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Frequently Asked Questions

 

FAQ
 
Do I need a visa to travel to Hungary?
 
Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveller. The visa requirements for your trip vary depending on where you are from and where you are going. As a general rule most countries expect that you will have at least 6 months' validity on your passport. On arrival visitors may be asked to present return tickets and evidence of means to cover your intended stay.
 
We keep the following information up to date as much as possible, but rules do change - it's important that you check for yourself. Residents from other countries must consult the relevant embassies or a local travel agent.
 
Is tipping customary in Hungary?
 
Tipping is generally expected by service workers in Hungary. A tip of around 10% is sufficient for taxi drivers, wait and hotel staff.
 
What is the internet acces like in Hungary?
 
Travellers will be able to access the internet at cyber cafes and hotels in Hungary's cities. Regional and rural areas may have less internet access, but overall, Hungary is well connected to the web.
 
Can I use my mobile/cell phone while in Hungary?
 
Mobile phone coverage is good in most parts of Hungary. Be sure to activate global roaming on your phone before leaving home if you wish to use your mobile.
 
What are the toilets like in Hungary?
 
Most toilets in Hungary are of the modern, flushable variety. Public toilets are quite scarce in Hungary and expect to pay a small fee when visiting, as is standard practice in many other Central European countries.
 
What will it cost for a...?
 
- slice of cake in a cafe = 1.5 USD
- public transport ticket = 1.4 USD
- bottle of local beer = 2.5 USD
- bowl of hearty soup = 2.8 USD
- simple fast food meal = 5-7 USD
- three-course meal in a restaurant = 13-45 USD
 
Can I drink the water in Hungary?
 
The tap water in Hungary is considered safe to drink unless otherwise marked.
 
Are credit and debit cards accepted in Hungary?
 
Major credit cards are usually accepted by large hotels, restaurants, boutiques and shops. Smaller retailers like family-run restaurants, market stalls and small shops may not accept credit cards, so always carry enough cash to cover smaller purchases.
 
What is ATM coverage like in Hungary?
 
Travellers will be able to find ATMs throughout most of Hungary, especially in large cities and regional towns.
 
Do I need to purchase insurancebefore travelling to Hungary?
 
Absolutely. All passengers travelling with Intrepid are required to purchase travel insurance before the start of your trip. Your travel insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day of the trip. Due to the varying nature, availability and cost of health care around the world, travel insurance is very much an essential and necessary part of every journey.
 
What public holidays are celebrated in Hungary?
 
Jan 1 New Year's Day
Mar 15 Anniversary of 1848 uprising against Austrian rule
Apr 1 Easter Monday
May 1 Labour Day
May 20 Whit Monday
Aug 20 National Day (Feast of St Stephen)
Oct 23 Republic Day (Anniversary of 1956)
Nov 1 All Saints' Day
Dec 24 Christmas Eve
Dec 25 Christmas Day
Dec 26 Boxing Day
 
Please note these dates are for 2013. For a current list of public holidays go to: http://www.worldtravelguide.net/hungary/public-holidays