If you go on a citytrip to Budapest it’s good to have some knowledge on forehand about the public transport and how it works. On this page you will find everything you need to know about the Budapest public transport tickets.
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Overview tickets & prices
There is quite a bit of variety of Budapest public transport tickets. Beneath you will find the overviews of the most used single tickets and daily tickets. So you can decide yourself what works best for you.
|Single||Valid for a single trip without transfer*.||350||£0.95||$1.2||€1|
|Single bought on the spot||Same as the single ticket, but bought from the driver.||450||£1.2||$1.5||€1.3|
|Block of 10||A block of 10 single tickets.||3000||£8||$10||€9|
|Airport shuttle bus||Valid for a single trip on line 100E only.||900||£2.5||$3||€2.75|
|24/72h travelcard||24 or 72 hours unlimited trips by public transport.||1650 - 4150||£4.5 -11||$5.5 - 14||€5 - 12.5|
|7 day-travelcard||7 days unlimited trips by public transport.||4950||£13.5||$16.5||€15|
|24h group-card||24h unlimited trips for a group up to 5 travelling together||3300||£9||$11||€10|
|5/30 travelcard||5 coupons, each valid for 24h. The card is valid for 30 days.||4550||£12||$15||€13.5|
*Validity period is 80 minutes after stamping and 120 minutes on night services.
Maybe you have heard about the Budapest Card. With this card you can travel with public transport for free and you receive a lot of other advantages. For example: you can enter 17 musea for free, you can visit the St. Lukács bathhouse for free and there are much more things to visit for free. Also there are a lot of places where you get a nice discount.
These groups travel for free in Budapest
In Budapest people who meet the following, are allowed to travel for free:
- Children who don’t go to primary school yet
- People aged above 65 and who are from the EU, EEA or Swiss citizens
- Blind and hearing impaired persons
Make sure you always have your, or your kids ID with you so you can prove you meet the above standards. If you indeed are allowed to travel free you can just walk past the stamping machines, since there are no ports before you enter the metro. On request you have to show your ID. In busses and tram you can show your ID to the driver.
Where to buy Budapest public transport tickets
You can buy tickets for the metro Budapest at different spots:
- at a ticket vending machine
- at a ticket office
- at the nearest public transport customer service centre
- from another seller (e.g. the post office)
- you can buy tickets to Bus 100E, 24-hour, 72-hour and Seven-day travelcards online
How to validate your tickets
Check the video below to see how to validate your Budapest public transport tickets.
Looking for a hotel?
Check out my two personal favourites: TG Design suites Aparthotel & Hotel Rum (which is Buda-side of the city). Other hotels which are popular, have good ratings and are located very well are Roombach Hotel and AnVa House.