Amounts Revealed of New Double-Digit Rises in Budapest Taxi Prices

  • 26 Jan 2023 2:18 PM
  • Hungary Around the Clock
Amounts Revealed of New Double-Digit Rises in Budapest Taxi Prices
Budapest city council yesterday voted to raise regulated taxi fares in the city by 10% from March 6.

The base fare will increase from Ft 1,000 to Ft 1,100, and rates will go up from Ft 400 per kilometre to Ft 440 and from Ft 100 per minute to Ft 110.

City leaders argued that higher fuel prices after the cancellation of the price cap in early December warranted the move. Fidesz council members abstained from the vote.

Taxi fares were last raised on May 9, 2022, by 33%, when the basic fare rose from Ft 700 to Ft 1,000, the fare per kilometre from Ft 300 to Ft 400 and the fare per minute from Ft 75 to Ft 100.

Taxi companies and the Budapest Chamber of Commerce asked the government to maintain regulated prices on the taxi market, arguing that the abolition of regulated prices would lead to unfair competition that would be detrimental to both customers and service operators.

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