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Questions tagged [hungary]

Landlocked country in Central Europe. The capital and largest city is Budapest, the official language is Hungarian, also known as Magyar.

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Booking a hotel for unusual hours

My flight arrives at Budapest at 1:00, and the next flight leaves at the same day at 23:00. I need a hotel to leave my luggage and have some sleep during this 22 hours period. But, usual hotels can ...
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How widely accepted are Euros in Hungary and how bad is the exchange rate practiced by shops/hotels?

The official currency of Hungary is the Forint but so far everything I have looked for prices online, such as trains, buses and taxis, are quoted in Euros and Forints. Hotel reservation asked that I ...
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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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No exit stamp on leaving Schengen area from Budapest to UK

I'm a Georgian national holding a multiple entry Schengen visa. Last summer I was traveling to Hungary, spent a few days there, then flew to the UK. The Hungarian border official did NOT stamp my ...
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Is it possible for a foreigner to buy and register a car in Hungary?

So I arrived in Budapest yesterday for a 40 day stay and this morning I stumbled upon a tiny, old Fiat for sale for $700. Being a larger than average American I'm finding it hard to resist the ...
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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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Giving details to Airbnb host

I booked a property through Airbnb in Budapest. I checked the whole listing for any specific requirements and duly asked the host for it. He said none. But when I reached there he asked me to provide ...
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How reliable is the Salzburg-Budapest Railjet?

I am thinking of going to the theatre at Budapest at 19:00, is it safe to take the 11:08-16:19 train? The 09:08-14:19 train is very expensive and I'd rather not pay more than double. Is there a ...
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Train from Budapest to Zagreb - buy in advance or at the train station?

I'm planning to travel from Budapest to Zagreb by train (IC 200 AGRAM). Should I buy a ticket advance or do they never sell out? Are there discounts for buying the ticket in advance?
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What medicines are allowed into Hungary from my list below?

I would like to know about medications that I take on a permanent basis and whether they are allowed to be brought into Budapest, Hungary. I have a large amount of prescription only drugs that I take ...
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Why did we pass through passport control after a Budapest-Milan flight?

I was really puzzled when landing at Milan Malpensa (on a Wizz Air flight from Budapest) we needed to go through a passport control. How come? I thought if you don't leave Schengen you don't need a ...
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What is open on All Saints Day (1 November) in Hungary?

Hungary celebrates All Saints Day as a public holiday. What will be open in terms of tourist attractions? I've been told of some specific museums which will be closed (the National Museum most ...
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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 these trailside monuments near Visegrád, Hungary?

There were around ten of these monuments by the side of the trail from Visegrád, Hungary, to the town's castle. I didn't see any dates or description, but the stone looked quite worn, so they're not ...
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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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Inter-country one-way car rental in Europe?

I'd like to rent a car in Germany, drive to Hungary, and return the car there. Do any car rental agencies allow such a thing (without an enormous fee)? I'd consider a fee less than 1-2 days ...
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Is it safe to take prescription drugs to Hungary?

I am traveling to Budapest. I plan to bring a prescription drug, specifically bupropion (Wellbutrin). It's in the original container with my name on it, and also I have the official prescription ...
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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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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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Can I go back to my native country and come back again with a residence permit and a single entry visa?

I am an Indian and now in Hungary, the visa stamped in my passport is marked as single entry but I have a residence permit valid for 1 year. Can I go back to India and come again with the same visa?
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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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Are train tickets in Hungary cheaper if bought in advance?

I will be travelling from London to Debrecen via Budapest next Sunday and I would like to know whether it's best to book my Budapest-Debrecen train in advance or directly in the station. My flight ...
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Buying train tickets in Hungary

Do you have to book train tickets in advance in Hungary? Is it possible to buy train tickets on a train or at Railway stations for immediate travel?
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What is cheapest phone option for a short trip to Europe?

I'm leaving for Europe in a couple days. I'm spending a few days in England and then a few days in Hungary before returning to the US. Unfortunately, I have not given much thought to my phone/internet ...
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Adventure or urban exploration between Belgrade and Budapest

I have 3 days to get from Belgrade to Budapest, and I'd really like to do some adventuring in that time. I was originally going to see the abandoned Olympic ruins in Sarajevo, but the travel time from ...
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Can I buy a vignette for Hungary (Matrica) online?

I will drive through Hungary and I need a vignette. As it's an electronic one, I want to buy it online in advance and save some time. Is it possible? How much does it cost compared with buying it at ...
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How is Easter celebrated in Hungary?

I'll be traveling in Hungary (from Austria towards Budapest) over Easter. What should I expect? For example, in Germany it is traditional to have huge bonfires on the Saturday before Easter. Is ...
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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 much time will it take to get my passport back if I am applying for multiple Schengen visa countries?

I am an Indian. I am doing my research in the USA(Saint Louis). I will be going back to India and then will be going to Europe for an academic conference( Spain 20th to 25th of May, then Hungary 25th ...
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Jogging in Budapest without my passport

According to the UK Government's travel advice, a visitor to Hungary should carry their passport with them at all times. If I go for a run outdoors in Budapest, will my (smaller, more waterproof and ...
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Which visa to apply for a coding competition in Hungary?

I have been invited for a coding competition in Hungary by a well known company. The company says I need to apply for a tourist visa. But I noticed on the embassy site that there is a conference visa ...
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Travel between Schengen and Non-Schengen Country

I will be traveling to The Netherlands, Hungary and Ukraine on business. According to my itinerary, I will be first staying 6 days in The Netherlands, flying to Hungary for two days, entering Ukraine ...
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Which options are there to travel from Budapest to Sarajevo by ground?

I would like to know which options there are to travel by ground, not hitch hiking, between Budapest and Sarajevo. There used to be a train, but as afaik that no longer exists. I was already planning ...
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Telekom Hungary Domino SIM data not working

In Budapest, you can buy "DOMINO SIM KARTYA" SIM cards for 990 HUF (and no paperwork), with 500MB of data. The problem is that the card doesn't seem to register on my Android phone. The only website I ...
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Cannot book train from Budapest to Bucharest

I am looking to book a ticket from Budapest to Bucharest on board the 473 Ister train operated by Hungarian railway (https://www.mavcsoport.hu/en) departing Dec 6th 2018. The website mentions that ...
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Using tickets from Vienna to Budapest

I have bought a return ticket from Vienna Airport to Budapest and I need to change trains at Wien Hauptbahnhof to take the onward train to Budapest. The train to Wien Hauptbahnhof leaves the airport ...
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Data-only sim-card for a 1-week stay in Hungary

Preparing for my trip to Sziget, I was wondering what the cheapest prepaid data sim cards would be Hungary has to offer. I checked the Prepaid Data Sim Wikia and was planning on buying Magyar Telekom'...
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Getting a Schengen visa as an unregistered freelancer from India [duplicate]

I am travelling to Hungary for an all expenses paid coding competition I have been invited to by a very well known company. I need to apply for a tourist visa. I am currently residing in India and ...
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Lviv-Debrecen train trip: how much will it cost?

I'd like to take the train from Lviv, Ukraine, to Debrecen, Hungary, on a Sunday evening in October: I can see the price for the Lviv-Chop segment on the Ukrainian Railways website (UAH51, or ...
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How to travel from Vienna airport to Győr

I need a fast and reliable ride from Vienna airport to Győr downtown on a specific day at a specific time (leaving about 12:30 on a Wednesday). I arrive by plane to VIE. What options do I have? By ...
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Does Euro work in Hungary? [duplicate]

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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Schengeni Allamok

I have applied for a Schengen multiple entry visa from Hungary in conference (academic) category short term visa. What I received is a Schengeni Allamok, type-C, valid for 14 days, single entry, and ...
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Is it safe for people of other ethnicities to visit Hungary? [closed]

I want very much to visit Budapest, but I've also been hearing a lot about the political climate under the current government, which seems hostile to foreigners and ethnic minorities. Is it safe to ...
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Hungary - Schengen Visa processing time from India

Thirteen days ago, I applied in India for a Schengen visa for Hungary. Since then, the status of my application has remained unchanged, saying 'application has been forwarded.' Is the embassy ...
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Hungarian train (MÁV) tickets online?

Short version: Can I buy tickets for Hungarian trains online somewhere? Long version: In two months, I travel from Czechia to Hungary, namely Jindřichův Hradec - Debrecen and back. Czech Railways ...
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How to collect international train tickets from Romania to Hungary (MÁV)

During my trip through Romania and Hungary I'm gonna need to get from Timișoara (Romania) to Budapest. There are buses of course, but, conveniently, there's also a train connecting two cities, which ...
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Will I go through an immigration office if I enter Romania by bus?

I'm a Brazilian citizen currently living in Czech Republic, in Pilsen. If I take a bus to visit Romania for 90 days and enter the country by road will I have to go through an immigration office to ...
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How does the Northern shore of Lake Balaton compare to the Southern shore?

We're planning a 5-day holiday to Lake Balaton and I have a few general questions. Is the northern shore colder in comparison to the southern shore? What are the cons/pros of each shore, if we're a ...
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Visa regaring travelling European country

I am an Indian. I am doing my research in the USA(Saint Louis). I will be going back to India and then will be going to Europe for academic conference( Spain 20th to 25th of May, then Hungary 26th May ...
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Overstayed visa in Hungary, but attained citizenship during this time. What will happen to me when I leave?

I came to Hungary (from the US) for family business and during my stay here I attained Hungarian citizenship. However, I have overstayed my 90 day visa. When I return home to the states, what will ...