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From its majestic bridges spanning the Danube River to its grandiose castles to its historical thermal baths, Budapest captivates visitors with its rich heritage and vibrant energy. Regarded as the ‘Pearl of the Danube’, this enchanting city seamlessly blends its medieval past with modern flair, offering a myriad of attractions, including UNESCO World Heritage sites, a thriving culinary scene, and a pulsating nightlife.

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Hungary has a mild continental climate with considerable differences in temperature between the summer and winter seasons. The warmest months are June to August with averages above 25°C, while they tend to drop below zero around December and January. Rainfall is to be expected all year round, but especially in May, June, and in the autumn season from September to November.There is a plethora of activities to do in and around Budapest all year round. The Christmas market in Vörösmarty Square is noted amongst the most beautiful in Europe, while the Sziget Fesztivál held every August features a lineup that attracts visitors from all over the world year by year.

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Hungary can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of most European countries, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend that you contact the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travellers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.

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Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD)

Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport is situated 16 km southeast of the city. There are various transportation options to the city centre. Public transport, including bus lines 100E and 200E, provides convenient access from the airport to key locations like Deák Ferenc Square and Kőbánya-Kispest metro station. Tickets can be purchased and validated directly on the bus.Additionally, travellers can utilize the train service from Ferihegy station to Nyugati railway station, with connections to Terminal 2 via bus 200E. The official airport shuttle service, miniBUD, offers comfortable transfers to and from Budapest's districts, while taxis and car rental options are also available for passengers' convenience.

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Public Transport

Public transportation in Budapest is provided by BKK. Tickets and passes can be purchased from purple ticket machines near the stops or on board. A single ticket is only valid for a single journey excluding any changes (except within the same metro station), so it is worth buying a pass valid for a selected number of days.Budapest has a very well-connected public transportation system, but apart from a few sights, it is easy to explore on foot. The four metro lines as well as trams 2, 4, and 6 can be used to the major sights of the city.Budapest is served by four railway stations for regional transport: Keleti, Déli, Nyugati, and Kelenföld, whereas the national bus terminal is found at Népliget.For information on timetables and tickets, visit BKK's website.

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Contact any of the operators below:Budapest Taxi+36 1 777 7777Főtaxi+36 1 222 22226x6 Taxi+36 1 666 6666

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Postal services in Hungary are provided by Magyar Posta. Most post offices in Budapest are open from 7 am or 8 am until 6 pm. Letterboxes in the country are in the colour red.

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Country code: +36Area code: 1


230V/50 Hz. Type F plug.


One of the main pharmacy chains in Budapest is called Benu, boasting multiple locations across the city.

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