Archive for January, 2007

BKV – Public Transport Budapest

Posted in Budapest Info by arpiboy on January 13th, 2007

Budapest has an efficient public transport network made up more than 180 buses, 14 trolley buses, 29 tram and the 3 subway lines. In general the buses, trolleys, trams operate between 4:30 am and 11 pm. The three subway lines intersect at Deak ter (Deak square) in the Budapest city center. Subways run at 2-15 minutes intervals from 4:30 am to 11:10 pm.
The local suburban train (HEV) can be used to travel out to Csepel Island in the south of Budapest and to nearby Szentendre, Godolo and Rackeve.
Maps sited at the entrances to subway stations give  a comprehensive overview of the entire public transport network in Budapest. Conditions of travel are also included in German and English.
BKV public transport is available free of charge to retired citizens of other EU Member countries too.
Tickets can be purchased at subway stations, ticket machines, tobacconists and newsagents. Best to buy your tickets at a subway station because there you have a choice of several types of tickets and various passes.
Single ticket (230 HUF) valid for bus, tram, trolley, subway, cogwheel railway for the entire length of the journey as well as the suburban within the administrative limits of Budapest.
For more information you can visit the official website of BKV.

Octagon – Oktogon

Posted in Night Photos by arpiboy on January 5th, 2007

Octagon Budapest (Oktogon) with Christmas lihghts

Andrassy street from the Octagon