Money, Exchange, Currency in Hungary

Money, Exchange, Currency in Hungary

The unit of currency is Hungarian Forint (HUF). In Hungary the abbrevation of Forint is Ft.
Coins: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 HUF. Bank notes: 200, 500, 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000 HUF.

Banks, Currency

Banks  are open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  All banks are closed on Saturdays. Money can also be exchanged at exchange offices, hotel reception desks and travel offices. Currency exchange machines and ATMs operate after hours in Budapest and other cities. It is recommended that all money exchange receipts be kept.  

Credit Cards and Checks

Major credit cards (AmEx, Visa, Mastercard, Diners, Cirrus) can be used in the member shops and businesses. Look for the logo displayed at the entrance.  ATMs operate 24 hours a day. Major credit cards and banking cards are accepted.  There is usually a commission of 1% for cashing travelers checks at banks. Please note that most stores will  not accept travelers  checks. You can use your bank or credit cards to get cash at post offices throughout Hungary. More than 3200 post offices nation-wide provide this service.

Major Banks in Budapest

Budapest Bank
Address: 1138 Budapest – Váci út 188.
Phone: (+36-1) 455 5555
Website: www.budapestbank.hu

CIB Bank
Address: 1027 Budapest – Medve u. 4-14.
Phone: (+36-1) 212 1330
Website: www.cib.hu

Citibank
Address: 1054 Budapest – Szabadság tér 7.
Phone: (+36-1) 374 5000
Website: www.citibank.hu

Commerzbank
Address: 1054 Budapest – Széchenyi rakpart 8.
Phone: (+36-1) 374 1000
Website: www.commerzbank.hu

Deutsche Bank
Address: 1054 Budapest – Hold utca 27.
Phone: (+36-1) 301 3700
Website: www.db.hu

Dresdner Bank
Address: 1132 Budapest – Váci út 20-26.
Phone: (+36-1) 465 5555
Website: www.dresdner-bank.hu

Erste Bank
Address: 1054 Budapest – Hold utca 16.
Phone: (+36-1) 40 222 222
Website: www.erstebank.hu

HVB
1054 Budapest – Akadémia utca 17.
Address: Phone: (+36-1) 269 0812
Website: www.hvb.hu

K&H
Address: 1051 Budapest – Vigadó tér 1.
Phone: (+36-1) 328 9000
Website: www.khb.hu

OTP
Address: 1051 Budapest – Nádor utca 16.
Phone: (+36-1) 366 6666
Website: www.otpbank.hu

Raiffeisenbank
Address: 1054 Budapest – Akadémia utca 6.
Phone: (+36-1) 484 4888
Website: www.rsi.hu

Volksbank
1088 Budapest – Rákóczi út 7.
Phone: (+36-1) 888 7200
Website: www.volksbank.hu

WestLB
Address: 1075 Budapest – Madách Imre út 13/14.
Phone: (+36-1) 268 1680
Website: www.westlb.de

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