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Useful traffic informations which you might need during your stay in Hungary.

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Traffic regulations

Remember, all traffic in Hungary drives on the right and overtakes on the left!  Headlight deflectors are advisable to prevent annoying oncoming drivers. Hungary uses the metric system, so distances are measured in kilometres (km), speeds in kilometres per hour (km/h) and fuel is sold in litres (l). Speed limits where not otherwise indicated: 
- roads in built-up areas 50 km/h (± 30 mph)
- main roads outside built-up areas 90 km/h (± 56 mph)
- trunk roads 110 km/h (± 68 mph) 
- motorways 130 km/h (± 81mph). 

Car-caravan combinations may drive 50 km/h (± 30 mph) in built-up areas, 70 km/h (± 43 mph) outside built-up areas, and 80 km/h (± 50 mph) on trunk roads and motorways. Unlike many European countries most intersections have signs which show who has priority; as in the UK; the ‘priority from the right’ rule hardly ever applies here. Official speed limits are shown on signs at border crossings. Dipped headlights are mandatory outside built-up areas. There is a total ban on driving with any alcohol in the blood (0%); if the slightest amount of alcohol can be detected you risk a heavy fine and having your licence confiscated. Only handsfree use of telephones is permitted. On level crossings you must drive at walking pace.
Take note: the centre of Budapest is only accessible to commercial vehicles. 

 

M1 
Törökbálint km 13

 

 

M7 
M7-M70 km 230


In Hungary there are 6 highways.

 

On these highways M1, M3, M5 and M7 you have to buy electonic toll vignettes

M1: Hegyeshalom (Rusovce)-Mosonmagyaróvár-Győr-Budapest

M3: Budapest-Füzesabony ( Eger, Mezőkövesd, Bogács)-Polgár

M5: Budapest-Kecskemét-Kiskunfélegyháza (under construction until Szeged)

M7: Budapest-Siófok-Zamárdi- Letenye (HR)

 

THE LEVEL OF THE MOTORWAY TOLL 

 The level of the toll depends on the category of the motor vehicle. The toll categories are as follows:

 a) D1 category: motorcycles and motor vehicles with a maximum total weight – including any kind of trailer – of 3.5 tons 

b) D2 category: motor vehicles and motor vehicles with attached trailers (long vehicles) having a maximum permissible total weight of more than 3.5 tons, but not more than 7.5 tons 

c) D3 category: motor vehicles and motor vehicles with trailers (long vehicles) having a maximum permissible total weight of more than 7.5 tons, but not more than 12 tons 

d) D4 category: all motor vehicles that do not fall in categories D1, D2 or D3. 

The 4-day toll for motorbikes is 50% of the 4-day toll for vehicles in category D1. 

The maximum permissible gross weight of a motor vehicle and its trailer is established on the basis of the official entry that appears in the vehicle registration papers.

The prices of authorisation (e-vignette) in HUF, including VAT, are as follows:

Price category

1 day


Weekly

Monthly

Annual

 

 


D1

 

   

2,950

4,780

37,200

D2

2,760

 

   

8,255

13,970

123,975

D3

2,760

 

   

12,600

20,370

184,985

D4

2,760

 

   

15,875

25,785

234,950

  

 

 

 

Highway M0 around Budapest is free of charge.

More info www.motorway.hu

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