BKK is also getting ready for the Sziget Festival
Budapest, 9 August 2023 - BKK recommends public transport to get to the venue again this year: as in previous years, trains on suburban railway line H5 will run more frequently and all night between Batthyány tér and Aquincum stations from 11 to 16 August 2023, and vehicles with a higher passenger capacity than usual will be available on the night services in the vicinity of the festival. BKK will also be present on site, with a temporary ticket sales point at the Filatorigát station of line H5, and visitors can also find useful information on the BKK website. The Sziget CityPass by Budapest Card offering free public transport in the capital is also available for purchase at several BKK Customer Service Centres.
The Sziget Festival will be held in the Hungarian capital between 10 and 15 August 2023, and as in previous years, the event will be hosted on Óbuda Island. Traffic around the festival site, especially in Mozaik utca, will change significantly and there will be more pedestrians on the streets than usual. BKK recommends using public transport, especially suburban railway line H5, which will be running with higher frequency and around the clock during the event. Please check the timetable on the BKK website.
BKK also created a website in Hungarian and English to help arriving visitors find their way around: BKK - Sziget.
During the Sziget, the night buses in the area will operate with a higher capacity than usual, using articulated vehicles instead of single buses, thus ensuring the travel comfort of the visitors.
This year, visitors will again be able to purchase tickets for public transport at the temporary BKK ticket sales point at Filatorigát suburban railway (HÉV) station, where BKK staff will also be on hand to provide passenger information. The company recommends digital tickets in addition to paper products: in the BudapestGO app, festival-goers can easily plan their public transport trips in addition to buying their tickets. All functions of the app are available in English as well as Hungarian.
BKK will again this year sell the Sziget CityPass by Budapest Card, a wristband for free public transport throughout the capital, which allows visitors to get additional types of discounts as well. The CityPass can be purchased at the temporary ticket sales point at Filatorigát station, at Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport Terminal 2A and 2B as well as at the BKK Customer Service Centres located at Keleti pályaudvar railway station (Baross tér) and Deák Ferenc tér.
Detailed information on using the Citypass is available on the Sziget website.