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Children's Railway, Budapest

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Address: Huvosvolgy | Gyermekvasúthoz vezető út, Budapest 1021, Hungary
Phone Number: +36 1 397 5394
08:45 - 16:30
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Tue - Fri 09:10 - 16:10
Sat - Sun 08:45 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

Adults drive the engines and children control the traffic and commercial...

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 Line 7 is a narrow gauge railway line in Budapest, which connects Széchényi-hegy and Hűvösvölgy and is 11.2 km long. Except the train driver, all of the posts are operated by children aged 10–14 under adult supervision. It is the world's largest Children's Railway.

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Railway trip next to city

This attraction is quite simple (railway trip) but drivers are children and location is really forest and (small) mountians. So whatever season, it is nice to be transported like... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This attraction is quite simple (railway trip) but drivers are children and location is really forest and (small) mountians. So whatever season, it is nice to be transported like that and enjoying view, calm and green. Price is reasonnable, A full day trip - starting from Budapest center - can help you to escape from too many tourist or "traffic"... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Take the cogwheel railway 60, then the children's railway. It is a relaxing trip through beautiful woodlands. An ideal way to unwind from city life and sightseeing. Trams from huvosvolgy make this a round trip.

1 Thank BelperRick
Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We were recommended this by family who had been before and I am really glad we did it. You not only get to see different parts of the city getting up to the railway but the scenery from the train is just beautiful and the fact that it is all manned by children is just such an experience!

1 Thank SamWB123
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This was not widely advertised in Budapest and we only found out about it from a friend the day we travelled here. The apartment staff had heard of it but had no real details and thought it was 1.5 hours away. Not so. A short metro trip to Szell Kalm ter. No 61 tram to Varosmajor and the cog wheel... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We took the train fron Huvosvolgy toJanos hegi, the station close to Elizabrth Tower and the Libego. It was a beautiful trip in the forest, the libego is a 15 min walk from thr station. There is a Lovely playground an cafe next to the Libego station. Its nice and inspiring to see hiw kids run the whole thing with... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We did this with local Budapest friends. It was a good way to get out of the city and do something different, but the best part of the trip was probably the walk down as the train broke down and after waiting 20 minutes we decided to just walk the last 3 stops. This proved a good call as the... More 

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Took the Childrens Railway today and had a lovely half day in the Budapest Hills. Was a cold day so didn't explore, which was a pity, but still enjoyed getting up into the hills.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This 11 km railway is staffed almost exclusively by young children with an adult train driver and some adult supervision. The journey into the Buda Hills is beautiful and the charm factor is multiplied greatly by the young staff.

Thank Ian H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

My 4 & 6 year ld grandchildren enjoyed the experience. On a nice late summer day it was a pleasant thing to ride in the Buda hills with the family.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We loved this amble on the train through the mountains - so peaceful - the chairlifts were probably one of our most favourite things that we did

Thank Helen S

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