What to know before going on vacation to Hungary?

Hungary is still a country very little known to many French people. Are you one of those French people who don't know much about Hungary? However, have you decided to spend a few days vacation in Hungary? What should you know before going on holiday to Hungary?

The formalities

Hungary is a member of the Schengen area. This means that if you are from one of the countries in space, you will not need a visa. In the event that you are not a national of the Schengen area, it necessarily requires you to obtain a tourist visa. However, it is important to note that some countries benefit from Visa exemption agreements. If this is the case in your country, you will need an ETIAS authorization. More info on this on etias-visas.com.

Monetary currency

Although Hungary is part of the European Union, it does not use the Euro as its currency. The country's official currency is the Forint. Many establishments certainly accept payments in Euros, but the exchange rate may not be very favorable to you.


Hungarian is the official language of the country. Don't worry though, as many Hungarians speak fluent English. So you will manage to get by if you know a few words of English.


The most popular public transport in Hungary are the metro and the bus. It is important to specify that in this country, a transport ticket only applies to one means of transport. In addition, bus tickets are taken at the airport, at a ticket machine.


In Hungary, toilets are mostly chargeable. So if you are in a bar, museum or cinema, you will have to pay a few coins in order to use the toilet. This is why you should always bring some change.

To all this, we must add that Hungarian cuisine is very tasty. So you won't risk staying hungry.