What is the local currency of Hungary? Where can I exchange currencies?

The local currency of Hungary is the Forint (HUF). While some stores may accept Euros it is recommended that travelers should exchange foreign currencies into Forints when visiting Hungary.

Major credit cards are also accepted, however, mainly in cities. There are various currency exchange places where the major currencies like the USD, CAD, AUD, usually you may get a better rate than in major banks or at the Liszt Ferenc (former Ferihegyi) airport in Budapest.