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Parliament Building from Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest

Travelling to Hungary?

Get the best rates for Hungarian currency online

Prepare for your Hungarian journey with Manor FX. We deliver unbeatable GBP to Hungarian forint exchange rates, giving you more forint (HUF) for an unforgettable experience.

Opt for safe delivery to your doorstep or collect at our bureau close to Heathrow. Our straightforward online system simplifies the process of ordering Hungarian forint. Convert pounds to Hungarian forint today with Manor FX.

We offer next working day delivery for all the major currencies. Just ensure you complete your payment before 2 pm, and you can count on having your currency in hand the next working day. Easy as that!

Hungarian travel money

Dreaming of exploring Hungary’s historic sites or soaking in its famous thermal baths? We’ve got essential travel tips about the Hungarian forint currency and card usage there.

Where can I buy Hungarian forint?

Looking for Hungarian forint can feel overwhelming, but don’t worry; we’re here to help. 

Swap your pounds for Hungarian forint before your trip to bypass any inconvenience. Our doorstep delivery service ensures obtaining your travel money is easy. 

You can easily buy Hungarian forint online with us at excellent rates, dodging the high charges at airports. 

Or, pick up your Hungarian forint at our Manor FX foreign exchange bureau close to Heathrow to enjoy those excellent rates and convenient pick-up choices.

Can you buy Hungarian forint in the UK?

Yes, you can buy Hungarian travel money in the UK! It’s a straightforward process. The best place to buy Hungarian forint is to visit a currency exchange like Manor FX. We offer great rates and a hassle-free experience. 

Getting your forint before you jet off means one less thing to worry about, so you can focus on enjoying your trip to Hungary.

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Little village Hollókő Holloko spring time in Hungary famous for easter celebration and its old traditional hungarian houses Unesco world heritage nyitva on the table means offen

Should I exchange money before I travel to Hungary?

Absolutely, exchanging money before you head to Hungary is a smart move. When you land, having Hungarian forint in your pocket immediately sets you up for a smooth start to your adventure.

Rates at airports and tourist spots tend to be less favourable, meaning you’ll get less for your money. By sorting out your currency with Manor FX before you leave, you’ll secure a better exchange rate, allowing you to get more out of your budget from day one.

What is the best currency to bring to Hungary?

The Hungarian forint is the official currency of Hungary. It’s the official tender for most transactions. While euros might be accepted in some places, it’s risky, and you could face poor exchange rates. 

If you have any leftover forints after you return, we offer a fantastic Hungarian forint to GBP exchange rate at Manor FX.

Can I pay with Euro in Hungary?

Carrying Euros to Hungary isn’t necessary, but it can be handy. The Hungarian forint is the official currency, but euros are accepted, particularly in resorts, hotels, and specific activities.

In Budapest’s bustling tourist spots, you might spot prices in Euros, but watch out – the exchange rate can be pretty steep. The smart move? Always pay with forints to bag the best value.

For smaller transactions and outside main tourist spots, having forint is beneficial. This avoids any issues with exchange rates.

Overall, to keep things simple and cost-effective, stick to forints.

Can I use my bank card in Hungary?

Yes, many places in Hungary accept international card payments. Large hotels, upscale shops, big malls, and main supermarkets welcome international credit cards or debit cards.

Hungary is adopting contactless payments. Look for the contactless symbol to tap your card for purchases. For larger amounts, you’ll need your PIN.

Friendly reminder: Beware of currency conversion fees and bank charges. Your bank’s Hungarian forint to GBP rate might not be the best, as banks often include their markup.

Baths in Budapest, Hungary.

Is it better to use cash or card in Hungary?

Hungary has a cash-friendly culture, especially when it comes to smaller purchases such as snacks, local transportation fares, or souvenirs from quaint markets. 

Cash transactions are often easier and faster, as some smaller vendors and rural shops might not accept card payments.

However, it’s good to have a card as a backup for larger expenses or in case of emergencies. 

In summary, a mixed approach works best in Hungary. Use cash for small, everyday purchases and keep a card for larger expenses or as a safety net. 

At Manor FX, we offer the best exchange rate for Hungarian forint, so remember to sell back any leftover currency upon your return.

How much cash should I take to Hungary?

Staying in Hungary is a bargain, especially if you’re looking at hostels. Picture spending roughly 3,200 HUF, around £8, each night for a dorm bed.

For nature lovers, campsites dot the landscape, asking about 3,500 HUF, around £9 for a basic spot for two.

If you’re leaning towards budget hotels, prices start at a friendly 9,800 HUF per night, around £25. 

Planning your budget? Here’s a rough guide: 

With 11,500 HUF a day, around £30, hostel life, home-cooked meals, and free activities are all within reach, with a bit extra for the occasional fast food treat and public transport.

For more comfort at 29,500 HUF daily, around £75, think private rooms or Airbnb, dining out on local fare, enjoying a drink or two, and splurging on taxis and paid experiences like museums or thermal baths.

And for those looking to splash out, 48,000 HUF a day, around £120,  means hotels, dining out to your heart’s content, unlimited drinks, renting a car for exploring and joining guided tours. But remember, this is just the starting point for luxury.

How can I avoid ATM fees in Hungary?

Choose ATMs from reputable banks to minimise fees, and try withdrawing larger amounts less frequently to reduce charges.

Check if your bank has partnerships with local banks to use their ATMs without extra costs. Or, order Hungarian forint from us in advance to avoid ATM issues altogether. Be cautious when withdrawing money from cash machines.

Budapest, Hungary skyline

How does tipping work in Hungary?

Tipping is appreciated for good service. Restaurants usually expect about 10%, and a little extra for taxis and hotel staff is always welcomed.

Is Hungary a cheap country to visit?

Absolutely, Hungary caters to all budgets. Local meals and transport are reasonably priced, and many attractions are free or low-cost. With smart planning, you can enjoy a fantastic time without stretching your budget.

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Hungarian Currency

Banknotes in Hungary

Hungarian forint notes come in various denominations, including 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, 10000, and 20,000 forint. Each note has unique colours and designs, making them easy to identify.

The front of these forint bills often features historical Hungarian figures, symbols, or architectural landmarks.

The back of the Hungarian forint banknotes showcases Hungary’s cultural heritage, natural beauty, and scientific achievements, reflecting the nation’s pride and values.

Hungarian Forint banknote series

Coins in Hungary

In Hungary, coins include denominations like 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, and 200 forint.

Each coin has a distinct size and design, featuring aspects of Hungarian culture, history, and traditional symbols. The 100 forint and 10 forint coins feature Hungary’s coat of arms on the front side. 

Hungarian Forint coin series

Hungary’s currency import and export regulations

You’re allowed to bring in and take out up to HUF 1,000,000 per person, but there’s no limit on foreign currency as long as you declare amounts over a certain threshold.

Ordering Hungarian forint online

Switch your British pounds to Hungarian forint with us for a smooth transaction and quick delivery to your door. Or visit our travel money shop near Heathrow to buy Hungarian forint in the UK. 

You can choose your payment method. Pay by bank transfer or pay on collection – by cash, credit or debit card.

Selling back Hungarian forint 

Do you have any leftover Hungarian forint? Convert Hungarian forint to pound sterling with us for a favourable rate, ensuring you get the most from your exchange. 

Budapest, Hungary fortress Fisherman's Bastion.


Heading to Hungary from the UK? UK citizens don’t need a visa for short trips to Hungary. For stays up to 90 days, all you need is a valid passport.

However, it’s always smart to keep an eye on any updates regarding travel regulations. This way, you’re all set for a smooth and enjoyable journey to Hungary!

When it comes to vaccinations, Hungary doesn’t have any specific requirements for visitors coming from the UK. 

A tip before you go: check in with your GP or a travel health clinic a few weeks before your trip. They can give you personalised advice and make sure you’re all set, health-wise.

The best time to visit Hungary is spring and autumn. From March to May and September to November, the weather is just perfect. It is not too hot or cold, so exploring is a breeze.

In spring, Hungary wakes up with colourful flowers and lush green parks. It’s a fantastic time to cycle around Margaret Island in Budapest or visit the historic castles and ruins scattered throughout the countryside.

Autumn paints the city in warm colours. It’s ideal for leisurely walks along the Danube or tasting Hungary’s famous wines during harvest festivals. The weather is perfect for hiking in the Buda Hills or exploring the scenic vineyards of the Tokaj wine region.

No matter when you go, Hungary’s rich history, delicious food, and stunning landscapes make for an unforgettable trip. 

If you’re a fan of Formula 1, why not make a trip to Budapest for the Hungarian Grand Prix? It’s happening from July 19th to 21st, 2024. The race takes place at the Hungaroring, just outside Budapest, tucked away in the hills.

Hungary’s national dish is a tasty treat called goulash. It’s a hearty stew filled with tender beef,  potatoes and vegetables, all simmered together with a range of spices. 

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Hungarian Forints Fast!

  • Free home delivery over £750
  • with Royal Mail Special Delivery 1pm
  • Better rates than the banks
You exchange:
You get:
You exchange:
You get: