Budapest, Hungary Price Guide Last Updated: Dec 2021

Budapest has been an excellent-value destination for many years. It’s one of Europe’s cheapest capitals, but it’s also got a lot of very worthwhile things to see, unlike some of the others in this price category.

BACKPACKER INDEX: US$27.69
1 USD = 388.6400 HUF
136 World cities ranked cheapest to most expensive: Backpacker Index for 2022

Budapest Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar16.84 - 37.89
starstarstarstarstar20.00 - 51.58
starstarstarstarstar23.16 - 65.26
starstarstarstarstar34.74 - 112.63
starstarstarstarstar78.95 - 141.05

Budapest Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed12.63 - 21.05

Budapest Attractions Prices

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Buda Castle FunicularThis funicular is a popular way to get up to the castle, which itself is free. The trip down is a bit cheaper.
adults one-way
adults return
3.09
4.63
Parliament building tourOn the Pest side this famous government building is popular for tours.
adults
9.01
Free walking tourThere are several different free walking tours (tips appreciated) offered, leaving from the Pest side.
everyone
0.00

Budapest Food and drink prices

Food Type Description Price(USD)
Budget breakfastIf your hotel doesn't include breakfast then you've got many good options nearby.1.49 - 2.44
Budget lunchFollow locals into traditional restaurants for filling and authentic meals in Budapest.2.08 - 3.50
Budget dinnerEven sitting down for a proper meal can be quite affordable if you skip the most touristy places near the river.4.32 - 7.46
Beer (pint)The local lagers can be great bargains in Budapest, with imports costing a bit more.0.90 - 1.49
Wine (glass)This is for decent local wine. Wine on tap is served many places for even less.1.18 - 1.80

transportation prices

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from airport to city center12.87 - 28.30
Suburban train from airport to city center0.98
Airport express bus to city center5.15 - 17.24
3km taxi ride in Budapest3.32 - 4.12
Metro/tram/bus ride in Budapest0.90 - 1.36
24-hour tram/bus/metro pass4.25
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