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STUDENT IDS are provided to international students while studying at Corvinus. 

It is especially useful when it comes to purchasing a monthly pass for the Budapest Public Transportation.



 Find a TVM (ticket vending machine) in a metro/tram/bus stop and purchase a student pass as follows.

1.      select language - English

2.      select “Other tickets and passes”

3.      select “Budapest passes, bicycle pass, dog pass”

4.      select “Monthly Budapest passes”

5.      select “For students”

6.      select start of validity then confirm

7.      select  “Student ID” then confirm

8.      enter the number of your Corvinus Student ID (11 digits) then confirm

9.    Student's Pass fee is 3450 HUF per month, click on “Go to payment”

10.  choose “Pay without VAT invoice”

11.  select type of payment (cash / bankcard)

12.  after purchase collect your tickets / passes and your change from the dispensing tray which is the lowest panel

Purchase the pass at one of the Customer Service Points: Closest at Deák Ferenc Square’s underpass (they speak English)




  • Public transportation passes are only valid with a valid Student ID (provided in the Welcome package from the Program Coordinator)
  • Students must have the Student ID with them at all times! Ticket inspectors may ask students to show a valid Student ID if they see that the student travels with a student discount pass. If the student does not have it with him/her, (s)he will get a fine ticket for 16000HUF (approx. 60 USD). Be sure to get a receipt!

It also provides further discounts on the Hungarian National Railway, for museums and other cultural events. Please check the relevant websites for further information.


BKK = Centre for Budapest Transport – operator of all transportation in Budapest

bkk.hu/en - Check for more information on Budapest transportation

BKK FUTAR App - Download the Budapest Transportation app for planning your journey




Students also have the possibility to arrange an international student ID card for themselves. It is a great tool for students to get discounts during their travels around Europe.

Students need to bring the following documents:


  • Student ID – issued by Corvinus
  • 1 photo
  • proof of your identity (passport)
  • 2610 HUF 

The card can be purchased at most travel agencies. The closest travel agency to Corvinus is STP Travel. Please check CORVINUS MAP for its location. 

For more information, please visit: http://isic.hu/en/.

Last modified: 2018.11.30.