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BUDAPEST HOW TO MOVE

An efficient network of rail and road transport links in a capillary way the three great areas that characterize the city, namely Buda, Obuda and Pest. Thanks to it, anyone can move around Budapest without any problem.

BUDAPEST HOW TO MOVE IN METRO

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Budapest boasts the presence of the oldest Metro, after London; its M1 Line, inaugurated in the distant 1896, has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The network, today, is organized into four lines, each marked by a number and a color: Yellow M1, red M2, blue M3 and green M4. To these must be added other 5 suburban railway lines, which connect the suburbs.

The M4 line, the last in chronological order to be inaugurated (in 2014), is also an absolute example from the technological point of view; totally automated, it moves without even the driver on board! On the M3 line, instead, we point out that the old Soviet trains are present and functioning on the route. The Metro runs every day from the 04: 00 to the 23: 15 with a frequency of the races that, at peak times, touch the 3 minutes. It is, without a doubt, the best way to get around and move around Budapest.

BUDAPEST HOW TO MOVE BY BUS AND TRAM

Buses and trams are interconnected with the metropolitan system. The road line is extremely efficient: we distinguish buses that perform regular service with timetables from 04 in the morning to 23 numbered up to 199; then there are the xpress lines, marked by the letter "E"After the number: these are vehicles that do not make all the stops; those with the letter A, are means that make a shorter route than normal. There are also buses that perform night service (numbered over the 900), often with a path adjacent to the metro, running from midnight to 04: 00 in the morning. Finally, there are buses with numbers between 300 and 899: these are suburban buses managed by Volán.

As for trams, we invite you to consult our special section at this link.

BUDAPEST HOW TO MOVE: TICKETS

Budapest How to Move

BKK is the company that manages integrated public transport on iron and rubber in the city. The single-fare ticket costs 350 HUF and can be used on all vehicles (including night buses), with a validity of 80 minutes from stamping; on the metro, it is not allowed to leave and return with the same ticket, which must always be marked before embarking on the journey. You can buy the ticket on board, before starting the trip, by paying an extra charge of 100 HUF. Booklets from 10 Tickets are also available for sale at 3000 HUF.

There is also a TRANSFER TICKET that, at the cost of 530 HUF, allows you to use different means to reach a destination (attention: it is a ticket that allows you to reach a point A to a point B by different means, so it is not a return ticket !). Excellent solutions for getting around the city, are the 24 and 72 Hour Travelcards: these are tickets that allow you to make transfers on all public transport operated by BKK in the 24 or 72 hours; the first costs 1650 HUF and the second 4150 HUF. For further information, schedules and updates, please consult the official website of the company.

If, as we imagine, you are going to visit several places and monuments, the BUDAPEST CARD It is the ideal solution. Available in denominations from 24, 48 e 72 hours at the cost, respectively, of 4900, 7900 and 9900 HUF. It allows you to move around Budapest, making unlimited travel on the means of transport; in addition, you will have access to numerous offers:

    • Unlimited and free use of public transport in Budapest;
    • Free entry to one of the following attractions: Budapest History Museum; Aquincum Museum; Kiscelli Museum; Vasarely Museum; Hungarian National Gallery; Hungarian National Museum;
    • Free entry to the Szent Lukács Baths and Swimming Pool;
    • Reduction up to 50% on about 60 museums;
    • Free participation in a guided tour of Buda and Pest with an English audio guide.

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