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I am finding it hard to buy Hungarian Forint in Bangalore, India. Can I take euros to Hungary? Will those work ?

marked as duplicate by Zach Lipton, jpatokal, Community Aug 7 '16 at 23:44

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    Short answer: not really, especially outside of larger tourist-oriented shops with a poor exchange rate. Your best bet is to use an ATM in Hungary if possible. – Zach Lipton Aug 7 '16 at 23:37
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The only universally accepted currency in Hungary is the forint, but euros are easily exchanged (at good exchange rates) and may be accepted as is (at poor exchange rates) in larger restaurants, shops, etc.

So if you have to have cash in hand before you arrive, rupees → euros → forint is likely an OK way to go, although you will lose twice on the exchange. However, withdrawing forints from an ATM in Hungary will almost certainly get even better rates.

  • I think I can take some euros from here. And over there withdraw/exchange INR -> HUF at the airport ? – RishiB Aug 7 '16 at 23:45
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    Withdrawing at airport ATMs is OK. Exchange rates at the airport will likely be bad, but doesn't really matter for small sums. – jpatokal Aug 8 '16 at 2:32
  • What about interchange ? Are they good ? – RishiB Aug 8 '16 at 3:59
  • What do you mean by "interchange"? – jpatokal Aug 8 '16 at 6:17
  • Its apparently an exchange counter – RishiB Aug 9 '16 at 7:09

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