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Flag of Hungary Hungary
Language: Hungarian
Capital: Budapest
Population: 10,041,000
Currency: Forint (HUF)
Hitchability: from
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Arczi hitching in 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 Tapwater

It is much more difficult, thus gossips, to meet people speaking German or English. Try to learn basic hungarian, which, contrary to all the slavic languages is astonishly easy, because of no genders, no declinations! Once you get to rural areas, though, expect to experience a language barrier.

License plates

Hungarian license plates do not contain any marking about where the car comes from. Typical and most common license plates have three black letters and three black numbers on a white background. Police has plates starting with RB, and the taxi ones are yellow.



An official webpage where you can find up to date info of motorways, and where are petrol stations on them:


For useful phrases while hitchhiking in Hungary see Hungarian phrasebook.