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Clark Adam ter, Budapest 1013, Hungary
District I / Buda
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We queued for 20 minutes for a 2 minute ride. Great view but nothing you couldn't see at the top. Good excuse for an ice cream though You get a bit of hassle from the touts trying to sell you alternatives. The walk would have...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Russell c
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have done other funiculars that were much longer, much steeper and less costly, but it was still a unique way to get up to the Castle. The cost was 1200 HUF/person, which is $5.75 CAD for a one-way ticket. The views from the back...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ransclan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sure you can take other modes of transportation or even walk up to castle hill. But why do that when you can make the experience unique by riding a 100 yo FUnicular? Of course you will have a shell out a few Forints but for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Roll_D_Dynzz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re a tourist in the area, or unable to climb stairs, this may be for you. For 1100ft a person you can get a one way ticket to the top. In off season we waited about 20-30 minutes in line for a ticket so...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Amber C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is nessesary if you can't go up the hill by feet because it's a long way up. Not exactly worth the money. It's just a 1minute trip.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Alexandros P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A funicular railway up and down to and from Castle Hill is what the guide book said. Never seeing a funicular railway before we decided to for go our walking and take a trip. There is a minimal cost for this 2-3 minute journey. There...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Gerbra_10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved our trip on the funicular. It wasn’t over crowded we had our kart to ourselves and it’s a good price. Great way to get up to the castle we then walked back down and got some great pictures

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank B7325REnicolag
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

1,800 HUF for a return trip on the Buda Hill Funicular was surely the best thing I spent money on while in Budapest last weekend. The ride itself is spectacular if a little brief and as a fan of engineering I loved it. The views...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Peter H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

quick lil fun trip up the hill. nice to see what this has to offer and then do a few other things on the area...

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Craig M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The easiest and quickest, well as long as there isn't a line for tickets, way to Buda caste, Fisherman's Bastion and the historic area so really a touristic 'must do'. Expensive for the short ride and the views from the car on the ride are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kevin S
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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
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July 10, 2018|
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Response from Michael B | Reviewed this property |
Oh by the way Gilbert hill and the statue of Freedom plus the citadale is at a another location to far to walk
June 10, 2018|
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Response from 12ellie | Reviewed this property |
It is open every day
February 19, 2018|
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Response from TimDiggle | Reviewed this property |
No, but it is not expensive and certainly better than trying to walk up.
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Hi, I'm planning on visiting Budapest in the beginning of May and got an Itinerary question. I would like to know if it is feasible to do this is one day; Morning visit to Heroes square and a tour at Szechenyi Baths. Do not plan to swim, they have a short tour. Noon; Szechenyi lanchid, Buda Hill Funicular, Buda Castle, Halászbástya & Matthias Church. If I have some time left; Varkert Bazar Do you think this is possible to visit in 1 day? I will be visiting Budapest myself and...More
April 07, 2017|
Response fromRomanCitizen|
That sounds perfectly feasible to me. Be aware that the funicular is reckoned the most expensive journey in Europe per metre: frankly I would walk or take a bus, especially if you have a BKK pass - the pass doesn't cover the funicular. An alternative might be, from Szechenyi Furdo take the M1 (the foldalatti) to Deak Ter and then get on a 16 bus, which will take you up into the Var. When you have finished in the Var walk down the steps to Clark Adam Ter and then walk across the Lanc Hid...More