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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 need to locate a metro station look for the M sign.
The older, inner-city, metro stations use the older sign posts at their entrance.
The entrance of an inner-city metro station.
On this web page I have mentioned every metro stop that makes up the Budapest Metro network - All of the stations from the four coloured metro lines. I have also mentioned what metro stations may be of interest to a tourist, student, someone living in Budapest (off/on) and/or someone thinking of buying a property in Budapest.
On other web pages throughout this website I have given actual time recordings in terms of how long it takes to get from the city centre to a tourist landmark for example, going via metro, tram, bus, bicycle, foot or a combination of these modes of transport. Those time recordings will give you an accurate timescale of how long it will take to get from A to B.
Budapest has Budapest Transport Metro Map4 Metro Lines - M1 (Yellow Line), M2 (Red Line), M3 (Blue Line) and M4 (Green Line) - operated by Budapest Transport WebsiteBKK (Budapesti Közlekedési Központ / Budapest Transport Centre) whereby lines 1 to 3 meet at the junction (station) called Deák Ferenc Tér. This is important to know with regards to the Budapest Public Transport PricesTicket Prices (more information below).
Budapest Metro line 1 is very old and very small but very clean and very safe
|Metro 1||Vörösmarty Tér - Mexikói Út||12 Mins 5 Secs||PDF File||Entire Journey|
|Metro 2||Déli Pályaudvar - Örs Vezér Tere||18 Mins 5 Secs||PDF File||Entire Journey|
|Metro 3||Kőbánya-Kispest - Újpest-Központ||31 Mins 30 Secs (Entire Journey)||PDF File||Part 1 / Part 2|
|Metro 4||Kelenföld Vasútállomás - Keleti Pályaudvar||13 Mins 35 Secs||PDF File||Entire Journey|
TIP: If you are going to buy a 24 Hour travel pass, 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.
The Budapest Metro lines and stops are well sign posted and easy to navigate
On the metro you can travel one journey, from A to B, using just a single ticket; as long as that one journey does not take more than 80 minutes (daytime) or 120 minutes (night time services) to complete. This is because once a single ticket has been validated (see below) it is valid for 80 minutes only (daytime). If you do not validate your ticket and therefore do not travel, it will only expire 1 year after a price increase. So if there is no price increase next year, your ticket could be valid until 2019.
This means during your entire journey (from A to B), with a validated single ticket, you can change metro lines (M1, M2, M3 and M4) as often as you like without the need for a Transfer Ticket; as long as your entire journey (from A to B), with or without metro line changes, does not take more than 80 minutes (daytime) to complete.
If you need to take an entire journey that involves taking a metro train from A to B for example and then catching a bus to C for example - i.e. Start from metro line 3 (A), travel 10 minutes on metro line 3, change for metro line 2 (B), travel 12 minutes on metro line 2, get out of the metro station and then catch a bus to C - you will need a Transfer Ticket for that type of entire journey.
The first part of your entire journey (from A to B), which is the first validation of your transfer ticket, means your validated transfer ticket is valid for 100 minutes only (daytime) or 120 minutes (night time services); and within that 100 minutes (daytime) you need to transfer (i.e. be on the bus going to C).
Once you transfer (i.e. board the bus to C and re-validate your transfer ticket upon boarding that bus), your now re-validated transfer ticket is valid for 80 minutes only (daytime) or 120 minutes (night time services); meaning the bus going to C must be completed within 100 (daytime) or 120 minutes (night time services).
As you enter a metro station (i.e. just before its escalators) or its platform, you will see a small orange 'Ticket Validation Machine' whereby you MUST validate your single ticket or transfer ticket before boarding the metro train. If you forget and then get caught by a ticket inspector, the fine could be 8,000 HUF. If you have a day pass though, just show it to the station staff before boarding the metro train.
A single or transfer ticket must be validated on the Numbered Grid end of the ticket.
If you buy a weekly or monthly pass, you must validate it when purchasing but before using it by writing your Passport, Driving License or ID Card Number on it. You do NOT have to do this if you have a 3 day pass though.