Conditions of penalty fare payment

 

1. Penalty fare paid on the spot

If you pay the penalty fare on the spot, the amount to be paid decreases to HUF 8,000. The ticket inspector must give you a receipt for the on-the-spot payment.The inspector will accept HUF cash and if s/he has a bankcard terminal, then bankcards as well.

2. Retrospective payment of on-the-spot penalty fare

The on-the-spot penalty fare (HUF 8,000) can be settled retrospectively by cash or credit card payment within two workdays and even by transfer executed within 2 working days after surcharging about which a cash document is issued, at one of the dedicated BKK customer points listed under the General Information section above. You will receive an incoming payment document as proof of payment. It can be settled also by transfer executed within two working days.

 

3. Presentation of the pass and cash or bankcard payment at one of the dedicated BKK customer points listed under the General Information section above. You will receive an incoming payment document as proof of payment.

If the passenger is in possession of a pass and a matching ID (pass ID, student ID, personal photo ID, passport or card-format driving licence) or bicycle pass that was valid at the time of control (that is, it had been purchased before inspection), but it could not be presented, or if the passenger has a travel document for free travel> but it was not presented at control, the customer can take care of penalty fare payment within 5 workdays from the issuance of the penalty fare by presenting the pass or travel document along with the matching photo ID and by paying the appropriate fee at one of the dedicated BKK customer points listed under the General Information section above. The fee is 1,000 HUF for annual, semester and quarterly passes and travel documents for free travel while it is 2,000 HUF for all other types of passes. This option is available up to twice in each calendar year; this restriction does not apply to discounted annual and annual all-line Budapest-passes. In case of passengers with travel documents for free travel, the fee increases to 2,000 HUF after the second occasion.

A pass purchased or exchanged after the issuance of a penalty fare is not accepted for presentation, not even if the validity starts on the day of penalty, but the time of purchase is later than the time of fining.

 

Documents required for presenting your pass

General (full price) pass:

  • yellow cheque given by the inspector

  • valid photo ID whose number is indicated on the pass

  • original pass valid on the day and at the time of inspection

  • personal identification documents (e.g. photo ID and Hungarian address card)

Discounted pass (pensioner, parent with small child):

  • yellow cheque given by the inspector

  • valid photo pass ID (pensioner, parent with child)

  • original pass valid on the day and at the time of inspection

  • personal identification documents (e.g. photo ID and Hungarian address card)

Student, pupil pass:

  • yellow cheque given by the inspector

  • valid student ID (permanent student ID or certificate according to the relevant Government Regulation qualifying as temporary student ID). Please note that he student discount is not available nor will the document be accepted for retrospective presentation of the pass with a student/pupil status verification document

  • original pass valid on the day and at the time of inspection

  • personal identification documents (e.g. photo ID and Hungarian address card)

Sample document of a school certificate PDF (0,1 MB)

Free travel entitlement:

  • yellow cheque given by the inspector

  • original official documents verifying entitlement valid at the time of inspection

  • personal identification documents (e.g. photo ID and Hungarian address card)

person (e.g. family member, other relative, etc) duly authorised by the customer presenting the original authorisation of the official format can also present the pass along with the required original documents.

Please keep the payment receipt for the pass presentation fee for 5 years.

 

4. Payment by cash payment order (“yellow cheque”)

4.1 The penalty fare payment of 16,000 HUF via postal payment is only possible with the pre-printed cash payment order by BKK, also known as the “yellow cheque”.

Payment with the yellow cheque can be made at any post office within 30 days of receipt from the control staff. When completing the cheque, please pay extra attention to the following:

  • Please always indicate the name and address of the passenger required to pay the penalty fare in the customer data field.

  • The amount of the penalty fare (16,000 HUF) is pre-filled, but the amount needs to be filled in in multiple fields with words (text) as well.

  • Please complete the cheque with CAPITAL letters.

  • As correcting the cheque is not allowed, in case you make an error while completing the cheque, please pay by bank transfer, on the basis of information specified by point 5 or in person at one of the dedicated BKK customer points listed under the General Information section above.

4.2 Payment by cheque included in the payment notice

You can also pay by cheque (that was included in the payment notice) at any post office in Hungary within the deadline indicated in the payment notice.

4.3 Payment by instalment plan cheque

You can pay by cheque at any post office in Hungary according to the agreed instalment payment plan. When completing the cheque, please pay extra attention to the following:

  • Please always indicate in the customer data field the name and address of the passenger required to pay the penalty fare.

  • The amount of the instalment is pre-filled, but the amount needs to be filled in in multiple fields with words (text) as well.

  • Please complete the cheque with CAPITAL letters.

  • Please pay by the deadline.

Payment is NOT possible with the Domesctic Postal Order (“pink cheque”).

 

5. Payment by bank transfer

A transfer can be initiated with a paper-based order at the bank or online via internet banking.

  • Recipient: BKK Zrt.

  • Address: 1075 Budapest, Rumbach Sebestyén utca 19-21.

  • Bank account number: 10700024-67032082-52200005

  • IBAN: HU 2910 7000 2467 0320 8252 2000 05

  • Bank: CIB Bank Zrt.

  • Bank address: 1027 Budapest, Medve utca 4-14.

  • SWIFT Code: CIBHHUHB

 

Please indicate in the remark field the name of the passenger paying the penalty fare, the fact that it is a penalty fare (pótdíj) and a reference number (date of issue of penalty fare, correspondence registration number, reference number, order for payment or payment notice number).

5.1 If payment of the 16,000 HUF is made within 30 days after the issuance of the penalty fare, please indicate in the transfer remark field the following data shown on the cheque received from control staff: identification number, date of issue, customer name.

5.2 In case you received a payment notice, a payment order or if you have an instalment plan, please transfer the amount shown therein to the indicated bank account. For the correct accounting of the transferred amount, please indicate in the transfer remark field the name of the passenger who received the penalty fare and the identification number shown in the letter.

 

6. Penalty fare payment to BKK’s accredited partners

Paying to accredited partners can be done with a cheque issued by the partner, by bank transfer or cash deposit into the bank account provided by the partner. Method of payment is the same as described under points 4 and 5.

Based on the appointment of BKK Zrt., the names and contact details of cooperating partners in penalty fare collection are listed here.