Budapest, Your Uber Is Arriving

November 12, 2014 / Hungary


UBER has arrived in the home of inventions! The computer, the ballpoint pen, the Ford Model T and the chopper were all instruments invented by Hungarians. Budapest always was and continues to be a place where revolutionary ideas are born. This is a reason why Uber loves Budapest with its innovation, beauty and love of life.

No one defines Budapest more so than local publicist and also one of our ‘Rider Zero’ Eva Szentesi (Editor-In-Chief at and also a cancer activist) – always the quickest to spot the inventive and fashionable trends.



Always busy, we had a chance to meet with her after a meeting to catch Eva ordering her very first Uber in Budapest to Mátyás-templom. Péter arrived and got her a convenient ride to the Bazilika.

Máté Felcser the ‘Minden Rendben Man’ from Punnany Massif wasn’t far behind when he arrived from Pécs to meet with his friend Csaba. Even though he has a driver’s license he doesn’t like to drive so he come to Budapest by train and our partner picked him up at Keleti pályaudvar. What do two good friends do on a chilly November night like this? Go to the a famous Hungarian spa of course! Csaba was already waiting for him in front of Hősök tere.


What is UberX?

For those who don’t know about UberX: It’s our innovative peer-to-peer platform that allows individuals to share a ride and get around Budapest in a safe, cheap and reliable way. Our UberX platform is already available in many European cities, such as Paris, Barcelona and Amsterdam and now it has arrived in Budapest!

Can’t wait to try it out?

1. Download the App or register here.

2. Register with Paypal or credit card. The whole experience is cashless and hassle free.

3. Choose your pick-up location, request a ride and track your car in real-time.

4. Enter the promotion code HELLOBUDAPEST and your first trip up to 2500 HUF is on us!

UberX allows riders and drivers to share the costs of their ride with a tap of a button — which means whether you’re heading from the Liszt Ferenc Airport to Deák Ferenc tér or to see the famous Bazilika, you get there for less! Sample trips with UberX:

  • Liszt Ferenc Airport to Deák Ferenc tér: 3830 Ft
  • Budai Vár to Bazilika: 1120 Ft
  • Széll Kálmán tér to Vörösmarty tér: 1015 Ft

Please note that during our initial phase, car availability could be limited and ETAs may be longer than usual.

But don’t worry — we’re working hard to put more Ubers on the system. Try again after a few minutes and you’ll be on your way! We’re super excited to be here, and we hope you are too! Go for a ride and let us know what you think on Twitter and Instagram, or contact us at

Have a great trip!

Uber Team Budapest