6 Great Apps to Use While in Budapest | Budapest Local

6 Great Apps to Use While in Budapest

If you have a smart phone and/or a tablet, traveling can be so much simpler and easier. And it’s not only because you can use the Internet any time to check opening hours, addresses or directions from point A to point B, but also because you can use some cool apps that can make your trip even more fun and interesting. So here is our curated list of some really great and fun apps that you should use while in Budapest.

1. BKK Futár

Although you can easily explore Budapest by walking, you might want to hop on a bus if you get tired or if the weather gets bad during the day. In fact, Budapest has one of the best public transport systems in the world and it’s also very easy to use, especially if you download Futár, a free app, created by BKK, the operating company of the Budapest Public transport. Futár means messenger and one of the best things about this app is that it provides real-time information on the vehicles’ locations.

Related: Download our Free Budapest Guides to learn how you can make the most of your trip.

Languages: English, Hungarian
Get it in the App Store or on Google Play

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2. GreenGo

GreenGo is a great car sharing service with only electric Volkswagen Up cars. You can rent their cars by the minute, so it’s an efficient and cheap way of renting a car in the city as you’ll only have to pay for the time when you’re actually using it. You can register online for a fee of 4.900 Ft, however the amount will be credited to your account. The app is simple and easy to use and unlocking a car takes only a couple of minutes. GreenGo also has a separate parking lot at Liszt Ferenc Airpot, so you can pick up a car when you arrive or drop it off when you leave the city.

Languages: Hungarian, English
Get it in the App Store or on Google Play

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3. Budapest, A Critical Guide

This app was put together by András Török, a real Budapest expert who is the author of the well-known Budapest book, also called Budapest, A Critical Guide. The app shows you five great walks (that you can also find in the book) with descriptions and insider information.

Related: Download our Free Budapest Guides to learn how you can make the most of your trip.

Budapest, A Critical Guide also contains a map and all the practical info about the stops, such as website, directions, contact information, and even a bookmark option, which is pretty useful if you create an itinerary and want to save the interesting stops for later. This app is ideal for those who want to explore Budapest by walking but don’t want to carry a guide book.

Price: $0,99
Size: 15.8 MB
Version: 1.2
Languages: English, Hungarian
Get it on Google Play

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4. Pocket Guide

You’ll love Pocket Guide if you enjoy guided tours but don’t want to explore the city with a group of other travelers. Pocket Guide is a location-based audio guide that, as they say in their promo video, “fits right in your pocket”. Available in 150 cities world-wide, the Budapest-based travel startup provides audio guides that you can download and then use offline, so no roaming fee will be charged. You can download this app for free, however, if you want to use the audio guides offline, you’ll have to make the in-app purchase.

Languages: English, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish
Get it in the App Store or on Google Play

5. Budapest Design Map

Budapest Design Week is happening every year in October. As part of the project, this great app was created to provide information about design stores and venues from 15 categories, including design café, home decoration and furniture, design gifts, fashion design, and bicycle design. If you tap on these categories, a list of stores and venues comes up with details and practical information.

Related: Download our Free Budapest Guides to learn how you can make the most of your trip.

The application also comes with a map on which you can find all those great design places. If you’re into design, this app is a must-have for you!

Languages: English
Get it in the App Store or on Google Play

budapest apps

Photo: itunes.apple.com

6. MOL Bubi

MOL Bubi is a public bike sharing service with a total of 2,071 bikes at 156 locations all around Budapest. It’s easy to use and it’s very popular among both locals and travelers. You can buy tickets for 24 hours, 72 hours or for a full week, but quarterly, semi-annual and annual passes are also available in case you’re staying in Budapest for longer. Once you’re registered, the easiest way to pick up a bike is by using the free MOL Bubi app.

Languages: Hungarian, English, German
Get it in the App Store or on Google Play

Photo: MOL Bubi

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