Budapest aiding refugees with free travel, information centre

Refugees from Ukraine will be given the chance to travel free of charge on Budapest’s public transport network from Friday, the city’s mayor announced on Thursday. Also, from Monday, a 24-hour information centre in the Nyugati Square underpass will be available, Gergely Karacsony said.

Free travel for Ukrainian citizens who are refugees will be available until April 15.

But people with Hungarian citizenship who have fled Ukraine because they do not have refugee status will not be given the same opportunity, he said, adding that the government would hopefully address this issue soon.

The mayor told MTI