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Traffic restrictions and public transport service changes in Budapest during Genfest

The festival Genfest takes place between 31 August (Friday) and 2 September (Sunday). The main venue of the event will be the Puskás Ferenc Stadion, but a procession and a holy mass will also take place in the city. The following traffic restrictions will apply in Budapest during the event:


  • From Wednesday, 29 August until Sunday, 31 August the Hungária körút – Százados út stretch of Stróbl Alajos utca will be converted to a one-way street, traffic will only be allowed to travel in the direction of Százados út. Parking lanes on both sides of the street can only be used by buses carrying festival participants to the stadium.
  • From Thursday, 30 August until Sunday, 2 September parking restrictions will be introduced on Dózsa György út between Verseny utca and Ifjúság útja. Parking lanes on both sides of the street can only be used by buses carrying participants to Sportaréna.
  • The participants of the festival will have a parade on the evening of Saturday, 1 September between 17:30 and 23:00. They will march from the Papp László Budapest Sportaréna to Lánchíd and its surroundings, and will leave the area in different directions. The parade will start from the Sportaréna at 18:00 and will head through Ifjúság útja, Stefánia út, and Városliget to Hősök tere. Ifjúság útja and Stefánia út will undergo a half-track closure. From Hősök tere, the parade will continue on Andrássy út and József Attila utca, and will arrive to Lánchíd at 20:30. The following roads will be closed: Lánchíd, Clark Ádám tér, and the connecting sections of József Attila utca, Alagút utca, Lánchíd utca and Fő utca. The participants will leave the area after 22:30 in three different directions, namely towards Erzsébet tér, Batthyány tér and Lánchíd utca, which means continued traffic restrictions at József Attila utca, Bem rakpart, Fő utca and Lánchíd utca until approximately 23:00.
  • The final event of the Genfest will be the holy mass celebrated in front of the Szent István Bazilika between 10:30 am and 1 pm. There might be traffic restrictions in the surrounding streets, but the traffic of Bajcsy-Zsilinszky át and József Attila utca won’t be restricted.

There will be service changes due to traffic restrictions in the public transport on Saturday, 1 September. Bus lines 5, 7, 7E, 16, 20E, 30, 30A, 86, 105, 109, 115, 173, 173E and 230, trolleybus lines 70, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79 and tram lines 4, 6 will be deterred  on Saturday evening. Please use the metro lines in the city center instead of surface transit.

BKK’s aim is to ensure that the festival is causing the least amount of problems. We would like to thank you for your patience and understanding.

Budapest, 31 August 2012

Centre for Budapest Transport

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