Hungary Travel Budget - Visit Hungary on a Budget or Travel in Style


How much does it cost to travel to Hungary?

You should plan to spend around $85 (Ft30,380) per day on your vacation in Hungary. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $23 (Ft8,088) on meals
  • $12 (Ft4,289) on local transportation
  • $84 (Ft30,265) on hotels

A one week trip to Hungary for two people costs, on average, $1,185 (Ft425,320). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

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
    $85
    Ft30,380
  • One Week Per person
    $593
    Ft212,660
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $1,185
    Ft425,320
  • One Month Per person
    $2,540
    Ft911,400
  • One Week For a couple
    $1,185
    Ft425,320
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $2,371
    Ft850,640
  • One Month For a couple
    $5,080
    Ft1,822,799
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Hungary cost?

A one week trip to Hungary usually costs around $593 (Ft212,660) for one person and $1,185 (Ft425,320) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Hungary on average costs around $1,185 (Ft425,320) for one person and $2,371 (Ft850,640) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per 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 will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Hungary on average costs around $2,540 (Ft911,400) for one person and $5,080 (Ft1,822,799) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.




How much do package tours cost in Hungary?

Organized tours are usually more expensive than independent travel, but offer convenience and peace of mind that your trip has been planned by a travel expert.

The average price for an organized tour package in Hungary is $443 per day. While every tour varies by total price, length, number of destinations, and quality, this is the daily average price based on our analysis of available guided tours.



Independent Travel

Traveling Independently has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Hungary expensive to visit?

Hungary is a reasonably affordable destination to visit. It is in the top 25% of countries in the world for its affordability. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Hungary is reasonably affordable compared to the other countries. It is in the top 25% of countries in Europe for its affordability. You can find more affordable countries such as Ukraine, but there are also more expensive countries, such as Switzerland.

For more details, see Is Hungary Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Hungary?

The average Hungary trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Hungary travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) Ft30,265 ($84)
Local Transportation 1 Ft4,289 ($12)
Food 2 Ft8,088 ($23)
Entertainment 1 Ft5,639 ($16)
Tips and Handouts 1 Ft191 - 574 ($1 - 2)
Alcohol 2 Ft2,105 - 6,314 ($6 - 18)
Accommodation Budget in Hungary
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Hungary is $42 (Ft15,133). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Hungary is $84 (Ft30,265). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $42
    Ft15,133
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $84
    Ft30,265

Hotel Prices in Hungary

Looking for a hotel in Hungary? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Hungary based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $64. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Local Transportation Budget in Hungary
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The cost of a taxi ride in Hungary is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $12 (Ft4,289) per person, per day, on local transportation in Hungary.


  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $12
    Ft4,289

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What did other people spend on Local Transportation?

Typical prices for Local Transportation in Hungary are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Local Transportation prices in Hungary, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Metro Pass
    Ft1,400
  • Short Taxi Ride
    Ft2,550


Food Budget in Hungary
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Hungary can vary, the average cost of food in Hungary is $23 (Ft8,088) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Hungary should cost around $9.02 (Ft3,235) 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.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $23
    Ft8,088

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What did other people spend on Food?

Typical prices for Food in Hungary are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Food prices in Hungary, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Dinner
    Ft3,500
  • Lunch
    Ft6,000
  • Lunch
    Ft1,245
  • Dinner for Two
    Ft9,000


Entertainment Budget in Hungary
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Hungary typically cost an average of $16 (Ft5,639) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    $16
    Ft5,639

Recommended Activities

What did other people spend on Entertainment?

Typical prices for Entertainment in Hungary are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Entertainment prices in Hungary, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Entrance to the Baths for Two
    Ft2,500


Tips and Handouts Budget in Hungary
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Hungary is $1.07 (Ft383) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Hungary is 5% - 15%.


  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
    $1.07
    Ft383


Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Hungary
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Unfortunately, bad things can happen on a trip. Well, you've just got to deal with it! The average price for a scam, robbery, or mishap in Hungary is $0.35 (Ft125), as reported by travelers.


  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1
    $0.35
    Ft125


Alcohol Budget in Hungary
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $12 (Ft4,209) on alcoholic beverages in Hungary per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $12
    Ft4,209

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Water Budget in Hungary
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • On average, people spend $1.28 (Ft459) on bottled water in Hungary per day. The public water in Hungary is considered safe to drink.


  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    $1.28
    Ft459


Last Updated: Nov 29, 2023
Hungary On a Budget
Hungary Pecs, Hungary
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.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.



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. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.