Fusing old Europe with the new, Hungary is romantic, exotic and oozes charm. While you’re there, you can explore the 15th century Castle Museum of Budapest, soak your troubles away in the Turkish baths, cruise the beautiful Danube River or overindulge in goulash, langos and wine. Whatever it is you plan to do in Hungary, you will find that a few Hungarian forints in your pocket will come in handy.
Hungary is a member of the EU but they have not yet adopted the Euro - many businesses will accept Euros, but the official currency (and the one most commonly used) is the forint.
If you arrive in (or leave) Hungary from another EU country, there are no restrictions on importing or exporting foreign currency. If you arrive from, or go to, a country outside of the EU, you must declare anything more than EUR 10,000 (or equivalent).
If you want to get your forints sorted before your holiday, you can order your foreign exchange at any of our stores or order it online whenever you want and just pick up instore at your convenience. If you are bringing HUF into Australia, our Travel Money Experts can also help you out with exchanging those into AUD – just visit any of our 130+ stores in Australia for today’s sell rate.
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Did you know? HUF Currency Facts
- The forint’s name comes from the city of Florence, where gold coins were minted from 1252 – these were called fiorino d’oro
- The Ft was previously divided into 100 filler, but inflation rendered this denomination useless, and fillers have been out of circulation since 1999
- Ft banknotes depict a famous Hungarian leader or politician on one side, and a place or event related to them on the other
- The abbreviation Ft is written after the number, with a space between them
- The name filler comes from the German word Heller, which was originally a German coin valued at half a pfennig
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