Practical Information in Budapest
Take flights to Budapest to dress up for first-class opera or take in eye-pleasing views of the Danube.
GMT +1 (+2 in summertime).
+36 (Hungary), 1 (Budapest) + 7-figure number. Don't dial 1 once in Budapest.
Mobile numbers carry the prefixes of 30 (T-Mobile), 20 (Telenor), and 70 (Vodafone) and are accessed from abroad by +36 followed by the prefix, and locally by initiating the call with 06.
240V AC, 50Hz, two-pin plugs are standard.
Hungarian Forint (HUF or Ft) is the currency. In some places prices are also quoted in Euros.
Budapest Tourist Office
Public Holidays 2012-2013
- Anniversary of the 1848 Revolution: 15 Mar
- Easter Monday: 1 Apr
- Labour Day: 1 May
- Whit Monday: 20 May
- St Stephen's Day: 19 & 20 Aug
- Republic Day: 23 Oct
- All Saints' Day: 1 Nov
- Christmas: 24-27 Dec
- New Year's Day: 1 Jan