Never change money at train stations, Budapest airport, in banks or hotels as they use unfavorable rates.
Change shops are mushrooming in Váci utca (main pedestrian and shopping street in the very heart of the city, one corner away from Katona Apartments) and its surroundings, eg. Petőfi Sándor utca.
As they all have similar rates, I suggest to check 2 – 3 shops and choose the most favorable one. Usually there is not much of a difference between them.
Bank card and credit card acceptance is widely spread in Budapest. Visa, Maestro, AMEX and Diners Club are the most common ones. Always check the stickers or other signs at the entrance of the shop or restaurant to make sure your card will be accepted.
Some ATMs are in the lobbies of the banks that are accessible 24 hours a day and you use your bank card to get in.
One day budget in Budapest
Those who are on a low budget can easily spend less than this and those who are willing to spend more will find many places to splurge.
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Virág, a native of Budapest, and János, who’s been living in the city since 1997 are real fans of the capital of Hungary and try to awake the enthusiasm of others. They are dedicated to helping tourists to make most out of their stay.
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