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The Low Down on Hungarian Currency

Currency:

Hungarian Forint

Currency code:

HUF

Central Bank:

Hungarian National Bank

Currency symbol:

Ft (forint)

Bank notes:

Ft500, Ft1000, Ft2000, Ft5000, Ft10000, Ft20000

Coins:

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:

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    3 course meal for 2

    8,000 HUF *

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    1 km taxi ride

    280 HUF *

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    Entry to the Szechenyi Baths

    6,200 HUF *

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    Bottle of local beer

    222 HUF *

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    Local train ticket

    350 HUF *

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Must-See Places in Hungary

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  • Budapest
  • The twin cities of Buda and Pest are an adventurer’s paradise. Abundant with exquisite baroque and 19th century architecture, soothing hot springs, dive bars and a food culture that will surprise and delight your taste buds, exploring Budapest is a must!
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  • Lake Balaton
  • This freshwater paradise is a summer dream with its beaches and volcanic hills, but step outside these confines and you’ll find vine-filled forests, a stunning national park and a wild peninsula to adventure though.
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  • Szentendre
  • Set on the river Danube, this picturesque Hungarian town is known for its baroque architecture, colourful abodes and quaint cobblestoned streets. Abundant with historic sites, galleries and museums, this charming town is a breath of fresh air amongst the sprawling Hungarian cities.

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!

Travelling to Hungary in the Future?

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FAQ Relating to Hungarian Currency

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  • 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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*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.

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