Budapest General Information


As of 2021, the estimated population of Budapest is around 1.7 million people, making it the largest city in Hungary.

Time Zone

Budapest is in the Central European Time Zone (CET), which is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+1).



Budapest is generally a safe city, but visitors should be cautious of pickpocketing and scams, especially in crowded tourist areas. It’s recommended to keep valuables safe and be aware of your surroundings, especially at night.

Useful telephone numbers

Here are some useful telephone numbers to keep in mind when visiting Budapest:

  • Emergency services (police, ambulance, fire): 112
  • Police: 107
  • Ambulance: 104
  • Fire: 105
  • Tourist Information: +36 1 438 8080
  • Budapest Airport: +36 1 296 7000
  • Public Transport Information: +36 1 333 4444
  • Lost and Found: +36 1 438 8080

It’s recommended to save these numbers in your phone or keep them in a handy location in case of an emergency or if you need assistance during your stay in Budapest. Additionally, if you need assistance with something that is not listed here, don’t hesitate to ask at your hotel or contact the nearest tourist information center for help.

Voltage information and plugs

In Hungary, the standard voltage is 230 volts AC, with a frequency of 50 Hz. Electrical plugs in Hungary are the Type C and F, also known as the Europlug, which has two round pins. If your electronic devices are not compatible with Type C or F plugs, you will need to bring a travel adapter to use in Hungary.

It’s important to note that while some hotels and accommodations in Budapest may provide adapters or have universal outlets, it’s recommended to bring your own adapter to ensure compatibility with all your devices. Additionally, it’s recommended to check the voltage and plug types of your electronic devices before traveling to Hungary to avoid any issues with compatibility.