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

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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. Aug 7, 2016 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, 2016 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. Aug 8, 2016 at 2:32
  • What about interchange ? Are they good ?
    – RishiB
    Aug 8, 2016 at 3:59
  • What do you mean by "interchange"? Aug 8, 2016 at 6:17
  • Its apparently an exchange counter
    – RishiB
    Aug 9, 2016 at 7:09

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