Post

The Hungarian Postal Service (Magyar Posta; www.posta.hu) has improved greatly in recent years, but the post offices themselves are usually fairly crowded and service can be slow. To beat the crowds, ask at kiosks, newsagents or stationery shops if they sell stamps (bélyeg).

Hungarian addresses start with the name of the recipient, followed on the next line by the postal code and city or town and then the street name and number. The Hungarian postal code consists of four digits. The first indicates the city or town (‘1’ is Budapest), the second and third the district (kerület) and the last the neighbourhood.

Conveniently located post offices:

Main post office In the centre of town.

Nyugati train station branch Just south of the station.

Keleti train station branch Most easily reached from platform 6.