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Travel insurance Budapest

Budapest is fast becoming one of the most popular holiday destinations in eastern Europe. As Hungary's capital, it offers a number of hidden gems — from the 'ruin bars' and the banks of the Danube, to the neo-Gothic tunnel that is Budapest's Great Market Hall to pick up the very best of its local produce. Before you travel, it's important you book comprehensive travel insurance as a security precaution. This will protect you against insurable, unforeseeable circumstances including:

  • holiday cancellation and curtailment,
  • lost baggage,
  • missed departures,
  • or medical treatment.

Depending on any pre-existing medical conditions you need to declare and how much medical cover you may need, booking the best travel insurance policy could end up saving you a small fortune if something were to happen and you were travelling uninsured. You can book a Single Trip policy to cover one visit to this beautiful city or take out an Annual Multi-Trip policy to cover several European excursions you're planning throughout the year!

Hungarian Parliament

Choosing the best policy for you

If you're looking for cheap travel insurance for Budapest, at Holiday Extras we provide basic cover plans, all the way up to premium cover, and have the flexibility to secure your well-deserved trip to this pearl of the Danube. We like to think of ourselves as a fairly straightforward company, maintaining our core values, and we feel that the same principles should be applied to when you buy holiday insurance. Whether you are buying Single or Annual Multi-Trip cover we have three levels of cover.

Emergency medical and repatriation expenses
Curtailment and loss of holiday
Personal possessions
Passport and other documents
Personal money
Baggage Delay (outward journey)
Missed departure
Missed connection
Personal liability
Legal costs and expenses
Scheduled airline failure
End supplier failure
Pet Care

*Or as specified on your schedule

Travel guide to Budapest

Check out our Holiday Extras travel guide to Budapest, to find out what you may not already know about one of Europe's grandest cities!

Top 5 things to see and do in Budapest:

    1. Gellert Hill

    Over 235 m high, Gellert Hill offers the best views of the river Danube and both the districts of Buda and Pest, as well as being crowned by Budapest's Statue of Liberty and other noteworthy monuments.

    2. Buda Castle

    With its vast underground system and galleries and museums, the castle is your one-stop-shop for culture, including the breath-taking architecture that makes it a World Heritage site.

    3. Heroes' Square

    The sometimes daunting square is filled with the statues of Hungary's seven chieftains and other noteworthy parliamentary individuals.

    4. St. Stephens Basilica

    This vast Roman Catholic Basilica is impressive both inside and out and is the largest church in Hungary. If this is not enough to win you over, the Basilica also holds regular organ concerts.

    5. Hungary Parliament Building

    Even from the outside, this building is worth visiting! It's more or less impossible to miss, due to its domination of the skyline of Budapest and its imposing structure on the banks of the Danube.


Is Budapest safe to travel to?

Hungary is a generally safe country, however, you should take precautions against crime, especially if you'll be visiting busy areas, bars, or using public transport, particularly at night.

Is English spoken in Budapest?

Although the first language is Hungarian, English is often spoken in the capital. However, English is less widely spoken in the countryside.

How could Brexit affect my trip to Budapest?

If you're concerned about the effect Brexit may have on your travel, as a business traveller or a holiday maker planning your next European holiday, then learn more by visiting our guides to travelling post-Brexit.

At a glance: Budapest

  • How long is a flight from the UK to Budapest? It's a pretty quick flight, lasting between just 2 to 3 hours.
  • What is the time zone in Budapest? Budapest time is CET (Central European Standard Time) at 1 hour ahead.
  • Which airlines fly from the UK to Budapest? There are many airlines that fly to Budapest from the UK including: EasyJet, Norwegian, Wizz Air and Ryanair.
  • What is the currency in Budapest? The official currency is Hungarian Forint (HUF) though you may find certain places will accept Euros.
  • What language do they speak in Budapest? The official language is Hungarian.
  • What is the emergency number in Budapest? The general emergency number in Hungary is 112. Ambulance is 104.
  • What plug sockets are used in Budapest? Budapest, like other European countries, uses two pin power plugs and sockets, therefore you will need to take a European plug adapter with you.

Which city are you travelling to?

Are you looking for travel and insurance information for another European city? Then view one or more of our other in-depth city guides below.

Holiday Extras Travel Insurance is sold and administered by Holiday Extras Cover Limited who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under registration number 828848.

Holiday Extras™ is a Trading Name of Holiday Extras Cover Limited

Holiday Extras Travel Insurance is provided by Taurus Insurance Services, an insurance intermediary licenced and authorised in Gibraltar by the Financial Services Commission under Permission Number 5566 and authorised to passport general insurance intermediary services into the UK and registered with the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK under registration number 444830.

The insurance is underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance SE. Great Lakes Insurance SE is a German insurance company with its headquarters at Königinstrasse 107, 80802 Munich. UK Branch office: 10 Fenchurch Avenue, London, EC3M 5BN, company number SE000083. Great Lakes Insurance SE, UK Branch, is authorised and regulated by Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht. Deemed authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority. Firm Reference Number: 769884. Subject to regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority and limited regulation by the Prudential Regulation Authority. Details of the Temporary Permissions Regime, which allows EEA-based firms to operate in the UK for a limited period while seeking full authorisation, are available on the Financial Conduct Authority’s website.