Centre for Budapest Transport
Rumbach Sebestyén U.19-21,
HU-1075 Budapest

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Basic information

Name of the public transport authority: BKK Centre for Budapest Transport

Name of the PTA in local language: BKK Budapesti Közlekedési Központ

Geographical area: City of Budapest (within the city limits)

Inhabitants in the PTA area: 1.7 million


Ticketing: BKK is responsible for selling and inspecting tickets on local public transportation in Budapest, and also on some agglomeration lines based on a contract

Procurement: BKK is tendering the bus service, trams and the metro, trolleybuses are operated by the in-house operator BKV, which is completely owned by the municipality of Budapest.

Rolling stock and depot ownership: The operators own the rolling stock and the depots.

Public transport planning: BKK is responsible for service planning, including lines, routes and timetables, but for a major modification the approval of the General Assembly of Budapest is required.

Development of mobility policy / Transport system planning: BKK is responsible for mobility planning on strategic level as well, including the SUMP (sustainable urban mobility plan) and the sectoral strategies, such as the public transport network strategy, rolling stock strategy (even if they are owned by the operators), e-mobility strategy, city logistics strategy, etc.

Marketing of public transport: BKK is responsible for the marketing of public transport in Budapest.

Passenger information: BKK is the owner and operator of the integrated passenger information system is Budapest, including the OBUs, the backend system, the displays in the stops and the BudapestGO app, where real-time information, journey planning and ticketing are available.

Organisational model

Private limited company (PLC)

The company is 100 % owned by the Municipality of Budapest.

Transport service contracting

 Procured by the PTA: urban buses, metro, trams

Not procured by the PTA. Most/al services accept PTA tickets: regional buses within the PTA, regional buses stretching outside of the PTA, commuter trains, regional trains, light rail

Current developments

As of 2024:

  • Tram procurement (in addition to the 56 CAF trams already owned, 51 more are arriving between 2024 and 2026)
  • Trolleybus procurement (in addition to the 61 Solaris-Skoda trolleybuses already owned, 51 more arrived in 2022-2023). As they can operate also without wire from the battery, network development is also possible.
  • Further development of BudapestGO, the integrated application of BKK
  • Planning and preparation of new tram lines (Műegyetem rakpart, Bajcsy Zsilinszky út, Újpalota)
  • Further development of MOL Bubi bike-sharing system, operated by BKK
  • Development of a public transport network strategy, in line with fine-tuning the public transport network