Business hours

Businesses are usually open between 8.30am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday. Friday is often a shorter work day.

Government offices have shorter hours, between 8am and 3pm.

Banks are usually open from 8.30am to 4.00pm

Shops are open between 10.00am and 6.00pm Monday to Friday. Shopping hours are shorter on Saturdays, 9.00am to 1pm.

Public holidays

January 1 – New Year’s Day
March 15 – National Day
Spring – Easter (movable)
May 1 – Labour Day
August 20 – Constitution Day/ Saint Stephen’s Day
October 23 – Republic Day
November 1 – All Saints’ Day
December 25 -26 – Christmas


Hungary lies within the temperate climate zone of Central Europe, which makes for pleasantly mild weather with moderate amounts of precipitation. Air pollution is often experienced in mid-winter due to traffic emissions in large cities.

For weather details in Hungary, please visit National Metrological Service


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The official currency is Hungarian Forint (HUF). Euro is accepted in some places.

Time zones and time differences

To find out the current time in Budapest, view the World Clock.

Dialling codes

Hungary’s country code is 36.

For calls to Hungary from Australia dial: 0011 + 36 + area code + telephone number.

For calls from Hungary to Australia dial: 00 + 61 + area code + telephone number.

Find out more about Australian area codes or international dialling codes .

Electricity and water

Hungary’s power supply is 230V, 50Hz with two plug types: C and F.

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