Budapest Public Transport

Budapest has an extensive public transportation system, including buses, trams, metros, and suburban railways, operated by the Budapest Transport Center (BKK). Here’s some information about public transportation in Budapest:

  • Tickets: Tickets can be purchased at ticket vending machines or kiosks located at most metro stations and bus/tram stops. Tickets must be validated before boarding the vehicle. There are also options for purchasing travel passes or discounted tickets for seniors and students.
  • Metro: Budapest has 4 metro lines, with the oldest line (M1) dating back to 1896. The metro runs from 4:30 am until 11:30 pm, and the frequency of the trains depends on the line and time of day.
  • Trams: Budapest has over 30 tram lines that run throughout the city. Trams run from 4:30 am until midnight, with some night lines operating after midnight.
  • Buses: Budapest has over 200 bus lines that run throughout the city. Buses operate from 4:30 am until midnight, with some night lines operating after midnight.
  • Suburban Railways: Budapest has 3 suburban railways (HÉV) that connect the city center with the surrounding suburbs. These lines operate from early morning until late at night.
  • Funicular: Budapest also has a funicular that connects Buda Castle with Clark Ádám tér.
  • Accessibility: Many metro stations and vehicles are accessible for people with disabilities, and there are designated seats and areas for wheelchair users on buses, trams, and metros.
  • Bike-sharing: Budapest also has a bike-sharing system called Bubi, which allows users to rent bikes from various stations throughout the city.