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BUDAPEST TRANSPORT - TRANSPORT IN BUDAPEST CITY

Budapest TransportBudapest Transport – Budapest is well served by public transport with Metro, trams, buses and suburban rail networks. In addition there is a scheduled boat ride on the route Boraros Ter to Romai Furdo.

There is an efficient Metro system in Budapest with three lines – blue, red and yellow. The Yellow Metro is the most interesting. It is based on the original underground route. This stretch – up Andrassy Street was the first underground train operating in Europe. Rather than tunnelling underground, a strip was excavated along side the roadway, the tracks laid and the surface of the road replaced over it. It is well worth taking a trip on the Yellow Line, maybe back from Heroes Square after strolling up Andrassy Street. The stations, the station entrances, stairways, etc have been carefully preserved. The doors with beautiful wood and brass fittings are still in place. The carriages are also from another era. If you enjoy your trip you might want to visit the Underground Railway Museum where you can see two original carriages (at V.Deak Ter Metro Station).

Budapest has an extensive bus and tram network so getting around the city is fast and comfortable. The HEV suburban train network serves the more outlying areas and will also take you to places such as Szentendre, Godolla etc.

Tickets are available from metro stations, hotels, tourist offices etc. A block of 10 tickets costs HUF 1250, 20 tickets HUF, 2450. A single ticket is HUF 145 and a metro transfer ticket HUF 250. A one-day travel card is HUF 1150.

There is also the option of a Budapest Card. This offers a range of services including unlimited travel on public transport. The Budapest Card costs HUF 4345 for 48 hours; HUF 5440 for 72 hours and each Card covers one adult and one child up to 14 years for public transport and a range of other services. More details on this can be found in the section Tourist Offices.

Budapest has three international railway stations: Eastern (Keleti), Southern (Déli) and Western (Nyugati). Most international rail passes are valid in Hungary.