Hungary

Translated by: John Agrafiotis

Last updated: Dec 20, 2020 @ 10:43 pm

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p style=”text-align:justify;”>Currency: Forint (HUF), 1€=364.52 HUF. Euro (€) is widely accepted.
Visa – Passport: Citizens of the EU/EEA member states may travel to Hungary without a visa and may stay there for a maximum period of 90 days. Check this page for more info.
Border Crossing: Land border checkpoints have been abolished on the borders with Slovakia, Austria & Slovenia. Tight controls remain on the borders with Romania, Serbia & Ukraine.
Insurance: EU citizens just need a Green Card. For non EU citizens, make sure that your International Motor Insurance Card is valid for Montenegro.
Time Zone: GMT +1
Banks: There are lots of ATMs and most credit cards are accepted.
Fuel: Unleaded 95: ~1,03€ (12/2020). Credit cards are widely accepted.
Lights: The use of headlights is compulsory on roads outside towns even in daytime.
Equipment: Drivers and passengers must wear crash helmets.
Maximum Allowed Blood Alcohol Level: 0,00%
Speed Limits: 130 km/h. in highways, 110 km/h on open roads, 90 km/h. outside towns and 50 km/h on urban areas.
Fines: Motorists stopped for a traffic violation must pay the fine on-the-spot, in the national currency.
Tolls: Vehicles using the Hungarian motorways M1, M3, M5 and M7 need to have a motorway vignette, obtainable at the borders, gas stations and post offices. The cost is 1470 HUF (4.03€), valid for ten days or 2500 HUF (6.86€) for 1 month. More info can be found here.
Useful Phone Numbers:
European Emergency Number: 112
Ambulance: 104
Police: 107
Fire Department: 105

Useful Links:
Wikitravel Hungary
Hungary – A love for life!, official tourism page
Lonely Planet Hungary

Related trips:
From Northern Latitudes (in Greek language)
Balkan Express: the joy of the road (in Greek language)
Time machines (in Greek language)

* If you are from Hungary or have been recently in Hungary and you would like to add some information or correct some of the above listed, do not hesitate to contact us.

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