- 1 How do I get a Budapest Card?
- 2 Is the Budapest Card worth the money?
- 3 How is public transportation used in Budapest?
- 4 What is included in the Budapest Card?
- 5 How do you pay for public transport in Budapest?
- 6 Do you need cash in Budapest?
- 7 Is Budapest a walkable city?
- 8 Are trams free in Budapest?
- 9 Is Budapest an expensive city?
- 10 What is Budapest famous for shopping?
How do I get a Budapest Card?
Purchasing a Budapest Card is almost as easy as using it. Cards are available online thanks to our easy and secure booking link, and can also be picked up at various Budapestinfo Points, the Liszt Ferenc International Airport and several metro stations.
Is the Budapest Card worth the money?
In our opinion, the Budapest Card is worth having when you stay in Budapest for a few days. The 24 hour Budapest Card is not the most cost -effective of the options though. In five days, you can easily double the value of the money spent on the Budapest Card.
How is public transportation used in Budapest?
On buses, trams, and trolleybuses you can find orange or red validation machines on the vehicles themselves. Insert the ticket into the machine with the numbered side first and facing upwards. The machine stamps your ticket automatically. On some trams, you will find red machines instead of the orange ones.
What is included in the Budapest Card?
- unlimited travel on public transport free of charge.
- more than 100 services.
- free entry to 12 museums.
- sightseeing tours with extra reductions.
- reduced price tickets for cultural and folklore programmes.
- discounts in restaurants and in spas.
How do you pay for public transport in Budapest?
Ticket Vending Machine ( Bus 200E Stop) There’s also a ticket vending machine at the stop of Bus 200E. You can buy tickets (all types), travel cards and passes here with cash or bank card. Remember to validate your ticket, travel cards don’t require validation, you just have to show them to the inspector if asked.
Do you need cash in Budapest?
Money in Budapest Both cash and card are widely accepted in Budapest with ATMs all over the city and the majority of shops and restaurants taking Mastercard and Visa. Small businesses might have minimum payments or only accept cash so it is best to have a little of both.
Is Budapest a walkable city?
As previous posters noted, it’s a very walkable city. Budapest is incredibly walkable, though, as has been pointed out, the metro can be a time saver.
Are trams free in Budapest?
Public transport in Budapest The Budapest Card holder can travel without restrictions and for free within the city limits on more than 200 bus, 32 tram, 15 trolley and 4 metro lines, on the HÉV Suburban Railway and with boats. You can also take a free trip to the hills of Buda with the cogwheel railway.
Is Budapest an expensive city?
Budapest is thought to be a “cheap” destination, but this, of course depends on your needs. The city is more affordable than most European cities, offering a very wide variety of fun things to do to the budget traveler as well as the luxury jet-setter.
What is Budapest famous for shopping?
15 Must Buy Hungarian Things in Budapest
- Porcelain. The Hungarian traditional of hand crafted porcelain dates back hundreds of years.
- Ajka Crystal.
- Painted Eggs.
- Traditional Hungarian Shirts.
- Traditional Dolls.
- Tokaji Wine.
- The Hungarian Secret Box.