Fogadtatás! Welcome to our expat community in Budapest! As a platform created to serve expatriates around the globe, InterNations can help you overcome the difficulties associated with moving to another country. Many expats in Budapest have utilized the wide variety of resources available on our platform while relocating to the Hungarian capital, getting used to life in the city, or both. It might be a very different experience living and working in Budapest, but you certainly won't be on your own. By joining InterNations, you will find answers to all the questions that concern you about your relocation. You can learn about life in Budapest, the best districts to live in, the transport network, the schooling system, and much more. Experienced members are on hand to respond to your queries and help out a fellow expat during what can be a very daunting period of time. InterNations is your entry into Budapest's international community — a way to overcome the language barrier and to discover the Hungarian way of life.
With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Abu Dhabi or Amsterdam.
Attend our monthly events and activities for Budapest expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.
Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Budapest expat forums.
Budapest has a fascinating history and culture, forever to be shaped by the events of the 20th century when it spent over 40 years behind the Iron Curtain. The second city of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and one of the most beautiful in Europe, it was part of the Communist Bloc up until the fall of the Berlin Wall. Yet beyond the tower blocks, Budapest retains much of its fine architecture, influenced by various styles. As the economy has revived over the last 25 years, the capital has regained its cosmopolitan spirit, making it a welcoming city to visitors and expats from abroad. Dominated by the magnificent Buda Castle, which sits on the banks of the Danube, Budapest is a stunning urban center. But more so, it is an exciting place to be — an artsy paradise where there is always something going on. Visitors may come to explore the old town, the Turkish baths, the parks and fine boulevards, but they find much more than the historical landmarks and vibrant nightlife. They discover a forward-thinking city, with sprawling suburbs and excellent transport links — a cultural melting pot, with a warm climate, in the heart of Eastern Europe. More people are choosing to move to the Hungarian capital, recognizing a world of opportunities for both work and life.
InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 420 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Singapore or Beijing, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.
InterNations is a unique community of members who've first gone through an approval process. The platform is built on trust, polite behavior and respect, meaning you can interact in a safe and secure environment. You can seek help and advice from other members who have already settled in Budapest, and get involved in the many social events and activities ongoing in the city. Whether you want to explore the city's fine art, eat out with fellow expats, explore the local jazz scene, or play table tennis, with the InterNations Groups in Budapest there is much to get involved in. Throughout Buda and Pest — whichever side of the river you choose to settle — our members have a thriving, active community. Plus, there's the larger events regularly organized by InterNations to consider, too. You will come across some interesting global minds, people who may just form the basis of your social circle in Budapest.