Going on a public transportation in a foreign city is easy as long as you are equipped with all the necessary information. So read up. This article will give you the two most important things you need to know about Budapest transport. After being in the know, going from one place to another would be a breeze and you can put your full focus on the travel itself and not worry anymore about what to ride to get around.

Your options

You have a lot of public transport options in Budapest. You can take the tram, bus, trolley, railway or the metro. A good thing to note is that Budapest has a highly efficient and fairly effective transport system and it is considered excellent even on international standards. You can find a stop every 400 meters and you can expect these public transports available from as early as 4:30 AM to as late as 11 PM. There are even bus lines that operate at night and they are highly reliable.


You need to get tickets if you would be using any of these public transports in Budapest and you need to purchase them in advance and not when you get on the bus or train. Take note of the different tickets as they vary according to purpose. The single ticket, which you can also buy in blocks of 10, is the most convenient ticket to buy.

It can be used for all types of public transport and one ticket is valid for one nonstop trip. You can also buy tickets or travel cards that are valid for a certain period of time and you can use this for unlimited trips. You can choose from 24 hours, 72 hours and 7 days travel cards. There is also the family ticket which can be used for 1 to 2 adults and 1 to 7 children that are below 14 of age. Other types are the single transfer ticket, metro section ticket and night tickets

After buying the ticket of choice, just have them validated and you’re good to go. Having these tickets is important. If an inspector catches you without one, you need to pay the fine which is for 6000 HUF.

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