4 LinesThe city currently has three metro lines with the 4. one, M4 line underway. The new line will start operation sometime in spring 2014.
The three main lines converge at Deák tér station in the city centre, where you can change for any of the two other lines or continue your travel by bus, tram or since it is downtown Budapest you can conveniently explore the area by walk.
Built at the end of the 19th century M1 was the first underground line on the European Continent (the second in the world).
In the 1970s trains were replaced by modern ones. Unfortunately you won’t find yellow M1 signs, look for signs saying “földalatti” (underground in English).
Do take a ride on this line and enjoy the unique 19th-century atmosphere!
Déli pályaudvar (Southern Railway Station) – Örs vezér tér
The Eastern Railway Station (Keleti Pályaudvar) is also on this line. Look for red M2 signs!
TIP: With a Budapest card you can travel on the city’s public transport services free of charge.
The card also entitles you to discount admission to a wide range off sights and attractions in Budapest (museums, baths, monuments etc.). For a 2-3 day or longer visit it’s worth buying.
You can purchase your Budapest card online here (you have a choice to purchase a 24-hour card, that costs 16.06 EUR/4 500 HUF, a 48-hour card, which is 28.21 EUR/7 500 HUF, or a 72-hour card, that is 31.80 EUR/8 900 HUF
Újpest városközpont (northern part of the city)- Kőbánya, Kispest (industrial district)
The Western Railway Station (Nyugati Pályaudvar) is on this line. Look for blue M3 signs!
You have to validate your ticket at orange automated machines before you descend the escalator. If you change lines at Deák tér you have to validate another ticket, unless you have a special metro transfer ticket.
Keleti Railway Station (Keleti Pályaudvar) – Kelenföld Railway Station (Kelenföld Pályaudvar)
The 4th subway line started carrying passengers at 28. March 2014 after the successful test runs.
The 7,3 km long new line connects two main train stations (Kelenföld in West Buda and Keleti Station in the eastern part of the city centre), with interchange points to the other two metro lines and above-ground travel services.
The line crosses the Danube at Gellért tér station (Gellért Spa and the Gellért Hill are the two main attractions here), next comes Fővám tér, where you can get off to the Great Market Hall (Nagyvásárcsarnok).
The state-of-the-art metro trains will run completely on autopilot. The 10 stations are also new attractions in the city with unique, 21-st century architecture including a bit of Budapest or Hungary trivia in the design and decor.
See more on M4 metro on the official website.
A single ticket costs 350 HUF – valid on metro, bus, tram, trolleybus, cogwheel tram, on the whole length of the line for one uninterrupted trip.
On suburban railway (HÉV) it is valid within the administrative boundaries of Budapest.
See more information on public transport ticket and other transport services in Budapest.
Metro Map with the New M4 Line (Green)