This is a short but quite cool journey up to Varhegy, Castle Hill, straight up the side of the hill. The carriages are rather quaint and you get nice views of the Danube as you rise elegantly to the top of the hill.
Worth taking a trip up (200 HUN). Walk down and enjoy the view.
Suggest walking down paths to left as reach the top. If walking up go up steps across the roundabout to right of Fornicular as face it (some great views both ways).
Alternatively the bus from the top arrives at Moscow square which is an odd place to wander round (and has the trams 4 &6 to get you back across the river).
A short 2-minute tram ride up or down the side of the hill, between the foot of Chain Bridge and to the entrance of the Royal Palace. There's three sections in the tram--top, middle, and bottom to enter and ride. I suggest riding it up the hill and walking down from the Royal Palace.-
Un corto viaje de dos minutos por uno de los lados de la colina, los lleva desde el Puente de las Cadenas hasta la entrada al Palacio Real. El funicular tiene tres secciones para entrar, una baja, la media y la alta. Les sugiero subir en el funicular y bajar a pié desde el Palacio
The Funicular railway is based at the foot of Castle Hill just at the end of The Chain Bridge.
It is designed to take you straight up the side if the rock and into the heart of the Castle complex.
It is not covered by the Budapest Card but is well worth it.
we took the funicular to the castle district in Budapest and on the way down we got stuck! the whole thing stopped moving. There is no microphone or speaker and nobody told us what to do.so we broke the glass on the emergency door handle and broke out and ran off!!! Very scary.
I suggest the budapest tourism board put in speakers to reassure nervous tourists if this should happen again.
The Buda cable car is a 2-track car that runs up for a 100m to connect the Buda end of the Chain bridge and Szent Gyorgy square in the Castle District. The carriages were originally driven by a steam engine. It is also possible to climb the whole way up on foot because there stone ramparts that flank both sides of the line. The track was destroyed during the World War II and went back into operation in 1986.
The funicular is fun and the easy way to get up to the top of Castle Hill. Built in 1870, the two cars travel up and down every day from morning until night.
Funicular that goes to the Castle District, because cars are not allowed inDistrict, this ic the best way to get there.
I've not seen a funicular before but this was fun! It cost peanuts to use and apparently there was a good view (I'm scared of heights...I'll say no more!)
cross chain bridge from the pest side and you will see the silko. take it up the hill to buda castle, its far better than walking.
One of the best and funniest way to get up to the Buda Castle is the Siklo (funicular) from the Buda side of the Chain Bridge, at the square: Clark Adam ter.
The Budavri Siklo is an unique way to get to Buda castle. The trip is superb, offering great views accross the Danube, especially of the impressive Lanchid (chain bridge).
If you are too lazy or simply can not climb the tens of steps leading to Castle Hill, a nice alternative is this antic funicular...