Turist Info

General information

State form: Hungarian Republic
Situated: Central Europe
Territory: 93030  km2
Population: 10 355 000 people
Capital: Budapest
Budapest residents: 1.850.000 people
Time Zone: Central-Europe time (GMT + 1 hour)
Official language: Hungarian
Administration division: Budapest and 19 countries
Official currency: Forint (HUF)
Coins: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 HUF
Notes: 500, 1.000, 2.000, 5.000, 10.000, 20.000 HUF
International phone number: + 36
International phone number to Budapest (line phone): + 36 1

Hungary and Budepest has a continental climate with changeable seasons. July and August is the hotter months  30-40° C the maximum degree, December and January is the coldest months often  bellow zero.

National holidays:

  • 1 January (New Year)
  • 15 March 1848 the revolution and war of independence against Habsburgs
  • April – Easter
  • 1 May the spring holiday of work
  • 4 June Trianon
  • 20 August celebration of our first king Stephen
  • 23 October 1956 revoluiton and war of
  • 24-25-26 December Christmas

Public transport of the capital: buses, trolley buses, trams, underground systems (metro) and suburban trains. They run from 4:30 a.m.- 12 p.m.
The 3 metro lines across Deák tér
Number 4 metro is the new system from Kelenföld-Keleti railway station
The public transport 2-15 minutes frequency

Important phone numbers:

Ambulance: 104
Police: 107
Fire office: 105
Information inland: 198
Special information: 197
International information: 199
Non-stop car service: 188
Time signal: 180
Emergency: 112
Tourinform service , Police-info: 06/1 438-8080

Lost Passport - Embassy:
Bevándorlási és Állampolgársági Hivatal Budapesti és Pest megyei Igazgatósága
1117 Budapest, Budafoki út 60.
Phone number: +36/1 463-9165, +36/1 463-9181

ATM

In the most shops, shopping centres, restaurants, petrol stations the credit card is accepted.
(VISA, EC/MC, American Express, Cirrus, etc.).
If you would like to get cash money from the bank automat there are a lot of ones in the city.