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How to Plan a Trip to China from Hungary


Those Hungarians who want to travel to China from Hungary, are likely to read China travel tips about how to plan a trip to China from Hungary. Here, we have such a tailor-made one for you, and hope it will give you help to plan your own trip to China.

Planning a trip to China from Hungary, you should consider 5 things seriously: when to visit China, how many days to stay in China, best places to visit in China(where to visit), how to apply for Chinese visa, how to get to China from Hungary. Moreover,  there are some supplementary information you may need, like China facts, China tour packages, and China travel tips.

Forbidden City
(Forbidden City/ Beijing)

China Facts for Hungarians

Here are some basic China facts for Hungarians who are planning a trip to China.

China location on a world map
(China location on a world map)

China capital city: Beijing

China language: Chinese

China time: UTC/GMT+8

China location: east of Asia, west of Pacific Ocean

Distance from Hungary to China: 6810 km

Flight time from Budapest Hungary to China: + 9 h

China currency: RMB in China mainland, HK dollars in Hong Kong

Payment in China: cash in RMB, credit card, Alipay, Wechat-pay, Paypal

China major enter cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong

China big cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Xian, Nanjing, Hangzhou

Emergency contact: 110 for police, 120 for medical emergency


When to Visit China

(Great Wall/ Beijing)

Best time to visit China: from April to October, it is suitable to plan a trip to China.

Golden time to visit China: September and October. It has cool weather for outdoor activities and indoor visit, and natural sceneries in this period in China are gorgeous.

Travel to China in spring(March-April-May):

China weather in spring: a bit cold in March, warm in April, and a little hot in May, with many rainy days from March to May.

Best places to visit in China in spring: Li River(Guilin), Dongchuan Red Land & Hani Terrace(Kunming), Tunxi Village(Huangshan), Daocheng Yading, Longmen Grottoes(Luoyang).

Travel to China in summer(June-July-August):

China weather in summer: hot from June to August, with some rainy days. In the south of China, it could be humid.

Best places to visit in China in summer: West Lake(Hangzhou), Qinghai Lake(Xining), Mount Huashan(Xian), Mount Wudang(Shiyan), Tiger Leaping Gorge(Lijiang), Zhangjiajie National Forest(Zhangjiajie).

Travel to China in autumn(September-October-November):

China weather in autumn: cool in September and October, with almost all sunny days. November may be a bit cold in north of China.

Best places to visit in China in autumn: Great Wall(Beijing), Jiuzhai Valley(Jiuzhaigou),Yangtze River Cruise(Chongqing to Yichang), Longji Rice Terrace(Guilin), Mount Huangshan(Huangshan).

Travel to China in winter(December-January-February):

China weather in winter: a bit cold in the south of China, with few rainy days, while much colder in the north of China, with some snowy days.

Best places to visit in China in winter: Harbin Ice and Snow World & China Snow Town(Harbin), Jade Dragon Snow Mountain(Lijiang).


Best Places to Visit in China

Where do you like to visit in China? China has so many choices for you, with numerous attractions which are pretty beautiful in four seasons. For saving you trouble in planning a trip to China, we have recommendations and pick best places to visit in China.

Li river
(Li River/ Guilin)

Best places to visit China: see specific information.

Best places to visit in China: Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Lijiang, Kunming, Guilin, Zhangjiajie, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Hong Kong

Top family trip destinations: Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong

Best natural sceneries to visit in China: Jiuzhai Valley, Longji Rice Terrace, Zhangjiajie National Forest, West Lake, Mount Huashan

Famous historical sites to visit in China: Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Warriors, Mogao Grottoes, Dali Ancient Town, Humble Administrator's Garden

Famous mountains to visit in China: Mount Huashan, Mount Huangshan, Mount Emei, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Meili Snow Mountain

Famous water towns in China: Zhouzhuang Water Town, Wuzhen Water Town, Tongli Water Town, Nanxun Water Town, Zhujiajiao Water Town

Beijing: known to the world as China's capital city, Beijing has attracted millions of foreign travelers to visit for historical and cultural sites and UNESCO World Heritage sites, such as Great Wall, Forbidden City, and Temple of Heaven.

Zhangjiajie: get its reputation for gorgeous mountain sceneries shot in Avatar, and loved by travelers for mountain ropes, mountain hilking, winding mountain roads, skywalk, and glass bridge.

Guilin: a time-honoured tourist city, beautiful and relaxing, attracting travelers come again and again. You could see lots of good reviews about travelling to Guilin and Yangshuo, and get China tour recommendations to Liver River, Longji Rice Terrace, and Yangshuo.

Top China Travel


How Many Days to Stay in China

For travelling to China from Hungary, you could have a short China trip or a long China trip. Usually  speaking, most foreign travelers would like to have a 5-7 days China tour, or a 10-15 days China tour.

Mount Huangshan
(Mount Huangshan)

For a 5-7 days China tour, you could visit 2-3 cities, or just visit 1 city. Regular city combinations of China tours are Shanghai+Huangshan, Guangzhou+Guilin(Zhangjiajie), Chengdu+Jiuzhaigou, Shanghai+Hangzhou+Suzhou, Beijing++Xian+Shanghai.

5-7 Days China tour itineraries:

For a 10-15 days China tour, you could visit 4 cities or more than 4 cities. For planning a long trip to China, you could book a China tour package, or make a private tour by picking several ideal destinations.

10-15 Days China tour itineraries:


Flight from Hungary to China

Considering Hungary is far away from China, flight fare for travelling to China from Hungary would be expensive, and it would take hours . It is better for Hungarians to buy flight ticket from Hungary to China as soon as possible.

flight from Hungary to China
(Flight from Hungary to China)

Best way from Hungary to China: flight.

Distance from Hungary to China: 6810 km.

Flight time from Hungary to China: +9 h.

Flight type from Hungary to China: connecting flights, nonstop flights.

China major arrival cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong.

Hungary major departure city: Budapest.

Flight from Budapest to China:

  Distance Flight Type Flight Time
Budapest → Beijing 7,336 km nonstop flight 9 h 25 min (21:10-12:35)
Budapest → Shanghai 8,341 km nonstop flight 10 h 30 min (12:30-05:00)
Budapest → Guangzhou 8,433 km connecting flight 13 h 50 min
Budapest → Hong Kong 8,562 km connecting flight 13 h 25 min


Apply Chinese Visa in Hungary

Chinese visa is required for travelling to China from Hungary, and applying for  Chinese visa is one of the most important things when you are planning a trip to China.

Chinese visa
(Chinese Visa)

Type of visa: tourist visa(L-visa)

Duration of stay: 30 days

Required materials:

  • Passport valid for at lest 6 months
  • Visa application form
  • Passport photocopy                                           
  • Photo (48mm×33mm)
  • Your China trip itinerary (both flight and hotel reservations) or invitation letter
  • Application fee

Visa fee: 19,000 Forint, +8,000 Forint for urgent, + 11,000 Forint for extra urgent

Time of submission: 09:00-11:45, Monday to Thursday, 3-4 weeks before travelling to China is suggested

Time for visa collection: 09:00-11:45, Monday to Thursday, usually one week after submission

Where to apply Chinese visa: Consular section of Chinese Embassy in Hungary

Consular section of Chinese Embassy in Hungary:

  • 1068 Budapest, Benczúr utca 18
  • consulate_hun@mfa.gov.cn
  • 00361-4133381


Recommended China Tour Packages

For those Hungarians who are about to plan a trip a to China, Top China Travel here recommends you 2 classic China tour packages, and you could make your China tour according to this China tours.

 8 Days Classic China Tour

Xian City Wall
(Xian City Wall/ Xian)

Destinations: Beijing, Xian, Shanghai.

Highlight attractions: Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors, Xian City Wall, Yuyuan Garden, The Bund.

Top Reasons: Beijing, Xian and Shanghai are popular tourist cities, and most foreign travelers love to go and visit, see those grandly built historical sites and amazing natural sceneries, and experience profound China culture.

12 Days China Golden Essence

Victoria Peak
(Victoria Peak/ Hong Kong)

Destinations: Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Guilin, Hong Kong.

Highlight attractions: Forbidden City, Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors, Yuyuan Garden, The Bund, Li River Cruise, Victoria Peak.

Top Reasons: Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Guilin, and Hong Kong are among those best places to visit in China. Guilin enjoys a big name among foreign travelers, for a great Li River Cruise and Yangshuo countryside tour. Hong Kong is a good place for entertainment activities and family trip.


Hungarians' Dining in China

As travelers in China, Hungarians are encouraged to taste Chinese food. To some extent, Chinese food is alike Hungarian food, with heavy flavor, and even China has some dishes the same as Hungarian dishes.  Here we recommend you some famous food in China to try.

Oriental Pearl Tower
(Oriental Pearl Tower/ Shanghai)

Famous food in China: Pecking duck, Sichuan hot pot, Shanghai hairy crab, Beijing Zhajiang noodles, Lanzhou beef noodles, Yunnan rice noodles.

Famous snacks in China: Xiao Long Bao, dumpling,  Shengjian, Guotie,  spring rolls, dim sum.

Night dining in China: street food and barbecue.

Exotic food in China: in big cities in China, there are various exotic food available, like western food, Thai food, Indian food, Hungarian food, and Portuguese food.

Hungarian restaurants and western restaurants in China: Banana GG Healthy Station(Shanghai), Taian Table Shanghai.

How to book a restaurant: go and search on TripAdvisor.com, and make reservation.


Travel Tips in China

Here lists some useful travel tips for planning a trip to China, and you could get much information about China travel. Before travelling to China, you’d better know what to pack, how to access to internet, how to keep safe, etc.

What to pack: materials, papers and things for your China trip.

Travel in China by plane: tips for take a flight in China, and tips for carry-on baggage allowance, prohibited items, etc.

Accommodation in China: information about hotels in China.

Phone & internet usage: how to use phone and access to internet in China.

China travel safety tips: keep property and personal safety and avoid of scams.

Top 10 China tours: popular China tour packages, with great itineraries and arrangements.

China travel guide book(Free Download PDF): a guide for preparation before departure, arrival at airport in China, when in China, and departing China for home.

In planning a trip to China, no matter what problems you have, you could contact us and seek help from us. If there are any other things about China travel you want to know, we are happly to help.