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Buda Hill Funicular

District I / Buda
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Address: Szent Gyorgy ter, Budapest, Hungary
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Another traditional thing that you can found and not miss is the Castle Hill Funicular that bring you straight up to the Buda Castle. Surprising is the fact that is still in... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Another traditional thing that you can found and not miss is the Castle Hill Funicular that bring you straight up to the Buda Castle. Surprising is the fact that is still in function since 1928, when was the only public transport  to reach the castle.

Thank Summ3rT1m3
Gateshead, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the quickest and easiest way to get up to the Castle Hill area from the Buda end of the Chain Bridge. It runs almost continuously nearly every day between 7.00 am and 9.50 pm and, although not the cheapest way, it is far from being expensive. The cost is currently 1,200 HUF one way or 1,800 HUF return.... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nothing special in this very short trip. Expensive. Walking up the path/stairs instead, if you can of course.

Thank bhalperin
Province of Malaga, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was surprisingly expensive for such a brief trip but we were on holiday! The carriage is in sections and even on tiptoe there is almost no view at all from anywhere other than the front section which fills very quickly. The result was a minute's ride in a wooden box at a hefty fee! It's better to look at... More 

1 Thank miketait1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For views with no crowds and a car all to yourself, walk up the hill and take the funicular down the hill. Touristy, but it was still terrific to enjoy the views.

2 Thank LV_Lee
Little Rock, AR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Super cool way to get up the hill. And great views of the city. I would totally recommend taking the Funicular!

Thank Tracy-BO1
Sutton England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not cheap but the best way for us oldies to get up the hill and its always fun to try something different. Luckily not much of a queue as they don't hold that many people and you would have quite a wait at busier times so allow plenty.

Thank Leigh-Harrington
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When there is a queue there are people offering a tip up on the tourist transport, by trying to tell you that the wait is over 1/2 hour and they charge the same price. just wait in the queue it goes very quickly and it is worth the view going up in the funicular

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A bit expensive for the ride (1,5min) but worth a try to see a wonderful view of the Pest area and the Danube. """

Thank Maria E
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Around £3 for a ticket at the Buda end of the Chain (Szechenyi) bridge to go up to Castle Hill where there is a lot to see and do... takes a couple of minutes and is a bit of fun! Can get very busy in middle of the day.

Thank Summerlover327

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