Getting around Budapest

Budapest has an excellent public transport system. You can buy a 24-hour ticket (6 € for one person, 12 € for a group up to 5 people), a 72-hour ticket (14 €), individual tickets for 1.4 € or a block of 10 tickets for 10 €.

But pay attention! Each time you transfer to a different line, a new ticket must be used, except in the metro. Ticket inspectors can pop up anywhere and anytime, on all lines. Another option, offered by the Tourism Office of Budapest, is the so-called Budapest Card (All in), which comes with many discounts and special offers (including public transport). The four metro lines and trams #2, 4, 6 are the most useful for tourists – by which all the major attractions can be reached. You should definitely go for a ride along or on the Danube. From tram #2 or a public boat service you can enjoy stunning views. All taxis have the same fare (about 1 € / km plus 1.5 € tax base); it is safer to order a cab by phone: Radio-Tele 5 Taxi: +361 777 777, Főtaxi: +361 222 222, City Taxi: +361 211 111. Budapest is a city of short distances, so all important sights can be reached on foot as well as by bike! You can rent bikes by the Basilica at Szent István tér in the underground garage or behind the Opera house.