Getting around Budapest
Most anything of interest in Budapest can be found within 3-4 km of the city centre. Budapest’s public transit system, the BKK, is excellent for navigating this radial sprawl and using it is ridiculously cheap. An extensive system of metro lines, trams, trolleybuses, buses and urban trains provides frequent service throughout the city. Pro tip: get the free BKK navigating app in order not to have any problems if you decide to travel by public transport!
There are single tickets available for 350 HUF per ticket, or books of 10 tickets for 3000 HUF – but the best option if you’re here for the weekend is the 72 hour tourist pass (Turistajegy) which costs 4150 HUF for unlimited use of the transit system. Our new favourite is the 24 hour group pass. For 3300 HUF, 5 people can travel with one pass for 24 hours. Pretty nifty.
If you’re moving about in groups of three or more, taxis are a fast and affordable option, especially in the evenings. You can get pretty much anywhere in the city within 10-15 minutes by taxi (not counting rush hour, of course). When you book with Hen Nation, we’ll provide you with a list of reputable, English-speaking taxi companies that’ll reliably take you where you want to go, and at a discount.
We also recommend booking a private mini bus for your nightlife tour. That way you avoid the hassle of taxis or walking. Call us for prices on 0845 686 0619.