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Christmas Light Tram in Budapest

Take a ride on one of the festively decorated light trams in Budapest during the Christmas-New Year season.

tram 47 decked out in strings of white LED light, the Chain bridge in the background at night
Christmas Tram at the Chain Bridge in Buda

The special trams services decorated with a string of 40 thousand LED lights operate for the 9th time in 2019 – 2020.

They are an essential part of the holiday season in Budapest this year between 29. November 2019 – 05. January 2020.

You can also travel on Santa’s Trolleybus this season, on various routes till 23. December (see details below).

You can travel on this special trams with normal tickets and passes. TIP: See more on public transport ticket types and prices.

Christmas Light Trams in 2019/2020

Tram 2 (Közvágóhíd – Jászai Mari tér)

the light tram in front of the Parliament at the blue hour
Tram 2 at the Parliament

The best-known Christmas tram line is tram No. 2 travelling along the Danube bank in Pest between Közvágóhíd and Jászai Mari tér (near the Parliament) stations.

It is one of the most beautiful tram routes in the world offering an amazing view of the World Heritage listed sights along the river.

You can travel on the festive heritage line covered in nearly 40 000 white and blue LED lights till 06. January 2019 after 16.00 on the following days,

  • December 17., 22., 23., 29., 30.
  • January 2020: 05.

Tram 2 is the most popular Christmas service due to its spectacular route along the river bank in the Pest side.

The interior also boasts festive lighting.

You can see

  • most of the bridges,
  • the Gellért Hill,
  • the Whale,
  • the impressive Parliament building.

Route of Tram 2: Közvágóhíd – Müpa/National Theatre – Boráros tér – Zsil utca – Fővám tér/Great Market Hall – Március 15- Square – Vigadó tér – Eötvös tér – Széchenyi tér/Chain bridge – Kossuth Square – Parliament/Visitor Centre – Jászai Mari tér

Other Festive Trams

Holiday trams run after 16.00 on the days listed below.

Tram 14M

Route: Káposztásmegyer/megyeri út – Lehel tér M (M3 metro station)

  • December: 08., 29.

Tram 19

Route of tram 19: Kelenföld Train Station (M4 metro) – Bécsi út/Vörösvári út in Óbuda

Tram 19 with special holiday lighting will operate on Wednesdays and Thursdays, after 16.00.

  • December 18., 19., 25., 26.
  • January 2020: 01., 02.

Tram 49

Route of tram 49: Kelenföld Train Station (M4 metro) – Deák Ferenc tér

Christmas Tram 49 will run on Fridays.

  • December: 20.
  • January 2020: 03.

Tram 47

Route: Városház tér/Buda – Deák Ferenc tér/Pest)

tram 47 with the festive lights on the green Liberty Bridge at nightThis service operates along a scenic route from Buda to Pest city centre.

  • December: 27.

Travelling on tram 47 you can admire the

Tram 42 – 50

Route: HATÁR ÚT Metro St. – Ferde utca – Ady Endre út – Hofherr Albert utca – Üllői út – HATÁR ÚT
Metro St.

  • November 30.

Tram 59B

Route: Márton áron tér – Szent János Kórház

  • December: 28.

Tram 69

Route: ÚJPALOTA, ERDŐKERÜLŐ UTCA – Zsókavár utca – Nyírpalota út – Páskomliget
utca – Bánkút utca – Vasutastelep utca – Besenyő park – Kolozsvár utca – Erzsébet királyné útja –
Mexikói út – MEXIKÓI ÚT Metro St. (M2 metro)

  • January 2020: 04.

Santa’s Trolleybus

a red trolley bus No. 70 with strings of LEdD lightsBetween 05 and 19. December, the Santa’s Trolleybus will take Santa and his Helpers on board and run on the route of several trolleybus lines.

BKK will also be collecting toys, clothes, books and other gifts to be delivered to the elves at Santa’s Factory.

Regular fares apply.

Schedule of the special trolley services:

Santa’s Trolleybuses run

  • between 15.30 and 21.30 on workdays and
  • between 11.30 – 21.30 on weekends
  • Mondays: trolleybus No. 76 Jászai Mari tér – Keleti Pályaudvar (Keleti Train St.)
  • December 16., 17: trolleybus No. 83: Orzcy tér – Fővám tér – Deák Ferenc tér M
  • December 19 (Thursday): trolleybus No. 70: Erzsébet királyné útja, aluljáró – Kossuth Lajos tér (Parliament) M – Deák Ferenc tér M
  • December 18. (Wednesday): trolleybus No. 80A: Csertő utca – Keleti Pályaudvar M – Blaha Lujza tér M
  • December 06., 13. (Friday): trolleybus No. 72: Zugló vasútállomás (Hermina út) – Arany János utca (M3 station) – Deák Ferenc tér M
  • December 14., 15.: trolleybus No. 75: Jászai Mari tér – Puskás Ferenc Stadion – Blaha Lujza tér M


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