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Driving in Budapest with an American drivers license

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Driving in Budapest with an American drivers license

I am visiting Budapest in early Sept. I was wondering if I need to get an international driver license?

I have US --> California driver license.

Also can I easily rent a car with the same driver license if I don't need to have the international one?

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1. Re: Driving in Budapest with an American drivers license

It doesn't matter what type of licence you have, just don't do it! A car in Budapest is an expensive and inconvenient hindrance.

If you must dRive, then you will need an IDP.

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2. Re: Driving in Budapest with an American drivers license

See:

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g274881-i262-k4577…

Just bite the bullet and get one is the short answer.

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3. Re: Driving in Budapest with an American drivers license

Gcek: OP didn't say was just staying in B-pest. Could be a long walk if visiting the countryside.

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4. Re: Driving in Budapest with an American drivers license

Of course, the last thing you want in B-pest, rental or otherwise, is a car. Worse than a California beach town. Taxis and public transit are the way to go

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5. Re: Driving in Budapest with an American drivers license

yep. the purpose was to head to the countryside for a day and not in the city.

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6. Re: Driving in Budapest with an American drivers license

Thanks for the link. I got the answer. I try for IDP. thanks agan

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7. Re: Driving in Budapest with an American drivers license

Hire a car and driver so you can spend your time looking out the side window.. Not outrageously expensive.

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8. Re: Driving in Budapest with an American drivers license

Bobandco: Unless you are young and/or like to drive, as oppossed to old and lazy and have money to burn.

Edited: 28 August 2011, 20:23
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9. Re: Driving in Budapest with an American drivers license

old and lazy and money to burn.

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10. Re: Driving in Budapest with an American drivers license

Isn't that a Springsteen song?