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Debrecen, Hajdu-Bihar megye, Hungary

How much does it cost to travel to Debrecen?

You should plan to spend around $67 (Ft24,469) per day on your vacation in Debrecen. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $24 (Ft8,646) on meals
  • $11 (Ft4,077) on local transportation
  • $66 (Ft24,402) on hotels

A one week trip to Debrecen for two people costs, on average, $931 (Ft342,562). 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
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Debrecen cost?

A one week trip to Debrecen usually costs around $466 (Ft171,281) for one person and $931 (Ft342,562) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Debrecen on average costs around $931 (Ft342,562) for one person and $1,862 (Ft685,123) 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 Debrecen will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Debrecen on average costs around $1,995 (Ft734,061) for one person and $3,990 (Ft1,468,121) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Debrecen 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 Debrecen expensive to visit?

Debrecen is a reasonably affordable place to visit. Located in Hungary, which is a reasonably affordable country, visitors will appreciate the relatively low cost of this destination. It falls in the average range in the country for its prices. 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, Debrecen is a reasonably affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in Europe for its affordability. You can find more affordable cities such as Novi Sad, but there are also more expensive cities, such as Avignon.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Debrecen Expensive?

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

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

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Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) Ft24,402 ($66)
Local Transportation 1 Ft4,077 ($11)
Food 2 Ft8,646 ($24)
Entertainment 1 Ft6,330 ($17)
Alcohol 2 Ft1,706 - 5,118 ($5 - 14)
Accommodation Budget in Debrecen
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Debrecen is $33 (Ft12,201). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Debrecen is $66 (Ft24,402). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Debrecen

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Debrecen based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $56. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Debrecen
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Debrecen is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $11 (Ft4,077) per person, per day, on local transportation in Debrecen.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Debrecen
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Debrecen can vary, the average cost of food in Debrecen is $24 (Ft8,646) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Debrecen should cost around $9.40 (Ft3,459) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Debrecen is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Debrecen
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Debrecen typically cost an average of $17 (Ft6,330) 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.

Alcohol Budget in Debrecen
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $9.27 (Ft3,412) on alcoholic beverages in Debrecen per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Debrecen On a Budget
Debrecen Debrecen, Hungary
Finding its beginning as a collection of agricultural villages, Debrecen has grown to become the second largest city in Hungary as well as the regional center for the Northern Great Plain region. Highlights include the Reformed Great Church of Debrecen, Hortobagy National Park, Deri Museum, and the Debrecen Zoo and Botanical Garden.
The center of activity and much of Debrecen's history lies at Kossuth Square and the Reformed Great Church. As the hub of the Reformation movement in Hungary, the church is an important landmark to the city's history and culture. It also houses the 56-ton Rakoczi Bell, which can sometime be heard all the way in Hortobagy National Park when the weather is clear. The Reformed College is also a landmark to Debrecen. Having been in operation for centuries, the school pays tribute to its more influential alumni with displays of memorabilia at the Oratorium, the Big Library, and the Exhibition of School History and Religious Art.

For a deeper insight into the ethnography, history, and culture of the general area, the Deri Museum also offers permanent collections which include the history of Debrecen from the 13th century until the Reform Era, The art of Mihaly Munkacsy, the Deri-collections, Birds of Our Region, and World of Minerals. It is additionally famous for grandiose paintings of the Christ Trilogy.

Away from the bustle and more popular historic sights, an experience a little closer to nature lies just outside the city in Hortobagy National Park. The largest flat grassland of Central Europe, Hortobagy is home to unique habitats teeming with wildlife. It is the first and largest national park in Hungary as well as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. It can be reached by train from the Grand Station which leaves every two hours.
There are a number of pedestrian squares and areas of interest throughout the city, each with a unique atmosphere. Kossuth Square, for example, is home to the Great Church surrounded by an old-world courtyard, while Kalvin Square is surrounded by creative shop windows and mouth-watering displays of confectionery. Deri Square, home to the Deri Museum, is also surrounded by beautiful greenery for a peaceful escape from the commotion of city life. Another hub is Piac Street in Kossuth Square, a former market which is today always bustling with public events and entertainment. Baltazar Dezso Square is the youngest square of the city, Csapo Street Promenade offers a blend of 19th-century cafes and a busy mall, and the Forum Shopping Center & Debrecen Mall holds a selection of shops, fashion stores, a fitness center, pharmacy, fast food, banks, telecom, cinema, bookstore, game shop, dry cleaner, and more. Hal Lane is another small piazza worth visiting, usually busy with cafee, exhibitions, and concerts.

Located just north of the downtown is a 2,280-hectare city park, Nagyerdo Park, which offers several opportunities for fun and entertainment. Within the park is the University of Debrecen established in 1538 as the Calvinist College of Debrecen, an amusement park, zoo, skating rink, stadium, botanical garden, and a resort called Aquaticum which has a water park, public pool, bath house, hotel, and restaurants.
Food and Dining
Cuisine of Hungary is primarily based on meats, seasonal vegetables, fruits, fresh bread, dairy products, and cheeses. Paprika is used generously in cooking and is considered the national spice. Goulash, a soup or stew of meat and vegetables and seasoned with paprika and other spices, is especially popular and common throughout Hungary. Other specialties include stuffed peppers, cabbage rolls, roasted meats, and casseroles, as well as a hot and spicy fish soup called halaszle, a chilled sour cherry soup called hideg meggyleves, and Hungarian crepes called palacsinta which can be stuffed with jam, cheese, raisins, or meat. Being a large city, Debrecen will have plenty of traditional Hungarian dining options in addition to international flavors like Indian, Italian, or Asian. One particular specialty of the city is called the debrecen - a pork sausage heavily spiced with paprika and other seasonings like garlic, pepper, and marjoram.

Debrecen is home to one of Hungary's international airports, the second largest airport in the country behind Budapest. It is served by airlines with direct flights to many European cities.

For those traveling from Budapest, there are trains operating between the two cities each hour during the day. InterCity trains take about two and a half hours to reach Debrecen, and also stop at Budapest Airport. Driving from Budapest to Debrecen will take about two hours from the M3 motorway to the M35.

Once within the city, the best way to navigate is on foot, though there are also trams, trolleybuses, and buses around Debrecen and its suburbs.

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.