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Green-Zones.eu Environmental zones Hungary Budapest City (winter)
Find your current status of access rights in the Green-Zones App: entry allowed (green), driving ban (red) or early warning (orange).
Find the current status of access rights to your desired environmental zone in the Green-Zones App: entry allowed (green), driving ban (red) or early warning for a driving ban (orange).

Environmental zone of Budapest City (winter) – Hungary

The environmental zone of Budapest City (winter) applies to the entire urban area, but only during the winter months.
Budapest is the capital of Hungary and at the same time the largest city of the country. With over 1.8 million inhabitants and an area of 525.13 km², Budapest is the tenth largest city in the European Union.

From 1987, an area on the Danube banks of Buda and Pest, between the Freedom Bridge and the Margaret Bridge, was declared a World Heritage Site. Other sites are some buildings of the Technical University, the area around the Chain Bridge, the Gellért Baths, the Gellért Hill with the Freedom Monument and the Citadel, the Castle on the Buda Hill with the Royal Palace, the Baroque churches of the water city and the Turkish Baths.

Administratively, Budapest is divided into 23 districts and 17 environmental zones. 15 of the 17 environmental zones each cover part of the urban area; two environmental zones cover the entire urban area. These are the zones of Budapest City (winter) and Budapest (temporary).

The environmental zone of Budapest City (winter) is valid throughout the city for 5 winter months. The exact beginning in autumn and the end date in spring as well as the times of validity of the zone and the resulting driving bans can be found in the Green-Zones app.

Further information can be obtained by clicking on the map on the left. Please refer to the table below to find out which driving restrictions apply to which types of vehicle at which times of the day and week in the environmental zone or use or Green-Zones app.

Table overview of the environmental zone

Name of the environmental zone:
Environmental zone Budapest City (winter) - Hungary
Date of entry into effect of the zone:
Type of environmental zone:
Permanent, from 02.11.2020- 01.03.2021, Saturday to Sunday 22:00pm to 22:00pm
97 €
Area/extension of the environmental zone:
The entire city of Budapest is affected by the rules of the environmental zone of the Budapest City (winter) from November to March.