The Centre of Budapest Transport (BKK) issued a statement yesterday. In that, they call everybody’s attention to the changes in the traffic and public transport system of Budapest during the soccer European Championships starting today. The tournament will last until July 11.
According to metropol.hu, the main fan zone in Budapest will be in the Városliget (City Park). Here is a photo of how it looked on June 2 while it was yet under construction:
BKK writes that the capacity of the place is 11 thousand. The place will be open for 31 days from 11 am. Furthermore,
it will close one hour after the final whistle blow of the given day’s last match.
Meanwhile, on those days when there will be no matches, it will close at 10 pm.
The City Park is easy to reach by public transport from every part of Budapest. However, one can take a walk there or use a bicycle, as well. However, since there is no parking lot attached to it, the company does not recommend anybody to arrive by car.
Metro line number 1, which has two stops in the City Park, will circulate with an extended schedule until late night and more frequently.
Moreover, from June 26, its operation will adapt to the length of the matches (extra time, penalties).
Interestingly, you will be able to buy tickets and season tickets on match days from 3 pm to 11 pm on mobile POS points on the Olof Palme promenade.
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There will be four EURO 2020 matches in the Puskás Aréna, Budapest. On June 15, the Hungarian national 11 will start the tournament with the defending champion Portugal. On June 19, there will be the France-Hungary duel, while on June 23, Portugal will meet world cup winner France in the stadium. Finally, on June 27, Puskás Aréna will host a round of 16 matches. The stadium will not provide parking opportunity during the events. Therefore, BKK recommends everybody to walk or arrive by using public transport. Furthermore,
there will be road closures in the neighbourhood of the stadium on match days.