The mobile ticket is a Budapest public transport ticket or pass purchasable through a mobile application. As a pilot project from June 2019, the mobile ticket is first offered for airport shuttle bus 100E: you can purchase your mobile tickets anytime, anywhere, even while waiting at the stop. All you need is a smart phone, the downloaded app (Android or iOS) and an active data connection. Please see the details below to find out about the simple purchase process and about how to use the mobile ticket. Steps 2 and 3 might vary depending on the selected mobile app offered by different distributors.
1. Download the app required for buying the mobile ticket
If you have not yet downloaded an app for purchasing mobile tickets, please click on “Download” to access the selection of apps. Select and download the most suitable one. The app by the National Mobile Payment Plc. (Nemzeti Mobilfizetési Zrt./NM Zrt.) is available from the Google Play store and the App Store in Hungarian and English. Later on, the mobile ticket will be available from further apps.
2. Please register before first use
For you to be able to use the service and buy a mobile ticket any time, you need to register within the app before the first use.
3. Purchase a mobile ticket for your journey
Once you have downloaded the app and registered in the system, you can buy your mobile ticket anytime you wish.
To do this, please log into the app and touch "Download". Select the Airport shuttlebus single ticket, enter the desired quantity and mode of payment. After successful payment, the mobile ticket becomes available for use immediately.
4. Please validate your mobile ticket before you start your journey with the help of the QR code on board
Just like in the case of paper tickets, validation before travelling is also required for mobile tickets. This is how to do it as you are boarding the bus.
As you get on the bus, log in to the app and select the already purchased ticket, then click on „Érvényesítés” (Validation). Once your camera has become active, scan the clearly displayed validation code.
An animated symbol will appear to indicate that validation has been successful.
5. Please show your valid mobile ticket to the driver upon boarding
Please show the animated symbol in your mobile phone to the driver immediately after validation. If your ticket is valid, you can start your journey.
6. Please present your valid mobile ticket for control by a ticket inspector
If inspectors are controlling tickets during your journey, select the validated ticket and show the matching code to be checked by the inspector using a handheld device. This means that the inspector will check the QR code and not the animated picture.
For more important information on the mobile ticket, please visit this link.
BKK Centre for Budapest Transport aims to make ticket purchase simpler and more convenient through the introduction of the mobile ticket. Please try this new sales channel and send your feedback to [email protected] so we can learn from your experience. Thank you in advance.