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Free travel for Ukrainians extended in Budapest: how to use it

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Free travel for Ukrainians extended in Budapest: how to use it

The extension of free travel for Ukrainian citizens helps to reduce the financial burden. This initiative is an important step in creating a favorable environment for refugees and demonstrates the city's readiness to help those in need. Find out more about how Ukrainians can enjoy free travel in Budapest

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In the Hungarian capital, Budapest, Ukrainian refugees have been extended the opportunity to use public transport for free until September 30, 2024. Except for some routes, travel remains free, according to the Budapest Transport Center.


Free travel for Ukrainians in Budapest extended: details


This benefit was first introduced on March 4, 2022, and has been extended once again until the end of September 2024. 


However, from April 1, 2024, it will no longer apply to certain routes of suburban "blue" buses and HÉV trains within the city.


Ukrainian refugees can use this privilege by presenting an appropriate document confirming their identity: 


 passport

 identity card

 residence permit;

 student card of foreign students studying in Ukraine;

 any other document from the Ukrainian address of residence for other foreign citizens.




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With these documents you can travel free of charge on all public transport in Budapest, except for:


 100E express to the airport;

 funicular to the Buda Castle;

 sightseeing flights;

 boats.


The Budapest Transport Company also calls on its passengers to help Ukrainian refugees using public transportation in the city.

We remind you! Spring is the perfect time to discover new destinations and fulfill your travel dreams without spending a lot of money. Read more about the four top places to visit in spring and save money in our previous article.


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