budapest

Hello, budapest

Budapest is a truly authentic and historic European capital, but it also has an innovative, pulsating personality--making it a versatile and cosmopolitan city. The beautiful built and natural environment, the grandiose architecture, the historical thermal spas, the diverse and vibrant gastronomy, a blossoming fashion and design scene, and the rich cultural life define Budapest’s sparkling and original character. Come with us and indulge in the spice that is Budapest. Make memories you will remember for the rest of your life.

City Information

Essential Information about the city

Best Time to Visit

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 among 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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Passport / Visa

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) travelers 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

Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD) lies 16 km southeast of the city, and there are various means of transport linking it with the city centre. You can either take Metro 3 towards Kőbánya-Kispest and change to bus 200E using your standard pass or ticket, or take the direct bus 100E right from the city centre, in which case a special fare applies.

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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 at an elevated price. 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.

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Taxi

Contact any of the operators below:Budapest Taxi+36 1 777 7777rendeles@budapesttaxi.huwww.budapesttaxi.huFő Taxiwww.fotaxi.hu/?lang=en+36 1 222 22226x6 Taxi+36 1 6 666 6666www.new.6x6taxi.hu

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Post

Postal services in Hungary are provided by Magyar Posta Zrt., and post offices in Budapest are open from 7.00 or 8.00 until around 19.00. Nyugati railway station has extended opening hours until 20.00, among a few others.

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Telephone

Country code: +36 Area code: 1

Electricity

230 volts, 50 HzType F plug

Pharmacy

Several pharmacies have 24-hour service numbers you can phone at any time.Mária Gyógyszertár1139, Béke tér 11+36 1 320 8006Royal Gyógyszertár1073, Erzsébet krt. 58+36 1 235 0137Uránia Gyógyszertár1088, Rákóczi út 23 +36 1 338 4036Széna-tér Patika-Fitotéka-Homeopátia1015, Széna tér 1+36 1 225 7830

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