BP Transfer Ticket

If you do not want to pay for two seperate transport rides (350 HUF each ride/ticket), you can buy a Transfer Ticket (530 HUF) valid for two rides between metro trains, buses, trams and so on.

Budapest Transfer Ticket

Your first trip is valid for 100 minutes and your second trip (the transfer) is valid for 80 minutes, but your transfer must be taken within the first 100 minutes. See the BKK Transport T&Cs.

Bureau De Change

Correct Change has excellent exchange rates.

Correct Change

It's worth taking a tram/bus to one of their bureaus as you will still receive more money than bank and atm exchange rates for example.

Stationery Shop

Printker Office Land is a stationery shop that sells a large assortment of office stationery and arts/crafts utensils.

Printker Stationery Shop

I bought some nice waste paper baskets from there because I could not find them in Tesco, etc.

Pet Supermarket

Fressnapf is the main Pet Shop in Hungary - 1134 Budapest, Váci Út 19 - E-mail - Website - GPS: N 47 31.241 E 19 03.721GPS - FB - MOB: 06 30 357 4954. Open: 8am - 8pm, Mon-Sun.

Fressnapf Pet Shop

Fressnapf do not sell animals - They sell pet food, housing, toys and accessories only.


If you need a one-off laundrette wash whilst in Hungary, try Bubbles Laundrette WebsiteBubbles laundrette.

Bubbles Laundrette

At 1,300 HUF for a 11Kg wash and 1,700 HUF for a 16Kg 37 Min dry, I think their prices are reasonable for one-off ocassions.

Useful Lifestyle Contact Details And Website Links

Leisure - Office - Hairdresser - Watch Repair - Stationery

On this web page is a list of website links and contact details of professionals and shops you might want to consider visiting/contacting for the purpose of staying in Budapest for a while and/or recommending to your potential tenants/tourists.

When I first went to Budapest I wondered where I could find a good hairdresser, bicycle shop, book shop, stationer, watch repairer and so on. After trial and error, and some help from Tünde, I found the shops and services I needed (below). Hopefully you will find these resources as useful as me.

Alexandra (Book Shop)

1061 Budapest, Andrássy Út 39, Hungary
TEL: 06 1 484 8000
E-mail  -  Website  -  Facebook  -  GPS: N 47 30.222 E 19 03.691GPS Map

Monday - Sunday: 10am - 8pm

Alexandra Bookstore (Alexandra Könyvesház), dotted around Budapest, is where I bought a Map Of BudapestCity Map Of Budapest from, for 990 HUF (£2.64). Get the city map version, as opposed to the standard street map version, as it shows tourist locations/landmarks. Incidently, you might think maps are sold everywhere, especially in the city centre, but they are not!

Budapest Nyomda (Print Shop)

1077 Budapest, Wesselényi Utca 61, Hungary
FAX: 06 1 787 0933
MOB: 06 20 473 0059
TEL: 06 1 787 0932
E-mail  -  Website  -  Facebook  -  GPS: N 47 30.155 E 19 04.359GPS Map

Monday - Thursday: 9am - 4:30pm
Friday: 9am - 3:30pm

Whether you need commercial printing done (i.e. leaflets for your self-employed business) or just basic stationery needs (i.e. photos, calendar, photocopies, envelopes and printing), Budapest Nyomda (located in District 7) is a print shop that can do many things at affordable prices.

Other Print Shops: Copy Guru  -  Mini Copy  -  Copy General. The Budafoki Út branch (14 Budafoki Út - Budapest District 11) of Copy Guru is open on a Sunday (9:30am - 7:30pm).

Asia Diszkont Kft (Discount Mini-Supermarket)

1054 Budapest, Bajcsy-Zsilinszky Út 66, Hungary
TEL: 06 30 898 9499
Website  -  Facebook  -  GPS: N 47 30.436 E 19 03.284GPS Map

Monday - Saturday: 9am - 7pm

This place is great and has friendly staff. They sell branded goods at discoounted prices. As an example, I bought a Coca-Cola from the city centre for 350 HUF but here I got it for 170 HUF only. Chocolates were much cheaper than in the UK too. Brand name cosmestics and household goods were also greatly discounted.

Budapest Discount Mini-Supermarket

Definitely visit this place as a tourist or as a resident if you want serious discounts

Decathlon (Sports Shop)

1066 Budapest, Nyugati Tér 1-2, Hungary
TEL: 06 1 920 1020
E-mail  -  Website  -  Facebook  -  GPS: N 47 30.586 E 19 03.335GPS Map

Monday - Saturday: 10am - 9pm
Sunday: 10am - 6pm

This place is great for those needing personal gym equipment in their home, such as dumbbells and weights. It is where I bought my set of 10KG Dumbbells, sold in a nice hard plastic carry case, for 11,800 HUF (£31.46). It worked out cheaper to get the set rather than individual weights, but obviously if you need individual weights.....

Decathlon Sports Shop Budapest

Decathlon is a great place to buy personal/household sports equipment

Running machines, weight benches, stair masters, skipping ropes and sports clothing are among the items you can buy in-store. They do a range of mountain bikes too.