Useful tips

Please note

Tourist cards

Hungarian Tourism Card
Hungary Card
featuring 10-100% discounts on railway and coach services, motorway passes, museums, hotels and other accommodation, restaurants, and other service providers.

 
Budapest Card
When arriving to Hungary, it is worth investing in Budapest Card which offers unlimited travel on all forms of public transports, free or reduced admission to museums and other sights and discounts on organized tours, car rental, at thermal baths and at selected shops and restaurants. It is sold at Tourinform offices, travel agencies, hotels and main metro stations.
 
Pharmacies
Budapest's pharmacies (gyógyszertár in Hungarian) are well stocked and can provide medicaments for most common ailments. Each of the 23 districts has an all-night pharmacy open every day, a sign on the door of any pharmacy will help you locate the closest one.
 
Public Toilets
Relatively few public toilets exist in Budapest, locals and tourists alike use the restrooms in cafés and restaurants. Quite often a small fee of 80-100 HUF is paid to the attendant at the facilities.
 
Useful Phone Numbers
Emergency
112 (English, German and other foreign languages)
Police
107 (English, German and other foreign languages)
Ambulance
104 (English, German and other foreign languages)
Fire Brigade
105 or 321-6216
Phone Directory Hungary
198