[2024 Latest Edition] Make your trip to Hungary more fun and comfortable! Special feature on recommended SIM cards!


For those of you planning a trip to Hungary, Jó napot! Are you getting ready for your trip? Hungary attracts many visitors with its many tourist attractions, including the beautiful night view of Budapest, cruises on the Danube River, historic hot springs and delicious cuisine. Having a good internet connection on-site makes your trip even more enjoyable. A smartphone is an essential item when traveling, whether you're posting photos on social media, using map apps, or searching for recommended restaurants and cafes. In this article, we'll introduce how to choose and use the best SIM card for your stay in Hungary. We'll bring you information to make your trip even more comfortable!

1. How to choose a SIM card for your stay in Hungary

Checking coverage and communication quality

Hungary's three main telecommunications operators, Magyar Telekom, Yettel Hungary and Vodafone Hungary, offer extensive coverage in urban areas as well as tourist destinations in the countryside, with reliable signal quality in major cities such as Budapest, Debrecen and Szeged.

Select your data plan and speed

Choose the right data plan depending on how much data you plan to use during your trip. Free Wi-Fi is often available in cafes and restaurants in Hungary, but we recommend a large data plan to enjoy the Internet comfortably on the go. If you plan to stream videos and post frequently to social media, we recommend this plan. On the other hand, if you plan to mainly use it for basic web browsing and checking emails, a plan with a smaller data amount will be fine.

Choose a rate plan

Choose a plan that offers the best cost performance depending on the length of your stay and the amount of data you will use. If you are staying for a short period of time, a daily plan is convenient. On the other hand, if you are staying for a long period of time or have a lot of data usage, a monthly plan is recommended.

2. Tips for choosing a SIM card in Hungary

Checking SIM card type and compatibility

To enjoy good communication during your stay in Hungary, it is very important to choose the right SIM card for your device. Besides traditional physical SIM cards (standard SIM, micro SIM, nano SIM), the use of eSIM is becoming more widespread in modern devices. Major Hungarian telecommunications operators also support eSIM, making this an especially convenient option for tourists. Before you travel, we recommend that you check which type of SIM card your smartphone supports and, if necessary, prepare a pin or adapter to open the SIM card tray.

3. How do I get a SIM card in Hungary?

Where to buy a SIM card

To purchase a SIM card in Hungary, you can get one at Ferenc Liszt International Airport or at carrier shops in the center of major cities such as Budapest. If you want to use the Internet immediately on the first day of your trip, it is convenient to purchase one at the airport. At carrier shops, staff will assist you with activation, so you can purchase with peace of mind. Identification is required when purchasing a SIM card. Presentation of your passport is a mandatory requirement at carrier shops, so be sure to bring it with you.

Recommended SIM cards for Hungary

■ Magyar Telekom Nyrt SIM

Magyar Telekom Nyrt is a major telecommunications service provider in Hungary. The prepaid SIM is called "Domino Fix" and comes in two plans: one that is valid for 120 days, has a 1GB limit, and costs 990Ft (forints), and one that is valid for 366 days, has a 2GB limit, and costs 1990Ft.

■ Yettel Hungary SIM

Yettel Hungary is the second largest telecommunications operator in Hungary, which changed its name from Telenor in 2022. The communication environment in the country is very well developed, offering the fastest 4G and 5G networks. If you are staying for less than a week, the prepaid plans for tourists are a good deal. There are plans such as a 3000Ft plan that is valid for 5 days and can be used up to 3GB, and a 6000Ft plan that is valid for 5 days and can be used up to 10GB.

■ Vodafone Hungary SIM

Vodafone, an international brand, is widely used in Hungary and offers prepaid plans that are convenient for travelers. They are especially known for their stable and fast data communication. The prepaid plan called TUTI100 is valid for 30 days and offers 100MB free. If you need more data, you can purchase more through the app.

Tips for using a SIM card in Hungary

Where to get a SIM card and how to prepare it

To use a SIM card smoothly while you are in Hungary, it is essential to prepare in advance. SIM cards can be purchased at Budapest Airport or carrier shops in major cities. When purchasing, you will be asked to show your passport as identification, so be sure to bring it with you. Also, having local currency on hand will make the purchase process go more smoothly. Activation can take some time, so if you want to use it immediately after arriving, we recommend getting ready early.

Choose your data plan

To use data comfortably in Hungary, it is important to choose a data plan that suits your usage style. If you use a Japanese smartphone as is, you may incur high international roaming charges, so it is a good idea to use a prepaid plan offered by a local carrier. Consider the amount of data and communication speed, and choose a plan that suits your needs, such as using social media or watching videos.

Check the SIM card size

It's also important to check in advance what size SIM card is suitable for the smartphone you will be using. Nano SIMs are the norm for the latest smartphones, but older models may require a micro SIM or standard SIM. It's a good idea to check the size of the SIM card that will fit your device before you travel, and prepare the necessary pin and a way to store your original SIM card in advance.

Check the SIM lock status of your smartphone

If your smartphone is SIM-locked by a specific carrier, you may not be able to use a Hungarian SIM card. Please check the SIM-lock status of your smartphone before traveling and unlock it if necessary. Unlocking the SIM can take time, so we recommend that you do so as soon as possible.

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Make your trip to Hungary more comfortable! Why we recommend "eSIM"

■What are the benefits of eSIM?

If you are planning a trip to Hungary, we highly recommend eSIM as a means of communication. Unlike conventional physical SIM cards, eSIM (embedded SIM) is a digital SIM built into a smartphone or tablet. With eSIM, you don't need to physically replace your SIM card, and you can immediately use local communication services by simply completing a few simple steps online. Renting a Wi-Fi router requires the hassle of carrying it around, charging it, and returning it, but with eSIM, all of this troublesome work is unnecessary. In addition, it is safe to use in terms of security, so you won't need to use free Wi-Fi. This is sure to make your trip even more comfortable and enjoyable. Enjoy your trip to Hungary to the fullest using the next generation communication method "eSIM"!

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When traveling to Hungary, an eSIM is the best means of communication as it can be set up quickly and easily. In this article, we have introduced the benefits of an eSIM when staying in Hungary, how to obtain one, and some important points to keep in mind when using it. On your next trip to Hungary, be sure to use the comfortable and convenient VOYAGE eSIM eSIM to make your trip even more stress-free. We hope that your trip to Hungary will be a wonderful one. Jó utat! (Have a good trip!)