Advance purchase rules

Travelcards and passes can be purchased in advance, but a 30-day pre-purchase restriction applies to the products listed below if their validity extends partially or fully to 2025.

If the start day of validity for the listed products is later than the dates shown below, then the products are purchasable only up to 30 days before the start of validity.

This means that if the start day of validity is not later than the dates below, then the product can be purchased in advance without any restriction:


Quarterly Budapest-pass     23 September 2024
Monthly pass     1 December 2024
15-day pass     17 December 2024
72-hour travelcard     0:00 on 29 December 2024
Pupil group travelcard     0:00 on 31 December 2024
24-hour travelcard     0:00 on 31 December 2024


The validity period of passes expires at 2:00 in the morning after the indicated last day of validity. If only these 2 hours extend to 2025, the advance purchase restriction does not apply.

Semester passes valid from September go on sale in August and September, while passes valid from February are purchasable in January and February.

The variety of discounted annual Budapest-pass, suburban railway tickets and suburban railway tour tickets can be purchased up to 30 days in advance of the start of validity.

Advance purchase of the 24-hour, 72-hour, 15-day Budapest-passes and Monthly Budapest-passes in the mobile app is possible up to 30 days before the start day of validity.