Hungary Pass (discounted, Hungarian student ID required)

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What are the rules for using this fare product?

It entitles you to unlimited travel throughout the country during its validity period.

The pass can be used by students attending full-time or evening classes with a Hungarian student ID card, and by beneficiaries with a travel voucher. For a detailed description of who is entitled to travel discount, click here.


For what services is the pass valid?

Almost all BKK services, suburban and regional buses, HÉV suburban railways and selected trains. This pass is not valid on the 100E Airport Express.

The Hungary Pass can be used for travel within the administrative territory of Hungary as follows:

  • within Budapest on lines 1-99, 101-299, 900-999, M1, M2, M3, M4, D14.
  • trains by MÁV-START and GySEV in 2nd class (you need to pay for seat reservation where it is required but if the journey is only within Budapest, you do not need to pay a seat reservation)
  • suburban railway lines by MÁV-HÉV Zrt.
  • suburban bus services
  • regional buses by Volánbusz (lines 300-899) and the following service providers on the routes shown: G-Busline Kft. (Budapest–Lenti), Trans-Tour 90 Kft. (Budapest–Beregsurány), Trans-Vonal Kft. (Nyíregyháza–Balsa), Weekendbus Közlekedési Zrt. (Budapest–Csömör),
  • local buses in the city of Érd, Esztergom, Zalaegerszeg.


Ticket validation – paper tickets

No separate validation required after purchase.    


Ticket validation – digital tickets

As you enter the metro station or board a street-transport vehicle through the front door, scan the QR code or hold your phone in front of the NFC-sticker when using the BudapestGO app. After scanning, present the animated image to the staff or, if asked by the ticket inspector, click on the ticket details and show the code there. For more information and a video tutorial on how to use the passes, click here, and on one-step ticket validation, click here.


Hungary Pass (discounted)

Ticket validation - with MÁV app

No separate validation required after purchase. At the metro entrance and when boarding at the front door, present the ticket from the app (with the validity period and barcode clearly visible).


Validity period

From 00:00 (midnight) on the selected starting day (but not earlier than the time of purchase) until 24:00 (midnight) on the day before the starting day of the following month (but until 02:00 on the same day of the month as the starting day of the month following the starting day on the HÉV suburban railways).


Photo ID required for use

Students attending full-time or evening classes must use it with a valid Hungarian student ID (or, for those without a student ID, with a QR-coded certificate issued by the educational institution in accordance with the Government Decree on Educational IDs), and must provide the educational identifier on the student ID when purchasing the pass. The pass must be used together with the original photo ID (no copy/scan of the photo ID accepted).


Is the pass transferable?



Sales points

Download the free BudapestGO  app or any digital ticketing app and buy your mobile ticket online.

You can find the further sales locations with the BKK Sales Point Finder search tool.

This type of ticket can be purchased via the MÁV application or on paper at MÁV-START Zrt. or VOLÁNBUSZ Zrt. ticket offices and ticket machines.


Refund rule

Only passes sold by BKK will be refunded and only before the start of the validity period (please find the detailed regulation here).


Further information

The pass must be presented at the time of ticket inspection and handed over at the request of the person carrying out the check.

When using a pass purchased in the form of a mobile ticket, the animated image or code must be presented as described in the section on ticket validation.

If the paper pass is damaged or the number of the photo ID has changed, it will be exchanged for a new pass of the same type and validity at the designated place for a handling fee, details here. It is forbidden to remove the barcode and the serial number from the pass. The pass will not be replaced if it is lost!

The digital pass becomes valid for travel 2 minutes after successful purchase.

An active internet connection is required to use the mobile ticket.

For more information on the pass (maps, purchasing options, MÁV app, other questions), click here.