Budapest public transport tickets

Budapest public transport tickets

If you go on a citytrip to Budapest it’s good to have some knowledge on forehand about the public transport and how it works. On this page you will find everything you need to know about the Budapest public transport tickets.

Overview tickets & prices

There is quite a bit of variety of Budapest public transport tickets. Beneath you will find the overviews of the most used single tickets and daily tickets. So you can decide yourself what works best for you.

TicketExplanationPrice (HUF)Pound
SingleValid for a single trip without transfer*. 3500.95
Single bought on the spotSame as the single ticket, but more expensive.4501.2
Block of 10A block of 10 single tickets. 30008
Airport shuttle busValid for a single trip on line 100E only. 9002.5

*Validity period is 80 minutes after stamping and 120 minutes on night services.

Daily ticketsExplanationPrice (HUF)Poudn
24/72h travelcard24 or 72 hours unlimited trips by public transport.1650 / 41504.5/11
7 day-travelcard7 days unlimited trips by public transport.495013.5
24h group-card24h unlimited trips for a group up to 5 travelling together33009
5/30 travelcard5 coupons, each valid for 24h. The card is valid for 30 days.455012

Budapest Card

Budapest public transport tickets

Maybe you have heard about the Budapest Card. With this card you can travel with public transport for free and you receive a lot of other advantages. For example: you can enter 17 musea for free, you can visit the St. Lukács bathhouse for free and there are much more things to visit for free. Also there are a lot of places where you get a nice discount.

These groups travel for free in Budapest

In Budapest people who meet the following, are allowed to travel for free:

  • Children who don’t go to primary school yet
  • People aged above 65 and who are from the EU, EEA or Swiss citizens
  • Blind and hearing impaired persons

Make sure you always have your, or your kids ID with you so you can prove you meet the above standards. If you indeed are allowed to travel free you can just walk past the stamping machines, since there are no ports before you enter the metro. On request you have to show your ID. In busses and tram you can show your ID to the driver.

Where to buy Budapest public transport tickets

You can buy tickets for the metro Budapest at different spots:

  • at a ticket vending machine
  • at a ticket office
  • at the nearest public transport customer service centre
  • from another seller (e.g. the post office)

How to validate your tickets

Check the video below to see how to validate your Budapest public transport tickets.

Instruction video how to validate your ticket

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