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Transport services during the holidays and at the end of the year

As in previous years, BKK Centre for Budapest Transport provides continuous public transport services during the holidays. On 24 December 2013 after 16:00 regular daytime services, such as metros, trams and trolleybuses  stop running and night buses will start operating with less frequency than during the daytime. On New Year’s Eve, substantially more frequent services and buses with higher capacity will ensure that everyone will be able to reach their destination in Budapest. We wish happy holidays to all our passengers!

Parking

On 21  December 2013 (Saturday) regular workday parking fees apply in the controlled parking zones. Between 24 December 2013 (Tuesday) and 1 Januay2014 (Wednesday) parking is free of charge in most parking areas except in the following: Castle and below the Citadella  in the 1st district, Florian Shopping Centre in the 3rd district and on the north-side of Margitsziget in the 13th district. Furthermore, the rules above do not apply to P+R car parks, municipally-owned underground car parks.

The holiday and end-of-the-year parking rules for the parking areas below are:

  • Workday fees apply on 21 December (Saturday) and 23 December (Monday)  in the 7th district on Baross tér, Károly körút, Erzsébet körút and the section of Rottenbiller utca between Baross tér and Garay tér. Parking is free of charge on 22 December (Sunday) and between 24 December(Tuesday) and 1 January 2014 (Wednesday).
  • Regular fees apply on Margitsziget in the 13th district, protected and paying P+R car parks, (Hűvösvölgy terminus, 2nd district; Újpest-Városkapu metro station, 13th district; Kőbánya-Kispest metro station, 19th district and the Rákóczi tér underground car park in the 8th district).

Public transport services on 24 December: night services from 16:00

On 24 December 2013 (Tuesday) until approximately 16:00, Saturday schedules will apply. The last metro trains  arrive at the Deák Ferenc tér station at 15:25, where trains on metro lines M2 and M3 mutually wait for one another and depart at 15:30 to provide transfers for passengers. As in previous years, after the last daytime transport services departing at around 16:00, night transport services start operating in Budapest with the regular transfer points. On 24 December after 23:00 regular Saturday night schedules displayed in the stops apply for night services.  Please click on the line numbers below to see the detailed night transport schedules.

Please find more information below on the last daytime departures and on the extended operation period of night lines running on 24 December.

Public transport on 25 and 26 December: Sunday schedules

On 25 and 26 December 2013(Wednesday and Thursday), public holiday (Sunday) schedules apply for public transport services. Buses 64, 104, 123, 126, 162 and 236 serving big shopping centres do not run, while buses 38, 92, 138, 140 and 218 do not serve the stops at the shopping centres, as they will be closed.

On the night of 25 December (from Wednesday night to Thursday dawn) and on the night of 26 December (from Thursday night to Friday dawn), public holiday (Sunday) schedules apply on night public transport services with the exception of bus 914A that does not operate on these nights. (Bus 914 serves the entire route of bus 914A according to its regular frequency).

Public transport on 27 and 28 December: Saturday schedules

On 27 and 28 December (Friday and Saturday) 2013, Saturday schedules apply on public transport services..

Public transport on 29 December: Sunday schedules

On 29 December 2013 (Sunday), public holiday (Sunday) schedules apply on public transport services

Public transport on 30 December: year-end schedules

On 30 December 2013 (Monday) the workday schedules during school holiday apply , while some lines (as indicated in their schedules) operate less frequently according to end-of-the-year schedules. Lines with special end-of-the-year schedules are the following:

  • Metro: M1, M2, M3,
  • Suburban railway: H5, H6, H7, H8, H9,
  • Trams: 1, 2, 4, 6, 14, 18, 24, 47, 49, 50, 61,
  • Buses: 5, 7, 7A, 7E, 8, 9, 11, 16, 16A, 20E, 21, 22, 22A, 23, 23E, 25, 30, 30A, 32, 34, 35, 36, 44, 45, 53, 54, 55, 67, 68, 84E, 85, 85E, 86, 89E, 94E, 95, 97E, 99, 103, 105, 106, 107E, 112, 122, 130, 133E, 134, 139, 151, 152, 159, 169E, 171, 178, 182, 194, 194B, 196, 196A, 212, 220, 225, 230, 233E, 239, 240, 240E, 244, 276E,
  • Trolleybuses: 70, 72, 74, 74A, 75, 76, 77, 78, 80A, 81, 82, 83.

On 30 December, tram 1A and bus 261E do not run.

Public transport during the daytime on 31 December: year-end schedules

On 31 December 2013 (Tuesday) workday schedules during school holiday apply while some lines (as indicated in their schedules) operate less frequently according to end-of-the-year schedule. Lines with special end-of-the-year schedules are the following:

  • Metro: M1, M2, M3,
  • Suburban railway: H5, H6, H7, H8, H9,
  • Trams: 1, 2, 4, 6, 14, 18, 24, 47, 49, 50, 61,
  • Buses: 5, 7, 7A, 7E, 8, 9, 11, 16, 16A, 20E, 21, 22, 22A, 23, 23E, 25, 30, 30A, 32, 34, 35, 36, 44, 45, 53, 54, 55, 67, 68, 84E, 85, 85E, 86, 89E, 94E, 95, 97E, 99, 103, 105, 106, 107E, 112, 122, 130, 133E, 134, 139, 151, 152, 159, 169E, 171, 178, 182, 194, 194B, 196, 196A, 212, 220, 225, 230, 233E, 239, 240, 240E, 244, 276E,
  • Trolleybuses: 70, 72, 74, 74A, 75, 76, 77, 78, 80A, 81, 82, 83.

On 31 December, tram 1A and bus 261E do not operate.

Public transport on New Year’s Eve: more frequent night services

Following the last departures of daytime lines, night services operate on more frequent schedules. Trams 4 and 6 run every 5 minutes on Nagykörút (Grand Boulevard). The cogwheel railway (line 60) operates at night as well every 60 minutes. Night services – with some exceptions – are provided with more frequency or higher capacity while some buses operate for an extended service period.

  • Buses 907, 908, 909, 914, 922, 931, 950, 950A, 956 and 973 run three times more frequently than usual.
  • Buses 914A, 923, 941, 964, 979, 979A run twice more frequently than usual.
  • The service period is extended of buses 916, 934, 940, 941 and 972.
  • On the routes of buses 901, 918 and 960, higher-capacity articulated buses operate.

Please note that the usual connections between regular nightbuses are provided on New Year’s Eve, however connections are not provided for the extraordinary “higher-frequency” services on the night of 31 December.

Public transport on 1 January 2014: Sunday schedule

On 1 January 2014 (Wednesday) public holiday (Sunday) schedules apply on public transport services. Buses 64, 104, 123, 126, 162 and 236 serving big shopping centres do not run while buses 38, 92, 138, 140 and 218 do not serve their stops at the shopping centres since they will be closed.

Public transport on 2 and 3 January 2014: workday schedules during school holiday

On 2 and 3 January 2014 (Thursday and Friday) workday schedules during school holiday apply on public transport services.

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