Is Hungary Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Hungary is generally safe and welcoming for solo female travelers. The majority of Hungarians are respectful towards women and the crime rate against tourists is pretty low. However, like with any other destination, typical travel precautions should be taken. This includes avoiding empty streets late at night, not accepting invitations from strangers, and keeping an eye on personal belongings, particularly in crowded areas like markets or public transport.

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How safe is Hungary?

Safety at night:

Safety at night:Safe

Hungary, especially its capital, Budapest, is generally considered safe for female travelers walking alone at night. There are adequate street lights and a constant police presence in most areas. However, it's sensible to remain cautious and avoid less populated or unlit areas just like you would in any foreign city. While public transportation is generally safe, there could be occasional instances of petty theft. Therefore, please stay alert and keep your belongings secure at all times.
Public transportation:

Public transportation:Safe

Hungary's public transportation, particularly in Budapest, is relatively safe. Buses, trams, and the metro run frequently and are generally reliable. However, like many popular tourist cities, occasional pickpocketing incidents can occur so it's advisable to always keep an eye on your belongings.
Street harassment:

Street harassment:Low

In Hungary, particularly in the larger cities like Budapest, street harassment is relatively low. Women generally feel safe walking alone during both day and night. However, like anywhere in the world, being cautious and aware of your surroundings is important, especially at night and in less crowded areas. Maintain vigilance, but overall, Hungary is generally friendly to solo female travelers.
Petty crimes:

Petty crimes:Low

Hungary, in general, is a safe country for travelers. Petty crimes like pickpocketing or purse-snatching are relatively low, especially when compared with other European countries. However, crowded tourist areas and public transportation can be the hot spots for such activities. As a solo female traveler, it's recommended to be aware of your surroundings, keep your belongings close, and avoid displaying high-value items in public.
Tap water:

Tap water:Very safe

Tap water in Hungary is considered high quality and completely safe to drink. With rigorous water treatments in place, you can confidently consume water straight from the tap without worrying about potential health hazards. It meets or surpasses all safety standards required for drinking water, and locals and tourists alike drink it without hesitation.

Is Hungary safe to travel?

4.4 /5

Based on 4 experiences

Büşra

Büşra (22)

Turkey

Couple travel experience

Budapest was a very beautiful place for me. I literally fell in love with the city. It was very safe. transportation is easy. Even while walking on the streets, I felt like I was in a completely different place. It's also a cheap place so you can try Budapest dishes. Also if you have advice to stay as a hostel , i recommend you Flow Space hostel. You will never regret to go there because this hotel is literally for travallers. There is hostel events such a free food , movie room.i went there in march maybe it’s also be the reason why it’s cheap but if you are looking for hostel i sincerely can recommend for you

Posted: April 24, 2024Experienced: April, 2024
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Solo travel experience

I liked Budapest very much, it is a very safe place. Yes, there are always you there, but they don't do much harm. Even if you are a girl, you can go out and have fun until late at night. The thermal baths here are very famous and very beautiful. There are a lot of extremely beautiful night entertainment venues. The food is cheap, but in terms of clothes. very expensive a little expensive

Posted: March 31, 2024
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Solo travel experience

Travel itinerary: 3 days in Budapest Safety: I felt incredibly safe in Budapest. I had a backpack with me while sightseeing and wore slightly more elegant jewelry, but I never had any problems or concerns. Recommendations: Public transportation in Budapest is absolutely fine, cheap and efficient.

Posted: September 25, 2022
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Is Hungary safe for women?

Dorka

Dorka

Hungary is my home country. I love it really historical,good food,wine,music and thermal pools🥰. I really recommend to visit in winter Christmas time or in summer our famous lake Balaton. I also recommend to use more the puclic transport during the hours when more people on it just in case. I never had any problems but you can never be enough careful😉.

Posted: March 22, 2024
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I lived there for a long time. Ofc there is some dangerous streets or people also but for traveler I don’t think so will go that much different streets so it’s safe and you can have too much fun in this country.

Posted: February 18, 2024
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Is Hungary safe right now?

Before your visit to Hungary, it's essential to check travel advisories for Hungary, including your home country's official travel advisory. These advisories can provide up-to-date information on safety, health, and any specific considerations for travelers.
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United States Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The United States government advises to exercise normal precautions in Hungary. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: July 26, 2023
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Canada's Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The Canadian Government advises taking normal security precautions in Hungary. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: May 6, 2024
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Australia's Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The Australian Government advises exercising normal safety precautions in Hungary. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: May 6, 2024

Is Hungary worth visiting?

Overall rating

3.5 /5

based on 4 experiences

Solo travel experience

Budapest is charming and not to be missed. I adored Lake Balaton, the recreation and cooler temperatures, as well as the vineyards.

Posted: August 5, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Meet locals in Hungary

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Cansel

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Hello, I’m Cansel and I’m 26. I’m biochemist. I’m from Turkey but I’m volunteer in Szekszard so I live in Hungary. I love trip and meeting new people. I need to cheap places while traveling so I’m here :) If you came Hungary you can stay with me :)

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Rojda

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I am from Istanbul, Turkey and doing my erasmus in Budapest until end of June. I am open to organize trip, hosting in both Turkey and Budapest, being a guest in different countries, giving local advise, showing around. I love hiking, clubbing, exploring new cities, trying traditional foods. Currently i am seeking for cheap flights and arranging spontaneous trips :)

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Cansel

Szekszárd

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3 days

About me

Hello, I’m Cansel and I’m 26. I’m biochemist. I’m from Turkey but I’m volunteer in Szekszard so I live in Hungary. I love trip and meeting new people. I need to cheap places while traveling so I’m here :) If you came Hungary you can stay with me :)

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Rojda

Budapest

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3 days

About me

I am from Istanbul, Turkey and doing my erasmus in Budapest until end of June. I am open to organize trip, hosting in both Turkey and Budapest, being a guest in different countries, giving local advise, showing around. I love hiking, clubbing, exploring new cities, trying traditional foods. Currently i am seeking for cheap flights and arranging spontaneous trips :)

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Dilliany

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Hi! : ) I’m from Brazil, Rio de Janeiro. I’m open to meeting up and showing around. I love traveling and getting to know different cultures and people from all over the world. Now I’m planning my next solo trip around Croatia, Albania, Montenegro, and Hungary. It would be awesome meeting locals and having places do stay.

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Safety in Hungary