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Central Emergency Number: 112
The service has English speaking dispatchers.

English language Police HotlinePhone: 438-8080.
This 24-hour hot-line was set up specifically to help English-language speakers report crime. 

Information office in Budapest

Tourinform/ Police Info Office
Email: hungary(at)tourinform(dot)hu
Phone: 438-8080, Fax: 488-8661

5th district, Deák tér (Sütő u. 2.)

Nagyobb térképre váltás


How to decipher Budapest addresses
In the address "V. Garibaldi u. 4. III/21", the Roman numeral V indicates District V. "Garibaldi u." means Garibaldi Street ("u." ="utca" = Street). 4 is the house number, III is the floor number, and 21 is the apartment number. The two digits in the middle of the four-digit postal code also identify the district (thus the postal code 1054 indicates a building in District V). 


Cost of living 

Costs of living in Hungary are relatively low (compared to West- and North European countries). Students need about 150,000 HUF (approx. 600 EUR)/month to cover living expenses including accommodation, food and public transport. Phoning and English language newspaper



To be able to reach you in Hungary your family and friends have to dial +36 (Hungary’s international code number) before dialing your phone number. 
If you want to call someone abroad, dial 00 and the international code number of the country in question. 

Within the boundaries of Budapest you only have to dial the 7-digit number. Note that 7-digit Budapest phone numbers begin with 2, 3, 4, 7 or 8. (Numbers beginning with 7 and 8 should be dialed by first dialing 06 1 and then the phone number.

If you are in Budapest and you want to reach a number outside Budapest (in Hungary) you have to dial 06 and the 2-digit district area code followed by the 6- digit phone number. 

If you are outside Budapest (in Hungary) and you want to call Budapest you have to dial 06 1 followed by the 7-digit number. 
Phone numbers beginning with /06/ 20, 30, 60 and 70 are cellular phone numbers. 06 is followed by 9 digits in these cases. 


The Budapest Sun is Hungary’s largest circulation weekly English langauage newspaper. This newspaper aims at foreigners living in Hungary and features all the important information you might need while staying in Hungary Website: (English); 

Going out / Shopping

Opening hours 
Mealtimes in Hungary: breakfast: 7 to 10 am, lunch: between noon and 3 pm, dinner: between 7 and 10 pm. 

Department stores and shopping centres in cities are open generally from 10 am till 9 pm on weekdays, or from 10 am till 6 pm. Shops catering to the tourist trade often have longer hours, and in the tourist season they are also open on Sundays. There are many food stores open all night. 

Where to buy what? 
Food: the Great Market Hall, next to the main building of the university or at supermarkets (Match, Spar, CBA) and hipermarkets (Cora, Auchan, Tesco). 

Folk art, antiques, the widest range of consumer goods: the Castle District, Kossuth Lajos utca, Rákóczi út, Károly körút, Múzeum körút, Szent István körút, Erzsébet körút and József körút. 

Shopping centres – with cinemas - are open every day of the week: 

Mammut, 2nd district, Széna tér; red (M2) metro, Moszkva tér stop; 
Westend City Center, 6th district, Váci út 1-3, Nyugati Railway Station; 
Árkád , 10th district, Örs vezér tere 25, red (M2) metro, final stop 
Bars, pubs and restaurants 

You can find a wide range of cosy pubs, bars and restaurants with terraces in Ráday utca and Váci utca only 5 minutes walk from the university. 

Public holidays


Please note that on public holidays everything is closed.






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