International tourist arrivals in Hungary 2009-2019

The number of inbound tourists arriving to Hungary (including same-day excursionists) increased steadily over the last five years, reaching 61.4 million in 2019. In the same year, 16.9 million international tourist arrivals staying for at least one night were recorded.

Most popular tourist attractions in Hungary

Hungary’s most popular touristic regions are Budapest and Central Danube, the Lake Balaton, and Western Transdanubia. Lake Balaton is the biggest freshwater lake in Central Europe, moreover, it is surrounded by volcanic hills that serve as the base for the country’s famous vineyards. Tourists in Hungary often visit the vine regions to take part in tastings, try horseback riding or take bicycle tours while enjoying the rural landscape.

Tourism in Budapest

The country’s capital, Budapest is without question one of the most popular tourist destinations not just in Hungary but in the region of Central Europe. Besides being famous for its thermal spas, Budapest features numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites, such as the neo-gothic Parliament building, the Buda Castle Quarter, and even the M1 underground, which was the first one to be built in continental Europe. With all the prestigious historical sites, beautiful landscapes, vibrant shopping streets, no wonder that so many people who come to Hungary do not leave without visiting Budapest.

Number of inbound tourist trips to Hungary from 2009 to 2019*

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Release date

March 2020



Survey time period

2009 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* Includes same-day (excursionists) and overnight visitors.

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