Single ticket


What are the rules for using the single ticket?

It is valid for a one-way single trip. Trip interruptions, transfers and return trips are not permitted. Transferring between the metro lines is possible if going in one direction (return trips in the opposite direction are not allowed).


For what services is the ticket valid?

Within the administrative boundaries of Budapest for almost all BKK services and suburban buses (lines 1-99, 101-299, 900-999, M1, M2, M3, M4, D14), on HÉV suburban railway lines (H5, H6, H7, H8, H9). This ticket is not valid on the 100E Airport Express.


Ticket validation – paper tickets

On the metro network (lines M1, M2, M3 and M4), the single ticket must be validated with a validating machine at the metro station entrance before you start your trip by entering the paying zone beyond the row of validators. On all other services, ticket validation must be done upon boarding the vehicle or upon departure at the latest. If you need to transfer to a replacement vehicle (e.g. in the event of service cancellation, breakdown, track closure), you can continue your journey with the ticket already validated, but you must re-validate the ticket by stamping its end without the number grid, with the validator aboard the replacement vehicle.


Ticket validation – mobile ticket

When boarding a metro line or a line with front-door-only-policy, please scan the QR code or when using the BudapestGO app, touch your smart phone on the NFC sticker. 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 video on how to use the digital single ticket, please click here and please click here on information about the one-step ticket validation. 


how to use single tickets


Validity period

The ticket is valid and the single, one-way uninterrupted, no-transfer journey must be completed no later than 80 minutes from the time of validation, or 120 minutes on night services.


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.


Refund rule

You can get a refund for your unused tickets (please find the detailed regulation here).

You can use the digital single ticket purchased in the mobile app for one year from the time of purchase.


Further information

The ticket must be shown upon ticket inspection, and must be handed over when requested by the inspector. When purchasing a mobile ticket, the animated symbol or code must be presented, as described by ticket validation rules.

An active internet connection is required to use the mobile ticket. Please find more information on mobile phone apps and on the terms of use, replacement and refund of the mobile tickets here.

Please note that the price of a single ticket is HUF 450 from 1 September 2023.

Paper-based tickets purchased for HUF 350 can be used for travel until 31 August 2024, and can be exchanged at customer service centres to the actual single tickets between the period of 1 September and 30 November 2024, without paying a handling fee, but settling the price difference. Until 30 November 2024, single tickets can be even refunded at customer service centres, by paying a handling fee. Please note that after this period, single tickets with HUF 350 cannot be used for travel, cannot be exchanged or cannot be refunded.  

The usage period of mobile tickets purchased before 1 September 2022 is two years from purchase, while one year in case of mobile tickets purchased on or after 1 September 2022. Tickets can be validated or refunded in the app during that period. Following the given usage period, tickets will become invalid, cannot be used for travel, and cannot be even refunded.