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Hungary Travel Blog

Our Hungary Travel Blog page is based on road tripping our way though the country 4 times. All our experiences of Hungary have been good and we’ve stayed overnight in 5 very different places, magnificent Budapest, the pretty city of Györ, Hortobágy National Park , Lake Balaton and in a cabin on a lovely lake. Accommodation and food prices are low, standards are high and overall Hungary has given us a lot of good experiences. We will be exploring Hungary in more depth soon.

Budapest by night
Budapest is a stunning city, a place everyone should visit.

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Driving in Hungary

Our only negative experience so far came from the road tolls and taxes. When I first crossed Hungary I didn’t know about the compulsory toll or vignette. We arrived late and went straight to our hotel in Gyor where I asked what the story was and did some Googling.

The next morning we set off and continued our drive, stopping at the first motorway gas station to buy a vignette. Unfortunately, Hungarian motorway cameras had already noticed me and I received a fine in the post some weeks later, despite the fact I was in possession of a valid vignette.

So learn from my mistake. You can either buy your vignette online in advance or buy one just past any of the borders. Be prepared to be breathalised at Hungarian border crossings.

Where to Stay in Hungary?

We’ve had good results with AirBnb in Hungary, apartments and budget hotels. We’ve even tried hostels. We’re yet to try top end hotels, but we will soon! Accommodation prices in Hungary are some of the lowest in Europe.

What’s on the Hungary Travel Blog so Far?

How to Spend 48 Hours in Budapest

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48 Hours in Budapest

A Cabin on a Lake, Hungary Weekend Away

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A cabin on the lake

Hortobaby National Park, Blue Horsemen and Rare Breeds

Hortobagy National Park Hungary
Hortobagy National Park

 A Great Place to Stay in Budapest, a Family Sized Apartment (and Hostel)

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A FANTASTIC Apartment in Budapest
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Family Accommodation Budapest. Review
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What is Enough Socialisation? - Worldschooling & Homeschooling


Tuesday 16th of June 2020

People in Hungary speak the Hungarian language. The linguistic diversity of Hungary is almost homogeneous according to a fractionalization scale which for Hungary is 0.0297. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 69.5% of Hungary's population live in cities. Thanks


Monday 25th of May 2020

Hi Alyson! I visited Hungary, Budapest last week - business trip that company paid. I said in hotel Continental and visited few restaurants. People are nice, but you need to learn few Hungarian words to say as they are not good with English. I will try to visit again with my girlfriend.

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Monday 26th of February 2018

We have been to Hungary last year and we went there by car so we completely understand you about that. Besides that, Hungary is so charming and definitely worth exploring, Alyson! :)


Friday 29th of September 2017

Adults and children must wear a seat belt, both in the front and in the back.

Bowral Accommodation

Tuesday 15th of August 2017

I really wanted to have my vacation here!!

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Alyson is the creator of World Travel Family travel blog and is a full-time traveller, blogger and travel writer. A lifetime of wanderlust and now over 7 years on the road, 50+ countries allowed the creation of this website, for you. She has a BSc and worked in pathology before entering the travel arena and creating this website. World Travel Family Travel Blog has been helping you travel more, better and further since 2012, when Alyson and James first had this life changing idea. On this site you can find endless travel information, tips and guides plus how to travel, how to fund travel and how to start your own travel blog.