Millennium Underground
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scotsrover1
Dundee, UK61 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Couples
The underground is basic and gets you from A to B fairly quickly. I'd read a lot of horror stories about tourists getting picked on by ticket collectors and handed on the spot fines. Having spoken with a resident in Budapest I was given good advice about the underground. I'd purchased two books of ten tickets for my wife and I. When travelling on the underground prior to going down the escalator you MUST MUST MUST get the ticket validated by using one of the machines which when used takes a bit out of the ticket.
There are normally ticket examiners standing by these machines. IF as part of the journey you have to change lines then again you MUST validate your ticket before going onto a different line or else the ticket examiner sees this as you travelling without validating a ticket and fining you. I did what you are meant to do and didn't get any hassle but in all fairness I saw several tourists being what I can only be described as bullied for a fine. It was obvious to me, and I think to the ticket examiners if they're honest that the people made a genuine mistake and didn't know, for example that they had to validate another ticket if they were changing lines during the same journey.
It's obvious if someone is actively trying to avoid paying or making a genuine mistake I think, but obviously the ticket examiners have targets to meet and appear to be honing in on the passenger who is a stranger in the city, so beware. Validate all your tickets for who is travelling in you party and validate another ticket if you're changing lines. The tickets themselves are inexpensive, but even if you used a whole book in one day, it's still far cheaper than being handed a lot of on the spot fines.
Written January 27, 2017
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ouma66
Worthing, UK46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Cheap to use, especially for over 65's as free. Just show passport if asked. We printed off a map to use before we travelled to make navigating easier.
Written January 12, 2020
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Epic Traveller
Derby, UK1,272 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
We got on the underground my partner navigated it quiet easily it was clean and a cheap way to get around Budapest.
Written November 7, 2019
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Kevin M
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Friends
We used the underground system for the first time to get across Budapest to connect with the buses to travel to the F1, at the time the staff seemed friendly and helpful we purchased our tickets and confirmed with them that they were good to use all day.

Well we had a great day at the Hungaroring watching F1 Qually , We travelled back by bus and then onto the underground and as we approached our station what only can be described as a very untidy,dirty woman asked to see our tickets(we saw she was an inspector because she had an official armband on), of course we showed them to her,she looked at us with disgust and took us from the train to a corner of the station like naughty little schoolboys,we asked puzzled ,is something wrong?

She said yes there is a big problem, apparently our tickets were only good for a single trip and we were to be fined HF30000 each for this(35Euros).
We couldn't believe it ! we said we had checked if the tickets was okay for the day and were told yes but in return the inspector said Hungarians don't get help in London so why should we get any decent treatment because we can't speak Hungarian, her partner spoke to us and actually said he was sorry to which she said to him ,don't say sorry to them,she clearly enjoyed her job and the chance to be rude to people.

The guy who sold us the tickets was in view so we pointed him out and needless to say he was quickly bundled onto a train and out of sight ,he was a security guy they said ,so I asked why was he selling tickets?,seems the only people that can speak English on the underground are the inspectors and not the ticket sales(the people you need help from) ,as this was happening to us 4 teenage English girls were getting the same treatment 35 Euro fine each because they hadn't validated their tickets.

All I can say is that the Underground is very reasonably priced and because of this they rely on our ignorance to use the correct ticket to bump their monies up in the shape of fines, the tickets cost very little and it was an honest mistake by us,why the hell would we buy a ticket if we were avoiding payment?

Yes use the underground but please get your tickets correct as they are there to pounce on you and they will,awful organisation that is still stuck in their communist past.
Written August 7, 2016
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1969ws
Bury St. Edmunds, UK613 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
These people pick on innocent tourists. They physically sell you a ticket, point to the train but do not tell you the ticket must be validated.
Then when you get off you are greeted with nothing less than thugs demanding huge amounts of money. They resort to racist comments, assaults and insults to get money from you. I have never been spoken to by such a vile female before, a great advert for your city.
You need to be welcoming tourists and helping them, not ripping them off. However they know the City is a dump and they only have the one chance to rip you off because no one would want to return.
Not once did we see them check locals tickets. They deliberately target tourists.
Absolutely disgusting service that they are all in on and probably have a damn good laugh watching innocent tourists falling in to the trap.
My advice is avoid it altogether. Not worth the hassle.
Written December 9, 2019
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tk3232
Sugar Land, TX4,018 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Built to get the masses conveniently out to Heroes' Square for the millennium festivities, this fun and extremely handy little Metro line (just 3 wagons) follows Andrassy Avenue from Vorosmarty ter (Pest's main square) to City Park where located famous Szechenyi Baths. It was originally dubbed the "Franz Josef Underground Line" - in honor of the then-emperor but later simply became known as the Underground ("Foldalatti").

Just 20 steps below street level, it's so shallow that you must follow the signs on the street to gauge the right direction, because there's no underpass for switching platforms. This is first underground metro line on the Continent (London's is older), it originally had horse-drawn cars. Trains depart every couple of minutes. Though recently renovated, the M1 line retains its 1896 atmosphere, with fun black-and-white photos of the age. Must see, it is so cute experience. Back to the time. Use regular metro tickets, but remember to validate them before boarding a train. Enjoy your ride!
Written October 28, 2019
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Alfred O
Dubai, United Arab Emirates805 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
This is the railway line in Budapest that has been and is still working for over a century. Hence, it is one of the earliest metro lines in Europe.
The yellow line takes tourists to the Szechenyi Baths, to the city center and beyond. Its timing is efficient and the cars are comfortable.
Written October 30, 2018
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r t
Bromsgrove, UK712 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Used this to get around the city. Its cheap and easy to use, just remember you need to validate your ticket after purchase
Written March 27, 2024
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Ginges_revenge
Brisbane, Australia5,687 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
This is the M1 line that we caught from Deak Fernec station out to the city park to the Szechenyi baths. It was clean and easy to use and a cost effective way of getting around.
Make sure you have a validated ticket and you wont have any issues with the ticket inspectors.
Written May 6, 2023
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MilkoHastings_UK
Bexhill-on-Sea, UK404 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018
A regular service allows access around the city. Was never too crowded when we used it but did avoid rush hours. Clean and basic.
Written May 7, 2019
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