According to a study conducted by taxi2airport.com, public transport in Hungary is cheap by European standards.
As reported by travelo.hu, the study investigated public transport across 80 cities around the world. Globally, the average cost of a one-way ticket is €1.68.
Unsurprisingly fares are cheapest in Africa, where on average you can travel for as little as €0.28 in the city.
On the other hand, the cost of a single ticket in Stockholm costs €3.25. In general, the cost of travel in Europe is more expensive. The average fare price in Europe was €2.74, which is actually pushed up by higher ticket prices in Western and Northern Europe.
Indeed, the cost of travel in Hungary is very cheap compared to the rest of world; a single ticket in Budapest costs a mere €1.05, which is below world and European averages. This price can be lowered even more if we consider buying a 10 journey ticket, which can decrease the cost of each fare to €0.90.
However, this cheap fare is only true for single short rides. Buying passes and tickets for longer journeys will increase the cost relative to other cities that also offer discounts in similar categories.
Nonetheless, 24-hour, 72-hour and 7 day tickets in Budapest cost €5.00, €12.50 and €14.90 respectively, making public transport a cheap and efficient way of getting around the city. These prices are still lower than the European average, thus lowering the cost of visiting the Hungarian capital.
Source: travelo.hu, taxi2airport.com
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