Hop- on Hop- off bus
The best way to see the city on a very short time is by taking the red bus, or if you have difficulties of walking this red bus is very convenient, stops in all sights.
You can hop-off and hop-on any time you want. You may remain setting as well if you don't want to get out is so easy to use. Budapest is huge city walking can be very exhausted, some of the sites were walking distance and some not.
The bus take you to all the sights, if you wanna go out and walk around and hop-on back in, it all depends the time it suit you. The bus runs very slow while you can easily take the photos. There are different tour buses in the city so choose one that suits you. The red bus covered to all the sights in the city
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Budapest's public transport system is quite effective, though locals are often doubtful of that. The system is made up of approximately 180 bus lines, 20 tram lines and 14 trolleybus lines. The underground transportation is served by three metro lines.
Metro 1, 2, 3 connect the suburbs with the biggest transport hubs, numerous touristic highlights and central hotels.
Tram 2 runs along the river Danube on Pest side.
Tram 4, 6 follow Nagykörút, Pest's inner ring road.
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map of Hungarian rail network
Note some branch lines like Kazinbarca to Rudabanya (#95 on the map) have been discontinued by MAV on 4 March 2007. Wikipedia says, however, that many of these closure decisions have since been reversed. Does not appear to be the case with the Rudabanya one, though, sadly.
What a great travel experience!
The greatest charm in traveling is what happened with all kinds of people, other people's stories to take home, to enrich our lives...
Met Uncle Thomas in transit, began with a greeting and some weather chat.
We were so embarrassed that we could not get cash from the only ATM in Budapest Airport! Uncle Thomas came to rescue, invited us to share a taxi ride. In the end we paid the full fare with our credit card but uncle Thomas insisted on giving us the majority portion back! Hey uncle Thomas, we wish you the best, doing well somewhere
— in Budapest, Hungary.
Bus from the Airport to Budapest
The quite frequent bus 200 E takes you to the blue metro line last station Kõbánya-Kispest, there is a ticket machine at the bus stop just outside the terminal or if it doesn´t work get the ticket from the bus driver for 450 Forint, exact change prefered, better get more tickets as you might not find the ticket office at the metro station. Normal price for a ticket at the ticket office would be 350 Forint, you can change with it in the metro but you need a separate ticket for every bus or tram, a day ticket is 1650 Forint.
Don´t forget to validate your ticket in the bus or tram and at the entrance of the metro!
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TAKE A TRAM!
Budapest has a good choice of public transport. We used every kind, but Trams were what we used the most.
For us, the 24 hour pass was the best option, but for you, it may not be!
There are heaps of choices to scroll through before making your decision.
2014 PRICES ARE
Single ticket HUF 350
Single ticket bought from the Bus or Tram driver HUF 450
Block of 10 tickets HUF 3 000
Budapest 24-hour travelcard HUF 1 650
Budapest 24-hour group travelcard HUF 3 300
Budapest 72-hour travelcard HUF 4 150
Budapest 7-day travelcard HUF 4 950
At the Airport, English speaking attendants can help you with your choice.
Almost all types of tickets and passes are available for purchase at the airport including the 24- or 72-hour travelcards especially designed for tourists.
We found the Trams to be efficient, fast and comfortable. There are not a lot of seats, more standing room only.
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NYUGATI PALYAUDVAR TRAIN STATION
Budapest has three main railway stations, the one I saw was Nyugati Pályaudvar (West Station).
We weren't catching a Train but were in the area and l liked what I saw of the buildings.
This Station was completed in 1877.
Interesting the name of each of the Train stations do not indicate their location in Budapest, but instead refer to the direction of the trains' destinations.
This Station caused quite a stir when an iron-framed hall was built in the late 1800s.
is considered to be one of the best examples of the company's ironwork, typical of the late 1800s. At that time, the Station was the fifth largest train station in the world. For many years, it was also Europe's most modern railway station.
Underground the station is connected to one of Budapest's largest shopping malls, WestEnd, this is where we went to next.
Take Subway (M3) or Streetcar 4 or 6 to Nyugati station.
CHOOSING A CRUISE
As the Danube River runs through the centre of Budapest, a cruise along the river is a great way to see the sights.
We happened to see a cruise that was departing in a few minutes time, so chose that one for convenience, not a really good idea because of the sickening diesel fumes!
Other points to remember, especially if you enjoy taking a photo or two, is whether the boat has plenty of outside seating area. We some some with heaps, then another smaller boat was crowded, as everybody wanted to be outside!
If your stuck indoors, and you want to take photos, make sure you sit beside the window YOU can open. I say this as some people will not oblige and open a window. Do the right thing, and close the window if a cool day, don't want people getting colds or being blown away.
There are heaps of different Cruise Boats to choose from, so have a look at what they offer.
Most are a 1 hour - 1.5 hours cruise to Margaret Island and back, some are 2 -3 hour cruises.
All offer drinks and snacks on board, must pay for them, NOT FREE.
Others are a cruise and morning tea, or cruise and lunch or dinner.
Prices vary, so see what you get for the price!
Lastly, go for a cruise and enjoy the views of Budapest from the river Danube.
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RIDE IN A HISTORIC LIMOUSINE
An historic Limousine, what a way to see the sights of Budapest!
It happened to be a lovely sunny day when I saw several of these old cars taking tourists around the city. The roof was down, the car was polished and looked fantastic and of course there was a chauffer to drive them.
I didn't do this myself - I just saw the cars and liked them
I checked the prices and found.
Budapest sightseeing with guide min of 2 people 1.5hours
7.500-Huf/30 € per person
Programme In Budapest with driver:
Outside of Budapest: plus 200 Huf+Taxes/km
The above prices include the fees also the fuel charges
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HOP ON / OFF BUS TOURS
I have never seen so many different firms in one city running Hop on/off bus tours!
For people with mobility issues, these usually are a good choice. I have often used them for this reason, and always go to the OPEN TOP BUS FOR GOOD PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES. You get too many reflections behind glass. The weather can play a big part in which Bus to choose.
These are who you can choose from [ in no particular order]
Giraffe Hop on/off bus tour - http://www.citytour.hu/en/index.html
This is a bright red, open top double decker bus that takes you around a red & yellow line and a blue boat line. You have an audio guide in 20 languages. The ticket is valid for 48 hours.
Further information at their website or office, H-1061, Budapest, Andrássy út 2. or phone. +36 1 374-7050.
•Adult Price: 5000 HUF •Student Price: 4500 HUF •Children: Up to 6 years free
Big Bus Tour - http://eng.bigbustours.com/budapest/home.html
Another open top double decker bus with audio guide. Stops at 21 stops, has included a River cruise and free night tour.
Check this website for prices as there are many variations. http://eng.bigbustours.com/budapest/tickets-and-prices.html
Budapest sightseeing hop on/off bus http://www.programcentrum.hu/en_US/main
This bright green bus, is NOT a double decker, but can be open top or a fully enclosed bus. Audio guide in 23 languages, two routes & cruise + 48 hour ticket.
Adults 22.00 EUR Children 10.00 EUR Student ticket ( 12-18 years ) 16.00 EUR
Plenty to choose from, so look at the map, the deals and what suits you best!
Red, Green or Yellow tour buses
We paid £15 each for a 48 hour pass that we could hop on and off on at any time. Each bus covers a different section of the city and also includes a river cruise as well. The tours visit all the historic places around the city with commentary in every modern language you would require. I would recommend getting off at heroes square and visiting City park and see the beautiful views of the ice rink with a gothic castle in the background.
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Segway – Guided Tours
This guided tour offers the chance to share the experience of riding around the city on these self-balancing, personal transportation devices without getting tired of walking, or without being closed behind the windows of a sightseeing bus. All tours start with approx. a 20-30 minute orientation session in front of the Segway Tours office.
55.00 Euros / 2 Hours
1052 Budapest, Aranykéz útca 1.
The Budapest tramway network is a convenient way to travel around the city, it is one of world's largest tram networks, operating on 156.85 kilometres (97.46 miles) of total route. The system has been in operation since 1866 and currently is operated by the BKV (Budapesti Közlekedési Válalat.
Citizens of European Union countries aged 65 and up can use all public transport lines for free in Budapest.
Adults: 350 HUF per trip
Airport – Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD)
Budapest’s Ferenc Liszt Airport is located approximately 10 miles east-southeast of the city and is the largest of the country’s four commercial airports.
Terminal 2A was built in the 1980’s and refurbished 20 years later, Terminal 2B was opened in 1998, both terminals were brought up to date with the addition of the Sky Court which enable passengers to walk from one terminal to the other and include a Duty Free Shop, Hungarian wine and food shop, Herend porcelain shop, Frey Wille, Caprice, Costa Café, Burger King, KFC, Hippopotamus restaurant and a Gundel Bistro to name but a few.
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Danube – River Cruises
There are a large variety of cruises available that can include, cocktails, coffee, dinner with live music to name but a few. There are several cruises every day of 1-2 hours available on a daily basis The ones detailed here leave at 12:30pm, 2pm, 4pm, 7pm,8pm, 10pm, and the Budapest boat party cruise leaves at 11pm.
From 11.15 Euros to 75.00 for the VIP cruises.
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