If you do not want to pay for two seperate transport rides (350 HUF each ride/ticket), you can buy a Transfer Ticket (530 HUF) valid for two rides between metro trains, buses, trams and so on.
Your first trip is valid for 100 minutes and your second trip (the transfer) is valid for 80 minutes, but your transfer must be taken within the first 100 minutes. See the BKK Transport T&Cs.
This 24 Hour travel pass is valid on the metro, tram, trolley bus, bus and boat in and around Budapest city centre.Daily Travel Pass
It is ideal for visiting residential areas as well as tourist areas.
If you are looking for a 'value for money' way of getting to know Budapest, for property and/or tourist reasons, you might want to try the Budapest Card WebsiteBudapest Card, which gives between 10% and 50% discount off Public Transport, Discounted Restaurants ListRestaurants, Museums, Sightseeing Tours, Thermal SPAs, Budapest Zoo WebsiteBudapest Zoo, The Botanical Garden WebsiteThe Botanical Garden, Leisure Activities and much more. There are three types of Budapest Card - 24 Hours, 48 Hours and 72 Hours.
The three Budapest tourist cards offer plenty of discounts for tourists
You can buy a Budapest Card from Tourist Attractions, Licensed Agents, Metro Stations, Railway Stations, Travel Agents, Licensed Hoteliers and Online (Budapest Card WebsiteBudapest Card). Other places are listed at the bottom of this web page.
The Budapest Card is valid for one person only and currently costs €62.99 (120 Hours), €52.99 (96 Hours), €42.99 (72 Hours), €32.99 (48 Hours) or €21.99 (24 Hours), which are online prices, from the Budapest Info website (the Official Budapest Card website). Children pay €32.99 for a 72 Hours card.
A purchased Budapest Card does NOT need to be validated (see below) straight away, upon purchase or collection. You can actually leave it unused/unvalidated for up to one year if you wish. Note though: An unused/unvalidated Budapest Card cannot and will not be refunded.
Prior to first using your Budapest Card, you MUST validate it by filling out the required information on the back of it.
Begin by entering the date on which you would like your Budapest Card to start - Fill in the MONTH and DAY boxes, in Hungarian date format (MM/DD), using numbers ONLY (NOT letters). Then fill in the HOUR box with the last (expiry) hour of your Budapest Card, using the 24 Hour clock format. Again, use numbers ONLY and NOT letters.
You MUST validate your BP Card with a MONTH, DAY, HOUR and SIGNATURE.
Example: Entering 10 inside the MONTH box, 25 inside the DAY box and 16 inside the HOUR box would mean you want your Budapest Card to start on October 25th at 16:00. This in turn would mean on the last day of the card's expiry (i.e. on October 26th for a 24 hour card), it would be valid up until 16:00 (technically 15:59) on that last day (i.e. October 26th).
Losing Time - NOTE WELL: If you start your Budapest Card at 16:29 for example, and therefore enter 16 into the HOUR box, your Budapest card will only be valid until 16:00 the next day; and NOT until 16:29 the next day.
With this in mind, try and 'first use' your Budapest Card on or just past the hour (i.e. at 16:01); if you want every minute to count. It is very easy to be roaming around Budapest at 09:00 for example whereby you then decide to use a tourist attraction at 09:47 and therefore have to validate your Budapest Card with 09 in the HOUR box; losing you 47 minutes on its last day.
Once you have filled out the MONTH, DAY and HOUR boxes, put your signature inside the SIGNATURE box. Only then, with all that information filled out, will your Budapest Card be valid and ready for use.
Be sure NOT to make corrections to your Budapest card, such as correcting a 9 for an 8, because any kind of correction will make your Budapest card invalid. Also, use a blue ball point pen when filling in your Budapest card. Better still. Let the newsagent or transport worker fill in the card for you. Budapest Card RulesMore Information.
Below I have listed some other outlets that sell the Budapest Card.
|Budapest International Airport||GPS: N 47 26.308 E 19 15.138Terminals 2A||Mon-Sun: 8am - 11pm||06 1 296 9696||BUD|
|Budapest International Airport||GPS: N 47 26.308 E 19 15.138Terminals 2B||Mon-Sun: 10am - 10pm||06 1 296 9696||BUD|
|Tourist Information Centre||GPS: N 47 29.808 E 19 03.244Sütő Utca 2||Mon-Sun: 7am - 7pm||06 1 438 8080||TourInform|
TIP: If you are going to buy a 24 Hour travel pass (not a 24H, 48H or 72H Card), get one from a railway station as it will be a printed version (as shown in the right column above). You just show it to metro staff or bus drivers instead of inserting it into an orange ticket-validation machine each time. I saw so many people miss their metro train due to time wasted validating their ticket in the machine.