Hungary joined the Schengen Area on 19 December 2007. From that time visas and residence permits issued by one of the Scengen Member States are also valid for Hungary. For further information regarding entering Hungary please visit this webpage.
Hungary uses Hungarian Forint (HUF). Foreign currency is barely accepted. VISA and MasterCard are widely accepted in the city central, but surely not everywhere.
Change at the airport, banks and exchange offices, or withdraw from ATM, if your card is supported. Please be careful and don’t change on the street!
Please be careful and use only Főtaxi, the official partner of the airport. (You will be directed by signs and yellow colors.)
The other option is the minibus shuttle service also clearly indicated at the airport. They collect people going in the same direction and deliver them one-by-one. It costs 3200 HUF/person (12 €). The disadvantage of this service that sometimes passangers might wait even 30 minutes before departing and the way to the destination could also be longer. Both services operate their desk, you have to get your voucher there and you will be called.
On request we organize special transfers for our guests from the airport to the hotel and back.
Budapest’s public transportation systems are operated by the company BKK. The service includes buses, trolleybuses, trams, underground trains (Metro) and above-ground suburban trains (HÉV). Buses, trams and trolleybuses run daily from 4.30 a.m. until 11.0 p.m. Three Metro lines (M1-M2-M3) interconnect at Deák tér Station, and service frequencies range from 15 minutes late in the evening to every two minutes at peak times. the Metro lines M3 and M4 interconnect at Kálvin tér Station.
Tickets or passes must be bought before boarding; except for certain buses you cannot buy them from the driver. They are available at Metro stations, tobacconists and newsstands, and from vending machines at many bus and tram stops in the city centre.
Please note that front-door boarding only policy is now in place on bus 200E serving Liszt Ferenc International Airport. Single tickets are on sale at the BKK Customer Service Points at the arrivals level of airport terminals 2A and 2B. Additionally, single tickets are available from the driver onboard the bus at the price of 450 HUF.
Single ticket: HUF 350
Block of 10 tickets: HUF 3.000
More information (maps, timetables, etc.): http://www.bkk.hu/en/main-page/news/
Hungary has a continental climate with hot summers with low overall humidity levels but frequent rainshowers and mildly cold snowy winters. Average annual temperature is 9.7 °C (49.5 °F). Average high temperature in the summer is 23 to 28 °C (73 to 82 °F) and average low temperature in the winter is −3 to −7 °C (27 to 19 °F). The average yearly rainfall is approximately 600 mm (23.6 in). (wikipedia.org)
You can check the actual weather forecast at: met.hu