If you want a city where you can enjoy both the old and new, then you should visit Budapest. Among the popular ancient buildings found here is the Great Synagogue. In order to enjoy all that Budapest has to offer, you need to plan your travel well. So, let us start from your arrival irrespective of the method you use.
As a popular tourist destination, the airports as well as bus and train stations are usually full of people. Such an environment cannot escape opportunists who would like to take advantage of unsuspecting victims. Therefore, keep a close eye on your luggage. If you have to attend to something before you check into your hotel, it is better to use baggage lockers at the airport unless there is a colleague taking care of them.
In case you do not know your way around, the easiest means of transport is a taxi cab. Spotting taxi cabs is easy, as they have yellow number plates. In addition, they often have the sign ‘TAXI’ in yellow on their roofs. You should receive a receipt showing your exact fare at the end of your journey. There should be a list of fares displayed within the taxi cab. The total fare will include the initial fare, per kilometer charge, and idle time fee. People usually add a gratuity of about 10% of the total fare if they enjoyed their journey.
The drivers often try to give directions about clubs or bars to visit. However, do not rely on this as they usually earn commissions for taking people to relatively costly places. Check at your hotel instead.
The public transport network in Budapest is well developed and the services are relatively cheap. It is therefore more cost effective to take either a bus or tram. Do not travel with a lot of money in such crowded places to avoid the risk of pick pocketing. Keep your items safely, where they cannot be accessed easily. Have some kind of picture ID handy, although it is better to leave your passport at your hotel.
Do not assume that you know your hotel well. Note down its name and address. You never know when you may need this, especially when you are exhausted at the end of a day full of activities.
One of the best ways of saving during your travels is to purchase a Budapest Card, which offers you unlimited travel on the public transportation vehicles for either 48 or 72 hours. The card also gives you either discounted or free entrance to many tourist destinations such as the museums. You can also purchase a variety of passes at the subway stations depending on your interests. You will find a price list that will help you make the best choice for you. Always keep your tickets until you leave the subway stations to avoid facing fines.
The few traveling tips will ensure that you enjoy your stay in Budapest.
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