One of the most important music festivals in Hungary starts on Wednesday 10 August, and you can get there by a variety of routes and means of transport, find out more here. However, the recommended modes of transport do not include the MOL Bubi public bike-sharing service - and for good reason. For your own and other users' sake, we urge you not to take the MOL Bubi to festivals, and we share the reasons why below.
Bubi bikes are specifically designed for inner-city transport: for the time being, we can provide a dense network there, with stations no more than 5-7 minutes' walk away. You can only pick up your bikes at these stations and you must return them there, as we charge a 5,000 HUF off-station bike-locking fee for bikes dropped off at non-designated collection points. You can find the stations here and in the MOL Bubi app.
It is important to note that the number of MOL Bubi bikes is limited. We are working to expand our fleet, but we need your cooperation to keep it running smoothly. Bikes that are used off-network and then abandoned are collected by our operator and returned to the service area, but this is a time-consuming task. During this time, users who would have used the abandoned bicycles regularly for short, additional journeys are deprived of the possibility to use the Bubi bikes.
Of course, if you insist on using public bikes, you don't have to give it up completely during the festival: the station closest to Óbuda Island is at the intersection of Lajos utca and Nagyszombat utca. If you choose MOL Bubi, please return your bike to this station and continue your journey by suburban railway or any other means of transport you prefer.
Thank you for your cooperation! Find out more about the conditions for using MOL Bubi here.