Buda Hill Funicular

Buda Hill Funicular, Budapest: Address, Phone Number, Buda Hill Funicular Reviews: 3.5/5

Buda Hill Funicular
3.5
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The area
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Neighborhood: District I / Buda
The historical center to a city with a multifarious and intricate past, Buda has some of the most outstanding buildings in Europe and an enviable natural landscape with stunning views onto the Danube. Centered around the Royal Palace, it provides a glimpse into the golden years of the Austro-Hungarian empire and the lives led by the aristocracy at the time. Matthias Church, beside the palace, hosted many events attended by the royal family and was the chosen place for the coronation of Franz Josef, one of the Hungarian Habsburg kings. Having admired the palace and the church, a visit to Buda will be unforgettable by the stunning and memorable panorama over Pest offered by the seven towered Fishermen’s Bastion.
How to get there
  • Vörösmarty tér • 10 min walk
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Israel R
Ra'anana, Israel16,126 contributions
The fastest and most impresive way to climb Buda Hill.
Dec 2019
For those looking for an "Original and NICE advanture", especially if you are with children, it is recommended to take the ornate funiculare that climbs from the square of the Chain Bridge on the Danube River and reaches the top of the Buda Hill. A short and very nice ride with a special and intersting view. Please note that during the busy tourist season, the queue for climbing sometimes lengthens, so it is recommended to be patient.
An interesting and very nice experience.
Written October 17, 2020
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel31,931 contributions
Picturesque.
Feb 2020
This is a rather picturesque little funicular, leading up and down the Buda hill.
The ride is short and it's possible to climb the path on foot (a 10-minute stroll maximum).
Beware of high season queues, which can be rather long.
Price is apx. 6 Euros.
Written September 12, 2020
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Attenzione Attrazione
Florence, Italy80 contributions
Only if you have time...
Jun 2020
Very short ride, but smooth and interesting.
You should try it only if you have time to spare.
Prices are a lit bit higher for Budapest 1400 HUF (around 4 EUR) for one-way ticket, and 2000 HUF (6 EUR) for return ticket.
Usually there is a queue for the ride, and waiting times are about 15 min, so the best bet is to take one way ticket.
Written July 16, 2020
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kimlovesjaws
Essex, UK1,055 contributions
Historical journey
Mar 2020 • Friends
We went down from Buda Hill by the castle to the river side.
Good price for the short trip.
Always nice to experience a Funicular trip with the high steep descent.
Nice to see history still being used
Written June 4, 2020
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SpirosK photography
Athens, Greece1,365 contributions
A Lovely funicular ride
Jan 2020
It's short, but being in many funiculars around Europe, it's one of the most beautiful short rides up. Recommended.
Written May 10, 2020
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TKazz
Aalborg, Denmark433 contributions
Nice ride
Mar 2020 • Couples
A good way to avoid the steep walk up the stairs from the riverside to Buda hill.
Price is fine and the rides takes only a few minutes.
And has a good view going up or down.
Written March 10, 2020
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liz c
Manchester, UK105 contributions
Amazing View
Mar 2020
This is amazing and some stunning views below to be seen from here, well worth the visit. You have the choice of the cable car but also the choice of the castle mini bus which takes you around and you can hop on and off well worth the price
Written March 7, 2020
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Lex
Cardiff, UK99 contributions
Fun novelty - an easy and picturesque route to the top
Mar 2020 • Couples
I love a good funicular railway so this was on my list to experience in Budapest.

Tickets can be purchased at the kiosk at the bottom and top. We opted for return tickets at 2000 HUF each, as we were pressed for time on our return otherwise we probably just would have gone for one-way tickets as the ascent is more memorable than the descent (and of course it’s cheaper then).

At the top there are many options to explore the surrounding areas.

Written March 2, 2020
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Pandamedic
Lichfield, UK5,308 contributions
Quick way to the top
Jan 2020
There is plenty of ways to the top with this being one of them. On a revisit to the hill we decided to give it a try. It's 1,400HUF one way or 2,000 for a return. It's pretty quick and you get some great views. You will get stopped before the ticket office by lots of tour operators trying to sell you others ways to get to the top, but we just wanted to get to the top without any fuss or hassle of sightseeing in a mini bus!
Written February 24, 2020
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Andydjp
Stotfold, UK541 contributions
Quirky way to get up the hill.
Feb 2020
We had a long afternoon of walking so decided to take the Funicular up the hill. Fun is the word here. It costs us 1,400K per adult for a single trip. It is a quirky form of transport and is quite quick. You get good views as you go up of the Danube and Pest.
Written February 20, 2020
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