Getting around Budapest: Convenient Transportation Options

When visiting Budapest, it’s essential to know the best transportation options available to explore the city conveniently. Whether you’re staying at VAGABOND or planning to explore the famous landmarks, vibrant neighborhoods, or charming streets, Budapest offers a range of transportation choices to suit every traveler’s needs.

Public Transportation

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Budapest boasts an efficient and extensive public transportation system, including buses, trams, metro lines, and suburban railways. The Budapesti Közlekedési Központ (BKK) oversees the city’s public transportation network, providing reliable and affordable services. Their timetables are usually visible on Google Maps or you can download their app where you can also purchase your tickets: BudapestGO. The metro is especially popular for its speed and convenience, with four lines covering various parts of the city. Additionally, buses and trams offer comprehensive coverage, making it easy to reach both popular tourist destinations and off-the-beaten-path attractions. Consider purchasing a Budapest travel card or a Budapest Card for unlimited travel on public transportation during your stay, ask our knowledgeable colleagues at our receptions.

Car sharing

For those seeking flexibility and convenience, car-sharing services are readily available in Budapest. Companies like MOL Limo, GreenGo, and Share Now offer a fleet of cars that can be rented on a per-minute basis. Simply download the app, locate a nearby available car, unlock it using your smartphone, and you’re ready to go. Carsharing is ideal for day trips outside the city or exploring areas with limited public transportation access. Just keep in mind that parking in the city center can be challenging, so it’s advisable to familiarize yourself with parking regulations and designated parking areas.


Electric scooters have become increasingly popular in Budapest, providing a fun and eco-friendly way to navigate the city. Companies like Lime, Bird, and Bolt offer dockless electric scooters that can be easily rented through their respective apps. Simply locate a scooter nearby, scan the QR code to unlock it, and enjoy a convenient ride to your destination. Scooters are perfect for short trips and exploring the city at your own pace. Always remember to follow traffic regulations, wear a helmet, and park the scooter responsibly to ensure safety and accessibility for everyone.


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Budapest’s bike-sharing system offers an excellent way to explore the city while enjoying the fresh air and scenic views. Companies like MOL Bubi and Donkey Republic operate bike rental services with stations located throughout the city. Simply register for an account, find an available bike at a nearby station, unlock it using the app, and start pedaling. Budapest’s bike lanes and bike-friendly routes make it easy to navigate, and you can return the bike to any designated station when you’re finished. Exploring Budapest on two wheels allows you to discover hidden gems and immerse yourself in the local atmosphere.


As you plan your stay at VAGABOND in Budapest, rest assured that the city offers a variety of transportation options to suit your needs. Whether you prefer the convenience of public transportation, the flexibility of car sharing, the thrill of electric scooters, or the freedom of bike-sharing, Budapest has it all. By familiarizing yourself with these transportation choices, you can navigate the city with ease, ensuring you make the most of your time in this beautiful and vibrant destination. Feel free to contact our knowledgeable staff at our receptions at any of our locations: DowntownGrand’OrSoho and Broadway.