Tap Water in Budapest

Can you drink the tap water in Budapest, Hungary?

Yes, tap water is safe to drink too, but it can taste chlorine. Sorry, it will taste chlorine. Based on our subjective experience of other European countries and the US tap water tastes more of chlorine than that of average western countries.

Mineral or bottled waters are very easy to buy at almost every corner of Budapest. The related lingo you can learn quickly is water in Hungarian: víz (veeze), and mineral water or bottled water is ‘Ásványvíz’ say: ush-one-veeze

Some of the popular Hungarian bottled waters or mineral waters are

  • Szentkuti
  • Gellerthegyi
  • Theodora
  • Nestle (using Hungarian wells)
  • etc.

Other popular imported brands available in most city centre grocery shops are

  • Evian
  • Perrier
  • Vichy
  • San Pellegrino
  • etc.

Bottled or mineral waters in Hungary usually come in half a litre, litre, 1.5 litre or 2 litre bottles. Prices vary: a 0.5l bottle of water (0.5-1 euro) or 1.5 litre of water (0.7-1.3 euro).