Time zone

Hungary is in GMT +1 time zone, 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time, and we use Daylight Saving Time.


Daytime temperatures in Budapest during June are usually between 25°C and 30°C. Occasional rain, summer showers, thunderstorms. As there may be extreme variations from the usual, it is worth checking the National Meteorological Service website.

Useful phone numbers

Ambulance: 104

Fire brigade: 105

Police: 107

European emergency call number: 112

Ministry of Foreign Affairs website:

Hungarian prefix: +36

Currency and credit cards

The currency of Hungary: Forint (HUF)
You can find the current exchange rate on the website of the Hungarian National Bank.

Official denominations:
Coins: 5 Ft; 10 Ft; 20 Ft; 50 Ft; 100 Ft; 200 Ft
Banknotes: 500 Ft; 1000 Ft; 2000 Ft; 5000 Ft; 10000 Ft; 20000 Ft

Most ATMs and shops accept cards from major card companies (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Revolut). However, small shops and some restaurants may only accept cash.


In Hungary, tipping is appreciated, however, not obligatory. Usually a tip of between 10 and 15% is customary, but many places charge a service charge (around 10%), so check the bill when you get it. If service charge is included, there is no need to leave extra tip.


Electricity in Hungary is 230 V and 50 Hz.

Electrical connector (outlet): Type C, F


Participants are advised to take out appropriate travel and health insurance before leaving their country.


For visa information, please contact your consulate or the Consular Service of Hungary (