Questions tagged [budapest]

The capital and largest city of Hungary.

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Is there a museum anywhere at least partly about Rubik's Cube or Ernő Rubik?

Last year while I was in Budapest I had a realization that I was in the home of one of my favourite toys/puzzles/gadgets: Rubik's Cube. So I thought there must be some museum or display or official ...
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How to tip in Hungary/Budapest?

In a few weeks we'll be at Budapest for our holidays. We'll try to avoid tourist traps and we will pay in cash. In order to avoid more friction than that generated by the obvious language barrier, ...
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Sarajevo to Budapest

Now that the Sarajevo-Budapest train has stopped running (and given that there's no direct bus) what is the best way to go between Sarajevo and Hungary? Someone suggested to start with a bus from ...
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Mushroom grilled sandwich in Budapest

I was in Győr a few years back and had an amazing grilled sandwich with sautéd mushrooms and cheese. I am asking this here, because it looked like it was a Hungarian specialty. Being in Budapest for ...
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What are some of the sights to see in Budapest, Hungary? [closed]

I'm planning my first international trip out of the U.S. this fall to Budapest, Hungary. I'm visiting a very good friend who will be studying abroad. What are some things to see in Budapest?
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Trying Hungarian Cuisine in Budapest

I'll be going to Budapest in a few weeks. This is travel for work, and often I get to some place because of my job and then just at the very last minute when I'm there I remember that I want also to ...
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How much should a taxi between Budapest airport and Szechenyi Baths cost?

A guy from my hostel is wondering how much to expect to pay for a taxi to the Szechenyi Baths and back to the airport since he has a six hour layover there. As bonus questions can he pay in Euros or ...
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Cheapest way to get to/from Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport

What is the cheapest way to get from Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport to the city center and approx. How long does it take?
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Do I need cash in Budapest (Hungary)?

I am from Germany and I will go to Hungary in December. I wonder if I need to get any cash? Can I pay with credit / debit card (maestro + master card) in restaurants / cafés / tourist attractions?
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Finding good Escape Rooms in Budapest?

Escape Rooms/Games are a relatively new entertainment that seem to be cropping up in cities across the world. I've been reading over and over again that Budapest has a lot of escape rooms -- is this ...
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How late do the 200E bus and Metro 3 run from Budapest airport into the city?

Assuming I can correctly understand the right tickets for using the BKK Budapest public transport system, I'm planning to take the 200E bus from Budapest airport to Kőbánya-Kispest, then the metro ...
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Luggage storage at Budapest rail station

Are there long term luggage lockers at the Budapest main rail station and if so, what cost?
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Luggage Storage at Szechenyi Baths

I’d like to visit the Szechenyi baths on my last day in Budapest before my evening train departs at 8:30. In order to do this most easily, I’d like to take my luggage with me and store it in a cabin ...
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Apps to find local events

I will be traveling around Central Europe by the end of this month and I would like to know if you could recommend me any app for finding events been held in some particular city the same day that I ...
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Bratislava (airport) to Budapest

I am traveling to Budapest next month via Bratislava airport. We will be arriving at 20:40 in Bratislava, and we want to catch a bus or train to Budapest ASAP. From what I have found the best option ...
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Are credit cards (Master Card) widely accepted in Budapest?

Are credit cards accepted in the museums and restaurants in Budapest? When used in a restaurant, is there a minimum amount you have to spend in order to pay by credit card? What about public ...
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Cheap second-hand bookstores/antiquaries in Budapest

I am looking for places to buy cheap book (dictionaries) in Budapest. Last time I was there none of the places I found through Google Maps was there (so I only visited Vonnegut Antikvárium), and I am ...
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Is the Budapestcard worth the price if I use it for transport mainly?

We plan to visit Budapest for approximately 48 hours (noon to noon, 2 nights). On the page of the public transport system I found 24 hour tickets for transport and the Budapest card for public ...
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Can I go to the UK from the Schengen on train?

I have a single visit Schengen Visa in Cultural category for Hungary. I am flying from Delhi to Budapest and my duration of stay is 10 days. My question is, what if I want to go to the UK from ...
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Early-morning food at Népliget bus station in Budapest?

I have to catch an early-morning bus out of Budapest on a weekday. Can I buy food (a pastry, or even just a candy bar) sometime around 06:00 at Népliget bus station in Budapest? How about coffee?
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Power at landside at Budapest airport?

It seems I will have a few hours to spend at the landside of Budapest airport. There seems to be a cafe Edit: http://www.bud.hu/english/passengers/shopping_and_gastronomy/restaurants/flocafe-8131.html ...
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How long does it take to get to Budapest airport (BUD) by bus?

I want to know how long does the bus between Budapest city center and Budapest airport take. I found the official webpage (in english) of the airport where I can take a look at the timetables of the ...
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How do you use a Budapest 5/30 travelcard?

When looking over the WikiVoyage Budapest page of public transport tickets, I spotted an interesting looking ticket for a trip which sees me needing to travel quite a bit on two weekends, but not the ...
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How can I check the current situation in Budapest train station?

As most of you know right now Budapest train station is crowded with a lot of refugees coming from Syria and there have been some incidents related to the refugees trying to get out of Budapest. I'm ...
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Budapest Pools Suitable for Children

Apparently Budapest is famous for its pools, many of them in historical builds and grounds. Reading two guidebooks, I am getting the impression that these aimed at adults only, some of them even do ...
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Is a Budapest “transfer ticket” valid for Bus then Metro then Tram?

I've just discovered that the railway line to Budapest airport goes to the terminal that's closed (Terminal 1), and not to the one that everyone currently uses (Terminal 2), and therefore I'll have to ...
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Quietest bath & times in budapest

On our trip to Budapest I'm interested in going to one of the baths, but my partner doesn't want to go when its busy (or when it opens at 6am) Does anyone know of the best times to go if you're ...
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Mobile connectivity in Budapest subway

Is there mobile networks coverage in Budapest underground? If yes, is it good enough to use mobile internet? (And not just on stations, but also in the tunnels).
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How does one “navigate” by train across Central Europe? [closed]

We are a family of 4, 2 youth aged 21 and 24. We plan to reach Lucerne on 19th of July 2014.... Lucerne-2 nights, then Salzburg 3 Night, then Vienna 3 nights, then Budapest 3 nights and Prague 3 ...
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Budapest - New Year's Eve [closed]

I will go to Budapest with a friend to celebrate 2014 New Years'eve and I will stay there for four days. I would like to have some information about the celebrations for the end of the year. Is it ...
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Does the post office at Budapest airport accept credit cards?

I'm planning to buy some public transport tickets at the post office at the airport; and I am wondering if they accept credit cards or just debit cards and cash. Also, will they take Euros?
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What's the price to access to the Gellert Baths sundeck?

I'm wondering if I have to pay for an adult ticket (5100-5700) in addition to the price for the sundeck daily ticket (1800 HUF) to access only to the sundeck at Gellert Baths in Budapest. The price ...
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What kind of weather to expect in Budapest in late March/early April?

I'll be traveling for 5 days in late March to Budapest; and am wondering what kind of weather to expect. I usually check for weather at weather underground as they provide future weather "forecasts" ...
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What is the cultural centre of Budapest?

I'm going to plan a short visit to Budapest (maybe a weekend). I always use a well known site to rent an apartment with cheap price, and I have to choose the apartment seeing a map. So which is the ...
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Are people in Hungary and Slovakia friendly? [closed]

OK, so I've been living in the Netherlands for almost 3 years and I find the locals are not open enough for making new friends. They mostly stick to their little friend circles. And the culture is a ...
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Currency to use and expenses in Hungary & Czech republic [duplicate]

A week after, I'll be going on a central Europe tour of Budapest-Prague-Vienna. This is the first time I'm travelling abroad, and as a new graduate I'm on a rather tight budget in case of shopping ...
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Reservation Budapest Munich Night train EN 462

While booking this ticket at Deutsche bahn website, it says "Subject to compulsory reservation (Salzburg Hbf --> München Hbf), 2nd class only seated accommodation , Comfort ticket (IRT Integrated ...
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Does ING bank V-Pay cards work on Budapest? And What budget needed for 3 days on Budapest?

I'm planning to visit Budapest. So, I have some points related to using cards, money and budget. Does V-Pay cards work on Budapest? How much money I need for 3 days (eating, drinking and visiting ...
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Travel from Portorož to Budapest [closed]

Can you suggest me the best possible (in terms of cost for 1 person, travel time and comfort during journey) ways for traveling from Portorož to Budapest. I am tourist, I'll be carrying luggage and I ...
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Safety in Vienna and budapest [closed]

I am planning to make a short trip to Vienna and Budapest. I want to know how safe is it for brown tourists. I know in general these are very safe cities but I would like to know it from my ...
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Road trip in Europe: Barcelona to Budapest [closed]

A person and I are planning a trip in which we would like to start in Barcelona and head to east, ending in Budapest. For the moment all we know is that besides these two cities, we'd also like to ...
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What is the most beautiful and pleasant city for a citytrip? Vienna or Budapest? [closed]

We are planning on sending our parents on a citytrip for our dad's 60th birthday. Both my parents are very interested in architecture and enjoy visiting "architecturally beautiful" cities. They've ...
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Moving to Budapest - advice on bank account and carrier [closed]

I am moving to Budapest for work and I seek advice on choosing a bank account and mobile carrier. I am looking for a bank with English speakers as I don't speak Hungarian. I would like to minimize the ...