About Hungary

Travel to Hungary
It's very easy to get to Budapest by plane - Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport is served by many well-known international airlines, as well as several low-cost European carriers.
There are 3 main international railway stations in Budapest, more than 50 trains a day provide direct links between Budapest and 25 other European capital cities. There are also bus and boat connections with countries in the vicinity of Hungary. Budapest is accessible by car on motorways M1, M3, M5 and M7..  
Living Costs in Hungary
Living costs (accommodation, public transportation, food, socialising) are approx. 400-500 EUR per month.
When planning your studies in Hungary you should calculate the amount of money you will require for the whole degree programme in Hungary (normally up to 4 years including the preparatory course) allowing for inflation.
The tuition fee is also exposed to changes because of inflation.

There is continental weather in Hungary, so there are four seasons:
Spring (March-May): changeable, sunny and rainy; cold in the mornings and evenings (5-10 C), warm during the day (15-25 C)
Summer (June-August): dry and hot, temperature may exceed 32-35 C.
Autumn (September-November): similar to spring but nicer in September and colder, darker in November. Sometimes there is snow in November.
Winter (December-February): cold, there is often snow; temperature varies, at night it can be lower than – 10 C, during the day -10 C - + 5 C. Most of the time it is around zero; freezing at night, it may snow, rain or sleet.
Currency, exchange, credit cards
The official currency in Hungary is the Hungarian Forint. Exchange facilities are offered at the airport, in hotels, at the exchange desk of the banks. Money can only be changed at official exchange offices which are located throughout the city and at major tourist points. Exchanging money on the street is risky and illegal! Most banks offer 24-hour ATMs.
Coins: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 Ft
Bank notes: 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, 10 000,  20 000 Ft
The most popular credit cards, such as: VISA, Euro/Mastercard, , AMEX , can be used at banks, to draw money from the ATMs, at hotels, restaurants, shops or to pay bills. There will usually be logos indicating which types of credit cards are accepted.
In Hungary, banks are generally open during the weekdays only from 8:00 – 16:00.

Budapest Shopping-Opening Hours
Food stores are open from 6.00 or 7.00 to 18.00, 19.00, Monday to Friday, on Saturdays from 6.00 or 7.00 to 13.00
Other Budapest shops are open Monday to Friday from 10.00 to 18.00 or 19.00, on Saturdays from 10.00 to 14.00. Shopping centres have longer opening hours, from Monday till Sunday between 10.00-20.00.
Large supermarkets also have longer opening hours and are open on Sunday, some of them, are open 24 hours.
Public Transport in Budapest
It is fairly easy to get around in Budapest by public transport. The subway network is made up of 4 metro lines (Red, Blue, Yellow and Green). Plus there are extensive tram and bus lines that will get you everywhere you want to go in and around Budapest. Tickets are mostly unavailable on the vehicles themselves, you have to buy them in advance, at the ticket office, metro stations or newspaper kiosks. Regular public transport is from 5 am to 23 pm or midnight, during the night there are several night lines throughout the city.
Students with a valid student card are entitled do fare reductions.
More info on the times and prices can be found at www.bkk.hu

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