The new airport bus 100E will run along the Deák square-Kálvin square-Liszt Ferenc Airport II route in every half an hour, reports Fonódó. Although the Centre for Budapest Transport (BKK) and the City Hall planned to announce it on Tuesday, Index already published its article about it on Monday. While Index only reports the news, other sources seem to know more about it.
The new bus is named 100E, and it will get going on July 8. It will set off in every half an hour from Deák square from 4:00 AM to 11:30 PM, and from Liszt Ferenc Airport II from 5:00 AM to 0:30 AM. It will only have one permanent stop between the two termini: Kálvin square. In addition to this, the first services will also stop at Astoria, but only in the small hours.
Dávid Vitézy publicly argues with this detail on his Facebook. He hopes that this decision will be revised and the airport bus will also stop where its route intersects the busiest bus-axis of the city. Apart from this, the BKK’s former managing director thinks
100E is the best thing that the failure of the renovation of Metroline 3 could trigger: a direct central bus service from the airport to the FINA World Championship just to save the guests the experience of the metro. However, it is questionable if this concept will work with the buses following each other in only every 30 minutes. It would be great if this service remained after the World Championship as well – at least until the metro gets renovated – though the real solution would be the building of the spur of the railway line, which is still in the planning stage.
However, bus-blogger Kristóf Kengyel believes “it will run not only during the World Championship, but also afterwards. The buses running on this route will get a custom-designed »Budapest« image” according to his Facebook.
Of course, passengers will have to buy a special ticket. A one-way ticket will cost around 2.8 EUR, while it will be free for people above the age of 65 and everyone else entitled to free transportation. Route 100E will apply the articulated buses of VT-Arriva Mercedes Conecto G.