Hungarian visa for British citizens

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

Visa requirements:

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

Hungary tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding British 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 United Kingdom, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of Hungary nearest your place of residence.

  • London: The Embassy of Hungary in London, United Kingdom (Working hours: Close now)
  • Cardiff: The Consulate General of Hungary in Cardiff, United Kingdom (Working hours: Close now)
  • Edinburgh: The Consulate General of Hungary in Edinburgh, United Kingdom (Working hours: Close now)
  • Manchester: The Consulate General of Hungary in Manchester, United Kingdom (Working hours: Close now)

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

Tourism Statistics Chart

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

Year Number of visitors (United Kingdom) estimated Change (%)
2008 372,807 N/A
2009 380,338 2.02%
2010 365,275 -3.96%
2011 395,401 8.25%
2012 372,807 -5.71%
2013 395,401 6.06%
2014 395,401 0.00%
2015 351,165 -11.19%
2016 376,573 7.24%
2017 391,635 4.00%
2018 357,744 -8.65%

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

Hungary & United Kingdom comparison

Hungary's area is approximately 90,530 km2 (34,953 sq mi), while the area of United Kingdom is approximately 241,930 km2 (93,409 sq mi). This means United Kingdom is 2.67 times bigger than Hungary.

As of January 2022, Hungary's population is ~9.5 million people - 60,539,859 fewer people than the population of United Kingdom.

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

Hungary United Kingdom Difference
Population (est 2022) 9,514,784 70,054,643 60.5 million fewer people live in Hungary than United Kingdom
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 131 222 Hungary has 91 fewer diplomatic representations abroad compared with United Kingdom.
Travel freedom (2022) 141 139 Hungary passport holders can visit 2 more countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 112 348 Hungarian hosts 236 fewer foreign missions than United Kingdom.

Frequently asked questions, answered

How many visitors from United Kingdom travel to Hungary in one year?

The number of visitors from United Kingdom visiting Hungary in 2018 was approximately 357,744.

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