If you are looking to add some pizzazz to your public transport in Budapest, catch a vintage vehicle! Starting May 1st, on weekends, heritage trams, buses and trolleybuses whisk you away to your destination offering a journey through time alongside your commute.

Budapest offers some truly unique travel experiences, such as the Funicular, carrying you up to the Buda Castle, the continent's first underground, or the Children's Railway in the Buda Hills. And from May to October, old-fashioned vehicles join the fleet: every weekend, you can hop on a heritage bus, tram, or trolleybus to experience what it was like to travel in the last century. 


  • Some vehicles are on the road every weekend, such as the panoramic N2 trams, offering you the most stunning riverside views for the price of an espresso (HUF 500 for adults and HUF 300 for children). 
  • On May 1st, you can enjoy a ride aboard an 85-year-old F1A tram, running between Móricz Zsigmon körtér and Kamaraerdei Ifjúsági Park. A curiosity is that the tram comes without a driver's seat meaning that the conductor has to steer on foot.
  • On May 18th, you can travel to the City Park on a vintage trolleybus N74 (between Károly körút and Csáktornya Park), while catching sight of the Great Synagogue on the way.
  • On May 26th, you can meander on lush Buda streets aboard tram N56, passing Városmajor while taking you from Széll Kálmán tér to Hűvösvölgy.

So if you are planning a holiday in Budapest during the summer, don't miss these joyful rides. You can also ask the conductors about the vehicles and even ring the tram's bell at the final station. To use the service, you have to buy tickets, but the good news is that you can also go paperless and get them on your phone via the Budapest Go app. See the timetable for May here.