All products have arrived in Budapest just fine every time we’ve ordered. Sometimes they arrive in just days, but occasionally it can take a couple of weeks for the items to show up at our flat. Once the product arrives in Hungary, Amazon passes off responsibility for the shipment to a company doing business here, usually Trans-O-Flex or DHL. Often, those companies don’t provide reliable tracking, but the items do arrive eventually.
A few things to keep in mind:
- If you’re ordering products that need to be plugged in to a power source, keep in mind that you’ll need an adapter for any product that was made for the U.S. or U.K. markets.
- Other items, too, can be specific to the country. Recently, for example, I ordered an iPad keyboard from Amazon UK. I ordered it from there instead of from Amazon Germany because I needed a keyboard in English. The keyboard has a pound sign where I’m used to seeing a dollar sign, but other than that it’s the same. Keyboards are available at shops throughout Budapest, too, but all of the ones I found had Hungarian keyboards.
- This applies to most big cities, but if you live in an apartment building, you’ll need to be home when the package arrives. If that’s not a great option for you, the Hungarian Post Office offers parcel terminals for rent, as does FoxPost and a few other places. We use FoxPost a lot for getting coffee delivery from Casino Mocca here in Budapest, and it works great.