Budapest Public Transport

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Budapest Public Transport Reviews

lizalcott lizalcott
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Getting around downtown Budapest Jul 28, 2008
Downtown Budapest is one of the easiest cities to navigate. The public transport system there is second to none, even the HEV (overground suburban trains)run regular as clockwork. With bus's, taxi's, trolley-busses, trams and the underground all at your fingertips its actually a refreshing change from the crowded London subways.

The metro station has three lines, each marked by a number and a seperate colour, the fourth line is to be operational for they year 2010, and will make even out of town suburbs easily accesible. There are also plans in progress for line 5.

It is the second oldest underground system in the world, dating all the way back to 1896 its iconic Line 1 was declared a world heritage site not long ago. There are fourty stations in operation at present and a further 12 under construction.

There are a range of pre-paid books of tickets and value-for-money passes (e.g. 1-day and 3-day) - A new ticket has to be validated at the beginning of each journey, and this is done by inserting it into the slot in the small red box situated at waist height near the doors of buses, trolleybuses, trams and HÉV trains.

On the Underground system these boxes are in the stations at the escalator. There are lots of ticket inspectors: some are uniformed and others plain-clothed, but they always wear a red armband and carry a photographic identification badge. They can ask to see tickets and passes on any vehicle and anywhere on the Underground system, including after you have got off – so remember to validate your ticket and keep hold of it!

Taxis have the word “Taxi” written on them and have yellow registration number plates. Taxi drivers always give you reciepts for your journey and it is usual to give a tip of 10% to taxi drivers, which is not alot as the prices are very cheap.

It is well worth noting down their telephone numbers, and then calling them, because a taxi ordered by phone is cheaper than one called on the street. Some taxis go out of their way to overcharge tourists. Avoid haling cabs in the street, ask your hotel to order you a taxi from a reliable company, or call them by phone instead.

Budataxi: 233-3333

Budapest Taxi: 433-3333

Citytaxi: 211-1111

Főtaxi: 222-2222

Taxi 2000: 200-0000

Tele 5 Taxi: 355-5555

Rádiótaxi: 377-7777

6x6 Taxi: 266-6666

Budataxi: 233-3333

Budapest Taxi: 433-3333

Citytaxi: 211-1111

Főtaxi: 222-2222

Taxi 2000: 200-0000

Tele 5 Taxi: 355-5555

Rádiótaxi: 377-7777

6x6 Taxi: 266-6666
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