The official postal service of Hungary was founded in 1526 by Ferdinand the 1st. The first regular service was operated between Budapest and Vienna. Today, Hungary has nearly 3,200 post offices. The smallest settlements and villages are served by the MobilPosta service.
Post offices are open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.
The two Head Post Offices near Budapest's main railway stations are open longer as follows:
- VI. Teréz krt. 51 (near the Western (Nyugati) Railway Station): Monday to Saturday 7 a.m. until 9 p.m.
- VIII. Baross tér 11. (Eastern (Keleti) Railway Station): Mo-Sa: 7 am - 9 pm, Su: 8-8pm.
All post offices offer encashment facilities for VISA, VISA Electron, Eurocard/Mastercard, and Maestro cards, as well as for Eurocheques and American Express traveller's cheques and Post Officel orders.