Budapest Transport

Budapest has an efficient, inexpensive and extensive public transport system with buses, trams, ferries, trains and the metro as well as taxi services. For something different, there’s also a historic cogwheel railway, the Buda Castle funicular line and the Zugliget chairlift.

How to get around Budapest

The Danube Rivers splits the city into two areas: Buda and Pest, so it’s easy to navigate your way around on foot. There are also increasing numbers of pedestrian and cycle paths in the city centre to get around the major sights by walking or cycling. For travelling further distances, Budapest’s bus routes are the most extensive and also connect with some metro and train stations as well as providing night bus and eco-friendly trolley-bus services. For scenic views, take the trams, which can also sometimes be faster than the buses due to the heavy traffic.  Metered taxis are relatively cheap in Budapest, but most locals usually ring for services rather than flag them down on the street.