Hungary's currency is called Forint (HUF)
Coins: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 HUF
Banknotes: 200, 500, 1.000, 2.000, 5.000, 10.000, 20.000 HUF
Here are some indicatory exchange rates:
- €1 = 290 HUF
- $1 = 210 HUF
- £1 = 320 HUF
You can check the latest rates here
We suggest that you should change money after your arrival at a cash point machine or a bank. Changing money on the street is a bad idea! It's useful to bring your credit card but in Hungary you should always have cash with you because cards are not accepted at many places. The easiest way to get cash is from an ATM machine, however the best official rates for cash can be obtained inside banks. Exchange booths are also located throughout the city centre, train stations and in most luxury hotels, but they offer less favourable rates than banks.
Banking hours in Hungary: Monday-Friday: 08:00 - 16:00 some of them are open on Saturdays too.
Hungary is very "tip-conscious", so never forget to tip waiters and taxi-drivers! Generally you would tip about 10% of the total amount.