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Children's Railway, Budapest

Huvosvolgy | Gyermekvasúthoz vezető út, Budapest 1021, Hungary
+36 1 397 5394
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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 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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  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Huvosvolgy | Gyermekvasúthoz vezető út, Budapest 1021, Hungary
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"buda hills"
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"chair lift"
in 26 reviews
"adult supervision"
in 14 reviews
"szell kalman ter"
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"lookout tower"
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"school children"
in 10 reviews
"small train"
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"trains run"
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"smart uniforms"
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"tram stop"
in 9 reviews
"fun trip"
in 4 reviews
"communist times"
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"cable car"
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"ticket office"
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"communist era"
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"highest point"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great for families, huge experience! Recommended for practically all ages. Part of history, with awesome nature close to the city.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I may have overegged the 5 but there are a few miserable sods who would notsee the charm in a belly dancer's navel and whose posts are near the top. Children dressed as conductors for a lovely train ride through a forest with overhanging trees...More

Thank Andy D
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Gyermekvasut, Manager at Children's Railway, Budapest, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for your great review.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's an old train riding through a forrest... I expected to see some nice panaromas, which was not the case. I can expect local people having nostalgic feelings (having done this when they were little) , but for a tourist this is 2 hours waste...More

Thank Tom A
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Gyermekvasut, Manager at Children's Railway, Budapest, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are sorry to have bored the long road. We recommend for each of our passengers to get of the train somewhere and visit some interesting point of Buda-hills for example: Chairlift and Elizabeth tower.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was so cool. I remember when I was a kid I loved this place so much. Yesterday we visited it again and went from Hűvösvölgy to the hill by the train with the kids. The staff was very cute. The vehicles are very old,...More

Thank silangel1
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Gyermekvasut, Manager at Children's Railway, Budapest, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your great review.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a train, where kids sell tickets and check, that you have a ticket. Kids greet the train on each train station.

Thank Мария К
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Gyermekvasut, Manager at Children's Railway, Budapest, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are sorry to have bored the long road. We recommend for each of our passengers to get of the train somewhere and visit some interesting point of Buda-hills for example: Chairlift or Elizabeth tower.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this railway on our recent visit to Budapest. We arrived for the 1pm journey floor the full length of the railway. Whilst the journey was very pleasant, with tall trees on both sides of the track you don't get much of a view...More

Thank john w
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Gyermekvasut, Manager at Children's Railway, Budapest, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's quite old, has it's style and is could be quite usefull after a long day of walking in the area.

Thank Ádám T
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Gyermekvasut, Manager at Children's Railway, Budapest, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an enjoyable afternoon out on the children’s railway. Despite the heat in Budapest it was a lot cooler on the open sided train. We took a one way ride and did not get off until the end. After a holiday with a lot...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Certainly a very unique experience, haven't stumbled upon anything like this anywhere around the world. We arrived from the cogwheel railway and planned to continue onto the Zugliget chairlift. The timetable does include 2 stops for connecting onto the chairlift, but I do believe Jánoshegy...More

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Gyermekvasut, Manager at Children's Railway, Budapest, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take Tram 61 to Huvosvolgy terminus and the delightful Childrens railway is just a short walk above the tram terminus. This is a must for young families and enjoyed by young and old alike.

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Relly B
17 August 2018|
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Response from comicman | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea what libgro means , but there was plenty of room to have a stroller on the children's rail way. So you should be fine with baby carrier or stroller.
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Dan F
30 May 2018|
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Response from Gyermekvasut | Property representative |
The railway operates every day in the year except Mondays.
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Don84101
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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