Environmental zone of Budapest Észak–Pest – Hungary
The environmental zone of Budapest Észak–Pest is a permanent area of the city on the left of the Danube and located in the northern part of the city.
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 city of Budapest is divided into two parts by the Danube river. Not only the famous 19th century Chain Bridge connects the hilly Buda Quarter with the flat Pest, but also 7 other large bridges, some of which are still used by old trams. Today, Budapest has one of the largest tram networks in the world.
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 Észak–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
The M0 and M3 motorways (between Hungária körút and the city border) and the main roads Árpád híd and Róbert Károly körút are exempted from the rules of the zone.
In large parts of the environmental zone Észak–Pest, the rules do not apply to the local inhabitants. They are not affected by the access rules.