Rules and regulations
As of January 1, 2019, HUNGEXPO Budapest Fair Center has become completely cash-free regarding it's buffets and restaurants and parking. So if you want to eat or park your car at the venue, you can pay only with the use of the HelloPay “Cashless system”, by a touch-to-pay bank card or HelloPay card at dining areas at the location.
The easiest way to bring a pay-pass bankcard with you to pay at the location. If you have only cash, you can buy a HelloPay card and top it up with balance anytime during the event. For the location of top-up points, please check our map following this link.
Important: cashless payment is only for restaurants and parking. You can still pay by cash at booths of exhibitors at the show.
Questions and answers related to the use of the HelloPay card
When the amount on the card runs out, the card can be refilled at topping-up points placed around the shopping area: at Entrance Halls I and III, or at places indicated on the map.
If you do not possess a touch-to-pay bank card, an entry ticket may be purchased with a HelloPay card by following these steps:
- Obtain a HelloPay card at a cashier in Entrance Halls I or III.
- After obtaining and topping up a HelloPay card, it can be used immediately to buy a ticket.
- If you arrived by car and parked in the HUNGEXPO area’s parking area (areas P3 or P5) the 2,500 HUF parking fee should be added to the card, which will be automatically deducted during departure, and thereby avoid waiting in a separate line to speed up your exit.
At the inner, gated parking area (P3 or P5) the previous chip-based system has been replaced by a card-based system (your own bank card or HelloPay prepaid card), that is a cashless payment system. With this system, you can avoid standing in an extra line, exit faster, and immediately receive a cash-payment receipt at the boom barrier.
If you have parked in the HUNGEXPO area, either the P3 or P5 parking area, simply touch a readable bank card or HelloPay card to that area’s card reader and the amount will be deducted. PLEASE NOTE that upon exiting with your car the 2,500 HUF parking fee must be available to deduct from your card.
If you would like to redeem your HelloPay card upon exiting, a HUNGEXPO assistant in the parking lot will return your 500 HUF deposit to you.
If you would like to recover the money remaining on the card following the parking payment, you can park your vehicle in the designated parking area outside of HUNGEXPO and return to a cashier in Entrance Hall I or III. The remaining amount and the deposit can be redeemed at the cashier.