New county and country passes will be introduced from 1 May, offering easy and affordable travel on MÁV-START, Volánbus, MÁV-HÉV, and GYSEV intercity services.
The 30-day full-price duchy season ticket will be available for HUF 9,450 (EUR 25), while the country season ticket will cost double that price, HUF 18,900 (EUR 50), MÁV said.
Of course, students will also be able to benefit from the usual 90 percent discount, HUF 945 (EUR 2,5) and HUF 1,890 (EUR 5) for the new student season tickets.
The county and country passes will increase and in no case reduce the choice of passes available to passengers: all current ticket and pass types will remain after 1 May, so that everyone can choose the most convenient solution. It is important to note that the usual discounts will be available for the new season ticket types.
According to the railway company, families can save tens of thousands of forints on their monthly transport costs if parents and children commute regularly to work and school. In fact, it is believed that the new season ticket schemes of the MÁV-Volán group are expected to contribute to the recovery of domestic tourism.
The introduction of a county or country season ticket will also make it easier to change tickets. In the future, it will be enough to buy a single season ticket – a 30-day season ticket for intercity buses and trains – from month to month.
Moreover, if you use the MÁV app, even this single-season ticket will be available without queuing and paper consumption.
However, with the county and country season ticket, you will not be able to travel on local trains (with surcharges), nor will you be able to travel in first-class carriages or premium sections, even if you pay the surcharge or the class difference.
In Budapest, only outside the administrative boundaries of the capital will the Pest county season ticket and the country season ticket be accepted on MÁV-HÉV trains and on the agglomeration blue buses, while within the city limits, BKK tickets or Budapest season tickets will be required.
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