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Children's Railway, Budapest

Open Now: 9:10 am - 4:10 pm
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Adults drive the engines and children control the traffic and commercial services on this narrow gauge railroad, which travels 11 kilometers through the woods and hills on the Buda side of the city. The Gyermekvasút (English: Children's Railway) or...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Huvosvolgy | Gyermekvasúthoz vezető út, Budapest 1021, Hungary
+36 1 397 5394
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I did this is in January on a particularly cold Sunday and it was a wonderful experience. The kids seem to really enjoy running the show and it can be a very scenic ride, even in mid-winter. Getting to the railway from central Budapest is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank EF982
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went up cog railway route 50 and followed people to what seemed a closed building. Delighted to fin railway was running. Very long but fascinating journey at great price

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ian M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow what a lovely experience. The children's Railway. Run by school children,they do everything(with supervision from adults) except drive the engine. We got off the CogWheel at Szechenyi-hegy. Walked up to Gyermekvasut (children's Railway). Our Ticket was 2000huf (approx 6€) for three of us.( Not...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Janine D
Reviewed 18 December 2018

We visit this to ride the trains whenever we visit Budapest. Its great value. The kids are amazing polite, well behaved and those selling tickets have great English. Mind you there is a little skylarking when they switch the lights out for the tunnel!! The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Chris2006
Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

We came to see this packed bases on a recommendation in the LP book... it was spectacular very nice and clean train run by children which is a very unique thing to see Trains were clean and one carriage ghastly a wood burner in it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Wolfman74
Reviewed 18 November 2018

Thistrain is truly run by children (not the engine) but they handle ticket sales, conductor, etc. This has been going on for many years and very enjoyable for all ages.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank switzerlandvac
Reviewed 16 November 2018

We went to find the children's railway on our trip to Budapest after seeing it on Channel 4's Travelman. It was a little way out of the city, which was actually really lovely, especially on the beautiful sunny November day. We got the bus to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank LauraLMG2
Reviewed 16 November 2018

It took a little while to get to the station and we couldn’t find a timetable so had quite a wait when we got there. It was worth it. For most of the journey we had the train to ourselves with a young lady announcing...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Wizz56
Reviewed 10 November 2018

Saw this on channel 4’s Travelman. It’s about a 30 min bus journey from the city centre. Tiny train with a kid on the platform and selling you the tickets. We got the train a few stops to get the chairlift

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank VitaminSLand
Reviewed 7 November 2018

This is a great 'escape' just outside of the city & so easy to get to! The children get to sell the tickets, conduct, and run the train, all with supervision. It's a backwards glance into the old communist times, but brought into modern day....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Relly B
17 August 2018|
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Response from Gyermekvasut | Property representative |
The prams are allowed on our trains, but we are not keep in touch with the Chairlift. You can call them: +36 1 391 0352; +36 1 394 3764 or visit BKV's website. The easiest way with pram if you get off the train at Virágvölgy... More
Dan F
30 May 2018|
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Response from Gyermekvasut | Property representative |
The railway operates every day in the year except Mondays.
20 May 2018|
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Response from Gyermekvasut | Property representative |
Let's use Google maps to plan you journey every time. It is plan with Public Transport.
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