Remember when planning your trip to Budapest to be aware of the weather and local holidays that may affect your vacations. This comprehensive practical guide covers everything you need to know before visiting Budapest.
Important Information for Your Trip to Budapest
Transportation: The best way to get around Budapest is by foot or public transport. If you prefer to use a taxi, keep in mind that they no longer have Uber, so you will need to download their local app, Taxify.
Currency: In Hungary you can pay for almost everything with your credit card, although it’s always a good idea to carry cash just in case. Their local currency is the Hungarian Forint (HUF).
Attractions: The Budapest Card includes public transport, entry to a handful of museums and up to 50% off other famous attractions and restaurants.
How to get from the airport to the Pest side?
Depending on where you are going in Pest, but if you are going to the Jewish Neighbourhood, the easiest way is to take bus 100E to Deak Ferenc Ter. The bus leaves every half an hour and goes directly from the airport to Deak Ferenc Square. The cost for the bus is 900 HUF and it runs from 4 am to 12:30 am.
How to get from the airport to the Buda side?
It will be the same on the Pest side, but then from Deak Ferenc Square you have to take the M2 metro to the Deli Palayaudvar M.
The best method of transport really depends on where in Budapest you want to go. The easiest way to find out is to use Google Maps to search from the airport to your hotel and it will give you the information you need to get to the right place.
Where to Leave Your Luggage?
It is very common to have extra time when you arrive before check in or the day you leave after check out to continue exploring Budapest. It’s best if you don’t have to drag your luggage around the city with you. If you are staying in a hotel, this would be your best option as it is cheaper if not free and safe. If you are staying in an Airbnb or hostel, then luggage storage in Budapest can be a great option.
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What to See in Budapest?
Budapest has many attractions that should not be missed during your visit. Highlights include the Buda Castle, the Fisherman’s Bastion, the historic Jewish Quarter and the Hungarian Parliament. For a full list of things to do in Budapest, see our complete Budapest guide .
Also read our article about the best hotels for your trip to Budapest in our accommodation guide!