Transportation is so easy in Budapest. Most things are within easy walking distance of each other but if you don't enjoy walking the metro trains and trams are excellent, regular and cheap - public transport as it should be. This site has lots of information about the transport network http://www.bkk.hu/en/

It will probably work out more expensive to get a 24 hour travel card than buy individual tickets, but the choice of tickets is confusing, and the price of the 24 hour card is reasonable. If there are 2-5 of you travelling together, you can also buy a 'group' travel card which is just twice the price of  1 card. 

Budapest has three subway lines and the fourth one, Metro 4, is currently under construction.

  • M1 or Millennium Underground (yellow line) - runs under Andrássy Avenue in Pest, between Vörösmarty tér and Mexikói út
  • M2 (red line) - runs east west, between Déli pályaudvar and Örs vezér tere
  • M3 (blue line) - runs north south in Pest, between Újpest-Központ and Kőbánya-Kispest
  • M4 - runs between Kelenföldi pályaudvar and Keleti pályaudvar

The main junction where all three subway lines meet is at Deák Ferenc tér in the city center. View Subway Map.

Most of the time you don't get checked at all, especially in the Metro. If this happens to you, and you are secretly thinking about travelling without buying a ticket, think again!!! Because sometimes someone near you suddenly puts on a 'ticket checker'-bracelet, and starts shouting at you for your ticket.. avoid that situation at all cost.

 A great city and easy to get around.

Note for European over 65s: travel on metro, buses and trams are free for OAPs: you need to show your passport as proof of age, but you do not need to get tickets!