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Overview

Budapest, the capital city of Hungary

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.

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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.

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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    "The train journey was really very comfortable. "

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    "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 "

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    "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. "

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    "i total recomend to go by train!! "

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    "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. "

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    "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. "

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    "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. "

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    "Comfortable "

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