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Budapest’s public transport services during 2019’s Sziget Festival

The 27th Sziget Festival will be held on Óbuda Island (Óbudai-sziget) from 7 August to 13 August 2019. BKK Centre for Budapest Transport, the mobility manager of the Hungarian capital, provides higher frequencies on suburban railway line H5, on lines running on Grand Boulevard  and also operates vehicles with bigger passenger capacity on night lines 901 and 918 to provide access for Sziget visitors to the venue of the festival. The venue of the Festival is accessible also by public transport boat. On the first and last days of the Sziget Festival, a transferbus is in operation between Liszt Ferenc International Airport and the venue of the Festival. BKK recommends taking public transport to reach the Óbudai-sziget as fast as possible. Visitors in possession of a Sziget-Budapest CityPASS wristband valid from 3 August will be able to use public transport services free-of-charge.

During this year’s Sziget Festival to be held between 7 and 13 August 2019:

From 5 to 14 August, transferbuses are running between Liszt Ferenc International Airport and the Óbudai Island.

BKK at the Sziget Festival

 

From 7 August 2019 (Wednesday) until the last day of Sziget 2019, a BKK Customer Service Point will be operating at the venue of the Sziget Festival. An Ikarus 260 type bus converted for this event will be found near the main Sziget entrance by the K-híd (bridge). In addition to being able to purchase different types of public transport tickets, passes and travelcards, you will be able to gather information on our products and services from our colleagues who speak different foreign languages. Our representatives will also be ready to help you with advice on how to reach your destination by public transport in Budapest.

MOL Bubi at the Sziget Festival

 

In addition to the Customer Service Point, you will be able to get familiar with the MOL Bubi public bike-sharing system and give it a go at the docking station installed at the venue. Bikes can be hired and returned at the already known143 docking stations , however visitors interested in the public transport system can be informed on the system.

Take public transport to the Sziget Festival on Óbuda Island

 

By making trips of foreign visitors arriving at the Sziget Festival more convenient and faster, BKK operates direct transfer buses between Liszt Ferenc International Airport and Óbudai-sziget on the days of “moving-in” and on the last day of “moving-out”. Please click here to get information on their timetable: A dedicated staff and foreign-language brochures at the airport help you inform on transport services.

A special dedicated boat service is in operation from Jászai Mari tér to Óbudai Island between 7 and 13 August from the afternoon to late evening on a daily basis. Please find the timetable here.

The fastest transport mode to reach the venue of Sziget Festival 2019, Óbuda Island is suburban railway H5 from which you have to get off at the Filatorigát stop.

Suburban railway H5 can be accessed at the following connection points in Budapest:

Your attention, please!

Other services operating to Sziget Festival:

Please find Budapest’s public transport network maps for daytime services here and night services here.

Please check the maps and graphics on how to get to the Sziget Festival.

Higher frequency and more capacity on some of our public transport lines

 

In order to support increased passenger numbers during the Sziget Festival, we provide higher frequencies than regularly as well as more capacity on some of our services.

 

Special dedicated boat service between Jászai Mari tér and Óbudai-sziget

 

Between 7 August (Wednesday) and 13 August (Tuesday), a dedicated boat service is in operation every 15 minutes between Jászai Mari tér (Margit híd) and Óbudai-sziget. CityPASS holders as well as passengers in possession of public transport tickets and passes purchased at the prices specified by BKK can use the boat service.

Please board the boat at pier 8 at Jászai Mari tér and at the pier of public boat D12 at Óbudai-sziget. The schedule of the line is available here.

Sziget-Airport shuttle service for ‘’moving-in” and “moving out”

 

On the first days of Sziget Festival 2019:

On Wednesday, 14 August, the day of “moving out”:

Further service changes in public transport

 

The boarding point of boat lines D11 and D12 will be relocated during the Sziget Festival. Instead of Jászai Mari tér, the boarding point will be closer to the bridge, at pier 10. The scheduled public boat lines D11 and D12 does not serve the Óbudai-sziget during the Sziget Festival.

During the festival, bus line 226 will not enter Óbudai-sziget (Óbuda Island) therefore it will not serve the stops located on the island.The bus will run between Árpád híd M (metro station) and Aquincum H (suburban railway station), and after the Bogdáni út stop it will run via Szentendrei út serving all stops along the way. During that period, the busline does not serve the stops along the Óbudai Island.

Road traffic restrictions in the area of Óbuda island

 

For security reasons, please note that traffic restrictions will be in place again during the Sziget Festival in the area of Óbudai Island. From 20:00 on Friday, 2 August to 18:00 on Friday, 16 August 2019, the section between Mozaik utca and the Auchan connection road of Ángel Sanz Briz út will be closed, also the section between Mozaik utca 16 and Ángel Sanz Briz út will be closed. In the Mozaik utca – Ángel Sanz Briz út – Óbudai rakpart junction, the traffic light will be operating in a flashing amber-light mode during the event.

During the same period, parking is prohibited at the following locations:

As the Sziget ticket offices will be located in the parking area near the intersection of Ángel Sanz Briz út and K-híd leading to the island, it will be prohibited to stop there.

Only special permit holders will have car access to the area marked by Szentendrei út–Reményi Ede út–Ángel Sanz Briz út–Mozaik utca during the event.

At the request of the Budapest Police, car access will be prohibited to the section of the lower Buda embankment between Halász utca and the Mozaik utca junction – with the help of police cordons – every day from 14:00 to 03:00 between 7 August (Wednesday) and 15 August (Thursday). Car access to the closed section of the embankment is possible for destination traffic only based on the judgement of the police.

Taxi services

 

The official partner of Sziget is City Taxi, Budapest Taxi and Főtaxi. Your attention, please! Taxi services can be provided only on the price specified by the authority. We would like to kindly ask you to use the service of taxis operating legally, which are supplied with well visible taxi fare charts, in order frauds could be prevented. Taxi services will be monitored and controlled with special focus by BKK in the Sziget area.

Sziget – Budapest CITYPASS

 

During its validity period, the two-day, the five-day and 13-day Sziget-Budapest Citypass entitle to unlimited trips

The CITYPASS wristbands is valid for travel only if worn on the holder’s wrist in an undamaged condition. The same holds true for the 48-hour and five-day CityPASS tickets with the difference that it needs to be validated by punching. The Sziget wristband is to be fastened by the plastic clip, which invalidates the Sziget wristband for travel in case it is unfastened. Unfastening the clip is always clearly visible. Unfastening the clip, which is always clearly visible, will render the wristband invalid for travel. Further discounts are applicable in possession of the Sziget – Budapest CITYPASS.

The CITYPASS with the validity period of 13 days is valid from 0:00 on 3 August to 12:00 midnight on 15 August. Its price is HUF 14,900. The 48-hour CITYPASS is valid from day of purchase to midnight of the following day and is available at the price of HUF 5,900.  The five-day CITYPASS is valid from the day of purchase to midnight of the fifth day and is available at the price of HUF 9,900. Further information and CITYPASS ticket purchase are at the website: szigetfestival.com/hu/citypass. In person, CITYPASS can be purchased at BKK Airport Customer Service Centre or at SZIGET.

Have a good time at the Sziget Festival!