Public parking fees in Budapest are set to increase from Monday, with motorists who leave their vehicles downtown having to pay an hourly rate of 600 forints (EUR 1.50) between 8am and 10pm.
The Budapest municipal general assembly decided in June to replace the former complicated parking system involving 27 zones with a clear and uniform system involving 4 zones while introducing higher parking fees.
The hourly rate for parking in zone A will be 600 forints and it will apply between 8am and 10pm. Parking in zone B will cost 450 forints per hour, to be paid between 8am and 8pm, in zone C the hourly rate will be 300 forints and in zone D 200 forints, payable between 8am and 6pm.
The maximum allowed parking time in zones A, B and C will be 3 hours.
Meanwhile, the total size of parking zones in the city will increase by around 10 percent.