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As in previous years, BKK Centre for Budapest Transport provides continuous public transport services during the holidays.

BKK asks you to plan your journey before using public transport services on Christmas Eve with the FUTÁR application (by the timetable search on BKK’s website or via the public transport mobile app) or by the currently applicable schedule.

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During public holidays, the weekend schedule/the public holiday timetable applies in public transport services, while between Christmas time and New Year’s Eve, the year-end schedule applies. On New Year’s Eve, substantially more frequent services and buses with higher capacity will ensure that everyone will be able to reach their destination in Budapest.

Parking will be free-of-charge in the public car parks in Budapest from 20:00 on 23 December 2016 to 8:00 on 2 January 2017.

 

25 December and 26:
Sunday/public holiday schedule

On 25 December (Sunday) and 26 (Monday) please check the Sunday/holiday departures.

The nightlines

Late night on 25 December and in the early morning hours on 26 December (from Sunday to Monday) the Saturday schedule applies
Late night on 26 December and in the early morning hours on 27 December (from Monday to Tuesday) the workday schedule applies.
27, 28, 29 and 30 December: end-of-year schedule

On 27 December (Tuesday), 28 (Wednesday), 29 (Thursday) and 30 (Friday) the lines will operate according to the schedule during school holidays. On few lines – where it is indicated in the timetable – the end-of-year schedule will be valid. The lines with end-of-year schedule are the following:
metro: M1, M2, M2A, M3, M4
suburban railway: H7
tram: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 14, 17, 18, 24, 28, 28A, 37, 37A, 42, 47, 50, 51, 51A, 52, 56, 56A, 61, 62, 62A, 69
trolley: 70, 72, 74, 74A, 75, 76, 77, 78, 80A, 81, 82, 83
bus: 5, 7, 7E, 8E, 9, 11, 16, 16A, 20E, 21, 21A, 22, 22A, 23, 23E, 25, 30, 30A, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 40, 40B, 44, 45, 54, 55, 67, 68, 71, 84E, 85, 85E, 88, 89E, 94E, 95, 97E, 98, 98E, 99, 101B, 101E, 103, 105, 106, 109, 110, 111, 112, 117, 118, 120, 121, 122, 123, 123A, 124, 125, 130, 133E, 134, 136E, 137, 139, 140, 140A, 144, 151, 152, 155, 156, 159, 161, 161A, 169E, 170, 172, 172B, 173, 176E 178, 182, 184, 185, 194, 194B, 196, 196A, 197, 198, 212, 217, 217E, 220, 222, 225, 237, 239, 240, 244, 257, 272, 276E, 277, 294E, 297, 298
On 27, 28, 29 and 30 December, boat line D11 as well as bus lines 100, 142 and 261E will be out of service due the low occupancy usual on these days. Boat line D2 will be out of service on 24, 25, 26, 31 December and on 1 January 2017. Late night on 27 December (Tuesday) and in the early morning hours on 28 December (Wednesday), late night on 28 December (Wednesday) and in the early morning hours on 29 December (Thursday) and late night on 29 December (Thursday) and in the early morning hours on 30 December (Friday) the nightlines will be operating according to workday schedule. Late night on 30 December (Friday) and in the early morning hours on 31 December (Saturday) the Friday schedule apples.

31 December during the day: Saturday schedule

On 31 December (Saturday) during daytime the public transport lines will operate according to the Saturday schedule. Most of the lines that normally serve shopping centres and supermarkets will not do so, typically after 17:00-18:00. After daytime services finish, more frequent than usual night services will start operating.

New Year’s Eve: more frequent night services

On 31 December 2016, the following services run all night with a higher frequency and a larger capacity:
trams 4 and 6 run every 3-4 minutes until 2:00 in the morning
tram 60 (the cogwheel railway) departs from Városmajor to Széchenyi-hegy every 15 minutes between 0.15 and 4.15 and it departs from Széchenyi-hegy to Városmajor at 40 minutes past the hour every 60 minutes between 0:40 and 4:40
Other night bus lines – with a few exceptions – run all night more frequently or larger capacity, many with longer service hours.
triple frequency on night bus lines 907, 908, 909, 914, 922, 931, 950-950A, 956, 973, 979-979A and 990
double frequency on lines 914A, 923, 934 and 941
longer operating hours on lines 916 and 940
larger capacity is provided by articulated buses on night lines 901, 918 and 960
Transfer times between the night lines are ensured as usual, but only for the regular scheduled departures, not for the extra departures. Please check the timetables for the individual lines for the New Year’s Eve and the early hours of New Year’s Day on the BKK website. You can also plan your journey with BKK FUTÁR.

The 1st of January: Sunday schedule

On Sunday, 1 January 2017, the public holiday schedule applies.
From 2 January

On Monday, 2 January 2017, the school-holiday schedules while from 3 January 2017 onwards the regular school-term schedules will apply.

Photo: MTI

Source: BKK – press release

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