The Hungarian Forint rates below were last updated 1 minute ago
If you're travelling to Hungary soon you'll want to get the best deal on your Hungarian Forints. Our free comparison service compares the best Hungarian Forint rates from the biggest currency suppliers in the UK so you can see at a glance who is offering the top deals. We are currently comparing 20 suppliers selling Hungarian Forints in the UK with exchange rates ranging from 311.610 to 338.081.
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A few years ago Hungary was suffering high inflation, and a weak currency made it very cheap place to visit. Prices are still about a third of what you would expect to pay in London, but the economy and currency are now much more stable. In the long term Hungary intends to join the Euro but those plans are currently on hold.
You can pay for most goods by credit or debit card, but not museum entry or public transport. ATM machines are found all over Hungary, even in the smallest and most remote villages. The best ones to use are Euronet ATMs as these dispense 5000 HUF notes, roughly equivalent to £20. Other ATM machines give out 20,000 HUF notes (equivalent to a £75 note) that shop keepers are reluctant to accept or give change for. According to our data (based upon orders place between 1st August to 31st October 2013) the average visitor to Hungary takes about £685 (235,000HUF) with them.
When buying Hungarian Forints you should ask for a mix of notes so you can pay for small taxi or bus transfer fees on arrival. Some currency suppliers may charge for this service, so it is worth finding out beforehand.
There is a common and 'legal' scam that catches out many tourists. Bars and Clubs are allowed to add a surcharge for "service" to bills. Taxi drivers are paid by the bars to recommend them. When you buy a drink a surcharge of 20,000 HUF (£75) is added to your bill or 100,000 HUF (£375) to a restaurant bill. If you cannot pay you can then be escorted to a cash point by their security and forced to pay up. For more information on this and how to avoid it we recommend reading the full advice on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website before you travel.
British passport holders can visit Hungary for up to three months without a visa. If you would like to stay for longer than this you will need to register with the nearest regional Immigration Office or contact the Hungarian Embassy in London.
Over the past week the Hungarian Forint has dropped by 0.63% from last Thursday's rate of 340.226 to today's rate of 338.081 which means £750 will buy you Ft1,608.75 less now than it would have a week ago. During this period the best rate we recorded was 342.352 on Monday and the worst rate is 338.081 recorded today.
The 90 day outlook has seen the Hungarian Forint rate drop by 7.14% from 364.071 on 29th July 2016 to 338.081 today. Based on these figures, £750 would have bought you Ft19,492.50 more three months ago that it would have today. We recorded a high rate of 366.883 on 3rd August 2016 and a low rate of 332.514 on 11th October 2016.
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