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Budapest, the capital city of Hungary

About Hungary

Getting there You can get to Budapest from Prague, Vienna and Salzburg. Best price and travel duration below.

From Berlin 11:49 HK$629
From Munich 06:58 HK$1,085
From Zurich 11:14 HK$447
From Prague 06:56 HK$757
From Vienna 02:30 HK$264
From Salzburg 05:24 HK$757
From Innsbruck 07:34 HK$812
From Zagreb 06:27 HK$456
From Krakow 10:35 HK$1,003
From Dresden 09:29 HK$1,140
From Warsaw 11:09 HK$1,149
From Ljubljana 09:54 HK$739
From Bratislava 02:42 HK$255
From Linz 04:34 HK$629
From Ceska Trebova 09:46 HK$657
From Medias 10:30 HK$666
From Sighisoara 11:23 HK$702
From Kiev Passajirskii 25:13 HK$1,003
From Moscow 37:50 HK$1,550
From Bucharest 16:25 HK$875
From Brasov 13:44 HK$675
From Sibiu 09:06 HK$100
From Siofok 01:15
From Szolnok 01:15 HK$100
From Eger 01:56 HK$155
From Arad 04:43 HK$356
From Timisoara 05:20 HK$438
From Oradea 04:27 HK$274
From Curtici 04:22 HK$228
From Brno 04:13 HK$511
From Subotica 03:26 HK$191
From Ostrava 05:35 HK$684
From Cluj 07:00 HK$547
From Breclav 03:38 HK$447
From Miskolc 02:02 HK$191
From Gyoer 01:10 HK$219
From Novi Sad 06:20 HK$365
From Belgrade 08:09 HK$456

Getting around From Budapest, you can travel to nearby cities and towns. Best price and travel duration below.

To Gyoer 01:41 HK$219
To Szolnok 01:55 HK$100
To Miskolc 01:59 HK$274
To Siofok 02:02 HK$55
To Eger 02:10 HK$155
To Bratislava 02:42 HK$337
To Vienna 03:06 HK$264
To Kosice 03:28 HK$283
To Breclav 03:37 HK$447
To Curtici 03:40 HK$228
To Brno 04:12 HK$511
To Arad 04:23 HK$356
To Oradea 04:28 HK$356
To Linz 04:52 HK$629
To Timisoara 05:17 HK$438
To Bohumin 06:14 HK$684
To Salzburg 06:16 HK$757
To Novi Sad 06:31 HK$365
To Zagreb 06:45 HK$374
To Pardubice 06:52 HK$629
To Rosenheim 07:05 HK$967
To Cluj 07:20 HK$547
To Ostrava 08:00 HK$593
To Belgrade 08:12 HK$456
To Innsbruck 08:28 HK$812
To Ljubljana 08:52 HK$584
To Munich 09:00 HK$264
To Prague 10:18 HK$839
To Dresden 10:44 HK$264
To Sibiu 10:49 HK$584
To Sighisoara 11:08 HK$702
To Zurich 12:10 HK$447
To Frankfurt 12:15 HK$1,350
To Krakow 12:35 HK$1,003
To Berlin 13:50 HK$264
To Brasov 14:34 HK$675
To Venice 15:01
To Medias 15:33 HK$666
To Bucharest 16:00 HK$875
To Split 16:09 HK$1,040
To Sofia 27:00 HK$1,222
To Moscow 38:03 HK$1,550

Budapest city guide

Budapest, the capital city of Hungary

Budapest is the capital city of Hungary and also its largest city. The city is divided in two parts by the Danube River. The left bank is called Buda whereas the right bank is called Pest. Many European roads and railway lines lead to Budapest, which makes it an important city in terms of traffic exchange. Budapest is generally not our first choice destination when we are thinking holidays. Contrary to what most of us think, Budapest is an exciting city which can without doubt match the other capitals of Europe. With its architectural wealth, global flair, rich culture and spas, Budapest is a booming metropolis.

An interesting fact about Budapest is that is the only capital city in the world which has thermal springs. Indeed approximately 125 springs produce 70 million litres of thermal water a day. The thermal springs are known to have medicinal effects due to their valuable mineral contents.

Discover the Buda castle district, one of the most romantic parts of the city located in the ancient town, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Don’t miss the Trinity Square, dominated by one of Budapest’s most characteristic building, the Mathias Church, which is over 700 years old. Have a stroll along the Danube embankments stretching from the Liberty Bridge to the Margaret Bridge where you will find the Gellért Bath, the Gellért Hill with the Statue of Liberty and the Citadel, the Castle of Buda, the Baroque churches and Turkish baths, which are all World Heritage sites.

On the Pest bank of the Danube River, you will discover the Parliament building, the Roosevelt Square and the Academy of Sciences. Not far from the Parliament building, is the biggest church of Budapest, Saint Stephen’s Basilica.

Discover the Heroes’ Square, the biggest and most impressive square of Budapest. In the middle stands the Millenium Monument, with Archangel Gabriel on top. Behind Heroes’ Square, the City Park Lake is perfect for boating in the summer, and ice-skating in the wintertime.

Have a break in one of the old atmospheric cafés of Budapest and taste a Dobos cake or a Somló sponge cake (Somlói galuska).

Go to the Grand Boulevard (Nagykörút) and the Central Market Hall. You will find individual shops, with small to mid-sized floor space on the Grand Boulevard. The Central Market is a huge structure where you can buy fresh food as well as Hungarian art items.

Bartók Béla út 105
Budapest, Hungary, 1115
Tel: +36 12660479

The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.

Budapest station(s)

Trains are convenient way to reach any town and city in Europe. All main towns have a railway station, while major cities have more than two railway stations. Nearly all railway stations are located in the city centre. Check our map to locate railway station(s) in Budapest.

Budapest railway station(s)

Budapest Keleti Train Station

Budapest Keleti Train Station

Address: Dohány utcai Zsinagóga VII. Dohány u. 2-8, Pest Budapest

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 12am to 11:59pm
Saturday and Sunday: 12am to 11:59pm

Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains, Intercity trains
Rail agents, Assistance for disabled persons and junior travellers, Lost and found, Tourist Information Point, Toilets, ATM and Phone cabins.

Learn more

Budapest Deli Pu

Address: Alkotás utca 1123 Budapest

Budapest Kelenfoe

Address: Budaörsi út 1083 Budapest

Budapest Nyuga Pu

Address: Nyugati tér 1132 Budapest


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Customer reviews

  • "Good train poor customer servi"    
    I was on the train from Budapest to Vienna in the café car. The train stopped short. My glasses went flying. I lost them. Since then I have called and emailed customer service. On 8 January I received an email asking for a picture of them. I sent it that day. I have not heard anything further and would very much like those glasses back. Other than this issue, the ride was pleasant and efficient.  
  • "Internet connection"    
    The wifi was not working properly, the connection was not so good because i only had connection for about half an hour, and I was not able to use the brwoser, just a few apps were able to actually coonect to the internet. You shoul review your wifi service. Best regards, Danilo Souza  
  • "From Vienna to Budapest"    
    The train was clean, the trip followed the previewed schedule, but the boarding was not organized (the information on the tickets wasn't precise, so we and other people boarded on the wrong vagon), so the train began to move with many people stood up. There was little space to acomodate the luggage of all passengers and many cases were put on the corridors and between the seats, making very difficult to walk during the trip. There were two different train stations in Budapest, but this information wasn't available by the time of booking, so we droped off the train at a bigger distance than we imagined, forcing us to take an alternative transport to the hotel.  
  • "First Eurorail Travel"    
    It was my first travel by eurorail. everything was fine.  
  • "Excellent Trip"    
    As planned and enjoyed the journey... Train was comforatable and food excellent  
  • "71 year old couple"    
    The 9.34am from Zurich on a Friday was crowded but comfortable. Travelling at up to 199MPH, and punctual, it enabled us to travel from Zurich to Manchester in one day. Pretty good. We had come from Budapest to Vienna and Vienna to Zurich via the Arlberg pass earlier in the week with a full day in both Vienna and Zurich. Good hotels near the main stations. A great journey home by rail! Only East Coast let us down!  
  • "Budapest-Viena"    
    The trains station of BUDAPEST KELENFOE it is so poor, needs an extensive reform.  
  • "Awesome"    
    Punctual, comfort  
  • "Absolutely recommended !!"    
    Fantastic Voyage! Fast and comfortable trains. Good prices and punctuality  
  • " Value for money"    
    We enjoyed tris travel  
  • "Traveling Vienna-Budapest"    
    The travel was almost perfect, train arrived about 15 minutes late but everything else was without a hitch. The seats and accomodation space was great, the train travelled fast and it was a very nice experience.  
  • "Austria Travel"    
    Great way to travel within Austria and perfect for Vienna City connections.  
  • "Great train ride"    
    Our experience on the Railjet from Vienna to Budapest. We had reserved seats which were reasonably comfortable. There was Wifi and electrical power, a waitress taking orders for snacks and drinks, and even a complimentary Twix bar when we embarked. The only negative was after our arrival in the Budapest station when we were greeted by a dishonest taxi driver who seemed to be aware that Americans might be confused by the currency and wanted 18,000 forints for a one mile ride to our hotel, about $90. He told us this when he stopped for us to get cash from an ATM a block from the station. When I returned from the ATM, I took our suitcases from the trunk and my family and I walked back to the station where customer service got us a driver for a flat fee of 1800 forints. The dishonest driver seemed to have rigged his meter which had gone from 300 to more than 3000 in a block. In short, enjoy the train ride, but beware of taxi drivers in Budapest.  
  • "Budapest Wien"    
    Fantastic trip  
  • "fine"    
    The trip was fine although the train was very full at the beginning. Later it became more comfortable. Booking the tickets on the net was a little difficult and the English of the site was rather poor. It would help people to find what they need if you asked a native speaker to correct it. Also, it'd be easier and cheaper if the tickets were sent electronically instead of having to pay for the expensive postage. But the service was very good and I appreciated that someone came up to chat on the net when I was having difficulties in booking. Thank you, Csilla Bertha  
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