Near Oktogon, VI. Liszt Ferenc square 9-11. Tel: + 36 1 322-4098
Budaörs, Agip-complex (M7, M1 motorways) Tel: + 36 23 417-518
Western (Nyugati) Railway Station, Main Hall Tel: + 36 1 302-8580
Buda Várinfo in the Buda Castle, I. Szentháromság tér Tel: + 36 1 488-0475 or 488-0453
Downtown, V. Vörösmarty square Tourinform Head Office Downtown, V. Sütõ u. 2. (Deák square) Tourinform Tel: + 36 1 438-8080 (24 hour call center)
Tour inform Hotline (0-24 h) from Hungary Tel: 06 80 660-044
International Train Inquiry Tel: + 36 1 461-5500
National and International Coach Inquiry Tel: + 36 1 382-0880
There are no great differences in weather or climate throughout the country, though there is a considerable difference between winter and summer, and spells of weather tend to persist longer than in more oceanic climates.
Spring and summer are the wettest periods, much of the rain coming in frequent heavy thundery downpours. Summer weather is pleasantly warm or hot, whilst the winters are cold with snow and fog. Indeed, the Danube is often completely frozen during severe spells. Daily average maximum temperatures at Budapest vary from vary from 1 °C in January to 28 °C in July.
The climate is similar to that in New York or in Bavaria, but a little bit drier and warmer. Tourists arrive to Budapest mainly in April, May, June, September and October. The Sziget Festival and the Formula 1 GP take place in August. June, July and August are the most suitable for a summer holiday.
Daily mean temperature (°C): January: 0,2 February: 6,4 March: 5,8 April: 11,9 May: 15,8 June: 18,9 July: 24,8 August: 21,0 September: 15,4 October: 12,9 November: 3,3 December: 1,1
Daily mean temperature (F): January: 32 February: 43,5 March: 42,4 April: 53,4 May: 60,4 June: 66 July: 76,6 August: 69,8 September: 59,7 October: 55,2 November: 37,9 December: 34
reduced price tickets for cultural and folklore programmes
discounts in restaurants and spas
discount for sport facilities
Valid: for 48 or 72 hours.
Each card is valid for one adult and one child up to 14 years of age.
Available: at main metro ticket offices, tourist information bureaus, travel agencies, hotels and the airport, and abroad at major tour operators, and several representations of Malév Hungarian Airlines.