Tram Budapest – All you need to know

tram Budapest

Budapest has one of the biggest tram networks in Europe. With over 35 lines you see a lot of trams moving around the city every day. So as you can imagine it’s a important part of public transport in the city.

Find everything you need to know about travelling by tram in the Hungarian capital on this page.

Most important tram lines

The four major metro lines, numbers 2, 4 en 6, will take you to the most important sights and attractions of Budapest.

Tramline 2

This line is said to be one of the most beautiful tramlines in the world. It drives next to the Danuba and offers great views on the hills of Buda.

Important stops: This tram takes you past the Budapest chain bridge, the Hungarian Parliament Building, the great market hall & you can get off easily to walk the Danube promenade.

Departure: Leaves every 2 to 5 minutes between 06.00 and 19.00 In evenings and weekends it drives a bit less frequent. Check the exact timeschedule on the site of the Hungarian carrier.

Tramline 4 and 6

These lines connect the Buda and the Pest side of the city. Tram 6 is the only line which drives 24/7 a week. Apart from 2 stops these lines drive the exact same route. Be ware though because these trams are mostly very busy.

Important stops: Margaret island, Jászai Mari square, Nyugati trainstation, Oktogon square, Király street, Blaha Lujza square and the Corivin quarter.

Departure: leave every 4 to 6 minutes during daytime. In evenings and weekends it drives a bit less frequent.

Timetable tram Budapest

The trams in Budapest drive around from about 04.30 until 22.45. Tram 6 is an exception though. It drives around the city the whole night. The most important tram lines leave around every 5 to minutes.

Map tramlines in Budapest

Check here all lines and routes of the trams in Budapest:

tram budapest

Buying tickets for tram & public transport

There are different ways to buy a ticket for the tram. One is by the driver itself, but then you pay a bit extra. You can also buy different types of tickets. And for the 65+ people, they are allowed to travel for free in Budapest.

Read more about tickets for public transport in Budapest >>

More about public transport in Budapest

Do you want to know more about travelling by public transport in Budapest? Read the following articles:

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.

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If you have a question please let me know in the comments below. I will come back to you as soon as possible. Be aware you will not get an e-mail so you have to come back to this page to check the answer.


  • Reply
    John Skinner
    9 April 2023 at 07:44

    Hi ,I just read above that over 65’s can travel free in Budapest. Does this include tourists ?
    Regards John

    • Reply
      11 April 2023 at 19:11

      Hi John,

      This also goes for tourists indeed. But only if you are a citizen from EU, EEA Member States or Switzerland. Showing your identity card or any other personal identification document is enough.


  • Reply
    Phyllis Raven
    30 March 2022 at 07:16

    Do we use the same tickets for tram, metro and bus? For example, if we buy the 10 single tickets, can use them on all modes of public transport? Thank you.

    • Reply
      29 April 2022 at 15:15

      Hi Phyllis,

      I am sorry for the late reply. Yes, you can use the same tickets for the metro, tram and bus.

      Kind regards,

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