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The Low Down on Hungarian Currency
Hungarian National Bank
Ft500, Ft1000, Ft2000, Ft5000, Ft10000, Ft20000
Ft5, Ft10, Ft20, Ft50, Ft100, Ft200
The official currency in Hungary is the forint - abbreviated to HUF. 1 Forint was previously divided into 100 filler, although filler coins are no longer in circulation.
The Hungarian National Bank is the issuer of the forint, and has been since its introduction in 1946. The introduction of the HUF was one of the most important post-war steps to stabilise the Hungarian economy.
As Hungary is a member of the European Union, the Hungarian government’s long-term plan is to replace the forint with the euro; however a set date has not yet been determined for this transition.
What to spend your Hungarian forint on:
3 course meal for 2
1 km taxi ride
Entry to the Szechenyi Baths
Bottle of local beer
Local train ticket
Must-See Places in Hungary
Buying Hungarian forint Online is Easy
Simply order your Hungarian forints online to lock in the rate, then choose to collect at your local store, at the airport before you fly, or get it delivered to your home!
- 1. Click the ‘Buy forints Now’ button below
And tell us how much you need for your trip.
- 2. Choose how to get it
Get your currency home-delivered or choose to collect at more than 3,600 pick up locations.
- 3. Pay online
Simply pay using either your debit card (recommended) or credit card and you’re all set!
Where does the term ‘forint’ originate?
The name forint originates from the city of Florence in Italy where gold coins were minted from the year 1252.
Are euros accepted in Hungary?
For the most part, euros are not accepted in Hungary, although some tourist-related businesses may accept euros. Before paying in euros, remember to check the exchange rate as you may be better off exchanging euros into forint first, or better yet, taking some Hungarian forint with you when you go!
What credit cards are accepted in Hungary?
Visa and MasterCard are the most widely-accepted credit cards in Hungary; although their acceptance is not universal. Some small businesses may not accept credit cards at all.
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I ordered my money online and then received a friendly phone call to be told my money had arrived and was ready to be collected, earlier than expected which was really helpful. On arrival to collect I was greeted with a smile and the lady behind the counter could not have been more helpful and even offered extra advice and information that was much appreciated. I wouldn’t hesitate to use Travelex again.Sharan Weier
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The exchange rate was very good
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Quick and simple
An easy and hassle free order to place and collect.Chelle Peters
Transaction went smoothly
Transaction went smoothly. I was able to pick up the currency from my local post office. Some mix up with the payment of $10 pick up fee from Australia Post, which I thought was payable at the time and point of collection. Travelex appear to have been competitive. Overall, I have no reason to not recommend this company.Keith Hillier
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Good service to doorstep
Good service to doorstepSusan
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Helpful staff great serviceMAY ANN RUTH TALISAYON
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The gentleman I dealt with at Marion SA was fantastic. Have purchased foreign currency through him before and he is always very helpfulIan
*Rates are subject to change throughout the day. In-store rates vary compared to online.
**The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.
^^Based on mid-market and Travelex Online AUD to FX exchange rates as of the date of the relevant social media post and/or email communication. Rates are subject to change throughout the day. Any rates and savings are quoted as a guide only.
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