Telephones, Post Offices in Budapest
Telephones and Cell Phones in Hungary
Direct dial telephone service to most countries from Hungary is available and reliable. In the last few years, Hungary has updated its telephone system and increased the quality of service. Long-distance calling cards or an international callback service can be used here.
Hungary country code: 36
Budapest area code: 1 (+7-digit number)
International pre-dial : 00 + country code + local number
Domestic long distance pre-dial: 06 + area code + local number
Cell-phone numbers are 9-digit, after dialing 06, the first two numbers depend on the telephone company: 20, 30 or 70.
Important telephone numbers
Fire Department: 105
Emergency call 112
Directory Assistance: 198
International Directory: 199
Hungary has an extensive cellular telephone network and personal cell phones are commonplace. Customers can choose to either prepay for their phone usage or purchase a monthly payment plan. Both payment methods have advantages and disadvantages and should be weighed based on a customer's need. Major providers are:
Post Offices in Budapest
Post offices are open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. The two Head Post Offices near Budapest’s main railway stations are open longer as follows:
VI. Teréz krt. 51 (near the Western (Nyugati) Railway Station): Monday to Saturday 7-21.
VIII. Baross tér 11. (Eastern (Keleti) Railway Station): Mon-Sat: 7-21, Sun: 8-20.
Most post offices offer encashment facilities for VISA, VISA Electron, Eurocard/Mastercard, and Maestro cards, as well as for Eurocheques and American Express traveller’s cheques and postal orders.
Hotspots in Budapest
Hotspots in Budapest Downtown: