Hungary Travel Budget

How much does it cost to travel to Hungary?

How much money will you need for your trip to Hungary? You should plan to spend around Ft20,823 ($66) per day on your vacation in Hungary, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, Ft4,927 ($16) on meals for one day and Ft3,186 ($10) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Hungary for a couple is Ft22,861 ($72). So, a trip to Hungary for two people for one week costs on average Ft291,517 ($920). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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A vacation to Hungary for one week usually costs around Ft145,758 for one person. So, a trip to Hungary for two people costs around Ft291,517 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs Ft583,034 in Hungary. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Hungary can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Hungary?

How much does a trip to Hungary cost? Is Hungary expensive? The average Hungary trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Hungary prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

While meal prices in Hungary can vary, the average cost of food in Hungary is Ft4,927 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Hungary should cost around Ft1,971 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Hungary is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

The cost of a taxi ride in Hungary is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent Ft3,186 per person, per day, on local transportation in Hungary.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
  • Food2 Meals for one day
  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
  • Intercity Transportation1 Travel between cities
  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1
  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
Last Updated: Jul 1, 2020

Flights to Hungary

How much does it cost to go to Hungary? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend SkyScanner because they can find the best deals across all of the airlines.

How much money do I need for Hungary?

Typical travel prices in Hungary are listed below. These actual costs can give you an idea of the price of travel in Hungary. Please keep in mind that the cost of travel in Hungary can vary depending on your specific style of travel.

  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Parliament Tour (2)
  • Metro Pass
  • Short Taxi Ride
  • Dinner for Two
  • Entrance to the Baths for Two
Typical tour prices for Hungary

How much do tours to Hungary cost? Multi-day tours can often be an effecient way to see the highlights of a country or region.

  • Contiki Tours for 18-35 year olds
    24 days
    $ 3225
  • Intrepid Small group tours for everyone
    15 days
    $ 1740
  • G Adventures Adventure and cultural tours
    7 days
    $ 925
  • Trafalgar Award-winning tours
    15 days
    $ 1775
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Hungary is a popular travel destination in Eastern Europe. It's most visited city is Budapest, which has a rich history, impressive architecture, and an excellent art and music scene. Outside of Budapest, Hungary has many diverse destinations including low mountains in the northwest, the Great Plain in the east, lakes and rivers, and many beautiful small villages and cities. Unfortunately, many international visitors to the area find themselves rushed for time and rarely visit many sights outside of Budapest. If time allows, it is well worth it to spend at least a few days exploring the countryside outside of the main cities.

Hungary is also strategically located in the middle of Europe. It makes a wonderful base for exploring central Europe as it is well connected with frequent train and bus lines to most of the area's major cities and travel destinations. Within Hungary it is easy to find a bus or train that will help you experience the country's impressive natural beauty, historic, quaint small towns, and captivating capital city.

One of the most popular and recommended experiences in Hungary is to visit the thermal waters that are common in the country. There are over one thousand thermal hot springs throughout Hungary and many have been converted into baths or spas. The most popular options, including Szechenyi baths, are in Budapest, but there are some wonderful options in the surrounding countryside as well. Also consider visiting the Miskolc-Tapolca cave baths or the spa at Egerszalok.

Traveling in Hungary can be slightly more expensive than many countries in Eastern Europe. The larger cities in particular are comparable in price to many places in Western Europe, although it is still possible to find some affordably priced hostels and restaurants. It is recommended that you make reservations in advance, particularly during the peak season, as this will likely help ensure you get the best deal.


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Top Tourist Attractions
Szechenyi Baths: This is the first bath house opened in Pest and its a great place to experience Hungarian baths. It was originally opened in 1881 and today is one of the most popular baths in the country. It was most recently fully renovated in 1999.
Castle Hill (Varhegy): This district is the most visited in Budapest with the Royal Palace as well as museums and libraries. The area was originally settled in the thirteenth century and today is a popular tourist destination with the city's highest concentration of sights and monuments.
Holloko:This is a traditionally preserved small village that can be quite enjoyable to explore. It's about ninety kilometers outside of Budapest. Northeast of the capital city, it sits in a valley of the Cserhat Mountains where you is beautifully surrounded by hills and mountains.
Szentendre: This popular and touristy side trip outside of Budapest is well worth the time. It's a quaint riverside town in Pest Country and is pleasant to walk around.

Popular Foods
Goulash: Goulash is the national dish of Hungary and can be found in most restaurants. It's a very hearty a paprika filled stew with heavy meat and dumplings. Like most foods in Eastern Europe it is incredibly filling and can often be shared. The dumplings are made from hearty pieces of bread that are soaked in the rich sauce.
Burgonya: This is a hearty meat and potato meal that can be quite filling. It's often made from Hungarian sausage that is layered with potatoes and hard boiled eggs that are then prepared into a casserole. It's a comfort food that is commonly served at lunch along side of a salad.
Paprikas Csirke: This is one of Hungary's most Apopular chicken dishes. The chicken is prepared in a paprika flavored sauce. It is combined with sour cream and served on top of buttered noodles.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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Travel Tips

Thermal Baths

By Laurie
Hungary is world famous for its thermal baths, and this is definitely an experience that is not to be missed. There are formal baths spread throughout the country, but you'll find the most famous, and perhaps most luxurious, in Budapest. If you're looking for the top experience, head to Szechenyi baths in the capital city. There are more affordable options as well for the budget traveler though. The baths typically have an open swimming area for everyone and then divides into two sections, one for men and one for women. You can optionally strip down to bath in your respective gender section, but if you're more the conservative type you can remain fully, or partially covered if you desire. Another alternative, that are slightly different, are the cave baths at Miskolc-Tapolca and the spa at Egerszalók. Elsewhere in the country you will literally find hundreds of other baths. It truly is a Hungarian experience so definitely don't skip out on the baths.

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