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Address: Baross ter, Budapest 1087, Hungary
3:00 am - 12:00 am
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A lovely old station with a mix of old and new trains, the old train is an old Russian train from around the 70's.....

Reviewed January 16, 2017
Jon M
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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2017

What can you say it's a railway station. It's an imposing building but again there no disabled access only steps to get in. This seems to be a problem all over Budapest.The entrance hall to the side is very grand.

Thank Graham B
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed January 28, 2017

Amazing building. Beautiful painted ceilings, very ornate station. Go inside the building its worth a visit to appreciate the architecture.

Thank 921lindab921
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

A lovely old station with a mix of old and new trains, the old train is an old Russian train from around the 70's.....

Thank Jon M
Walsall, United Kingdom
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312 reviews
205 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2017

We travelled from here to Bratislava while in Budapest. The station is an attractive building. It is easy to get to by foot or tram / bus. It has a sense of former grandeur about it which has faded a little, but doesn't take much imagination to reinvigorate. The actual train services from here are good. Electronic ticket machines with... More 

Thank David C
Kobe, Japan
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91 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed January 11, 2017

It's looks great until you step inside. It looks like it has not been cleaned up since it was destroyed in WWII. I had to walk out of the station and across the street just to get a cup of coffee. There are not any shops in the station and only a few kiosks that serve questionable food. We found... More 

1 Thank Pedro B
Essex, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2017

Proper railway station. The outside in nothing short of magnificent with its architecture and open frontage. Sadly once you have got over that, it is a bit of a mess. Just looking is fun....using it for its purpose might be difficult as there is little concession for tourists.

1 Thank Awayagain2014
Malahide, Ireland
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35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

This station is impressive architecturally but don't judge the book by the cover. Information on arrival is very poor and we could not find a single member of staff in the station concourse although the place was quite busy at 07.00. Our destination (Vienna) was not indicated on the Main Departures Board as the train continued onto Zurich. This information... More 

Thank RichardRodgers211873
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17 reviews
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Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

Budapest Keleti is the eastern and largest railway station in Budapest, opened since 1884. It once was one of the most modern stations in Europe, but that title has long since expired. The station is still quite busy, but very dirty and neglected. It's so sad to see such a historical city landmark left to look so trampled and trashy.... More 

2 Thank Kane M
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91 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

This station looks as though it has been standing for many decades without a lot of attention. There are some very simple cafes within and not much else to speak of. If you are looking to kill some time before your train departs, try somewhere else.

Thank Chris H
Biasca, Switzerland
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48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed December 25, 2016 via mobile

This railway station is improving year after year. The Administration did a great job. There are still things to fix to give more comfort to everyone who comes here, but this is the way to work. Keleti area in Budapest will be better and better.

1 Thank Franzcarrino

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