Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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

How Much Currency You Need to go on Vacation to Budapest, Hungary
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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 $19.70 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 experience some new and mouth-watering entrees. Hungary is known for its natural inclination to be more adventurous when it comes to adding some unexpected spices and flavors to their most beloved dishes. Their more daring outlook on food pays off too, as they have several national staples like Kürtös Kalács (chimney cake) and Goulash, a stew made with beef, carrot, potato, spices, and paprika. We recommend checking out Hungarikum to get that real authentic taste of Hungarian cuisine.

As shown in our how much currency to bring abroad chart above, it costs on average $12.82 USD for a budget dinner for two and $1.77 USD for a pint of beer. 


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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. Hungary is a part of the European Union, but has yet to set a date to adopt the euro as its currency. It could announce the transition at any time. 

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 Hungarian 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 Cheap flights website. 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 in the Winter.

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

Fun fact: for those Wes Anderson fans out there, the Grand Budapest hotel is not one you can actually find in Budapest, or anywhere on this planet- unfortunately it's just a miniature model designed by legendary set designer, Adam Stockhausen. However, you'll be happy to know that there are several other beautiful locations in the city that are just as luxurious as the fictional hotel, and they won't cost you an arm and a leg. Take a look at some of the best rated superhost places to stay in Budapest from Airbnb.


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