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Budapest, the capital city of Hungary

Budapest is up there among the world’s most romantic, entertaining capitals. Hungary’s capital is truly a city of a thousand faces, offering a unique atmosphere with an authentic Central Eastern European culture of architecture, cafés and world famous cuisine. Budapest boasts broad boulevards and green parks, grand Art-Nouveau mansions and vibrantly painted churches, lively cafés and world-class music venues.

About Hungary

The city is divided into two parts by the meandering Danube, ironically spanned by several stunning bridges. Take a look at the riverside panorama of Budapest, which is one of the 9 Hungarian landmarks ranked as a UNESCO World Heritage site and it will make you understand why the city is referred as the Pearl of the Danube.
The fascinating memoirs of different eras of Hungary are all well preserved and offer a truly genuine experience. The majestic castle of Buda, the unique design of the Parliament, world famous baths, or the first metro line of the continent are just a few highlights this city has to offer. Don’t miss a Danube cruise to admire the beauty of the city.
Our tip: Visit the hidden treasure of Budapest: Károly garden surrounded by restaurants, cafés and shops – a place to be! In the evening, experience the nightlife at the Gozsdu court – the new hotspot of Budapest.

After dawn, a pulsing fresh artistic night life begins. Pubs and open air places offer exceptional Hungarian wine, palinkas (traditional fruit brandy) and live music. Taste local specialities like the pörkölt (beef stew) or the spicy halászle (fish soup) and the renewed Hungarian cuisine in one of the Michelin awarded restaurants, or just have a snack, a lángos (flatbread). Finally do not miss to try out the Túró Rudi (chocolate bar filled with curd).

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.

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.

Train station(s)

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.

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Customer reviews

  • Value for money
    Great train trip | Pamela p. | 2015/07/21
    "Really enjoyed the overnight train. A great way to travel! "

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    more detail needed | Hiu Wai Hilda l. | 2015/01/25
    "No trains were offered to Keleti (the main station) when selecting trains. Also, there was no business class option available (only second and first), so seating was confusing when I got on business class, thinking it was first class, and was made to pay more on the spot. More detail and options are needed on the website. "

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    Austria/Paris | Ngaire b. | 2014/10/22
    "Difficult to get a reservation on Vienna/Zurich leg and only when we arrived in Vienna understood why. Work on tracks and we had to get off train and travel an hour by coach to another station to pick up the train again. If that had been told us when we were trying to book seats we maybe would have chosen another route. On asking the guard/porter to help us off with our luggage his reply was "Do it yourself" in perfect English. Difficult when the trains so high off the platforms. Another problem was places to stow our luggage once we got onto the train. Not always room. Other than these points the actual travel was good. "

  • Efficient | . | 2014/10/14
    "A comfortable trip. Everything was as it should be. The only thing missing was the ability to get a glass of water. Yes, it could be purchased as a bottle from the vendor, should be automatically available on board.. Could have been better informed as to where on the one Kilometer long platform it would stop. Title says it all. "

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    Convenient Trip | Michael c. | 2014/09/21
    "OK trip. Quick no hassles. Luggage is always a problem on IC and ICE trains in Europe. Never enough room for everyone's luggage. "

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    Easy and relaxing | Raymond m. | 2014/09/17
    "The train trip itself was outstandingly quiet and comfortable and the service was excellent. As with almost all trains, the only negative issues are manhandling the suitcases onto and off the train. "

  • comfortable | . | 2014/09/15
    "train was very confortable porter at budapest very helpful ran on time onboard information very good dining car adequate but average very pleasent "

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    Boarding the train | John r. | 2014/07/20
    "Although the ticket is from Kelenfoe, you can board the train at Keleti station in Budapest , this is easier than getting to Kelenfoe. There is no extra charge and the coach on the thru train was only for passengers getting on at Budapest, Keleti/ Kelenfoe. A much easier way to board the train. John Rutherford, Perth "

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    More ticket info | David l. | 2014/06/22
    "Very Good Trip.. There could be more information supplied with tickets as to what to do at stations, for us having traveled there from Australia . Budapest station had limited personal and signage to direct us to our train. No one to check tickets or verify that we were on the correct train. Tickets not checked until the train was well under way a little daunting as the tickets were not refundable or transferable ie miss it you lose it. A very helpful non English speaking baggage handler, after looking at our tickets took control and escorted us to our train on the other side of the station from the taxi rank and made sure we were safely aboard, the best spent 10 Euros ever. Train very comfortable and on time. "

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    Fabulous | Beverley b. | 2014/05/29
    "Great way to see the countryside. Seats were very comfortable and there was even chair service from the dining cart. Even the food is quite good and reasonably priced. "

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