According to the information of the Budapest Police Headquarters (BRFK), important routes are temporarily closed at times and parking is restricted in many places.
It will be closed today from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. after the arrival of the head of the Catholic Church Liszt Ferenc Airport 2. – M4 highway – M0 highway – M5 highway – Nagykőrösi út – Gyáli út – Könyves Kálmán körút – Rákóczi bridge – Pázmány Péter promenade – University of Applied Sciences upper wharf – Szent Gellert square – Szent Gellert wharf – Döbrentei tér – Krisztina körút – Dózsa György tér – Palota út – Dísz tér – Szent György utca – Szent György tér route.
It is not possible to drive between 12:00 and 13:00 Dísz tér – Palota út – Dózsa György tér – Krisztina körút – Hegyalja út – BAH junction – Jagelló út – Apor Vilmos tér – Stromfeld Aurél út, then from 16:30 to 18:30 Stromfeld Aurél út – Apor Vilmos tér – Jagelló út – BAH junction – Hegyalja út – Erzsébet híd – Szabadsajtó út – Kossuth Lajos út – Astoria – Károly körút – Bajcsy Zsilinszky út (Bazilika) route.
For a while on Saturday morning a XII. district Stromfeld Aurél út – Orbánhegyi út – Istenhegyi út – Mátyás király út, then Mátyás király út – Istenhegyi út – Orbánhegyi út – Stromfeld Aurél út – Apor Vilmos tér – Jagelló út – BAH junction – Hegyalja út – Erzsébet híd – Szabad pressó út – Kossuth Lajos utca – Astoria – Rákóczi út – Szötség utca – Dohány utca – Rózsák tere route will be closed, while in the afternoon Stromfeld Aurél út – Apor Vilmos tér – Jagelló út – BAH junction – Hegyalja út – Erzsébet híd – Szabad press út – Kossuth Lajos utca – Astoria – Rákóczi út – Baross tér – Kerepesi út – Youth útja route.
It will be closed on Sunday from 1:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m Szent István körút – Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út – Bank utca – Széchenyi utca – area bounded by the Danube, and until 2 p.m Újpest wharf from Jászai Mari tér, Széchenyi upper wharf between Jászai Mari tér and Kossuth tér, as well as one section each of Alkotmány utca, Honvéd utca, Szalay utca, and Szemere utca.
The closures also affect the Stromfeld Aurél út – Apor Vilmos tér – Jagelló út – BAH junction – Hegyalja út – Erzsébet híd – Március 15. tér – Pesti alsó rafpart – Markó utca – Balassi Bálint utca – Kossuth Lajos tér route, then VIII. Szigony Street and Práter Street in the district.
for the planned departure of Pope Francis, closed on Sundays from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m Szigony street – Baross street – Illés street – Korányi Sándor street – Üllői street – Könyves Kálmán krt. – Gyáli út – Nagykőrösi út – M5 motorway – M0 motorway – M4 motorway – Liszt Ferenc Airport route 2.
Because of the papal visit
cars are not allowed to park periodically
for example, on one section of Károly körút, Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út, Rákóczi út, Baross tér, Kerepesi út, Könyves Kálmán körút, Pázmány Péter promenade, as well as the entire area of the upper embankment of the University.
Car owners who violate the parking ban and have their vehicle towed can call the toll-free number 06-80-180-780 to find out where their car was taken by the competent authority, as well as what to do next. The phone number will be open until midnight on April 30.
About further traffic changes and closures a https://www.police.hu/hu/hirek-es-informaciok/legfrissebb-hireink/kozlekedesrendeszet/papalatogatas-föröförlatozasok you can find information by clicking on the link. On the site, the BRFK also published a map indicating the expected temporary restrictions in the capital’s car traffic.
The Budapest Transport Center (BKK) informed MTI that the restrictions also affect their flights, therefore
in the capital, you have to spend more time traveling, it is worth setting off earlier than usual.
On bkk.hu/papalatogatas in Hungarian and on bkk.hu/papalvisit in English, you can follow traffic changes to the minute.
The road leading to Ferihegy Airport will be closed on Fridays between 10 and 11 a.m. and on Sundays between 4:50 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., and restrictions must also be expected on the surrounding routes, so during these periods the bus routes to the airport – 100E and 200E – will not be able to approach Ferenc Liszt Airport. . BKK asks that passengers leave for the airport earlier in order to avoid delays.
To get to Kossuth Lajos Square, the site of the Sunday mass, we recommend the metro, as well as trams 2, 4 and 6 (metro 2 is not expected to stop at Kossuth Square until 11 a.m.).
The public media will report on the apostolic journey of Pope Francis between April 28 and 30, 2023 and all public events related to his visit. A total of six live broadcasts – two each on Friday, Saturday and Sunday – will be seen and heard on the Duna TV channel and Kossuth radio.
Front page image: A temporary no-stop sign posted before the apostolic visit of Pope Francis to Hungary near the site of the Holy Mass in Kossuth Square, Alkotmány utca on April 25, 2023. mMTI/Noémi Bruzák