Budapest, Hungary

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Béla Bartók and Turn-of-the-Century Budapest

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This Eastern European capital city offers beautiful views, interesting buildings from the 1896 celebration of Hungary’s millennium and plenty of history. The capital of Hungary, Budapest is two cities in one: older Buda on the west and Pest on the east. They are separated by the Danube River, sometimes flowing gently and other times rushing violently. Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue, has been declared an internationally protected World Heritage Site, recognizing the city as one of the world’s outstanding urban landscapes.

Travel Tips

We can arrange a variety of transportation options throughout Europe to make your Europe vacation truly spectacular. Whether you simply need transportation between the airport and hotel, or you want to charter a private yacht or jet, we offer you choice and will manage the important details.

While traveling in Hungary we recommend :

  • Private transfers at time of booking - All transfers include a meet-and-greet by English-speaking drivers, luggage assistance, and bottled water in modern vehicles to and from all points of entry as well as between cities.

Entry Requirements

  • To enter and leave Europe, all U.S. citizens must carry a valid passport.
  • It is the traveler’s responsibility to obtain the proper documents.


  • The Hungarian Forint is the official currency of the Hungary.
  • The Euro is the official currency of the European union and its member countries. Other European Currencies include the Swiss Franc and the British pound. Exchange rates vary by currency and economic seasonality.

Tipping Etiquette

  • Restaurants: 10% if no service charge
  • Porters: none
  • Taxi's: Round Up

Time Difference

  • Hungary is GMT + 2 hours

Europe spans three time zones:

  • Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) which is 5 hours ahead of Eastern standard Time.
  • Central Standard Time which is 6 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time.
  • Eastern European Time which is 7 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time.

Local Videos

Budapest: Design for Life | Monocle
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Michael Parloff | Bartók’s Quest for Musical Authenticity

Local Influencers

Twitter: We Love Budapest

Follow @welovebudapest Daily updates on everything happening in Budapest: new venues, best events, and top things to see and do. ...

Twitter: Budapest Local

Follow @budapestlocal We help you experience #Budapest as a local. Check out our blog and unique #itineraries.


Instagram: Everyday Budapest

Follow @everydaybudapest City-focused shots, drawn from 12 Hungarian photographers' collections.