Need to know

Before you come to Budapest

Clothing

Lightweight clothing is suitable for daywear in spring and summer; sweaters or lightweight jackets in fall; jackets and coats in winter
Proper evening attire is recommended when dining in restaurants
Passports

Foreign nationals should have valid passports and required visas
European Union citizens do not need a passport or visa, just a personal identification card
Language

The national language is Hungarian
Local Information

Electricity

220 volts
Currency

Transactions are done in HUF
A currency exchange service is available at currency exchange shops (at Blaha Lujza Square)
You may also change your money or cash traveler’s checks at banks (200 meter Erste Bank and CIB Bank )
Remember to bring along your passport to help facilitate exchange
Phone

Local calls are made by dialing the area code before the number. For Budapest it is 1. With international cell phones dial the country code: +36 as well. To call a cell phone, after country code 36, dial the cell phone code which can be one of the following: (30), (20), (70)
International calls are made by first dialing +(?? 00? 011?) followed by the country code followed by the numbers.
For local directory assistance, call 197

EmergencyPhoneNumbers

In the case of an emergency dial 112
HoursofWork/Business

Most businesses are open between 9:00am to 6:00pm Monday through Friday
BankingHours

Banking hours are 9:00am to 4:00pm Thuesday through Friday, 9:00am to 6:00pm on Monday. Closest bank: ErsteBank and Cib Bank on József kőrút
ShoppingHours

Shops typically open Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 6:00pm, 10:00am to 2:00pm on Saturdays
Shopping malls are open between 10:00am to 9:00pm.Monday through Saturday and Sundays noon to 7:00pm
Closest shopping malls :
- 5 Minutes walk at Balaha Lujza tér- Emporium Shopping Mall

-10 Minutes walk at Corvin Square- Corvin Shopping Mall

-10 Minutes by car/taxi or 20 minutes by public transport Budapest

biggest shopping mall: Aréna Shopping mall

Tipping

Tipping is not expected, but it is welcomed. It is customary in restaurants and bars to tip your server 10% of your total bill.

Weather

AverageMonthlyTemperatures

Average Monthly Temperatures

High

Low

January

35°F / 2°C

24°F / -4°C

February

39°F / 4°C

28°F / -2°C

March

65°F / 18°C

44°F / 7°C

April

73°F / 23°C

50°F / 10°C

May

80°F / 27°C

59°F / 15°C

June

87°F / 31°C

67°F / 19°C

July

89°F / 32°C

71°F / 22°C

August

88°F / 31°C

70°F / 21°C

September

82°F / 28°C

64°F / 18°C

October

73°F / 23°C

53°F / 12°C

November

63°F / 17°C

44°F / 7°C

December

55°F / 13°C

28°F / -2°C