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Budapest 7 day transportation pass

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Budapest 7 day transportation pass

Do you still have to validate a 7 day transportation pass in one of the boxes on the metro or tram the first time you use it, or can it be validated at the point of purchase.

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1. Re: Budapest 7 day transportation pass

last time i bought a 3 day pass the lady validated it there and then and that was it

I think its only the single trip ones that need to be validated

cheers tony

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2. Re: Budapest 7 day transportation pass

sorry just found this on the bkv site

"7-day travel cards are valid on the indicated 7 days between 00.00-24.00 for an unlimited number of trips on buses, trams, trolleybuses, on metro, Millennium Underground, cogwheel-railway on the whole length of the line but on suburban railway (HÉV) only within the administrative boundaries of Budapest. It is issued to the name of the holder and is not transferable. The name of the holder has to be written on it in ink in capital letters before starting the first trip."

cheers tony

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3. Re: Budapest 7 day transportation pass

Purchase at the (larger) stations - credit cards accepted. It will be dated and you will be required to put your name on it. You will have to flash it to the Kontroll inspectors as you pass through the "gate" where the pylons with the machines for cancelling single tickets are located. Today inspectors were also in the yellow line Metro I Opera and Deak ter stations.

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4. Re: Budapest 7 day transportation pass

Hello WorldTravel3333

Solid and good advice above

Also a travel pass will allow you to ride the public transportation systems boats during workdays (weekdays)as they are also covered with it.http://www.bkk.hu/en/2013/04/new-ticket-on-budapest-waterborne-public-transport-from-may/

Best

SEBESZ

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5. Re: Budapest 7 day transportation pass

Thank you for the helpful info

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6. Re: Budapest 7 day transportation pass

DECEsq your post is interesting. We were in Budapest for 29 days in June and July. We used the Metro extensively with a 30 day pass. Kontrol officers were at every entrance to every station. Several times they were on the Metro. Only once did we encounter them on a tram.

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7. Re: Budapest 7 day transportation pass

We used a 1 week travel ticket on the buses and the metro. The tickets were checked at the going in point many times but only a quick look for the dates. its worth it. Gave away the leftover day for a waitress at a restaurant.

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8. Re: Budapest 7 day transportation pass

Don't forget that

a) your 7 day pass is also valid for the Cogwheel railway (though not the Children's Railway or the funicular) and

b) if you are planning any day trips out of the capital by train, you will only be charged for the cost of a train fare from the outermost station in Budapest, providing you show your 7 day pass when purchasing your ticket (the cost of a single ticket to Szentendre is therefore about 1 GBP!)

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9. Re: Budapest 7 day transportation pass

Excellent value at 4950 Ft (£14.50) for a week as each single trip is about a £1 if you buy individual tickets or 90p if you buy a book of 10. You will be surprised how many trips you make and you have total flexibility to whizz around Budapest once purchased. I bought a 7 day ticket for a 5 day trip and saved pounds in doing so.

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10. Re: Budapest 7 day transportation pass

Did anyone have to have a photo ID taken or is that just your passport?