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Environmental zone of Budapest Pest – Hungary

The environmental zone of Budapest Pest is a permanent area of the city on the left of the Danube and located in the eastern part of the city in the centre.
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.

The main attractions of Budapest are located on the banks of the Danube. For example, the famous Gellért Hotel with thermal baths, the main university building, the Royal Palace on the castle hill or the rocky Gellért Hill with the Liberty Statue and the Citadel.

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 Pest is one of 15 permanently established zones of the city, whose rules essentially require a weight and an emission limit (EURO emission standard) of the vehicles.

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 Pest - Hungary
Date of entry into effect of the zone:
Type of environmental zone:
Permanent, from Monday to Sunday, 07 am to 6pm + 10pm to 05 am
97 €
Area/extension of the environmental zone:
The environmental zone of Pest is located directly in the centre of the district of Pest along the Danube and will be extended to the city area Újlipótváros, on the other side of the Danube island of Margitsziget. The main road Szent István körút, which separates the two parts of the environmental zone, is excluded from the environmental zone of Pest.
Exemptions for residents are not allowed.

Within the environmental zone of Pest, between Széchenyi Lánchíd (Chain Bridge) and Erzsébet híd (Elisabeth Bridge), there is a large protected area in which no motorised traffic is permitted at any time.