The Hungarian state railways, MÁV, state-owned bus company, VOLÁN, and the railway service provider GYSEV offer free tickets from today. But there is a trick concerning all means of public transport in Budapest.
According to Blikk, those who travel to Budapest to partake in the holy masses on 29 April on the Rózsák tere (Roses Square, 7th District) and on 30 April on the Kossuth Square (5th District) in Budapest can travel free on those days. The offer is valid for a return ticket, provided someone travels home on Sunday.
People having a valid entrance ticket to the Saturday events on Rózsák tere (Roses Square) or the Papp László Budapest Sports Aréna can travel free from Friday noon. They will only have to show their entrance ticket to any of those events to the ticket inspector or driver, Blikk, a Hungarian tabloid wrote.
Of course, the exemption goes only for 2nd class tickets, but passengers do not have to buy a registration ticket. You may also use MÁV-HÉV, the agglomeration lines of Volánbusz (blue buses), but also outside the jurisdiction of the capital. Furthermore, you may also use the scheduled buses of the Weekendbus, G-Busline Kft., Trans-Tour’90 Kft. and Trans-Vonal Kft. That means the exemption does not apply to the public transport system of Budapest.
Some trains will be longer, and MÁV-Start will serve 1,500 Transcparpathian youth to Budapest to enable them to partake in the Sunday mass. MÁV-Start is to add additional train pairs on the following lines:
- Szombathely – Déli pályaudvar (Budapest)
- Budapest–Pusztaszabolcs–Dombóvár–Pécs, and Kaposvár lines
- Budapest Nyugati Railway Station–Szolnok–Debrecen–Nyíregyháza
- Budapest Keleti Railway Station–Szolnok–Békéscsaba