Parking in Downtown Budapest: Guide for Tourists

16. 02. 2024. 16. 02. 2024.
Parking in Downtown Budapest: Guide for Tourists

Budapest, the beautiful city on the Danube, is full of history, cultural attractions and vibrant life. If you're visiting the city center as a tourist, it's important to know how parking works so you don't get any surprises. Here is some useful information:

Parking Zones and Fees

  • Zone A : In the "A" zone, the amount to be paid per hour  is HUF 600 , and the fee must be paid between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. The maximum waiting time is 3 hours.
  • Zone B : Here it is more favorable, the hourly fee  is HUF 450 , and a fee is charged between 8:00 and 20:00. Also, vehicles are only allowed to stay for a maximum of 3 hours.
  • Zone C : In the "C" zone, the waiting fee  is HUF 300 , and this amount is only charged between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. The maximum time that can be used here has also been maximized at 3 hours.
  • Zone D : In the "D" zone, the hourly fee  is HUF 200 , and it is necessary to count between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. The three-hour time limit does not apply in this area.


Parking Rules

  • Changing your parking ticket : Change your parking ticket as soon as possible. It also takes time to start mobile parking, so the system gives a grace period of 5 minutes between the start of parking and the exchange of the ticket.
  • Surcharge : If you exceed the parking time, you must pay a surcharge. The amount of the surcharge depends on the duration of the excess.

Important Note

  • Do not leave valuables in the car and always check the parking signs.
  • Parking spaces in the city center fill up quickly, so it's worth arriving early.

We hope that this information will help you park smoothly and enjoy the beauty of Budapest! 🚗🏙️