: +36 1 326 0492

Embassy of Australia in Hungary
Address: 1126 Budapest, Királyhágó tér 8-9.
Phone: +36 1 201 8899

Embassy of the Republic of Austria in Hungary
Address: 1068 Budapest, Benczúr u. 16.
Phone: +36 1 479 7010

Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium in Hungary
Address: 1015 Budapest, Toldy Ferenc u. 13.
Phone: +36 1 457 9960

Embassy of the Republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina in Hungary
Address: 1026 Budapest, Pasaréti u. 48.
Phone: +36 1 212 0106

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Brazil in Hungary
Address: 1062 Budapest, Délibáb u. 30.
Phone: +36 1 351 0060

Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Hungary
Address: 1062 Budapest, Andrássy út 115.
Phone: +36 1 322 0824

Embassy of Canada in Hungary
Address: 1027 Budapest, Ganz utca 12-14.
Phone: +36 1 392 3360

Embassy of the Republic of Chile in Hungary
Address: 1023 Budapest, Vérhalom u. 12-16. III/35.
Phone: +36 1 326 3054

Embassy of the People.s Republic of China in Hungary
Address: 1068 Budapest, Benczúr u. 17.
Phone: +36 1 413 2400

Embassy of the Republic of Colombia in Hungary
Address: 1025 Budapest, Józsefhegyi út 28-30. C/7.
Phone: +36 1 212 4099

Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in Hungary
Address: 1065 Budapest, Munkácsy Mihály u. 15.
Phone: +36 1 354 1315

Embassy of the Republic of Cuba in Hungary
Address: 1026 Budapest, Harangvirág u. 5.
Phone: +36 1 325 7290

Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus in Hungary
Address: 1051 Budapest, Dorottya u. 3. III/2-3.
Phone: +36 1 266 1330

Embassy of the Czech Republic in Hungary
Address: 1064 Budapest, Rózsa u. 61.
Phone: +36 1 351 0539

Embassy of the Kingdom of Denmark in Hungary
Address: 1122 Budapest, Határőr út 37.
Phone: +36 1 487 9000

Embassy of the Republic of Ecuador in Hungary
Address: 1021 Budapest, Budakeszi út 55/D, P/8. V.1.
Phone: +36 1 200 8918

Embassy of the Egyptian Arab Republic in Hungary
Address: 1125 Budapest, Istenhegyi út 7/b
Phone: +36 1 225 2150

Embassy of the Republic of Finland in Hungary
Address: 1118 Budapest, Kelenhegyi út 16/A
Phone: +36 1 385 0700

Embassy of the Republic of France in Hungary
Address: 1062 Budapest, Lendvay u. 27.
Phone: +36 1 374 1100

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Hungary
Address: 1014 Budapest, Úri u. 64-66.
Phone: +36 1 488 3500

Embassy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Hungary
Address: 1051 Budapest, Harmincad u. 6.
Phone: +36 1 266 2888

Embassy of the Republic of Greece in Hungary
Address: 1063 Budapest, Szegfű u. 3.
Phone: +36 1 413 2600

Embassy of the Republic of India in Hungary
Address: 1025 Budapest, Búzavirág u. 14.
Phone: +36 1 325 7742

Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Hungary
Address: 1068 Budapest, Városligeti fasor 26.
Phone: +36 1 342 8549

Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Hungary
Address: 1143 Budapest, Stefánia út 97.
Phone: +36 1 460 9260

Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in Hungary
Address: 1146 Budapest, Hermina út 41.
Phone: +36 1 384 5071

Embassy of Ireland
Address: 1054 Budapest, Szabadság tér 7-9. (Bank Center, Gránit Torony)
Phone: +36 1 302 9600

Embassy of Israel in Hungary
Address: 1026 Budapest, Fullánk u. 8.
Phone: +36 1 200 0781

Embassy of the Republic of Italy in Hungary
Address: 1143 Budapest, Stefánia út 95.
Phone: +36 1 460 6200

Embassy of Japan in Hungary
Address: 1125 Budapest, Zalai út 7.
Phone: +36 1 398 3100

Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Hungary
Address: 1062 Budapest, Andrássy út 109.
Phone: +36 1 351 1179

Embassy of the Korean People's Democratic Republic in Hungary
Address: 1149 Budapest, Kopja u. 7.
Phone: +36 1 252 8966

Embassy of the Republic of Lebanon in Hungary
Address: 1112 Budapest, Sasadi út 160.
Phone: +36 1 249 0900

Embassy of Libya in Hungary
Address: 1143 Budapest, Stefánia út 111.
Phone: +36 1 343 6076

Embassy of Malaysia in Hungary
Address: 1026 Budapest, Pasaréti út 29.
Phone: +36 1 488 0810

Embassy of the Sovereign Order of the Knights of Malta in Hungary
Address: 1118 Budapest, Gyula u. 6.
Phone: +36 1 209 0494

Embassy of the United States of Mexico in Hungary
Address: 1024 Budapest, Rómer Flóris utca 58.
Phone: +36 1 326 0486

Embassy of Mongolia in Hungary
Address: 1022 Budapest, Bogár u. 14/C
Phone: +36 1 212 4579

Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco in Hungary
Address: 1026 Budapest, Törökvész lejtő 12.
Phone: +36 1 275 1467

Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Hungary
Address: 1022 Budapest, Füge u. 5-7.
Phone: +36 1 336 6300

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Hungary
Address: 1022 Budapest, Árvácska u. 6.
Phone: +36 1 212 2021

Embassy of the Kingdom of Norway in Hungary
Address: 1015 Budapest, Ostrom u. 13.
Phone: +36 1 212 9400

Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Hungary
Address: 1125 Budapest, Adonisz u. 3/A
Phone: +36 1 355 8017

Embassy of the State of Palestine in Hungary
Address: 1025 Budapest, Józsefhegyi út 28-30.
Phone: +36 1 325 7579

Embassy of the Republic of Panama in Hungary
Address: 1016 Budapest, Mihály u. 15.
Phone: +36 1 466 9817

Embassy of the Republic of Peru in Hungary
Address: 1023 Budapest, Vérhalom u. 12-16.
Phone: +36 1 335 1952

Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines in Hungary
Address: 1026 Budapest, Gábor Á. u. 58.
Phone: +36 1 200 5523

Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Hungary
Address: 1062 Budapest, Városligeti fasor 16.
Phone: +36 1 342 5566

Embassy of the Republic of Portugal in Hungary
Address: 1024 Budapest, Rómer Flóris u. 58.
Phone: +36 1 316 2645

Embassy of Romania in Hungary
Address: 1146 Budapest, Thököly út 72.
Phone: +36 1 384 0271

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Hungary
Address: 1062 Budapest, Bajza u. 35.
Phone: +36 1 302 5230

Embassy of Serbia in Hungary
Address: 1068 Budapest, Dózsa Gy. u. 92/B
Phone: +36 1 322 9838

Embassy of the Republic of Slovakia in Hungary
Address: 1143 Budapest, Stefánia út 22-24.
Phone: +36 1 460 9010

Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Hungary
Address: 1025 Budapest, Cseppkő u. 68.
Phone: +36 1 438 5600

Embassy of the Republic of South Africa in Hungary
Address: 1026 Budapest, Gárdonyi Géza utca 17.
Phone: +36 1 392 0999

Embassy of the Kingdom of Spain in Hungary
Address: 1067 Budapest, Eötvös u. 11/B
Phone: +36 1 342 9992

Embassy of the Kingdom of Sweden in Hungary
Address: 1027 Budapest, Kapás u. 6-12.
Phone: +36 1 460 6020

Embassy of the Swiss Confederation in Hungary
Address: 1143 Budapest, Stefánia út 107.
Phone: +36 1 460 7040

Embassy of the Syrian Arab Republic in Hungary
Address: 1026 Budapest, Harangvirág u. 3.
Phone: +36 1 200 8046

Embassy of the Kingdom of Thailand in Hungary
Address: 1025 Budapest, Verecke u. 79.
Phone: +36 1 438 4020

Embassy of the Republic of Tunisia in Hungary
Address: 1021 Budapest, Budakeszi út 55/D P/5 II/1.
Phone: +36 1 200 8929

Embassy of the Republic of Turkey in Hungary
Address: 1062 Budapest, Andrássy út 123.
Phone: +36 1 344 5025

Embassy of the Ukraine in Hungary
Address: 1125 Budapest, Nógrádi út 8.
Phone: +36 1 355 2443

Embassy of the United States of America in Hungary
Address: 1054 Budapest, Szabadság tér 12.
Phone: +36 1 475 4400

Embassy of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay in Hungary
Address: 1023 Budapest, Vérhalom u. 12-16. A. ép. I/3.
Phone: +36 1 326 0459

Embassy of the Apostolic Nunciature in Hungary
Address: 1126 Budapest, Gyimes u. 1-3.
Phone: +36 1 355 8979

Embassy of the Republic of Venezuela in Hungary
Address: 1023 Budapest, Vérhalom u. 12-16. A ép.
Phone: +36 1 326 0460

Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in Hungary
Address: 1146 Budapest, Thököly út 41.
Phone: +36 1 342 9922

Embassy of the Republic of Yemen in Hungary
Address: 1025 Budapest, Józsefhegyi út 28-30. D/6.
Phone: +36 1 212 3991

CRIME

    

Use common sense and you will be safe! Avoid dark alleys, counting money on the street or subway, and outparts of the city/bad areas after dark. Pocket theft usually happens on the metro, tram or in the shopping streets. If a crime happens to you, you can call this English speaking hotline: +36 1 438 8080.
 

WATER


It is not disadvantageous to drink water from the tap, but we recommend bottled water because it is cheap and good. Pink top means still water and blue top means sparkling water. 
 

PHONE / INTERNET


Dial +36 to call within Hungary. You can find internet cafees several places in Budapest. 
 

CURRENCY


HUF = Forints. You can get money from the ATMs with e.g. VISA or MasterCard. You can also exchange money in one of the many exchange offices in the city. They will offer a relatively good rate and you always get a receipt. 

 

OPENING HOURS


The opening hours vary from store to store. In the more tourist-friendly areas, such as Vaci utca, the shops are open quite late. Some shops and the biggest shopping malls are always open on Sundays. You should use these opening hours as a guideline: Clothes, shoes and other commodities: 10:00 – 18:00 (13:00). Food stores: 07:00 – 19:00 (18:00). Shopping malls: 09:00 – 20:00 (18:00). Banks: 08:00 – 16:00. Post office: 08:00 – 17:00. 
 

TOURIST INFORMATION


You can find the Tourist Information offices at Liszt Ferenc tér, Deak tér and the Castle Hill. 

 

NIGHT OPEN FARMACIES IN BUDAPEST


You can find pharmacies that are open 24/7 and that sell prescription free drugs  in Teréz Körút (6th district), Alkotás út 1b (12th district) and Frankel Leo utca 22 (2nd district).

 

Fast facts:

Size:

525,16 km² Budapest, 93.000 m² Hungary

Number of bridges:

8

Agriculture:

Wheat, corn, potatoes, vegetables, fruits, bi oproducts

GDP in Hungary:

EUR 8,707

Climate:

Average winter- 0,5’C // Average summer 25,5’C

Amount of theaters in Budapest:

83 

Electricity:

220 volt / 50 hz

Population:

1,7 million

Rivers:

1 (a big one!)

Time zone:

CET Central European time 

Founded

17th November 1873

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