GUIDE TO PRICING AND FARES
I. Fares Tariff table
II. Discounts
III. Passes Tariff table
IV. Fares for the transporting of packages, baggage and live animals Tariff table
V. Supplementary charges
VI. Pricing and fares for international bus services

GUIDE TO PRICING AND FARES

I. Fares

Fares for domestic bus travel with VOLÁN companies are set by the Transport Authority. The fare to be paid depends on the distance of the journey and any discounts which may apply. Information on the fares for individual routes is available at the bus stations. Tickets can be purchased from the ticket offices at the bus stations or from the bus driver.


II. Discounts

The following general fare discounts apply to the bus routes:

a) No fare is charged for

  • children under the age of 6.

  • citizens of European Union member countries over the age of 65 and with verification of their age, non-Hungarian citizens with "Hungarian identity cards" and "Hungarian dependent identity cards" and the verification of their age mentioned, foreign citizens entitled to old-age pensions according to Hungarian law with verification from the organisation paying the pension, and furthermore citizens of countries under the competence of international agreements on the topic, in accordance with the terms of the agreements and with verification of satisfaction of the terms.

b) Non-Hungarian citizens with "Hungarian identity cards" and "Hungarian dependent identity cards" may take advantage of a discount of 90% of the ticket price on 4 return journeys per year, which are then noted in the identity card.

c) A discount of 50 % the fare is authorised for

  • children between the ages of 6 and 14,

  • non-Hungarian students citizens with "Hungarian identity cards" and "Hungarian dependent identity cards", if these identity cards are shown in conjunction with a regularly validated student identity card.

  • students of all educational institutions on daytime courses with valid Hungarian student identity cards.


III. Passes

Half-monthly and monthly passes can be purchased for any long distance route. Use of the pass is subject to the pre-purchase of a photographic identity card from the VOLÁN ticket offices, which must include the details of the person authorised to use the pass and the route for which the pass may be used. The number of the identity card must be written on the pass and the pass must be signed before the first journey for which it is used. Monthly passes are valid from 0.00 on the first day of the month until 24.00 on the 5th day of the following month. Half-monthly passes purchased for the first half of the month are valid from 0.00 on the 4th of the month until 24.00 on the 20th, and passes for the second half from 0.00 on the 19th of the month until 24.00 on the 5th day of the following month.

Students of all educational institutions on daytime courses may purchase discounted passes (on average 80% discount) for the journey between their residential address and the educational institution. Use of such passes is subject to possession of a valid Hungarian student identity card and separate verification, available from the ticket offices of the VOLÁN bus stations, of the route for which the discounted pas applies.


IV. Fares for the transporting of packages, baggage and live animals

There is no charge for the transport of hand luggage taken on board buses. A baggage carrying fee is payable for the transport of packages and baggage. The amount of the fare varies according to the length of the journey.

The baggage carrying fee is also payable in the case of the transport of dogs. There is no charge for the transport of other, smaller animals.


V. Supplementary charges

A supplementary charge is payable by passengers who

  • at the time of travel is unable to present a valid ticket or other document authorising travel,

  • takes advantage of a discount without authorisation

  • takes prohibited objects on to the bus

  • soils the bus

Failure to pay the supplementary charge within 30 days will result in an increase in the amount of the supplementary charge; in the case of later collection of the debt, the VOLÁN company will be entitled to the increased amount.


VI. Pricing and fares for international bus services

Tickets and other travel documents established for domestic travel are not valid for international bus services, and discounts on domestic ticket prices do not apply.

The ticket prices for international bus services, as well as other transport fares and discounts applicable are approved for the transport companies operating the bus services by the Department of Transport. The companies operating the services provide information on these, and this information is also available at the bus stations served by these services.