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How Much Currency You Need to go on Vacation to Budapest, Hungary

CXI July 16th, 2019

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Planning your trip to Budapest? Know how much currency you need to make sure you have a great trip! Don't forget to check out our guide for your stay in Brussels, too.


In our how much currency to bring abroad chart below, you'll see a 10 mile cab ride is on average about $19.40 USD in Budapest. Having this information on hand will give you a good idea on how much you would need to get around the city.

How much currency to bring abroad


In Budapest, you're sure to eat some delicious food and drink. Better yet, you're sure to have some of the best waffles and chocolate in the world! To get a good taste of Belgium, we recommend you check out Vitalgaufre, Brussels waffle specialists. If you have even more of a sweet tooth, be sure to also visit the Neuhaus chocolate factory. A bonus fun fact for you: cholocate is one of Belgium's main trade exports. Go figure!


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As shown in our how much currency to bring abroad chart above, it costs on average $34.16 USD for a budget dinner for two and $1.77 USD for a pint of beer. 

Currency: The Forint

The Forint banknote has six different denominations: 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, 10,000, and 20,000. However, if you plan on going to Hungary next year, in 2020, be sure to keep an eye on the country's currency as it's said to be transitioning to the Euro.

If you have leftover Forints after your trip to Budapest, CXI will buy them back from you. If you originally received this foreign currency from CXI, then with the currency receipt we do not have any exchange fee to buy it back! Order your Forints now.

Currency The Forint


Roundtrip tickets to Budapest for two typically range from about $915 USD to about $3,397 USD, depending on where you leave from, the airline you fly with, and when you are taking your trip, according to Expedia.

Due to its cold weather in the Winter, December through March appear to be the best months to fly to Budapest in order to get cheaper flight prices, according to cheapflights.com. Don't forget to pack several layers if you do plan on taking advantage of this time to get on a cheap flight to Hungary. Temperatures often plummet to below freezing.

Don't forget before you book that flight, check out everything you need to know about the five trusted travelers programs in our video below. 

CXI Trusted Travelers Program Video

Vacation rentals

Finding a nice hotel at a decent rate in Brussels isn't too difficult in off seasons, however most people tend to visit the city in the Summer, peak travel season. In order to ensure a nice, hassle-free stay in Belgium's capital city you should consider trying something a little different to experience the city like a local. Take a look at some of the best rated superhost places to stay in Brussels from Airbnb.


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