Accessible Public Transport in Budapest

It is of paramount importance for BKK Centre for Budapest Transport to provide equal opportunities in accessing public transport services for local residents and visitors alike, thus BKK endeavours to make public transport services fully accessible and barrier-free. Besides wheelchair users, also parents with prams/strollers, the elderly with reduced mobility, small children and passengers with heavy luggage will appreciate the easy boarding of BKK’s public transport vehicles.







  • Over half of the buses running in Budapest are brand new low-floor buses. Therefore, 97% of the lines are partially or fully accessible meaning that barrier-free buses serve nearly all bus stops both in Budapest and within the metropolitan area where BKK provides public transport services.
  • Except for bus lines 23E, 39, 85E, 100, 121, 225 and 251, low-floor buses operate on every line. The departure times of low-floor vehicles are underlined in the timetable.
  • The following lines are fully served by low-floor buses:
  • Transporting one wheelchair is possible on board Telebus 219.
  • In addition to the lines listed above, at weekends only low-floor buses are operating also on the following lines:
  • From among night-time services, the following lines are accessible:
  • Wheelchair users and parents with prams/baby carriages can board low-floor buses through the door indicated with a pictogram leading to the designated area where the wheelchair can also be secured. These passengers are allowed to board through the indicated door even on lines where the front-door only boarding policy applies.

Midibus service

BKK introduced the door-to-door midibus transport service for physically-impaired persons in agreement with the Budapest branch of the National Federation of Disabled Persons’ Associations. The three specially-designed vehicles provide on-demand shuttle service for physically-impaired customers along with their accompanying persons and can be requested in advance on workdays between 5:30 and 23.30 and at weekends between 8:00 and 16:00.

The physically-impaired passenger (and the accompanying person) require a full-price or discounted ticket/pass based on their entitlement as shown in the list of Fares.

Passengers can call this service on workdays between 8:00 and 16:00 prior to the planned date of travel at:


Please contact a BKK dispatcher with your travel request at the above mentioned phone number who will confirm the possible travel time based on the quantity of travel requests. First priority is given to regular customers who use the service for daily commutes to work or school. In the case of other customers, BKK prioritises based on the times the requests were received and also depending on availability. Previously registered requests will not be cancelled to meet new demand because it would create conflict of interest and disadvantage customers who have already planned their trips.

The Future

  • BKK plans to operate a fully accessible vehicle fleet in Budapest and the metropolitan area by 2018.


Accessible lines are marked by pictograms.

Only accessible vehicles are operating on the line.

Wheelchair-accessible lift (at metro station).

Partially accessible vehicle.

Accessible vehicle or priority seat (for passengers with reduced mobility).

Journey planning

Not only timetables provide information on low-floor services. BKK’s downloadable journey planner application available at displays the quickest and, if required, accessible routes by tracking the exact location of vehicles and considering the actual transport situation. In addition, BKK’s physically-impaired customers can learn whether a vehicle is low-floor by clicking on the icons of the vehicles.

Customer feedback

Is your stop not barrier-free, so that you are not able to board the bus? Are you not able to board the vehicle with your wheelchair because the lowerable ramp is out of service?

If you have any complaints, suggestions or feedback, please contact BKK Customer Services

Special mention: Budapest among the best European cities

The European Commission presented the 2015 Access City Awards on the occasion of the European Day for People with Disabilities on 3 December 2014 in Brussels in the framework of the accessibility contest for the recognition of the best disability-friendly cities which took significant measures to make their cities accessible.

The Access City Award was established in 2010 to raise awareness of disability and to promote accessibility initiatives in European cities with more than 50,000 inhabitants.

Since 2010, the Access City Award has been given four times during which 189 cities have entered the contest.

In 2014, 62 cities applied for this award. Budapest was selected by the European Commission from among the best seven cities and was granted the special mention for its work in the field of transport.

The award was received last week by Ms Alexandra Szalay-Bobrovniczky, Deputy Mayor for Human Affairs and Dr Balázs Szeneczey, Deputy Mayor for City Development.

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