Hungarian visa for Swiss citizens

A visa is NOT required for Swiss passport holders visiting Hungary for a short-term stay: Freedom of movement.

Visa requirements:

Visa type Purposes Visa requirements Allowed stay
Tourist visa For Swiss citizens to enter Hungary for a short-term tourism purpose. Not required Freedom of movement
Evisa Hungary e-visa for Swiss citizens Not Available
Visa on arrival Hungary visa on arrival for Swiss citizens Not Available

Hungary tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding Swiss passport that is valid for six months beyond the period of the intended stay in Hungary.
  • Proof of onward travel (departure) from Hungary.

If you are looking for Hungary visa information, such as available types of visas, or how to apply from Switzerland, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of Hungary nearest your place of residence.

  • Bern: The Embassy of Hungary in Bern, Switzerland (Working hours: Close now. Open in 5 hours 15 minutes)
  • Geneva: The Consulate General of Hungary in Geneva, Switzerland (Working hours: Close now. Open in 5 hours 15 minutes)
  • Zug: The Consulate General of Hungary in Zug, Switzerland (Working hours: Close now. Open in 5 hours 15 minutes)
  • Basel: The Consulate General of Hungary in Basel, Switzerland (Working hours: Close now. Open in 5 hours 15 minutes)

Hungary visa applications & requirements (For reference purposes only, please visit the nearest Hungary diplomatic mission offices to Switzerland for guidance)

Tourism Statistics Chart

The line chart shows the number of visitors from Switzerland traveling to Hungary from 2008 to 2018.

Year Number of visitors (Switzerland) estimated Change (%)
2008 113,701 N/A
2009 116,848 2.77%
2010 122,679 4.99%
2011 132,225 7.78%
2012 133,554 1.01%
2013 137,050 2.62%
2014 156,606 14.27%
2015 184,676 17.92%
2016 196,790 6.56%
2017 203,627 3.47%
2018 226,421 11.19%

References: UNWTO.org, World Bank and multiple sources. (This data is for informational purposes only. Please see our disclaimer page for more information.)

Hungary & Switzerland comparison

Hungary's area is approximately 90,530 km2 (34,953 sq mi), while the area of Switzerland is approximately 39,516 km2 (15,257 sq mi). This means Switzerland is 2.29 times smaller than Hungary.

As of January 2022, Hungary's population is ~9.5 million people - 401,654 more people than the population of Switzerland.

We have highlighted Hungary & Switzerland’s relative positions on world's map for your reference.

Hungary Switzerland Difference
Population (est 2022) 9,494,934 9,093,280 401654 more people live in Hungary than Switzerland
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 131 146 Hungary has 15 fewer diplomatic representations abroad compared with Switzerland.
Travel freedom (2022) 141 142 Hungary passport holders visit 1 fewer countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 112 268 Hungarian hosts 156 fewer foreign missions than Switzerland.

Frequently asked questions, answered

How many visitors from Switzerland travel to Hungary in one year?

The number of visitors from Switzerland visiting Hungary in 2018 was approximately 226,421.

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