What is the best currency exchange in Budapest in 2024

Best currency exchange in Budapest city center sarafi kiyani

This post is about the best place for currency exchange, either you are close to Deak Ferenc Ter or the Budapest city center.

You should visit Sarafi Kiani currency exchange Budapest as it is still the top money exchange in Budapest in 2024.

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Sarafi Kiani Exchange Old location

The official address for Kiani exchange is Budapest, 1075, Király u. 1b.It is located around 10 mins walk from the Deak Ferenc ter. However,as of September 2022, there has been a renovation work ongoing on the older address,and the office has moved to another location,some steps away.

Kiyani Exchange Budapest Old Shop
Kiyani Exchange Budapest Old Shop

This is one of the few currency exchanges in Budapest where anytime, any day of the year you visit, there will be a huge line of people who want to exchange currency.

You can get one of the best exchange rates in Budapest.

In 2024, you can definitely survive in Budapest by paying through your card, have a look at money exchange Budapest guide and what is Budapest currency.

Kiyani Exchange Budapest New Address

Due to the renovation work in old office, the new address of the Kiyani Exchange in Budapest is Kiraly Utca 6. which appears to be a barber shop. The office has been temporarily shifted to the new office until the renovation is finished. You will see the following notice at the old shop.

Kiyani Exchange Budapest New address
Kiyani Exchange Budapest New address

The new place for Kiyani currency exchange is at a walking distance of 30 seconds and on the opposite side of the street.The currency exchange can be easily identified with the long queue of people standing and waiting to exchange foreign currency.

Kiyani Exchange Budapest New shop
Kiyani Exchange Budapest New shop

Kiyani Exchange offered currencies

You can get quite a lot of currencies exchanged at Kiyani exchange Budapest. From Euro,GBP,USD, and major currencies,in 2024, there is now a possibility to exchange INR,KRW,RUB,TRY,and UAH to HUF directly at Kiyani exchange.

However,if you see a 000 in front of any currency, it means the currency is currently now available.

Kiyani Exchange Budapest rates
Kiyani Exchange Budapest rates

Experience at Kiani Exchange Budapest

The owner of Kiyani Exchange is quite polite and speaks English well. The amount of people standing in lines can show the trust in the rates for the exchange.

Once a friend who visits regularly for currency exchange was hopeful that during corona time, when there are no tourists, he might get lucky and get his currency exchange done in one go.But even during Covid times, he had to wait for 10 mins in line to get the currency exchange.

Kiani Exchange Budapest Opening times

Kiyani Exchange is open from Monday to Friday from 0900 to 1700. On Saturday the timing is from 0930 to 1600. Kiyani Exchange is closed on Sundays in Budapest.

Only one issue with timing is that the exchange is closed for one hour each day for the lunch break from 1200 to 1300.Hence,it better to visit before 1100 so that you can get in queue in time or after 1300,right after lunch time.

Kiyani Exchane Budapest Opening times
Kiyani Exchange Budapest Opening times

Exchange rates at Kiani Exchange Budapest

The currency exchange rate at Kiyani Exchange is very good, that you can even compare to any of your trusted currency conversion application,e.g. XE.You can even check it from the Google reviews if you search for Kiani Exchange Budapest, there are over 350 reviews with over 4.6 on average rating.

Best exchange Budapest

There is no doubt that in terms of rates, Kiani Exchange is the best exchange in Budapest. Either you want to convert your foreign currency to HUF or convert HUF to any foreign currency, the conversion rates offered are the best.

The only limitation is that it is not a 24 hour exchange and money can be only exchanged during the working hours. Second one is the lunch break and long queue, during which the visitors have to wait for sometime to get the best exchange rate.

Going to Budapest, most of the travelers will hardly bring any HUF with them, as HUF is hardly available in any other country’s local currency exchanges.At Budapest airport terminals, hotels, shops and even the currency dealers in most of Budapest places are a rip off, as they charge high commission along with a bad rate.

The mentioned shop is a must-go, if you are close to Budapest city center and want to exchange the currency, as paying in other currency may be coming with high conversion rates.