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Buda Hill Funicular

Clark Adam ter, Budapest 1013, Hungary
+36 1 461 6500
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Clark Adam ter, Budapest 1013, Hungary
District I / Buda
+36 1 461 6500
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i always love riding Funiculars. I like to be in the lower car. This funicular is a quick and easy ride up or down the hill. has great views, moves along nicely, and is clean. However, it is a tourist business, and most likely could...More

Thank NickellFamilyTravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only did the Funicular one way (down) just for the experience. It is not worth the queuing at the bottom as it doesn't take that long to walk up to the top. We got the front carriage so did have a lovely view over...More

Thank DeanieB73
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located on the Buda side, right across from the chain bridge. A quick and easy way to get up to the castle and museum sections, you will save time and your legs. It's about $10CAN for a return trip. There are three layers to the...More

Thank TheDude1974
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed it .. nice and quick way of going up ..! It was good memorable experience .! Nice view.!

Thank Ahmet K
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

We didn't get a great view from the middle carriage so consider the front carriage as you don't get the roof from the carriage below in the way, especially if you are short. It's a very short trip and not included in any travel card...More

1  Thank no1missmarple
Reviewed 7 September 2017

It cost us $9 return each for the shortest "taxi" ride I ever took, but it saved my legs from having to walk up and down that very steep hill and for that I forgive it! We were heading to the castle for the food...More

Thank justjans
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Return ticket was around 7Euros but only local currency is accepted so we had to pay by card It is a very short ride but much quicker than walking in the heat up the hill. Lovely views. We were lucky as no wait to go...More

Thank Teresa N
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The funicular ticket is cheap and gets you to the top of the hill quickly. You can buy return ticket or one way. I recommend to take it going up, and walk your way down. There is a lot to see around the Buda castle,...More

1  Thank gcny1
Reviewed 29 August 2017

If you haven't been on a Funicular before then it's worth the expense otherwise it's worth walking and seeing a bit more of Budapest on the way up (only a 20 minute walk following the path through the woods).

Thank Ros T
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Taking the furnicular uphill to Budapest Castle, it saved us a lot of walk. However, the view from the furnicular itself was unremarkable. So, I would suggest that you just take it as a kind of transportation rather than a sight-seeing spot.

Thank chanyuklan
District I / Buda
The historical center to a city with a multifarious
and intricate past, Buda has some of the most
outstanding buildings in Europe and an enviable
natural landscape with stunning views onto the Danube.
Centered around the Royal Palace, it provides a
glimpse into the golden years of the Austro-Hungarian
empire and the lives led by the aristocracy at the
time. Matthias Church, beside the palace, hosted many
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11 September 2017|
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Response from JulieOsJones | Reviewed this property |
It could cut down on the time it takes to get down the hill if your hotel is up there, you could just stroll across the chain bridge afterwards and end up in Pest. If you are not the walking type, simply taking a bus might... More
27 August 2017|
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Response from nemokumar | Reviewed this property |
No there are no jerky movements.Its quite smooth and short. Maybe during the initial inertia there might be a suddenness but if the person is made to sit on the available seat ,then I don't think it would be a problem at... More
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15 March 2017|
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Response from Alison W | Reviewed this property |
I think the price worked out about £4 per person for a very short (approx 3 mins) ride. Yes it takes you you up and down the hill to Buda Castle area. Be aware that the castle itself was obliterated in the last war and is... More