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Hungary pass

Travel throughout the country with a single pass, unlimited travel on both local interurban buses and trains. Find out more about your options!

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County pass

For travel anywhere and as many times as you like within a specified county, both by interurban buses and trains.

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Cheap, easy, unlimited

Where and how to buy, on which public transport services can and cannot be used the passes? Everything you wanted to know about these passes (but were afraid to ask)

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Useful information

The most convenient way to buy your Hungary or County pass is through the MÁV APP.

Hungary pass

County pass

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Useful information

Briefly about the Hungary pass and County pass

Briefly about the Hungary pass and County pass configuration options:

In Hungary, you can buy both a Hungary pass and a County pass to use trains and interurban buses. Hungary has 19 counties. The 19 types of County passes (zone passes) can only be used within the area of the county. The Hungary pass (which costs the same as two county passes) is valid throughout the country on interurban buses and 2nd class trains. Passes can be purchased from any starting date and are valid for 30 days.

Please note: These passes can only be used on local transport (metros/trams/buses) in the following cities: Budapest, Esztergom and Zalaegerszeg. They can be used on the TramTrain (lines 1 and 1A), in the Szeged area.

Special rules also apply to passes on trains with compulsory reservation. (e.g.: IC). 

It is now possible to buy a day ticket. With Hungary24 and County24 tickets you can travel 24 hours a day by train and interurban bus throughout the country. However, these day tickets do not allow you to use local transport anywhere (although you can use interurban services between stations within cities and the TramTrain in the Szeged area - lines 1 and 1A).

On trains, yellow buses, suburban trains: valid in Budapest and Pest county: Hungary pass, Hungary24, Pest county pass, Pest County24, Budapest pass valid only for travel within Budapest. On InterCity trains or on trains with a seat reservation within Budapest, all the above types are valid in 2nd class without a seat reservation, but outside Budapest only with the Hungary Pass and the Hungary24 with seat reservation.
On metro, trams and trolleybuses, all monthly season tickets are valid, but not the Hungary24 and County24 day tickets. On blue buses, all the season tickets and day tickets listed above are valid, but on buses operated by Budapest-BKK, the Hungary24 and County24 day tickets are not valid. None of the passes or day tickets are valid on the 100E airport shuttle, the Chairlift, the Funicular in Buda and the Children's Railway.

Detailed, but not exhaustive information on passes can be found below.
 

Seat reservation

After pressing the button below, enter your departure, destination and the date of your trip, and in the 'Passengers and discounts' menu, indicate that you have a Hungary pass!. Once you have clicked on the 'search' button, you will see which trains you need to reserve a seat and you can buy it right now.

This is how to buy your national pass online!

The easiest way to buy your pass is through the MÁV application. See how in our video!

Route planner

A single pass, but almost unlimited interurban travel. With this route planner, you can plan not only interurban but also local transport services and other vehicles, so you can plan how to get to your destination the fastest and easiest.

Frequently Asked Questions

The information is not complete. For further questions, please call the MÁVDIREKT English-speaking line: +36 (1) 3 49 49 49

On trains: County passes are valid only within the borders of the selected county in 2nd class on MÁV-START, MÁV-HÉV and GYSEV trains, where a seat reservation is not required. You can also use the TramTrain in the Szeged area (line 1 and 1A).

Please note: InterCity trains require a seat reservation.

On buses: for VOLÁNBUSZ services, the County pass is only valid on interurban buses. For some long-distance bus services, you will need to buy a supplementary ticket in addition to the day ticket (or regular ticket), but this is not required with the 30-day pass.

Local transport: County passes can only be used on local transport (metros/trams/buses) in the following cities: Budapest, Esztergom and Zalaegerszeg. From 1st April, 2024: Érd

Daily tickets do not allow you to use local transport except Érd from 1st April, 2024 (although you can use interurban services between stations within any city).

On trains: the Hungary pass is valid on all MÁV-START, MÁV-HÉV and GYSEV trains, but for trains with compulsory reservation (e.g. InterCity trains) you must also book a seat reservation in addition to the Hungary pass or Hungary24!

Please note: Only the normal tickets, Hungary pass and Hungary24 can be used on any train with compulsory reservation. The County pass and County24 are not valid on these trains.

On buses: for VOLÁNBUSZ services, the Hungary pass is only valid on interurban buses. For some long-distance bus services, you will need to buy a supplementary ticket in addition to the day ticket (or regular ticket), but this is not required with the 30-day pass.

Local transport: Hungary pass can only be used on local transport (metros/trams/buses) in the following cities: Budapest, Esztergom and Zalaegerszeg. From 1st April, 2024: Érd

Daily tickets do not allow you to use local transport except Érd from 1st April, 2024 (although you can use interurban services between stations within any city).

The pass and day tickets are valid from the date chosen at the time of purchase, you do not need to validate it separately. In all cases of ticket control, the pass must be presented together with the ID (e.g. identity card, passport) whose number was indicated on the pass when it was purchased. In addition, when getting on interurban buses, the validator next to the driver must be used to read the code on the pass.

The Hungary pass, Hungary24, the Csongrád-Csanád County pass and County24 can be used on the whole line of the Tram-Train, between Szeged and Hódmezővásárhely.

Budapest, Esztergom, Zalaegerszeg. From 1st April, 2024 Érd

Daily tickets do not allow you to use local transport except Érd from 1st April, 2024 (although you can use interurban services between stations within any city).

No. In the case of international travel, the passes or day tickets cannot even be used to cover domestic – i.e. within Hungary – part of the journey. You must have an international ticket for the whole journey.