Budapest is considering an LEZ. Please check here regularly for updates.
In addition, Budapest charges for heavy duty vehicles entering certain parts of the city. Charges are less for Euro 3 and Euro 4 vehicles.
Dates and Standards
Freight vehicles over 3.5T are obliged to pay a fee to enter to Budapest, except to the destination traffic areas that provide access to the industrial and commercial areas.
There is a 30% discount for lorries meeting Euro 4 standard, 50% for lorries meeting Euro 5. Euro 2 lorries have a 10% higher charge, Euro 1 and Euro 0 have a 20% higher charge. Euro 3 pay the fee without discount or higher charges.
Charges vary by vehicle size and area of Budapest and can be found here. Small businesses have an additional 10% discount.
A loading plate can allow 20 minutes free parking possibility within the waiting zones from 10:00 to 17:00. The loading plate shall be applied to sign the starting time of the parking by being placed behind the front windscreen of the transport vehicle in a well visible way.
Freight vehicles over 3.5T
What is the LEZ boundary
Key: Red = for vehicles over 3.5T, Yellow = for vehicles over 7.5T, Orange = vehicles over 7.5T. Green and Grey = protected areas.
Need to Register?
The application form for the entry permit may be submitted online after a previous registration. (personally, via fax or via e-mail). Budapest Mayor's Office makes decision on the submitted applications, and then the entry permits are issued by the customer service centre within 48 hours after the submission.
Contact information for the customer service centre: Tel: +36 1 374-0814 or +36 1 374-0815, Fax: +36 1 374-0724, E-mail
Permits can also be got from the BKK (Budapesti Közlekedési Központ, or Budapest Traffic Center). They can also give online permits
19-21 Rumbach Sebestyén street,1075 Budapest, Tel. Fax: website: www.bkk.hu/teherforgalom.
Hours of operation
There is a 30% discount from 20:00 to 06:00 to reduce lorries during the daytime.
From 05:00 to 07:00 and from 18:00 to 22:00 there is no fee.
The penalty for non-payment is between 20 000 and 300 000 HUF
This scheme is called the 'BKK Teherforgalom'. Low Emission Zone is known as 'alacsony kibocsátású övezetekről'.
Budapest Traffic Authority