Interested in Budapest?
We'll send you updates with the latest deals, reviews and articles for Budapest each week.
Topics include Dining Scene, Hungary: For Foreign Visitors & more!
Budapest offers a rentals from both domestic (Fox Autorent, Bér-Elek, and others) and international (such as AutoEurope, Avis, Budget, Europcar and Rhinocar) rental companies
In 2005 there were 1,278 road deaths in Hungary. This equates to 12.7 road deaths per 100,000 of population and compares to a UK average of 5.5 road deaths per 100,000 of population in 2005. Driving can be a touch maniac, speed limits are not observed closely and merging traffic does not always follow right of way laws
A few important regulations to note:
Occasionally, scam artists will stage a car accident to set up a robbery, though this is not very common.
As of September 1, 2013 taxi's in Budapest must comply with a standard rate system
Basic Taxi Price = HUF 450
Price per Km - HUF 280
Waiting Time Per Minute = HUF 70
The taxis are now on average with many if not most of Europe's other major cities, but even with this standardized pricing structure in place it will still rely on the driver taking the most direct route and not long routing you.
It makes sense to check with people on the Budapest travel forum who can give you a general idea as to typical fares to your intended destination.