Best time to go to Hungary

Hungary’s weather is a tale of two extremes – summers can hit baking temperatures, while the winter months see the mercury plummet into the minus. From May to September, the heat moves between the high teens to the mid-twenties and back again, but July has been known to see 30°C or more. In January and February, it’s a different story, when the temperature drops to around -2°C.

Passports and Visas

British citizens don’t need a visa to enter Hungary but must have a valid passport. For the most up-to-date passport and visa info, visit

Don't forget to arrange your travel money and insurance before you go.

Health and safety

You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover you while you’re away. For the latest health and safety information, visit

Further Reading

  • Overview
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  • Key Facts

    • Capital - Budapest
    • Language - Hungarian
    • Timezone - GMT +1
    • Population - 9,625,818
    • Currency - HUF:Hungarian Forint
    • Flight Time - 2 hours 30 minutes from Gatwick

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