Travel and Parking for People with Disabilities

Information on travelling options for people with disabilities in Hungary. Find out how to apply for a "blue badge" disability parking permit...

Public Transport

Passenger services of the Hungarian National Railway (MÁV) are operated by Máv-Start. A discount of 90 percent is available for people with disabilities and a person accompanying them, providing they have a photo ID issued either by a disability association or the Hungarian State Treasury (Magyar Államkincstár). Very few of the train carriages are wheelchair accessible, however, and the relevant station should be contacted before travel to determine the availability of trains with wheelchair access, and to arrange assistance. Reservations should be made in advance for the special onboard seating for disabled passengers and to access special facilities. Train and station staff can help by providing physical support and information.

  • For more information about the services available for passengers with disabilities: Click here
  • To download the form to request assistance: Click here (PDF)

The National Coach Company (VOLÁN) also offers a 90 percent discount for people with disabilities and a person accompanying them, providing they have a photo ID issued either by a disability association or the Hungarian State Treasury (Magyar Államkincstár). Most of the coaches are inaccessible to wheelchairs, however.

Parking

Cars parking in disabled parking spaces must display the blue disabled parking card or a European Community blue badge. Forms for the parking card can be obtained from the local municipality office (Önkormányzat). A medical report is required. The permit is valid for three years and allows the holder free parking in the following situations:

Parking on roads (check locally):

  • Free of charge for 60 minutes on roads where payment is required
  • Up to 60 minutes in some areas where parking is prohibited but only if the vehicle is not causing an obstruction (unless there is a ban on loading or unloading)
  • Up to 60 minutes on roads where parking is free but restricted by time

Parking in car parks (check with car park notices or ask an attendant):

  • Some car parks allow vehicles displaying the parking card to park free of charge