Budapest’s Public Transport Services During 2019’s Sziget Festival

  • 12 Aug 2019 2:42 PM
Budapest’s Public Transport Services During 2019’s Sziget Festival
The 27th Sziget Festival is held on Óbuda Island (Óbudai-sziget) from 7 August to 13 August 2019.

BKK Centre for Budapest Transport, the mobility manager of the Hungarian capital, provides higher frequencies on suburban railway line H5, on lines running on Grand Boulevard  and also operates vehicles with bigger passenger capacity on night lines 901 and 918 to provide access for Sziget visitors to the venue of the festival.

The venue of the Festival is accessible also by public transport boat. On the first and last days of the Sziget Festival, a transferbus is in operation between Liszt Ferenc International Airport and the venue of the Festival.

BKK recommends taking public transport to reach the Óbudai-sziget as fast as possible. Visitors in possession of a Sziget-Budapest CityPASS wristband valid from 3 August can use public transport services free-of-charge.

During this year’s Sziget Festival  held between 7 and 13 August 2019:

more frequent daytime services and also night services are provided on suburban railway H5,

Tramlines running along the Grand Boulevard and  the tram replacement buses are in operation more frequently at nights,

higher capacity is provided on night bus lines 901 and 918,

special dedicated boat services are launched to Óbudai Island from Jászai Mari tér,

From 5 to 14 August, transfer buses are running between Liszt Ferenc International Airport and the Óbudai Island.

BKK at the Sziget Festival

Until the last day of Sziget 2019, a BKK Customer Service Point will be operating at the venue of the Sziget Festival.

An Ikarus 260 type bus converted for this event will be found near the main Sziget entrance by the K-híd (bridge). In addition to being able to purchase different types of public transport tickets, passes and travelcards, you will be able to gather information on our products and services from our colleagues who speak different foreign languages.

BKK representatives will also be ready to help you with advice on how to reach your destination by public transport in Budapest.

Take public transport to the Sziget Festival on Óbuda Island

By making trips of foreign visitors arriving at the Sziget Festival more convenient and faster, BKK operates direct transfer buses between Liszt Ferenc International Airport and Óbudai-sziget on the days of “moving-in” and on the last day of “moving-out”.

Please click here to get information on their timetable: A dedicated staff and foreign-language brochures at the airport help you inform on transport services.

A special dedicated boat service is in operation from Jászai Mari tér to Óbudai Island between 7 and 13 August from the afternoon to late evening on a daily basis. Please find the timetable here.

The fastest transport mode to reach the venue of Sziget Festival 2019, Óbuda Island is suburban railway H5 from which you have to get off at the Filatorigát stop.

Suburban railway H5 can be accessed at the following connection points in Budapest:

from the city centre, Déli pályaudvar and Keleti pályaudvar, by metro line M2 to the Batthyány tér stop;

From Dél-Buda, by tramline 19 or 41 to the Batthyány utca stop;

from Liszt Ferenc International Airport, by bus line 100E, on which specific fares apply, to Deák Ferenc tér and transfer at the Deák Ferenc tér M stop to metro line M2 and get off at Batthyány tér;

from Nyugati pályaudvar, by tramlines 4 and 6 to the Margit híd, budai hídfő stop,

from the Árpád híd regional bus station, by tram line 1 to Szentlélek tér;

from the Népliget regional bus station, by tram line 1 to Szentlélek tér;

from the Puskás Ferenc Stadion bus station, by metro line M2 to the Batthyány tér stop; or by tramline 1 to Szentlélek tér.

Please note:

Due to current refurbishment works on tramlines 4 and 6, these tramlines run on a shortened route between only Margit híd, budai hídfő and Corvin-negyed. Between Széll Kálmán tér and Margit híd, budai hídfő and Corvin-negyed and Móricz Zsigmond körtér and between Corvin-negyed and Újbuda-központ, replacement buses are in operation. (Please find the map making the traffic changes understood more easily here.)

Boatlines D11 and D12 do not serve Óbudai Island during the Sziget Festival.

Other services operating to Sziget Festival:

on foot from the Óbuda, Bogdáni út terminus of bus lines 9 and 109,

on foot from the Kaszásdűlő H stop of bus lines 34, 106, 134 and 226.

Please find Budapest’s public transport network maps for daytime services here and night services here.

Please check the maps and graphics on how to get to the Sziget Festival.

Higher frequency and more capacity on some of our public transport lines

In order to support increased passenger numbers during the Sziget Festival, we provide higher frequencies than regularly as well as more capacity on some of our services.

Suburban railway line H5: from 7 August (Wednesday) to 14 August (Wednesday) suburban railway line H5 runs more frequently with six-car trains. The suburban railway is running also at night during the festival between Batthyány tér M+H and Acquincum stations every 10 minutes.

Tramlines operating on Grand Boulevard and the replacement bus operate more frequently in the evenings and at night from late night on 7 August to the early morning on 8 August and from late night on 13 August to the early morning on 14 August.

Night buses 901 and 918: service will be provided by larger-capacity articulated buses on the Hungária ringroad from late night on 7 to the early morning on 8 August and from late night on 13 to the early morning on 14 August.

Special dedicated boat service between Jászai Mari tér and Óbudai-sziget

Between 7 August (Wednesday) and 13 August (Tuesday), a dedicated boat service is in operation every 15 minutes between Jászai Mari tér (Margit híd) and Óbudai-sziget. CityPASS holders as well as passengers in possession of public transport tickets and passes purchased at the prices specified by BKK can use the boat service.

Please board the boat at pier 8 at Jászai Mari tér and at the pier of public boat D12 at Óbudai-sziget. The schedule of the line is available here.

On Wednesday, 14 August, the day of “moving out”:

Direct one-way transfer service is provided from SZIGET to the departure level of Liszt Ferenc International Airport.

The shuttle runs every 10 minutes in the early hours, every 15 minutes in the morning and every 20 minutes later on between 3:00 in the morning and 14:00.

The dedicated bus service is to be used only to Liszt Ferenc International Airport; the bus does not provide service to the Sziget Festival.

The service is free for Sziget Budapest CityPASS holders, but it is also accessible with regular BKK tickets and passes.

The front-door only boarding policy applies on this service, which means that bus drivers check the CityPASS wristbands. The schedule of the line is available here.

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BKK Centre for Budapest Transport

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