This is just a small sampling of currency exchange places around the city. There are dozens more; too many to put here.

The worst place is any transportation hub. All of the exchange booths at the airports and all of the train stations are operated by the same company: InterChange. Why lose money immediately on your arrival by getting a poor rate when you can get money from an ATM machine?

As I was walking around Váci u., the main tourist shopping area, there was an exchange place every other three storefronts. It had never occurred to me there were so many, because I never really needed them. Váci u. is the second worst place you can exchange currency.

Any time you see an Arany Pók clothing store with their distinctive forest green and honey gold signs, chances are there is a currency exchange in or near the store. These locations will have some of the best rates.

Another word of caution is that if someone approaches you on the street to change money, it is illegal and you may be arrested. There is no guarantee the money is not counterfeit.

Be a smart traveller, go here and use this tool that is included in your membership, so you are not totally flummoxed when you are standing in front of an ATM.

Name

Address/Telephone

Hours

Gold Change - Valutaváltás 

VII. Erzsébet körút 8

Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm; Saturday 9am to 3pm

Ibusz Currency Exchange

V. József Attila u. 20

317-0532

Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Chequepoint

V. Vörösmarty tér 2

266-0846

Daily 8:30am to 9p

Valutaváltás - H and M Change

V. Váci u. 7

Monday to Friday 9am to 7pm; Saturday 9:30am to 3pm

Western Union

V. Váci u. 10

Daily 8:15am to 9:30p

Exclusive Change Western Union

V. Sütő utca 2

Monday to Saturday 9am to 9pm; Sunday 9am to 7pm

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