hungary in central europe

Hungary is a landlocked country located in Central Europe. Its neighbors are Romania to the east, Austria and Slovenia to its west, Slovakia to the north, and Croatia and Serbia to its south. Classified as a medium-sized country in Europe, Hungary attracts a lot of travelers, especially in Budapest, the capital city. Other popular travel destinations in Hungary are Pecs, Debrecen, and Siofok by Lake Balaton. But what are Hungary travel costs?


budapest in hungary, central europe

Budapest

Crossed by the Danube River, Budapest is becoming a very popular travel destination in Europe. Its beautiful architecture has buildings with styles ranging from baroque to art nouveau. Budapest is also known as the spa capital of Europe, thanks to its many wonderful thermal bathhouses, inviting you to relax until the last day of your vacation.

How much does it cost to visit Budapest?

On a budget trip to visit Budapest, you will spend around Ft 9,520 per day, without accommodation. More detailed Budapest travel costs are available below.


Budapest accommodation costs

Hotel or hostel for one personFt 5,472 – 41,795
Typical double roomFt 10,945 – 83,591

Budapest food and drinks costs

Meal in an inexpensive restaurantFt 1,500 – 3,000
Meal in a mid-range restaurantFt 3,500 – 7,000
Local beer (0.5 liter, draught)Ft 280 – 690
Water (0.33 liter, bottle)
Tap water is safe to drink in Budapest, however.
Ft 120 – 400

Budapest fares and public transport

One-way public transportation ticketFt 350
Taxi (price per kilometer)Ft 300 – 350
Gasoline (1 liter)Ft 380 – 400

Budapest visiting costs – Top attractions in Budapest

Hungarian Parliament BuildingFt 6,400
HalaszbastyaFt 1,000
St. Stephen’s BasilicaFt 1,000
Buda CastleFt 3,338
Shoes on the DanubeFree

Budapest Card

24h Budapest Card€ 22
48h Budapest Card€ 33

The Budapest Card offers free access to the top museums in the Hungarian capital city. In addition, you can go to one of its thermal baths, daily walking tours in English, and enjoy free public transport.


debrecen in hungary, central europe

Debrecen

Debrecen is the second-largest city in Hungary, after Budapest, and also the former capital. Once called The Calvinist Rome, Debrecen is home to many religious sites, and the Great Church is the symbol of this city to this day. This Hungarian town also attracts travelers with its great museums and lively nightlife.

How much does it cost to visit Debrecen?

A budget traveler should expect to spend around Ft 5,780 daily during the trip to Debrecen. This, however, doesn’t include accommodation costs. Continue reading to discover detailed Debrecen travel costs.


Debrecen accommodation costs

Hotel or hostel for one personFt 2,875 – 12,558
Typical double roomFt 5,750 – 25,115

Debrecen food and drinks costs

Meal in an inexpensive restaurantFt 1,600 – 3,500
Meal in a mid-range restaurantFt 3,000 – 5,500
Local beer (0.5 liter, draught)Ft 200 – 590
Water (0.33 liter, bottle)
Tap water is safe to drink in Debrecen, however.
Ft 100 – 350

Debrecen fares and public transport

One-way public transportation ticketFt 400
Taxi (price per kilometer)Ft 290 – 300
Gasoline (1 liter)Ft 349 – 400

Debrecen visiting costs – Top attractions in Debrecen

Nagyerdei ParkFree
Great Church (Nagytemplom)Ft 1,000
Debrecen Zoo and Botanical GardenFt 2,400
Deri MuseumFt 2,000
Agora Science CenterFt 1,800

pecs in hungary, central europe

Pecs

Located in southwestern Hungary, Pecs was founded more than 2,000 years ago by the Romans. This is why there are many interesting archeological sites in the center of Pecs. Besides those, Pecs attracts travelers with its local wines and Hungarian art museums. It’s also a university town, so expect a colorful nightlife, too.

How much does it cost to visit Pecs?

If you plan to visit Pecs on a budget, plan on spending around Ft 11,329 per day. This amount doesn’t also include accommodation for the night, though. Read below to learn more detailed Pecs travel costs.


Pecs accommodation costs

Hotel or hostel for one personFt 5,754
Typical double roomFt 11,508

Pecs food and drinks costs

Meal in an inexpensive restaurantFt 900 – 2,000
Meal in a mid-range restaurantFt 2,500 – 5,000
Local beer (0.5 liter, draught)Ft 250 – 450
Water (0.33 liter, bottle)
Tap water is safe to drink in Pecs, however.
Ft 90 – 300

Pecs fares and public transport

One-way public transportation ticketFt 350
Taxi (price per kilometer)Ft 240 – 400
Gasoline (1 liter)Ft 340 – 402

Pecs visiting costs – Top attractions in Pecs

Pecs CathedralFt 1,900
Zsolnay Cultural QuarterFt 5,500
Zsolnay MuseumFt 1,200
Szechenyi Ter SquareFree
Kiraly Utca StreetFree

siofok by lake balaton in hungary, central europe

Siofok

Siofok is a popular holiday destination for both locals and travelers. Located on the shore of Lake Balaton, Siofok has beautiful beaches and an animated nightlife. It’s a good travel destination to practice watersports and relax by day, then party by night.

How much does it cost to visit Siofok?

When you visit Siofok on a budget, you’ll probably spend around Ft 5,624 on daily travel costs. Accommodation is not included, however. Check out the tables below for more detailed Siofok travel costs.


Siofok accommodation costs

Hotel or hostel for one personFt 2,625 – 11,466
Typical double roomFt 5,250 – 22,931

Siofok food and drinks costs

Meal in an inexpensive restaurantFt 900 – 2,500
Meal in a mid-range restaurantFt 1,500 – 3,750
Local beer (0.5 liter, draught)Ft 200 – 500
Water (0.33 liter, bottle)
Tap water is safe to drink in Siofok, however.
Ft 90 – 250

Siofok fares and public transport

One-way public transportation ticketSend information
Taxi (price per kilometer)Ft 250 – 300
Gasoline (1 liter)Ft 350 – 400

Siofok visiting costs – Top attractions in Siofok

Bella Animal Park SiofokFt 1,500
Bebo AquaparkFt 2,500 / hour
Siofok Evangelical ChurchFree
Kalman Imre Memorial HouseFt 500
Mineral MuseumFt 800

Hungary travel costs sources

  • Accommodation costs via Budgetyourtrip.com
  • Food, drinks, and transportation costs via Numbeo.com
  • Tap water safety researched separately via Google answers for each city in Belgium. Tap water seems to be safe to drink all over Belgium, though.
  • Top attractions selected using TripAdvisor. Each attraction name is a link to the official website page of that attraction, if available
  • Ticket costs / free access information via the official websites of the attractions. I mentioned the cost of a regular adult ticket, for permanent exhibitions. Discounts and temporary exhibition prices are available on their official websites.
  • City pass information about prices and what each includes is from the official website for each travel pass. A link is available for each pass in order to easily find more information and/or to purchase a pass.

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