Budapest, the capital city of Hungary
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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.
Trains are a convenient way of reaching many towns and cities throughout Europe. The majority of cities in Europe have a minimum of one train station, while larger, more populated cities have two or more stations. Train stations, in general, are located in the heart of the city. Review the map below to get an idea of where the train station(s) in Budapest can be found.
Budapest railway station(s)
Budapest Keleti Train Station
Address: Dohány utcai Zsinagóga VII. Dohány u. 2-8, Pest BudapestOpening 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.
Budapest Deli Pu
Address: Alkotás utca 1123 Budapest
Address: Budaörsi út 1083 Budapest
Budapest Nyuga Pu
Address: Nyugati tér 1132 Budapest
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Main cities in Hungary
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- "Excellent trip" Douglas Ramon c. 27/08/2015
I love Railjet because of low prices and comfort
- "very good " Ihan j. 18/08/2015
Hi the train journey was very good. the two hours flew and it was very comfortable
- "Comfortable " Ashish n. 26/07/2015
The train journey was really very comfortable.
- "Blissful train ride to Budapes" James Tet Foh w. 17/07/2015
A convenient and comfortable train ride with exclusive treatment when taking the first class coach. Food served was good and the ride was smooth. Only missing element was the wifi connectivity which was not working
- "Convenient way of traveling" Lesley b. 04/07/2015
We enjoyed traveling by rail from Vienna to Budapest. The trains are always on time, no queues and security checks at the airport. Lovely scenery too.
- "trip" Pedro g. 30/06/2015
i total recomend to go by train!!
- "Good choice!" Kan Yung Suki y. 29/05/2015
Everything is very smooth. The train is tidy and comfort. The only one thing is that it is better to have online print ticket rather than going to office to take it. It will be more convenient.
- "very comfortable first class" Ahmad a. 22/05/2015
it was my first time to travel through Europe by train and it was awesome time. our seats was very comfortable , very quite train , we loved it.
- "Nice travel experience " Sunsanee k. 14/05/2015
The train is new, clean and comfortable but delay a bit. For the reservation, the website does not allow us to choose the departing station in Budapest. We would rather leave at Keleti station not Kelenfoe as shown in the ticket so I asked the customer service in Singapore as I booked via raileurope.co.th and they recommend us to take a metro to Kelenfoe station or go to Keleti station and ask the staff there ourselves. We don't find the answers very helpful so we contacted Customer Care at Rail Europe and received very clear answer from Mike that departing from either station in Budapest is fine.
- "Travelled on 5Apr2015" Wai Ming p. 15/04/2015
- "Excellent Service" Maria Mercedes l. 15/04/2015
I live in Puerto Rico and I bought the tickets via internet. I received them in two days. Very good experience in the train.
- "Convenient, comfortable way to" David w. 13/04/2015
We arrived at the station in Budapest and a porter approached us immediately and asked where we were travelling and if we had our tickets and a reservation. We showed him our tickets and he loaded our bags, took us right to our carriage and transferred all our luggage on to the train. The train was on time and everything was smooth.
- "Budapest to Wien trip" . 23/01/2015
very good experience.No issues
- "Terrible Journey" Lisa f. 14/01/2015
We booked our tickets from Budapest to Vienna in January 2015 using the so-called RailEurope online service. We had to pay an extra 18 EUR for the tickets to be printed out and shipped to us in Germany from - wait for it - Mumbai, India! Furthermore, we could not reserve seats online and we had to pay Student fare for our 12 year old son. Once the got on the train, quell surprise, the train was packed and we had to stand in the crowded aisles for the whole 2 1/2 hour journey from Budapest to Vienna. Our tickets were never checked and we could and should have travelled on that train for free. I would never recommend booking train fares online with RailEurope to anyone. Just turn up at the local train station ahead of time and buy your fares there. The local train station are the only service that can let you know if you can reserve seats anyway. What a travesty. 0 points to you for the worst train experience I have ever had.
- "From Budapest Kelenfoe to Wien" Chan s. 24/12/2014
The station is not the main station. I should go to the Kelenfoe station to get the train information about the platform number , and then go outside the station and run to the railway platform with big luggage to take the train. It is more convenient to take the train from Keleti Railway Station (Keleti Pályaudvar)