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Hungarian Forint

  • Order Hungarian Forints online - collect from your nearest branch or get free next day delivery
  • Order between £400 and £2,500 and get a better rate the more you spend
  • 11,500 Post Office branches across the UK - many open from 7:30am to 10:30pm on weekdays, around 3,000 branches open seven days a week

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In 2016 Post Office Money processed a foreign currency transaction on average every four seconds. Perhaps that's part of the reason why you, the UK public, have voted us the best Best Foreign Exchange /Travel Money Retailer at the British Travel Awards.

If you're going to Budapest or Hungary, you've come to the right place for your travel money

Considered by many to be one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Budapest is often referred to as the "little Paris of middle Europe". But whether you've been lured by its opulent charm or prefer to visit another part of this beautiful central European country, you'll want to get as many Forints for your pound as you can before you travel.

So make us your first stop on your Hungarian adventure and order your travel currency here. Just click and order at today's rate and you'll be able to pick up your Hungarian currency from your nearest branch the next working day.

You'll find our best rates for Hungarian Forints online

You get more Forints for your pounds when you order them online. The more you order the better your rate.

Nil commission

Because we want you to have more travel money to spend, there's no commission to pay when you order your Hungarian currency from Post Office Money.

Hungarian currency delivered to your home for free

If you order your Hungarian Forints before 3pm on a working day, we'll deliver it to your home without any extra charge the very next working day by Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed® by 1pm.

We can also deliver on a Saturday for a £1.50 charge, as long as you order it at least a day in advance.

Let us buy back your unused Forints

Don't worry about having to spend all your Forints on holiday. We'll buy back any that you bring back home, and if you show us your receipt show us your receipt we won't charge commission.

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Why it's a good idea to buy your Hungarian currency from Post Office Money

Some notes about Hungarian Forint

  • The official currency of Hungary is the Forint (abbreviated as Ft and also known as HUF - Hungarian Forint). It's divided into 100 fillér, although fillér coins are no longer in circulation.
  • The Forint's name comes from the city of Florence, whose gold-based currency was originally called Florentinus in the 14th century, later abbreviated to Forint.
  • The new currency was introduced in 1946 and today comes in 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, 10000 & 20000 Forint notes. There are also 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 Ft coins in circulation.
  • You'll need some of the smaller denomination currency for tipping if you eat out, drink at a bar or take a taxi.
  • Unless you are very disappointed by the service, it's considered rude if you don't leave a tip - generally 10% of the price.
  • Try to leave your tip in cash and not include it on a card if you can. Most, even the service charge in a Hungarian restaurant is likely to go to the management and not the staff.

Our mobile apps lets you see what you're spending, wherever you are

Check your holiday spending, convert local prices into pounds and order travel money with our free smartphone apps. There are three handy apps to download for iOS and Android: Travel Essentials, Travel Money Card Plus and Currency Converter. You can also download an instant currency converter for your Apple Watch.

What's the cost of a holiday add up to in Budapest?

We've looked at the cost of all the holiday essentials you're likely to buy while you're away in Budapest. That includes everything from the price of a shopping trip to how much you pay for your drinks and food, even suntan lotion.


Infographic showing the cost of transport, sightseeing and entry to museums & galleries in Budapest

City Costs data relates to exchange rates on 10 March 2016. Prices are supplied by National and Regional Tourist Offices of participating countries.

Simply use our Travel Barometer to see how much your Hungarian holiday cost adds up to. You can even compare the price with other destinations around the globe too.

Is now the time to buy Forints?

Use our Historical Exchange Rate tool to see how the exchange rate for Hungarian Forints compare over time. It might help you to decide whether to buy now or wait a little longer.

After we've sorted out your Hungarian money, what about everything else?

At Post Office Money we're here to help. So as well helping you buy Hungarian Forints at a great rate, we can show you everything from getting your passport application through first time to keeping your kids safe on holiday to packing your suitcase. Everything, in short, to get you ready to go.

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