Budapest is the capital city of Hungary. It is a huge tourist attraction that is visited by millions of tourists each year. The city is bisected by the famous “Danube River”. The enticing streets invite many visitors to come and explore all the cultural and historical festivities that the city can offer. The web of city streets and roads of Budapest are intricately planned and support the public transport network across the city as well. One of the main sources of transport to easily get around the city is the Budapest metro that facilitates many tourists and locals as well.
The Budapest Metro is known as the Budapest metro by the locals in the Hungarian language. It is the rapid transit system in the Hungarian capital, that is, Budapest. It is the oldest electrified underground railway system in the continent of Europe and it is only predated by the London Underground. The iconic Line 1 of Budapest metro was completed in the year 1896.
The routes of the Budapest metro are detailed and allow travelers to access the major points of the city with great ease and comfort. The metro mainly consists of four lines that range from the M1 to the M4 metro line. Each of the Budapest metro lines is denoted by a different color to specify which is which. The M1 is the yellow metro line. M1 Földalatti runs from Mexikói út south-west towards the river. The M2 which is given the designated color of red travels east-west through the city, crossing the Duna. The M3 which is designated with the color of blue runs in a broadly north-south alignment and interchanges with the three other lines. The M4 line that is represented by green leaves from Keleti pályaudvar and heads to south-west crossing the river to stop at Kelenföld vasútállomás (railway station).
When visiting the city of Budapest if you are able to get familiar with the ways of the Budapest metro then you will be able to commute with great convenience and reach whatever part of the great city that you want to explore. However, before you decide to travel via the Budapest metro keep in mind that you have to validate your ticket in any of the orange validating machines of the transport company before you get in the metro. Also keep in mind that a single ticket is only valid for a one-way uninterrupted ride which means that you cannot change lines. You will have to validate another single ticket if you require taking another metro line. Note that a “one-journey” is valid for eighty minutes and 120 minutes during night-time.
The experience of traveling in the Budapest metro is also a fun experience of its own and a way to get close to the local customs and people of Budapest. So next time you are in town, make sure to try and commute in at least one of the metro lines and be fascinated by the efficient public transport of the city of Budapest.