Using Starling in Hungary 🇭🇺


#1

I am off to Hungary :hungary: over the weekend for a family visit. This will be my first trip with Starling.

Just wondering, has anyone experienced any issues in Hungary with Starling card (acceptence etc…). Any tips?


#2

Most ATMs are magstrip rather than chip, but card acceptance is high and I doubt you will have any major problems. If doing a contactless transaction of HUF 5000 or above it will probably ask for a pin (that is contactless and pin, you will not need to insert card if it asks for pin when doing contactless).


#3

Cheers @MIROW I’ll try to post my findings on my return.


#4

Have a great time. I enjoyed the food and architecture and found the people friendly.


#5

I go there every year at least twice (Family) :slight_smile:

This will be the first time I will rely on Starling there though hence looking for advice.


#6

Hi, did this all work out alright? I’m heading off to Hungary at the weekend and can’t find much info online about using Starling.


#7

Hey sorry forgot to update. So it was all good for me. I used in easyJet, BA and at loads of places with Android Pay or Chip n PIN.
If you are going stay in Hungary for few days I would recommend getting this App from Hungarian Bank, OTP.

You can register with your Starling card and then with this App you can pay for parking :parking: , motorway :motorway: tolls, Cinema :cinema: and also can use as an additional contactless payment App. This has some other features as well but didn’t get time to use all on offer.


#8

Great tip…thanks for your contribution