Budapest Public Transport

Budapest Public Transport

Budapest can claim to have a rather efficient system of public transport, buses, trolleybuses, trams and metros all more than do the job with regards to punctuality and frequency.

Although Budapest is a city you can visit by foot, if you don't want to walk, or don't have time, with the two tram lines and four metro lines you can easily get to the main points of interest.

Tickets and Passes

Clicking the link below you can see information on all the different kinds of ticket available on the Budapest public transport network:

Prices of tickets and passes

More Information

If you still have any doubts, you can consult the official page for transport Budapest:

Important Information

Before using the various means of transport, it's important to bear the following things in mind:

  • Tickets are the same for each mode of transport.
  • Don't try to ride for free, especially on the metro. There are conductors at almost every station, and at almost all times of day. They are on the lookout for tourists, and will ask for your ticket 90% of the time.
  • Tickets can be bought in the airport, at the metro stations, tobacco and newsstands, and from the conductors themselves.
  • Conductors should wear a bracelet and identity card with a photo, be aware, as some people try to make money pretending to be conductors.
  • If you buy a travel card valid for several days, make sure the date is written on it, and if not write it yourself - if your card doesn't have a date you may be fined by the conductors.