The Low Down on Hungarian Currency
Hungarian National Bank
Ft500, Ft1000, Ft2000, Ft5000, Ft10000, Ft20000
Ft5, Ft10, Ft20, Ft50, Ft100, Ft200
The official currency in Hungary is the forint - abbreviated to HUF. 1 Forint was previously divided into 100 filler, although filler coins are no longer in circulation.
The Hungarian National Bank is the issuer of the forint, and has been since its introduction in 1946. The introduction of the HUF was one of the most important post-war steps to stabilise the Hungarian economy.
As Hungary is a member of the European Union, the Hungarian government’s long-term plan is to replace the forint with the euro; however a set date has not yet been determined for this transition.
What to spend your Hungarian forint on:
3 course meal for 2
1 km taxi ride
Entry to the Szechenyi Baths
Bottle of local beer
Local train ticket
Must-See Places in Hungary
Buying Hungarian forint Online is Easy
Simply order your Hungarian forints online to lock in the rate, then choose to collect at your local store or at the airport before you fly.
- 1. Click the ‘Buy forints Now’ button below
And tell us how much you need for your trip.
- 2. Choose where to get it
Collect your currency from 33 Travelex stores.
- 3. Pay online
Simply pay using either your debit card (recommended) or credit card and you’re all set!
*Rates are subject to change throughout the day. In-store rates vary compared to online.
**The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.