Budapest is the capital city of Hungary and the country’s principal political, cultural, commercial, industrial and transportation centre. The official language spoken is Hungarian. If you decide to spend your vacation in Budapest you will be not disappointed. You can enjoy in sightseeing, take a boat tour on Danube, or visit some of many cultural programs.
Most European capitals are bustling towns, with heavy traffic, and motorists find it increasingly challenging to find a place to park their cars safely. Budapest is no exception.
Trolley, Tram, and Bus
If it’s raining or you don’t want to make the long walk from Hosok tere to Parliament, consider public transportation instead. Budapest boasts some of the cleanest and most timely subways and stations in Western Europe. Trolley rides, trams, and buses are also a possibility throughout the city.
Budapest has an excellent public transit system consisting of subways, buses, trolleys, trams and electric commuter trains called HEV. Tickets are available at all Metro stations from automated machines , and most stations also have cashiers at ticket windows. As the machines aren’t always reliable, you’re best off buying from the cashier.
Tickets can also be bought at some news stands, tram stops and on some buses ,but to be safe you’re probably better off purchasing them at the Metro station and keeping a supply with you. Tickets can be bought individually, discounted in books of 10 or in the form of daily, weekly or monthly passes.
The Budapest metro is one of the oldest in the world but it has been renovated and is easy to use with regular trains serving nearly all the main areas of interest. There are three lines, which all intersect at Deák tér and effectively cover the majority of the city centre. Pick up a public transport map at any station on arrival.
Cars parked illegally (e.g. without paying, or where it is forbidden to park) will be clamped by the Municipal Public Roads Department. All cars fitted with a wheel clamp will also have an information sheet in several languages stuck to the windscreen to inform the driver on how to go about having the clamp removed.