Visas: Citizens of Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland and the US are among those not required for tourist stays of up to 90 days (or at all for EU nationals); some nationalities need a Schengen visa.
Local transportation: Budapest's extensive public transit system is generally convenient and easy to use. Tourists can naviate most central areas by metro, but a few major destinations, particularly on the Buda side, are served by busses or trams. You can buy a ticket at kiosks, newsstands, metro entrances, machines and, in some cases, on the bus for an extra charge.
Budapest has four underground metro lines, connecting several centrally located sights, railway and autobus stations with suburbs.
Budapest's 25 tram lines offer a slower but more scenic way of getting around. Line 6 runs 24 hours a day. Trams generally run along either side of the Danube, and along the three ring roads.
The dense bus network connects the suburban zones with several metro and train stations and the city center. Numbers between 900 and 999 denote night services, while numbers with an added 'E' (for example 7E or 200E) indicate express services that don't stop at all stops.
Budapest's 13 trolley-bus lines run in Northeast and Central Pest. Some of them pass through the City Park (Városliget) and cross Andrássy avenue (Andrássy út), giving you beautiful views while using this eco-friendly mode of transport.
Taxis in Budapest are cheap by European standards. Be careful when hailing a taxi on the street, though. Avoid at all costs ‘taxis’ with no name on the door and only a removable taxi light on the roof.
Where to buy a SIM card: There are three telcos in Holland: Telenor, Vodafone and T-Mobile. T-Mobile top ups can be bought at T mobile stores, petrol stations, or post offices throughout Hungary. Some supermarkets such as Tesco or CBA may also sell top up cards with 15 digit pin codes for all networks.
Popular areas: Castle Hill, Belvaros, Margaret Island (Margitsziget), Erzebetvaros, Andrássy út
Popular food: Gulyás (a filling meat soup), Pörkölt (a stew of sautéed onions and paprika), Túrós csusza (pasta with cottage cheese)
With a unique, youthful atmosphere, a world-class classical music scene as well as a pulsating night life increasingly appreciated among European youth and an exceptionally rich offering of natural thermal baths, Budapest is one of Europe's most delightful and enjoyable cities. Due to its scenic setting and its architecture it is nicknamed "Paris of the East".
Budapest is without a doubt one of the most popular destinations for digital nomads in Europe. Compared to Western Europe, Budapest has a low cost of living, except for tourist attractions and restaurants. The internet is great in Budapest - there are a lot of coffee shops and restaurants that offer excellent WIFI.
The city is extremely welcoming of women travellers. Public transport is safe and so is travelling around the city by night. As in any large metropolitan area, the good use of common sense will always serve you well.
The best times to visit Budapest are March through May and September through November. That's when the weather is idyllic and the city isn't overcrowded with tourists. Summer (June to August) can be very hot and dry in Hungary, though you can do more sightseeing due to longer days. January is the coldest month, with daily temperatures around between -5°C (23°F) and 0°C (32°F). January is the coldest month, with daily temperatures around between -5°C (23°F) and 0°C (32°F).
Coworking Spaces in Budapest
Cafes with wifi
Don't want to work at a coworking space? Check out these cafes with wifi instead.