Public Transport Info & Free Parking Over Holidays

  • 27 Dec 2015 3:04 AM
Public Transport Info & Free Parking Over Holidays
As in previous years, BKK Centre for Budapest Transport provides continuous public transport services during the holidays. On New Year’s Eve, frequent services and buses with higher capacity will ensure that everyone will be able to reach their destination in Budapest. Good news about parking, as it's free-of-charge in public car parks around Budapest until 4 January 2016 (Monday morning).

On 28, 29, 30 and 31 December, there are no services on public boat line D11 and buses 100, 142 and261E do not operate due to low number of passengers.

On 28/29 night (Monday/Tuesday), on 29/30 night (Tuesday/Wednesday) and on 30/31 night (Wednesday/Thursday), Sunday to Thursday timetable applies for night transport services.

On 31 December, most of the lines usually serving the big shopping centres will run on shortened or modified routes from 14:00 until their last service departures and will not serve the stops at the big shopping centres. The other daytime transport lines will be operating until their last scheduled departure times. Following the last departures of daytime lines, night services operate on more frequent schedules.

Public transport on New Year’s Eve: more frequent night services

Following the last departures of daytime lines, on New Year’s Eve night services operate on more frequent schedules. The following lines will run all night-long:

Tram lines 4 and 6 on Grand Boulevard (Nagykörút) will run every 3-5 minutes until 2:00 AM, and between 2:00 and 8:00 AM will run every 5 minutes.
The cogwheel railway (tram line 60) will operate at night as well every 60 minutes and from the direction of Városmajor to Széchenyi-hegy, Gyermekvasút will run at every quarter past the hour and from the direction of Széchenyi-hegy, Gyermekvasút to Városmajor will run at every 20 minutes to the hour.

Night services – with some exceptions – are provided with more frequency or higher capacity while some buses operate for an extended service period.

Night transport buses 907, 908, 914, 922, 931, 950-950A, 956, 973, 990 will run three times more frequently than usual and
Night transport buses 909, 914A, 923 as well as night transport buses 934, 941, 964, 979-979A operating all night will run twice more frequently than usual.
The service period is extended of buses 916 and 940.
On the routes of buses 901, 918 and 960, higher-capacity articulated buses will operate.

Please note that the usual connections between night buses are provided on New Year’s Eve only in case of the regular departures.

The timetables of night services on 31 December/1 January will be soon available on BKK’s website.

Public transport on 1 January 2016: Sunday schedule

On 1 January 2016 (Friday), public holiday (Sunday) schedules apply on public transport services. Lines will not be serving the stops at the big shopping centres, as those will be closed.

Public transport on 2-3 January 2016: regular weekend schedule applies

Saturday schedule applies for lines on 2 January 2016 (Saturday), while Sunday/public holiday schedule applies for 3 January (Sunday) 2016.

Ticket and pass purchase possible continuously during the holiday season

In Budapest and the metropolitan area, a total of 300 new ticket vending machines have been put into service with round-the-clock availability at most locations. Between 24 December 2015 and 1 January 2016, BKK Customer Service Centres and ticket offices welcome customers wishing to buy tickets and passes or those who need public transport-related assistance according to special holiday opening hours. Please check the holiday opening schedule for a customer service centre, ticket office or ticket vending machine with the help of the sales point finder on our website by searching for a specific location or for opening hours until mid-January or consult the table below.


Parking is free of charge in Budapest between 20:00 on 23 December (Wednesday) 2015 and 8:00 on 4 January 2016 (Monday).

Regular fees apply at guarded and paying P+R car parks, as follows:

Buda Castle and Citadella – 1st district
Flórián üzletközpont – 3rd district
Margitsziget and Újpest-Városkapu metro station – 13th district
Hűvösvölgy terminus – 2nd district
Rákóczi tér underground car park – 8th district
KÖKI Terminál and Kőbánya-Kispest metro station – 19th district

Source: BKK Centre for Budapest Transport

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