Free Travel on Budapest Public Transport Extended for Ukrainian Refugees

  • 30 Aug 2022 8:55 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Free Travel on Budapest Public Transport Extended for Ukrainian Refugees
The possibility of free travel on Budapest public transport has been extended for Ukrainian refugees until December 31 this year, Budapest transport centre BKK said on Monday.

In line with the scheme initiated by the Budapest metropolitan council, travel will remain free for those holding Ukrainian identification documents, including passports, ID cards or residence permits, BKK said in a statement.

Foreign students from Ukraine can travel free in Budapest if they can show their Ukrainian student card or any other document showing their address in Ukraine.

Free travel for Ukrainians was first introduced on March 4 of this year and it applies to all BKK services, the airport shuttle 100E service, the funicular in the Buda Castle, “nostalgia” transport services and boats, and the suburban railways HÉV and all suburban “blue” bus services within the borders of the capital.

Over 17,000 Refugees Arrive From Ukraine on Sunday

Fully 7,055 people crossed into Hungary directly from Ukraine on Sunday, while another 10,112 from Ukraine crossed from Romania, the national police headquarters (ORFK) said.

Police issued temporary residence permits valid for thirty days to 465 people, ORFK told MTI.

Holders of such permits must contact a local immigration office near their place of residence within thirty days to apply for permanent documents, it added. Budapest received 545 people, 170 children among them, by train, ORFK said.

MTI Photo: Noémi Bruzák 

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