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Budapest for the less mobile

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Extensive city developments in the last few years have made Budapest transport, landmarks, museums and spas accessible for people with limited mobility. Many locations now provide smooth entry and suitable facilities for visitors. For more specific details, check individual websites.


From the airport to town:

Book an authorised cab at the Főtaxi kiosk outside Terminal 2 and tell the dispatcher if you need assistance. The communal miniBUD minibus also provides door-to-door transfer services. Inform the driver if you need help in boarding and alighting.


Public transport:

All stations on green metro line 4 have lifts, as do Örs Vezér Square, Pillangó Street and Puskás Ferenc Stadion on red line 2. All carriages on these routes have step-free access. Currently running to a limited schedule during renovation, blue metro line 3 will be wheelchair-accessible once ready.


Linking Buda and Pest along the main Ring (Nagykörút), tramlines 4 and 6 are mostly served by low-floor vehicles and almost all stops, except Boráros tér, offer easy access. Low-floor vehicles also serve tramlines 1, 3, 17 and 19.


Equipped with mechanically folding ramps, low-floor buses and trolleybuses operate on most lines, with a designated door for boarding.


Those with physical disabilities accompanied by a carer can use the door-to-door shuttle service offered by Budapest’s transport company, BKK. Call +36 70 390 3414.


For more information, refer to the BKK Futár and the Route4U apps.


Many Budapest sights provide lifts, ramps and step-free access. These include Parliament, St. Stephen’s Basilica and Matthias Church in the Castle District – before entering, request assistance from staff. Among other accessible attractions are the Müpa cultural centre, Margaret Island, and Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden.


Most major museums are fitted with step-free access, lifts or ramps, and some also contain adapted bathrooms. These include the Hungarian National Gallery, the Hungarian National Museum, and the Kunsthalle and Ludwig Museum for contemporary art. Also accessible are the Budapest History Museum and the House of Terror Museum, the former headquarters of the Secret Police.


The ornate Széchenyi and Gellért Baths, the revamped Rudas and Lukács Baths provide accessibility for those limited in mobility. Amenities include disabled-friendly bathrooms, showers and changing rooms, plus lift chairs by the pools.


Year-round, events welcome visitors with disabilities with discounts and special amenities. The Budapest Summer Festival offers free tickets and designated seating areas at its outdoor venues of Margaret Island and Városmajor, while the Hungarian Grand Prix organises special admission. The huge Sziget music festival provides an adapted campsite and washrooms while members of the Mozduljunk ki! association give expert assistance.

Around town, the non-profit Suhanj! Foundation caters to sport lovers with movement disabilities. In winter, the Budapest Advent and Christmas Fair on focal Vörösmarty Square is completely wheelchair-accessible, its dining outlets facilitated by ramps.