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Dentists in Hungary: Find and book with us

Find, choose and book a dentist in Hungary with complete confidence. The Dental Departures guide gives you an overview of what to expect if you're going to Hungary for dental care, giving you a brief insight into the country, specifics about dental care (including price comparisons), and useful tourist information. Book with us for superior customer care, great prices and quality-checked dentists you can rely on.

Situated in Central Europe, Hungary is a pioneer of dental tourism and is already popular with overseas patients who generally find exceptionally high-quality care administered by skillful and knowledgeable practitioners.

Hungary - An Overview

This diminutive country had a large impact on Europe’s history and was historically one of the biggest powers of Europe as half of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. At the end of World War I the Empire was dissolved, with Hungary losing around 72% of its territory. 

In 1989, after a succession of authoritarian and communist regimes, a new democratic parliamentary republican government was established following the collapse of the Eastern Bloc. Today, Hungary is one of the world’s top 30 tourist destinations and is a well-developed high-income country.

Budapest, the country’s capital city, is regarded as one of the most picturesque in the world. Standing on the gently curving Danube River, the two cities of Buda and Pest on each side of the River were connected by the Széchenyi Chain Bridge in 1849, and became unified in 1873.

Glamorous and exciting, Budapest is an alluring city, but is half the cost of other Western European cities. Other cities in Hungary worthy of a visit include Pécs in the south, Szegad in the southwest and the wine capital of the north, Eger.

The countryside outside of the cities provides a simpler, slower-pace and a glimpse into how things used to be. It also offers endless opportunities for outdoor pursuits - from bird-watching to cycling and horse-riding - and in ‘taking the waters’ at one of the country’s many thermal spas.

For dental patients, Hungary’s top-class facilities provide a first-rate experience for your dental care and for leisure time before, during and after your treatment.

Keszthely, Hungary 

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Where is Hungary?

Hungary is a land-locked country located in Central Europe. It shares borders with Austria, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia.

International flights arrive to Budapest’s Liszt Ferenc International Airport and several other cities throughout the country, and ‘no-frills’ airlines operating throughout much of Europe offer cheap, frequent flights between most European countries. It is also possible to travel to citiess in neighboring  countries, such as Vienna in Austria, and travel overland to Hungary.

Why visit a dentist in Hungary?

Hungary was one of the first to open its borders for dental and medical care to neighboring countries and it has earned a well-deserved reputation for providing good quality, affordable care. The extra revenue that its long-standing dental tourism industry has generated has been re-invested so that now Hungary’s facilities are among the best in the world.

Although Budapest, the Capital, is certainly one of the most popular destinations for dental care in Hungary, there are many locations throughout the country where you will find equally-established dental centers. Traditionally, this is because residents from neighboring countries would travel across the border to the nearest town or city. So, for example, the small town of Mosonmagyaróvár, which lies close to the borders with Austria and Slovakia, has one of the world’s highest number of dentists per population due to the influx of Austrians who have been traveling here for decades for dental care.

By finding your dentist with Dental Departures you have access to information about dentists and clinics throughout Hungary - and throughout the world. Read reviews, compare prices, view photos, see maps and discover our exclusive discounts so you are able to make an informed decision about booking your dentist – and always at the best prices with our price guarantee. We're always on hand to answer any of your questions - contact us via our freephone number, by email or by our instant chat facility - we are always happy to help.

Hungary has the extensive facilities to cater for tourists and dental tourists alike. Its cities are buzzy and exciting, and getting around is easy and inexpensive with excellent public transport systems. It is Hungary’s excellent infrastructure combined with its high-quality treatments and affordable prices that make it one of the world’s premier locations for dental care. Compare our prices and look at some of the savings you can make by booking your dentist in Hungary with us:

  • Single crown in the UK£759 (Eire €900), in Hungary £200/€225
  • Root canal inc. build-up and crown in the UK£1,452 (Eire €900), in Hungary £392/€900
  • Dental implant and crown in the UK£2,574 (Eire €3,021), in Hungary £894/€1,043
Budapest, Hungary

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Where to stay?

You will find there are many suitable places to stay within a short distance of your chosen dentist in Hungary, with all styles of accommodation from low-budget to high end.

Awash with spas, there are plenty of hotels based around the thermal waters, or for something unique, hunting lodges or baroque and medieval castles.

Is it safe?

Violent crime is low. However, in common with other large cities in the rest of the world, foreign tourists are more likely to be targeted by petty thieves and pick-pockets in Budapest and Hungary’s other cities.

We advise you to take common-sense precautions when traveling in any unfamiliar place, and provided you do you should have a safe, pleasant and rewarding trip to your Hungarian dentist. 

Is the quality of dental care the same as back home?

Training and qualifications for dentists in Hungary are among the best in the world, and entails undergraduate study, qualification and the completion of ongoing accredited continuing education courses throughout their career. General dentists who wish to specialize in, for example orthodontics or pediatrics, must embark on further 3-year Specialist Training at University. All dentists in Hungary are registered with the Ministry or Health, as are auxiliary staff such as hygienists and dental assistants.

You should have no qualms about receiving your dental care in Hungary, disocovering that expertise and facilities are excellent, with service levels surpassing those in the US and the UK. 

What happens if something goes wrong? Are there warranties or guarantees?

One of the major benefits of traveling to Hungary for your dental care is the fact that our dentists all offer warranties or guarantees on their work. This is not just on the procedure itself, but on any materials used.

While the vast majority of patients will not experience any problems, occasionally things do not always work out. If you do experience any problems, both Dental Departures and your dentist will be sure to get them resolved as quickly as possible. 

Do dentists in Hungary speak English?

Yes – our dentists do speak English. Hungarian or Magyar is the country’s official language, but you will generally find that most people under 30 speak English as it is now compulsorily taught in schools.

Nighfall Balaton Lake 

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What payment methods are accepted by Hungarian dentists?

Our Hungarian dentists accept cash in US dollars, Euros or Hungarian Forint.

Credit/debit cards are also accepted, and any amount paid will be converted to Hungarian Forints at the current rate of exchange determined by the Hungarian National Bank. Credit cards may be subject to a small surcharge, and you will have to check with your preferred clinic as to what cards they accept.

Bank transfers are possible but must be agreed in advance and payment made before the treatment is completed.

When is the best time to visit?

Our dentists in Hungary are open all year round, so you may visit at any time during the year. Temperatures vary enormously from summer to winter, with highs of up to 39C in the summer to -20C in winter in certain areas (although in Budapest it rarely dips below 0C). The continental climate makes rainfall unpredictable, with heavy storms often following hot days, although it is more frequent in the autumn.

Spring and autumn are often good times to visit when the weather is neither too hot nor humid, or too cold.

Is Hungary handicapped accessible? 

Although there have been improvements in recent years, accessibility for individuals with disabilities is variable. Old buildings often have steps, and wheelchair ramps are not necessarily provided. The cities are likely to be more accessible than the countryside, but while there are hotels and restaurants that have disabled facilities, there are an awful lot that don’t.

Getting around towns may be difficult in a wheelchair. Sidewalks may be uneven and narrow, or lacking completely – and dropped or lowered kerbs are not the norm. Public transport is reliable throughout the country, but most lack basic facilities for disabled access, so taxis are usually the best way of getting about.

What else is there in Hungary?

Most visitors to Hungary naturally stay in the capital, Budapest. It is not hard to see why with its old world charm but modern facilities. From the cobbled streets of Buda Castle to its grand Baroque architecture Budapest is unique and diverse. Timeless bridges span the Danube, where the West meets the East, and where you can just as easily listen to classical concerts in the Opera House as the latest grooves in trendy clubs, and shop in the newest malls or mooch in quaint antique shops.

For wine-lovers and foodies there is a varied local and international scene throughout the country - and a trip to one of the vineyards would not be complete without indulging in some local cuisine in a vine-draped courtyard.

Hungary may be land-locked but it has the largest freshwater lake in Central Europe with Lake Balaton. The lake is shallow and so summer temperatures can be warm if the sun has heated it up, but there is always the thermal spa at nearby Heviz, if the water at Balaton is a little too cool.

Hungary has a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the caves at Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst, the Tokaj Wine Region and the Old Village of Holloko. These are classified as areas of special physical or cultural significance and are certainly worthy of a trip.

Wherever you decide to have your dental care in Hungary, you will find a range of leisure activities to engage in before and after your treatment.

Thermal Lake, Heviz, Hungary

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Traveling to Hungary

Most people fly into Hungary and there are international flights from around the world, particularly into Budapest.

Travelers from the UK and Eire will find frequent and inexpensive flights with a variety of budget airlines – Easyjet, Ryanair, Wizz Air and Jet2 – who offer return flights from around the UK and Eire for around £100 (€117), and sometimes for substantially less.

Getting Around Hungary

Hungary has a good transport system, with Budapest serving as a central hub. The Hungarian railway system is centralized around Budapest with three stations serving the East, West and South of the country.

Four of Hungary’s cities – Budapest, Szeged, Miskolc and Debrecen have tram networks and Budapest also has an underground metro, as well as a suburban rail service around the city.

Buses are clean and inexpensive, but can be a little crowded, and there are, of course taxis. Make sure you check the meter is working and ask the price before you get in. Taxis ordered by phone charge less than those hailed on the street.

If you are thinking of hiring a car most of the international car hire companies are represented at the airports and in the cities. You will need your driving licence. 

Tourist visas?

UK, Eire, US, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand citizens can visit Hungary for up to 90 days as a tourist without visas, providing they have a passport which does not expire with 6 months of the trip’s end.

Distances and flying times to Hungary (Budapest's Lizst Ferenc International Airport)

• London: 907 miles, 2 hours
• Dublin: 1,180 miles, 2.5 hours
• Montreal: 4,139 miles, 8.5 hours
• New York: 4,360 miles, 9 hours
• Los Angeles: 6,228 miles, 13 hours
• Sydney: 9,788 miles, 20.5 hours
• Auckland: 10,975 miles, 23 hours

How do I book my dentist in Hungary?

Book an appointment for a dentist in Hungary using our toll-free phone number or online booking service. Compare prices, read reviews, take virtual clinic tours and view high-definition photos. You can always chat to us if you have any questions, or want further information - and we provide free quotes too. For superior customer service, great dentists and the best prices choose and book with Dental Departures.

This article is meant for information purposes only and is not intended to be dental advice or instructions for dental diagnosis or treatment. Please consult with your dentist or a qualified dental professional before starting or changing dental treatment.

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