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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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Easy to order and collect... never an issueMark
Excellent service all around from the…
Excellent service all around from the ordering to the lovely person at the Travelex branch to receive the order. Order arrived ahead of time at the branch and collection was entirely painless. I had trouble initially seeing on the website that I had missed a required field in the form was the only minor glitch in the process, due to the colouring of the submit button it looked like the form was ready to submit when it wasn't however reading top to bottom would have helped in the first place. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this service to others.Dustin J
Super easy, money ready early and service was great in store. Lady even offered to swap over bigger notes for small.Candice
Easy and efficient
The whole process was so easyYS
Easy to use no problems
Easy to use no problems. Rates are reasonable ,so you know what you are up for before you travel. A bonus is you are able to cash out any left overs.e hickling
I ordered on line the amount, currency and where I want to pick up. Was easy, delivered on time and good exchange rates.Richo
Very easy to order online and was ready to collect within 2 daysJoanne
Had no problems when overseas in October and have recommended our friends to use travelex on our next trip in MayJames Frederick Fletcher
The online method of ordering foreign…
The online method of ordering foreign currency is very simple to use. Paying by B Pay and collecting the foreign currency at a convenient location is also a great feature.James
Everything was great except the…
Everything was great except the delivery date by the contractor. I asked for a particular date when I was going to be home but the delivery contractor's email indicated they were going to deliver on a different day. I complained to Travelex and fortunately they were able to get the package removed from the delivery van and then re-delivered on the day that I was home.Marilyn
very helpfulTroy Clauss
The service was efficient and easy to…
The service was efficient and easy to organise and then collect.Carol Elizabeth King
Easy and efficient Great being able to…
Easy and efficient Great being able to collect money close to homeEsther Linnett
Easy to organise and collect
Easy to organise and collect. A detailed map of the actual pickup location at Melbourne airport would be a huge help.LC
Easy and convenient
Delivery was on time and an easy process.Anna Battersby
*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.
Travelex Limited (ABN 36 004 179 953, AFSL Number 222444) arranges for and sells Online Foreign Currency via its Online Ordering Facility. You should consider the Online Foreign Currency Product Disclosure Statement and Terms and Conditions before deciding whether to acquire the product.