Holiday traffic schedule of Budapest for the long weekend of Pentecost
Another long weekend is coming with the celebration of Pentecost when traffic changes are expected in Budapest. For this reason, it might be a good idea to check the schedule of the means of public transportation operating in the capital well in advance. As Bkk.hu reports, to make travelling more comfortable for passengers during the long weekend, both metro line M2 and M4 operate on an extended schedule, while between 20 and 21 May, metro line M3 also operates along the Lehel Square and Kőbánya-Kispest route.
Favourable traffic changes are to be expected during the long weekend of Pentecost making public transportation easier for those planning to participate in any of the celebrations organised in the capital. On 19 May, means of public transportation operate according to Saturday schedule while on 20 and 21 May, holiday schedules are in force.
It is good news for everyone that between 20-21 May, metro line M3 operates along the Kőbánya-Kispest-Lehel Square route, but as usual, between Újpest station and Lehel Square station, replacement buses transport passengers.
It is also important to keep in mind that on 19 May (Saturday), metro line M3 is out of service, which means that all along the line, replacement buses substitute the underground carriages.
Traffic schedule changes are also to be expected in the operation of metro line M2 and M4 since from 18 May to 20 May (from Friday to Sunday), they run according to extended schedule to satisfy the increased demand experienced in the last few years. This means that along both lines, subway trains operate until half past one in the morning.
On 19 May, Sunday schedules are in force, while to 20 and 21 May, public holiday schedules apply.
Besides the extended schedules of the two metro lines, passengers can also use night transport services (buses and trams) between 18-20 May, but it is the usual weekend schedule that is in force regarding them.
If you would like to plan your itinerary in order to avoid traffic congestion in Budapest, it is highly advisable to use the BKK FUTÁR mobile application or plan your journey on its website here which provides up-to-date information 24/7.
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