Hungary is a member of the EU but does not use the Euro., our official currency is the Hungarian Forint (HUF). You will most definitely get a better exchange rate …
DOS AND DON'TS OF CHANGING MONEY IN BUDAPEST -- True Guide BudapestHungary is a member of the EU but does not use the Euro., our official currency is the Hungarian Forint (HUF). You will most definitely get a better exchange rate in Hungary than you would get In your home country, so you should change in Budapest, but there are some tips that you should follow. I will tell you my guide about it in this video.
---TIPS BEFORE LEAVING FOR BUDAPEST---
- Know the actual exchange rate...
- Remember that exchange rates always change
- Research your home bank's partnerships
----MONEY EXCHANGE PLACES TO AVOID-------
(1) Airport currency-exchange places
(2) Currency exchange booths near train stations and touristy areas
(4) Guys offering currency exchange on the street
----CHOOSING A CURRENCY EXCHANGE PLACE----
(1) Don't choose by the looks of the place
(2) 'Buy" and "sell" rates should be close to each other
(3) "No commission" is often no bargain
------USE ATM'S TO TAKE OUT CASH!-----
You should always choose to have the exchange done by your own bank and not by the ATM provider!
------JUST USE YOUR CREDIT CARD!----
Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted.
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