BKK boosts MaaS in Hungary

Public transport operator's new BudapestGo app also covers transit outside capital
Mobility as a Service / February 24, 2022
By Ben Spencer
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BKK app indicates real-time traffic-related changes during journey planning (© Det-anan Sunonethong | Dreamstime.com)

Public transport company BKK (Budapesti Közlekedési Központ) has replaced the Futar app with a new journey planner that lets riders purchase tickets and receive real-time transport information. 

The new BudapestGo app allows commuters to purchase single tickets as well as 30-minute and 90-minute time-based tickets. 

BKK says passengers will be able to purchase tickets via the app for Budapest's transport as well as regional buses and local transport of every major urban settlement in Hungary. 

According to BKK, those who want to travel outside of the capital are not required to download further apps or find ticket vending machines. 

The app lets users automatically purchase their monthly pass each month on a continuous basis, similarly to a subscription-based service. 

Riders can use a map within the app to see which vehicles are available while also planning journeys with less transfers or walking.

The new app has been integrated with the BKK Info app, allowing it to indicate real-time traffic-related changes during journey planning. 

BKK intends to integrate information on shared cycling, roller services, taxis and cultural programmes in Hungary into the app. It also wants to offer combined tickets for families and people working from home. 

The new app is available at the Google Play Store and App Store. Those using Futar can update the app to switch to BudapestGo.

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