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Sightseeing by public transportation

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By Traveller October 17, 2018
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Sightseeing by public transportation

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By NIKOLAOS Traveller October 17, 2018

Hello,
Can I have sightseeing by using public transportation? How? Cost? How to use public transportation there?
Thank you.

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Hey Nikolaos,

You can visit just about anywhere with public transportation in Budapest including all the popular tourist sights. Depending on how long you will be here the best option is normally the passes sold for the day, 3 days, 5 days etc. The tickets can be purchased at the vending machines next to most metro or tram stops. If arriving from the airport there are two options via public transport to the city the most convenient option is the 100E Bus (special 1-way ticket costing 900 Hungarian Forint) it is a direct route from the airport to the city center with only a few stops all within downtown. Also an option is the 200 Bus but it can be confusing as it will likely require a transfer to get to your destination. The daily tickets I mentioned include almost all of the public transportation routes whether tram, metro, or bus with only a few exceptions like the Airport Bus or the Heritage Funicular up the hill to the Budapest Castle. Prices for the 24-hour tickets are 1,650 HUF (about 5 Euro), 72-hour 4,150 HUF (around 13 Euro), or the 7-day is 4,950 HUF (just over 15 Euro). The important thing to remember is that you must have your ticket with you while using public transport as they will check randomly and the fine can be expensive. Something that many do not realize is that if you want to see the city from the river there are public riverboats (Boats D11 and D12) that a day pass is valid on during working days. Best of Luck!
Local October 17, 2018
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I am going to try these three trams in November when there as the paid hop on hop off are really not impressive for the money. https://welovebudapest.com/en/2017/10/03/top-3-scenic-tram-rides-in-budapest/ I've ridden the 2 and 4/6 but not yet the 41 and they are really scenic.
Local October 19, 2018
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Public transportation is both affordable (about HUF 300 / 1 EUR per leg) and reliable in Budapest. Passes can be purchased at just about any metro stop and train station. The machines operate in many languages, English among them. It'll walk you through how to purchase tickets. If you're only going to be in Budapest for a few days I'd suggest purchasing the pack of 10 passes (HUF 3000).

Google Maps is definitely your friend, updating ETAs and route schedules in real time.

Most of the sights are in District 5 (Central Pest) and District 1 (Central Buda). You'll be walking a lot but you can do it all without public transport. It an incredible walk too.

Places like Heroes Square, the National Art Museum, Szechenyi Bathhouse are all worth getting transport passes because it's a bit of a hike (few kilometers).

Hope this helps!
Local October 18, 2018
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Hi,

I would also recommend tram 2, it goes on the Pest side along the Danube with view to Buda side.
If you want to do the same on the opposite side, take tram 19 or 41 for a view to Pest side.

You can find public transport prices here: https://bkk.hu/en/tickets-and-passes/prices/
Local October 17, 2018
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Hello!

I recommend tram number 2. You can use it with a single ticket or any other Budapest passes. You can find information about the latter one budapestcard.com
You can buy tickets in vending machines which accepts bank card or cash.
Local October 17, 2018
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