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Budapest Hungary Transport - Budapest, the capital of Hungary, is the center of industry and commerce for the country. Budapest has a climate of very mild winters and moderate summers, making the weather, overall, very enjoyable. While Budapest has a violent history, 1989 brought about tremendous change in this country, and since 1990 Budapest has grown and developed into one of the more stylish and architecturally beautiful cities in Europe.

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The nearest airports to Budapest are Ferihegy I and Ferihegy II, in the XVIII district in southeastern Pest. Railways are available every 30 minutes from Terminal 1 to Budapest’s Nyugati railway station. Buses and Shuttles are available from the airport to the city center every 10 to 20 minutes. These also include the 11-passenger minibus provided by LRI airport authority, Wizz Air shuttle buses, and BudShuttle. Taxis are available at the taxi stand at fixed rates. Car rentals from major rental companies are available at the airport.

Budapest Hungary has efficient and inexpensive public transportation. All public transportation reasonable priced, and children under 6 travel for free. Day passes or multiday passes are also available. There are 3-day and 7-day passes available, as well as a 2-week or monthly pass. The metro system consists of three lines – yellow, red and blue. All three lines converge at Deak ter. The yellow line runs from Vorosmartyter, past Varosliget (City Park), and ends at Mexikoi ut. The Red line runs from Vrs vezer tere through the center of Budapest to Deli Station. The Blue line runs from Kobanya-Kispest, through the center of Budapest to Ujpest-Kozpont.

There are 200 bus lines in Budapest – and many parts of the city are more easily accessible by bus. Black numbered buses are the local buses, and red numbered ones are express, which skips certain stops. Tickets are valid only for an individual bus, and you can’t get off and board another bus without using another ticket. Make sure to signal your intention to get off at the next stop by pressing the button above the door, or the driver may skip the stop if no one is waiting there to board the bus.

Budapest also offers bright-yellow tram lines. These provide access to some of the most visited areas of Budapest, and some offer some great views – such as the number two which travels along the Danube and offers a wonderful view of the Buda Hills.

Additionally, visitors can travel on the Trolleybus, which are electric buses that receive power from a cable over the street. There are 14 trolleys from Keleti Station to Nyugati Station.

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