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.
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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.
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.
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:
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.
More about public transport in Budapest
Do you want to know more about travelling by public transport in Budapest? Read the following articles:
- Complete guide for public transport in Budapest
- Travelling by bus, metro or taxi
- How to get from Budapest airport to the city.
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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