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Over 70 Tram/Metro free?

Would love to hear from anyone on this subject.

Posted by
2739 posts

If you are asking about Budapest, I have read that EU citizens over 65 with ID proving citizenship travel for free.

Posted by
12391 posts

JHK is correct. The question was asked within the last 60 days and I looked it up. You need to be an EU citizen. Although the person who placed the post said they were told by someone at the information desk that they could also ride for free (not EU), I get the impression that is was sort of a "sure, no one will know" sort of attitude. BUT if you get caught the fine is 8.000 forints on the spot. Seeing how a pass is less than 5.000 a week, I would just pay...

Posted by
582 posts

Thank you both will buy the Metro/tram card just to be on the safe side.

Posted by
3 posts

Wrote to BKK and here is their response to me:

Although we are not aware of your nationality, we would like to also inform you that on vehicles ordered by BKK Zrt. (the funicular and the chairlift are not included) the citizens of the EU, EEA Member States or Switzerland are entitled to travel free of charge over their 65th year. An identity card or any other personal identifying document – containing the ID holder’s age and nationality – is enough to get the allowance. The appropriate ID card is to be presented for the ticket inspector’s request.

Posted by
12391 posts

exactly what it says on their website

It's great that they responded. One of the reasons I enjoy Hungary is that the people are polite.

Posted by
4637 posts

I don't know if in Hungary but in Czech Republic - yes. Plus trains. You need only ID to prove your age. And you can be citizen of any country, not just EU.