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Children's Railway, Budapest

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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...more
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Huvosvolgy | Gyermekvasúthoz vezető út, Budapest 1021, Hungary
+36 1 397 5394
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Reviewed today via mobile

The children are polite and spoke English. The train takes about 45 minutes to go up the hills stopping along the way should you want to get out and walk. One train per hour.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jomuckle66
Reviewed 5 days ago

It was one of the points to visit for us. We reached it by tram 60. It was interesting, the first time in children's railway. All personnel are children, this is funny. Also this is the way to Janoshegy tower.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Антон З
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very fun thing, and it is also very serious - many trainers later became "childhood trainers" .... It is an experience for children and adults to train in the forest, especially from spring to autumn!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank nagylaszlo2330
Reviewed 1 week ago

On the way from Normafa, we choosen different way out.. By accident we ended somewhere - Huvosvolgy, and took this old train with childrens as controllers. I have to say that it was really nice experience, nice views and cool feeling coz this train is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Alex Š
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did this is in January on a particularly cold Sunday and it was a wonderful experience. The kids seem to really enjoy running the show and it can be a very scenic ride, even in mid-winter. Getting to the railway from central Budapest is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank EF982
Reviewed 12 January 2019

Went up cog railway route 50 and followed people to what seemed a closed building. Delighted to fin railway was running. Very long but fascinating journey at great price

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ian M
Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

Wow what a lovely experience. The children's Railway. Run by school children,they do everything(with supervision from adults) except drive the engine. We got off the CogWheel at Szechenyi-hegy. Walked up to Gyermekvasut (children's Railway). Our Ticket was 2000huf (approx 6€) for three of us.( Not...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Janine D
Reviewed 18 December 2018

We visit this to ride the trains whenever we visit Budapest. Its great value. The kids are amazing polite, well behaved and those selling tickets have great English. Mind you there is a little skylarking when they switch the lights out for the tunnel!! The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Chris2006
Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

We came to see this packed bases on a recommendation in the LP book... it was spectacular very nice and clean train run by children which is a very unique thing to see Trains were clean and one carriage ghastly a wood burner in it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Wolfman74
Reviewed 17 November 2018

Thistrain is truly run by children (not the engine) but they handle ticket sales, conductor, etc. This has been going on for many years and very enjoyable for all ages.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Relly B
17 August 2018|
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Response from Gyermekvasut | Property representative |
The prams are allowed on our trains, but we are not keep in touch with the Chairlift. You can call them: +36 1 391 0352; +36 1 394 3764 or visit BKV's website. The easiest way with pram if you get off the train at Virágvölgy... More
Dan F
30 May 2018|
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Response from Gyermekvasut | Property representative |
The railway operates every day in the year except Mondays.
19 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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