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Revision as of 16:15, 16 August 2022

Flag of Hungary Hungary
Language: Hungarian
Capital: Budapest
Population: 10,041,000
Currency: Forint (HUF)
Hitchability: <rating country='hu' />
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<map lat='47.2' lng='19' zoom='6' view='0' country='Hungary'/>

Hungary is a member state of the European Union as well as the Schengen Agreement. Hitchhiking usually (but not without exceptions) is relatively easy in Hungary, especially in rural areas where people are more friendly and helpful. There, even on the roads with almost no traffic you can get a ride in a reasonable time. You can drink tap water.

Arczi hitching in Hungary

In Hungary fewer people speak foreign languages than in other Central European countries. In cities, often one can speak English with younger people. Some older people might speak a bit of German or Russian. Once you get to rural areas, however, expect a language barrier. A Hungarian phrasebook may be useful.



For useful phrases while hitchhiking in Hungary see Hungarian phrasebook.

Crossable petrol stations

Border crossings

Practical links

Personal Experiences

Hitchhiking in Hungary worked well for us. We have tried both with and without a sign, but in the end realized that the sign was necessary. It seems that many people here don't understand the thumb, especially (richer) tourists around Balaton. Speaking German proved useful, as almost no one in rural regions speaks English. Try to learn basic phrases in Hungarian to approach at service stations. Rebew (talk) 12:51, 15 August 2022 (CEST)

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