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Hungary vs Wales: UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier

Travel advice for British fans travelling to Budapest for the Hungary v Wales football match on Tuesday 11 June 2019.

Hungary vs Wales: UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier

Date: Tuesday 11 June 2019

Venue: Groupama Arena Budapest IX. district

Kick off: 20.45 local time

Passports, visas and insurance

See the information and advice in our travel advice for Hungary and check with your airline about your passport/ID requirements well before you travel.

If you are a British national you don’t need a visa to travel to Hungary.

Remember to bring your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) with you. This covers emergency treatment only and does not cover repatriation. does not cover all medical treatment or repatriation, So we recommend that you also take out travel insurance before coming to Hungary - even if you’re only going for one night - it could save you a lot of money if you get into difficulties.

Carry your passport securely at all times. You must be able to show some form of photo ID if requested. A photocopy is not acceptable. Keep a copy of your passport in a safe place separate from your real passport. If you lose your passport while in Hungary you will need to apply for an Emergency Travel Document online which costs £100.

Getting to the stadium

The Hungarian public transport website BKK can show you public transport options for getting to the stadium. Public transport tickets cost 350 HUF per journey and need to be validated on the bus/tram or at the entrance to any metro station. You can be fined approx. 16000 HUF for not validating your ticket. You can buy tickets at vending machines located at some bus/tram stops and in metro stations.

From the city centre

M3 metro line (blue)

Take the blue line from Deák Ferenc tér (square) metro station and get off at Nagyvárad tér station. Walk approximately 10 minutes down on Üllői út (road), the Stadium is on the right.

Please note:The M3 (blue) metro line is under renovation between Nagyvárad tér station and Köbánya Kispest station. Replacement buses operate along this route. The bus stops are located by the metro stations.

From the airport

Taxi: A taxi from the airport to the stadium will cost about 6000 HUF. Bus: Bus 200E runs from the airport on an extended route, the ticket costs 350 HUF for that line. Take the bus at the airport to Népliget bus stop, the Stadium is across the street.

At the match

The stadium is called the Groupama Arena. It’s the national stadium, situated in the centre of Budapest with a capacity of 22,000. You won’t be allowed to enter the stadium without a ticket. Please arrive well before kick-off. As in the UK you may be searched on the way into the stadium. Any dangerous or banned items will be removed eg. knives and drugs.

Please co-operate fully with any security instructions on the evening. It is not permitted to take alcohol into the stadium. Visiting supporters may be asked to remain in the stadium after the match to allow the home fans to disperse.

Further information

In the event of an emergency out of normal working hours or if you have lost your passport please contact the British Embassy on 00 36 1 266 2888. You will be transferred to our Global Response Centre who will assist you and, if necessary, will put you in touch with our staff on the ground.

The address of the British Embassy in Budapest:

Budapest 1022
Füge utca 5-7
Tel no: 00 36 1 266 2888

Emergency services numbers

All emergency services can be contacted on 112.

Tips

As in any other city beware of pickpockets and bag snatchers at airports, railway stations, around the city centre and when using public transport - only carry what you need and leave spare cash and valuables in hotel safety deposits.

Hungary is normally a safe place to visit. If you take all the relevant precautions and plan your trip, then you have a better chance of having a stress free visit. Have a safe and enjoyable trip to Hungary and enjoy the match.

Published 7 June 2019