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.
Budapest currently has three public transport boat services (D11, D12 and D14) whereby the D11 and D14 services run on weekdays only (all year long except on major holidays) with the D12 service running in summer time only (between 1st March and 31st October, but sometimes later if the weather conditions and so on are good). From spring to autumn the D12 service will operate on weekends too.
D14, which is actually a ferry service, is a substitute for the Sorokosár Ferry service between Csepel-Királyerdő and Soroksár, Molnár-sziget.
NOTE: D13 is NO LONGER AVAILABLE. It has been merged with D12 to become D12 only. If other websites document boat service D13, their information is outdated.
The maximum journey time of the complete D11 route should take no longer than 1 Hour 30 Minutes. NOTE WELL: There is no service at weekends, on public holidays or between 27th December and 30th December.
Southbound: 7:24 - 9:09. See timetable for specific start/stop times.
Northbound: 16:27 - 1854. See timetable for specific start/stop times.
Haller Utca - The first boat departures at 07:20 and the last boat departs at 17:55. As this boat is more for workers than tourists, it does not operate in the middle of the day; from 9:08 to 15:54.Újpest, Árpád Út - The first boat departures at 06:24 and the last boat departs at 16:28. As this boat is more for workers than tourists, it does not operate in the middle of the day; from 8:52 to 16:01.
For more information, download the Boat D11 Route & TimetableBoat D11 Route & Timetable PDF file.
Northbound (9:27 - 20:00) & Southbound (10:30 - 20:21). See timetable for specific start/stop times.
For more information (available in summertime only), download the Boat D12 Route & TimetableBoat D12 (Week Days) and Boat D12 Route & TimetableWeekends & Public Holidays Information Route & Timetable PDF files.
As the D12 does not run in the winter whereby the BKK take down the timetables for it, without realising people like to plan in the winter for the summer ahead, I have put the last valid copy of the D12 timetables as a download - Boat D12 Route & TimetableBoat D12 - Timetables Download.
If you are in the city centre for example: You could take Tram #2 to the tram stop called Kossuth Lajos Tér, which happens to be the name of the square (street) where Tram #2 stops. It is the street on the right-side of the parliament building, if you are facing the parliment building from the riverside.
From that tram stop you walk down Kossuth Lajos Tér, towards the riverbank, where you will come to the main road with a zebra crossing on it. Crossing over that zebra crossing will put you directly in front of the river boat stop, which is also called Kossuth Lajos Tér.
The D11/D12 boat stop at Kossuth Lajos Tér - The parliament building is behind you.
Boat Stops are just like bus stops. You look at a boat stop's name on the timetable, which is usually named after a street or place, and then take a tram or bus to it; or walk to it, if that is easier. As you can use a travelcard with the D11 and D12 boats, they make a good alternative when a metro station is out-of-service for example.
Csepel-Királyerdő - On weekdays the first boat departures at 07:03 and the last boat departs at 20:03, with each boat departing 03 and 33 minutes past each hour thereafter. On weekends the first boat departures at 07:28 and the last boat departs at 20:03, with each boat departing 03 and 33 minutes past each hour thereafter.
Soroksár Molnár-Sziget - On weekdays the first boat departures at 07:00 and the last boat departs at 20:00, with each boat departing 30 and 00 minutes past each hour thereafter. On weekends the first boat departures at 07:25 and the last boat departs at 20:00, with each boat departing 00 and 30 minutes past each hour thereafter.
NOTE: On weekdays you can travel for free on these boat lines, but only if you hold a BKK Pass, Tourist Card or Single Ticket. Children under 6 years old and senior citizens over 65 years old also travel for free.
BKK normally update their timetables twice a year (around April and November), hence why I update the timetables listed on this web page accordingly. If the above boat pdf files have been updated by BKK whereby the above links no longer work, you should visit the BKK Public Transport RoutesPublic Transport Timetables web page.
Budapest has the D2 Taxi Boat that runs across the river from Kossuth Lajos Tér (District 5 - Near the Parliament building) to Batthyány Tér (District 1 - On the other side of the river). It acts as a quick 5 minutes journey across the river, running every 15 minutes between 7am and 10am and then every 30 minutes thereafter.
For more information, download the Boat D2 Route & Timetable Boat D2 Route & TimetableKossuth Lajos Tér (M) Route & Timetable PDF file.
The Silverline WebsiteSilverline cruise boat leaves from Dock 11 (Erzsébet Híd) on the Pest side of Budapest and arrives at What to see in SzentendreSzentendre approximately 2 Hours later. This is ideal if you like slow river boat cruises and want to view parts of Hungary by river. The return trip is approximately 1 Hour 30 Minutes. A one way ticket costs 3,000 HUF and a return ticket costs 4,500 HUF. In Szentendre: Tickets are sold at the office across the road from the boatstop.
NOTE WELL - Not every train station (platform) along the route will have a ticket machine. Don't worry though as a ticket conductor should board the train somewhere along the route to check and sell tickets. If not, you will have had a free journey!
The Mahart WebsiteMahart offer a similar river boat cruise service.
A one-way ticket is 2,450 HUF and a return ticket is 3,820 HUF. It takes approximately 1 Hour 30 Minutes to get there and 1 Hour to come back.
You can also take the H5 HEV Train TimetableH5 HEV train to/from Szentendre if you prefer; on one train, so no need to change trains. Trains are normally every 10, 20 or 30 minutes depending on the time of day and leave Budapest from Batthyány Tér station. Journey times are usually 30+ minutes only.