You can find on this page the Budapest buses map to print and to download in PDF. The Budapest bus system map and the Budapest trolley map present the network, stations and lines of the buses and trolley of Budapest in Hungary.
The Budapest bus map shows all the stations and lines of the Budapest bus system. This bus map of Budapest will allow you to easily plan your routes in the buses of Budapest in Hungary. The Budapest bus system map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
The city-owned BKV runs an extensive network of surface mass transportation, with the emphasis on buses. The dark blue liveried bus fleet includes 1200 vehicles (1000 Ikarus buses) on 207 routes and the trolleybuses in red livery are operated on 15 lines as you can see in Budapest bus map. The night service is provided exclusively by buses. The articulated bus is a hallmark of Budapest; both diesel and ETB bendy vehicles have been running since the late 1950s and still form the majority of BKV fleet. All buses in Budapest run on diesel fuel. Bus 105: Connects Gyöngyösi utca with Apor Vilmos tér. Includes stops at Heroes Square, the Chain Bridge, as well as additional locations along Andrássy Avenue. Connections with all metro lines at Deák tér. Bus 900-999: Offers service all night long at stops marked with owl symbols. Budapest night transport is one of the best in Europe. You will find that you can get anywhere in the city by the night buses – sometimes even faster than in the daytime. Night buses usually start at midnight and run until 4:00 am every night. Night buses numbers start with number 9. Some night buses on very busy lines run quite often (every 10th or 15th minute), but lines running to the suburbs run only once or twice an hour.
In recent years, the bus service has been increasingly plagued by traffic jams as car use has increased and the narrow, congested streets of Budapest rarely allow for separate bus-lanes. Many motorists ignore bus-lane markings anyway, while few traffic lights fast-gate buses as its shown in Budapest bus map. The lamentable road conditions in Budapest incur continually high vehicle maintenance costs and inconvenience for bus passengers. Working conditions (esp. the age of the vehicles) and competitive wages are a serious issue as bus drivers are often lured to the trucking industry. Yet, the city council traditionally favours a bus service, owing to its flexibility and lower initial costs; some 150 brand new articulated buses were procured in 2004-2006. Although there are a lot of buses that service popular stops in Budapest, there are just as many trams and metro trains that visit the same locations, so you may find that you wont need to use the bus in this city.
There are over 250 bus lines in Budapest, which makes them one of the most difficult aspects of the public transit system to navigate. That said, there are some reasons you may want to consider using the bus in this city, and a few great lines that are useful for travelers and tourists alike. Bus 200E as its mentioned in Budapest bus map: Connects the airport with the Kőbánya-Kispest metro station. Bus 7: Connects Keleti Pályaudvar with Móricz Zsigmond Körtér. Includes stops at Blaha Lujza tér, Astoria, Ferenciek tere, Rudas Bath, Hotel Gellért and more. Connections with trams 4, 6, and the red, blue, and green metro lines. Bus 16/16A: Connects Deák tér with Széll Kálmán tér. Includes stops at or near the Buda Castle Funicular, Buda Castle, Parade Square, Matthias Church and more. Connections with all metro lines at Deák tér. There is also a 100E bus which is more of a shuttle bus, offering a direct transfer to the city centre from Terminal 2. This line also has more space for luggage, making it more ideal for travelers. This line costs around €2.70 for a ticket as opposed to the €1 fare on the 200E line, but there are fewer stops on the way to the city and the bus is literally designed for airport transfers, so it is definitely worth consideration.
The Budapest trolley map shows all the stations and lines of the Budapest trolleybus system. This trolley map of Budapest will allow you to easily plan your routes in the trolleys of Budapest in Hungary. The Budapest trolley system map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
In addition to all the traditional buses in Budapest, there are also 15 red-coloured trolley bus lines in the city numbered from 70-83 as you can see in Budapest trolley map. Each trolley connects with either the metro or trams at several locations throughout the city, making this an excellent alternative for transfers to other services in Budapest public transit system. As with all other forms of public transportation in Budapest, you will need to purchase tickets either from a ticket machine or in the form of a travel card or tourist pass. Much like the trams and metro, trolleys run from about 4:30 am - 11 pm, give or take a half-hour depending on which line you choose. Line 70: Includes stops at Transport Museum, Andrássy Avenue, Kossuth Square and more. Connects with trams 2, 4, 6, as well as lines 1 and 2 of the metro. Line 78: Includes stops at Andrássy Avenue, Kossuth Square, Bethlen Gábor Square and more. Connects with trams 2, 4, 6, as well as lines 1 and 2 of the metro. Line 83: Includes stops at Kálvária Square, Gypsy Musician Park, Kalvin Square and more. Connects with trams 2, 4, 6, 47, 49, and metro line 4.
The first trolleybus line was inaugurated on 16 December 1933 in Óbuda. This route was 1.6 miles (2.7 km) long as its shown in Budapest trolley map. It was completely destroyed in 1944, near the end of World War II. In December 1949, the trolleybus line no. 70 replaced the tram line no. 10. This line was given the number 70 to celebrate Stalin seventieth birthday. During the following years, the city created several other trolleybus routes to substitute the tram lines that ran through the city most narrow streets. At the end of the sixties, the Government began to replace the old trolleybuses with urban buses, but the decision was retracted in the seventies, due to the rise of petrol. During the nineties and at the beginning of the twenty-first century, Budapest bought new trolleybuses. However, the economic conditions prevented the city from establishing new lines. Nowadays, trolleybuses are still viable and luckily, have not completely superseded all the tram lines.
Trolley buses are electric buses that draw power from overhead wires using spring-loaded trolley poles. Trolley bus service is available on 13 routes in Pest only. Interesting fact that trolley buses are numbered starting from 70 because the first route began operations on Stalin 70th birthday in 1949. The trolleybus network in Budapest is made up of 15 lines, numbered from 70 to 83 as its mentioned in Budapest trolley map. This means of transport is slower than a bus or a tram, as it usually slows down and sometimes accidentally switches off when it climbs certain very narrow and steep streets in Budapest. When you get close to your stop, remember to press the button that is located near the door to warn the driver that you wish to get off.