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A Student Guide to Budapest

October 26th, 2021


Welcome to your new life as a student in Budapest! We're crazy about this city, and we're sure you will be too! Not sure where to start in your new home? No worries! We've put together this student guide to Budapest just for you!


friends clinking bottles


Budapest Basics

Let's start with the basics!

Wondering how to get around? The good news about public transportation in Budapest is that as a student, you get a discount! You can buy a monthly transportation pass (which covers buses, trams, trolleys, and boats) for 3,450 HUF (~ € 10) or a semester pass for 16,200 HUF (~ € 50).

tram and busses at a public transport station

Of course, apartment hunting will be high on your list. There are plenty of Facebook groups specifically made to help you find student accommodation in Budapest. Find out more here!  

And we know student life requires being kind to your wallet, so we have some tips to help you see Budapest on a budget. In the meantime, get to know the city, whether that's through a scavenger hunt walking tour, or even a guided ride on MonsteRollers.

Meeting People

Now that you're all settled, it's time to meet all the people you'll make memories of a lifetime with! Don't be afraid to show up alone to a boat party or pub crawl --these events are made for you! And when it comes to making friends in Budapest, try putting yourself out there at one of the gyms, expat bars , or classic ruin bars in Budapest.

group posing in front of parliament at night

It's time for you to make the most of student life in Budapest! You've met other students in Budapest, you can all get together for some group activities! Try your hand at an escape room, or even Paintball or ax throwing! And of course, don't miss out on some of the best parties in Budapest.

thermal bath party light show

Looking for a Job?

Our partner company, PartyBookers, is always looking at applications for party promoters and guides! If you'd like to take people on pub crawls, boat parties, and party for free, take a look at their job listings!


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