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Driving, Car, Roads

Speed limits:

  • 130 km/h on motorways
  • 110 km/h on dual carriage ways
  • 90 km/h on other roads
  • 50 km/h in built-up areas
  • Drinking and driving is illegal. Your blood-alcohol level must be 0.00%
  • When driving, use your seat belts and the headlights.

Hungary has excellent highway connections, making it easy to get to many other cities throughout Europe. There are more than 60 entry points into the country.

Hungarian roads:

  • Motorways: link Budapest with
  • Lake Balaton (M7)
  • Vienna via Győr (M1)
  • Miskolc and Debrecen (M3)
  • Szeged via Kecskemét (M5).

To use the Hungarian highways you have to pay a fee. Highway stickers can be purchased at petrol stations and at some kiosks.

  • National highways are numbered by a single digit and run out mostly from Budapest
  • Secondary and tertiary roads have two or three digits.

Fuels of 95, 98 (unleaded) and 100 octane as well as diesel are widely available.
Third-party insurance is compulsory. If your car is registered in the EU, it is assumed you have it. Other motorists must be able to show a Green Card or will have to buy insurance at the border.

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