Budapest has one of the biggest tram networks in Europe. With over 35 lines you see a lot of trams moving around the city every day. So as you can imagine it’s a important part of public transport in the city.
Find everything you need to know about travelling by tram in the Hungarian capital on this page.
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Most important tram lines
The four major metro lines, numbers 2, 4 en 6, will take you to the most important sights and atrractions.
This line is said to be one of the most beautiful tramlines in the world. It drives next to the Danuba and offers great views on the hills of Buda.
Departure: Leaves every 2 to 5 minutes between 06.00 and 19.00 In evenings and weekends it drives a bit less frequent. Check the exact timeschedule on the site of the Hungarian carrier.
Tramline 4 and 6
These lines connect the Buda and the Pest side of the city. Tram 6 is the only line which drives 24/7 a week. Apart from 2 stops these lines drive the exact same route. Be ware though because these trams are mostly very busy.
Important stops: Margaret island, Jászai Mari square, Nyugati trainstation, Oktogon square, Király street, Blaha Lujza square and the Corivin quarter.
Departure: leave every 4 to 6 minutes during daytime. In evenings and weekends it drives a bit less frequent.
Timetable tram Budapest
The trams in Budapest drive around from about 04.30 until 22.45. Tram 6 is an exception though. It drives around the city the whole night. The most important tram lines leave around every 5 to minutes. Check the exact timetable here on the website of the Hungarian carrier BKK.
Map tramlines in Budapest
Check here all lines and routes of the trams in Budapest:
Buying tickets for tram & public transport
There are different ways to buy a ticket for the tram. One is by the driver itself, but then you pay a bit extra. You can also buy different types of tickets. And for the 65+ people, they are allowed to travel for free in Budapest.
More about public transport in Budapest
Do you want to know more? Read my guide about travelling with public transport in Budapest. Here you can choose whatever topic you want to know more about. For example travelling by bus, metro or how to get from Budapest airport to the city.
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