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Budapest Transport

The 4 metro lines M1, M2, M3, M4, buses, trams trolley buses operate between 4.30 and 11 pm. There are several nightlines running until the morning.

Tickets are available at the subway stations, news stands, (can’t buy tickets on vehicles)

Types of tickets offered for tourists

The ticket system is relatively complicated we recommend to buy travel cards (24 hour, 72 hour or 7-day travel cards or Budapest Cards) because they can be used simply without ticket validation for any number of trips within their time of validity. However, if you decide to use single tickets, please read carefully the conditions of their usage, where you can buy them etc.

Single ticket

Price: HUF 350

Valid for one uninterrupted trip without change on bus, tram, trolleybus, cogwheel railway services on the whole length of the lines and on HÉV suburban railway within the administrative boundaries of Budapest. During the time of validity you can change lines within the metro and underground network (metro lines 1, 2 or 3). It does not entitle you for interruption of the trip or a return trip. On the metro lines the ticket has to be validated before starting your trip and on other vehicles immediately after boarding or after the vehicle has started. You can use them for 60 minutes after stamping, on the night service for 110 minutes. The ticket has to be presented and handed over for ticket inspector's request. It is not returnable.

10-piece discount coupon book

Price: HUF 3,000

It contains 10 SINGLE TICKETS and CAN BE PURCHASED ONLY IN BLOCKS. The tickets can be torn out from the block and used separately for traveling. It cannot be returned.

A ticket of the 10-piece discount coupon book is valid for one uninterrupted trip without change on bus, tram, trolleybus, cogwheel railway services on the whole length of the lines and on HÉV suburban railway within the administrative boundaries of Budapest. During the time of validity you can change lines within the metro and underground network (metro lines 1, 2 or 3). It does not entitle you for interruption of the trip or a return trip. On the metro lines the tickets have to be validated before starting your trip and on other vehicles immediately after boarding or after the vehicle has started. You can use them for 60 minutes after stamping, on the night service for 110 minutes. The tickets have to be presented and handed over for ticket inspector's request. It is not returnable.

Short section metro ticket

Price: HUF 300

Valid on the metro for one short trip up to 3 stops for 30 minutes after validation. It does not entitle you for interruption of the trip or for return trip. Within time of validity you can change lines within the metro network (lines 1, 2 and 3) but it is valid only for 3 stops altogether (i.e. 3, 2+1 or 1+2 stops). The ticket has to be handed over for ticket inspector's request. It is not returnable.

Transfer ticket

Price: HUF 530

Valid for one trip with one change on BKV Zrt. buses, trams, metro, underground, trolleybuses, cogwheel railway on the whole length of the lines but on HÉV suburban railway lines only within the administrative boundaries of Budapest. Besides change it does not entitle you for interruption of the trip or for return trip. The ticket has to be validated twice when you start your trip at one end and when you change at the other end, with the exception of changes between metro lines (metro lines 1, 2, 3). When validated with stamping machine it is valid for 90 minutes (on night services for 110 minutes), within this for 60 minutes after second validation. When the second validation takes place at the entrance of a metro station, it is valid for 60 minutes even if the whole trip exceeds 90 minutes. When the second validation takes place on the night service it is valid for additional 110 minutes. The ticket has to be handed over for ticket inspector's request. It is not returnable.