Useful apps to use in Budapest

In a new city, using  a practical app not only saves you time, but also helps you to discover hidden places and reveals insider information you would never know. There are many ways of discovering Budapest, one of them is using your smartphone. We collected five useful applications – each developped by Hungarians – to guide you through the city.

1. SmartCity Budapest – plan jour journey

SmartCity can easily become your best friend in the city: with its offline maps it is impossible to get lost in Budapest. This totally free, easy to use app offers offline public transport information including all the metro, bus, tram, suburban railway and night lines. Based on your current position and time, it visualizes the nearest lines to catch. For more info, watch this video below:

Price free

Availability iOS, Android

2. Budapest Design Map – discover hidden treasures

Design addicts, this is your treasure map! With Budapest Design App you can easily discover the hippest design spots of Budapest. Whether fashion studios or art galleries, the offline map guides you through the Hungarian capital and gives you the key information about the coolest design places. It is also possible to browse by categories and plan your route.

design map


Price free

Availability iOS

3. BKK Futár – catch the tram

As a tourist in Budapest, this app is crucial. BKK Futár is the official public transport planner by the Centre for Budapest Transport. Plan your journey easily by following the real-time desparture times. This app informs about all the operating vehicles with their timetables, the barrier-free options for disabled people on a practical, interactive map.



Price free

Availability iOS; Android; Windows Moblie

4. Nightworks – have fun

This app helps you find a place to loosen your nerves after a long long day. You can browse among the highlighted parties and events currently happening in Budapest. The app finds the nearest parties to your location and gives you further infos about each clubs and bars.

Price free

Availibility iOS ; Android

5. Fröccs – learn Hungarian

The 3rd most important word after köszönöm and egészségedre: fröccs means wine spritzer. The popular drink is so popular in Hungary that it has its own app. Each mixing ratios have  different names, which is not easy to remembered.



Price free

Availibility iOS ; Android

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