Compare Exchange Rates to Buy Hungarian Forint (HUF)

Because every company has different rates to buy Hungarian forint (HUF) with Australian dollars, finding the best deal can be a minefield. We bring together all your options, highlight the fees and rates per money exchange, and show you the best possible deals.

Buy Hungarian Forint online (HUF) at the best exchange rates in Australia
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Where to buy Hungarian forint in Australia?

You can buy Hungarian forint (HUF) from a few places in Australia that offer currency exchange. It is a rarer currency to exchange to Australian dollars. Places you can make cash transactions and buy Hungarian forint include online, in-store at money exchangers, banks, Australia Post and the airport.

To find out exactly where you can buy Hungarian forint, you can use our handy city and suburb guides, just click on the links below:

What currency is used in Hungary?

In Hungary currency is called forint. The currency is represented by the symbol Ft.

Notes: Ft500, Ft1000, Ft2000, Ft5000, Ft10000 and Ft20000

Coins: Ft5, Ft10, Ft20, Ft50, Ft100 and Ft200

Hungarian banknotes have different colours. Ft500 is red, Ft1000 is blue, Ft2000 is brown, Ft5000 is yellow, Ft10000 is purple and Ft20000 is green.

What is the best currency to take to Budapest?

Hungarian forint is the best currency to take to Budapest. Cash and cards are popular in Budapest. When paying for meals, in shops and accommodation, debit card, credit cards, will be accepted as well as cash.

It's important to remember not all supermarkets, train stations and bus stations do not accept debit card and credit cards so it is best to carry smaller notes at all times.

What currency is used in Hungary?

When is the best time to buy Hungarian forint?

When is the best time to buy Hungarian forint?

Find the best time to buy Hungarian forint with Australian dollars with our rate tracker. It keeps track of the HUF to AUD or AUD to HUF exchange rate and emails you when the exchange rate gets to the rate you chose to buy Hungarian forint.

The huf to aud exchange rate average is close to 0.0047 over the past 10 years. The high was in 0.0053 in early 2020 and the low was 0.0039 in late 2011. Currently it's 0.0044, so Ft10,000 could buy you $44 at the best exchange rate.

The aud to huf exchange rate average is close to 208, over the past 10 years. The high 256 in late 2011 and the low was in early 2020 at 187. Currently it's 227, so $100 could buy you Ft122,700 at the best exchange rate.


How to buy Hungarian forint in Australia?

How to buy Hungarian forint in Australia

Buying Hungarian forint in Australia is relatively easy.

  1. Take your valid photo id (driver’s license or passport) with you.
  2. Bring your preferred payment method. Most places accept cash, debit card and credit card to pay for your Hungarian forint.
  3. Ask for the Hungarian forint amount and the money exchanger will let you know how much Australian dollars you need to pay.
  4. Make your payment in Aussie dollars and receive your Hungarian forint.

Our most frequently asked questions

Why should I choose The Currency Shop?

Many people are not aware of the true cost of transferring money. But it is pretty standard to lose up to 8% of your money each time you transfer money internationally, depending on your method. We think this is far too much. That’s why we help you find the best way to transfer your money and avoid those costly hidden fees and charges. And it works. On average, we save our customers $4,000 each year.

How does it work?

It’s pretty simple. Whether you need travel money or would like to transfer money overseas we just need a little info to point you in the right direction. First, you tell us what you are looking for then we compare hundreds of providers to find the best deal for your current situation. We’ll highlight all the available options and recommend the best one for you. You can then decide which option you prefer, and click through to their site to secure the deal.

Is it safe?

Yes. The Currency Shop holds an Australian Financial Services Licence (462269) and is a member of the Financial Ombudsman Service. We closely vet our providers and only partner with the largest, safest and most trusted money transfer companies in the world. That just makes sense.

What does it cost?

The Currency Shop does not charge you. Instead, we receive a referral fee from the banks and money transfer companies that we are partnered with. This does not affect the price you pay.

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Last updated
February 4th, 2021