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Children's Railway, Budapest

Huvosvolgy | Gyermekvasúthoz vezető út, Budapest 1021, Hungary
+36 1 397 5394
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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 Line 7 is a narrow gauge railway line in Budapest, which connects Széchényi-hegy and Hűvösvölgy and is 11.2 km long. Except the train driver, all of the posts are operated by children aged 10–14 under adult supervision. It is the world's largest Children's Railway.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Huvosvolgy | Gyermekvasúthoz vezető út, Budapest 1021, Hungary
+36 1 397 5394

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went up to the children’s railway via the cogwheel. Got to the top had a slight delay but what an enchanting experience We got off so we could get the chairlift down and we’re lucky enough to have snow! This is a must

Thank Brianandjade
Reviewed 9 November 2017

What an enchanting experience! We combined this with a ride on the cog railway (tram 60) and the chairlift and had a very pleasant afternoon in the hills. Thoroughly recommended.

Thank Chris T
Reviewed 8 November 2017

The hubby and I came on the Children's Railway with our 2 friends. We got the bus up to the railway from Szell Kalman Ter and got off at Szechenyi-hegy station. It costs 700 HUF one way. It goes through a decent sized forest and...More

Thank carol j
Reviewed 2 November 2017

After a trip up to the Buda hills on both the "cog railway" and a bus we eventually found the Childrens Railway. We travelled through the wooded hills and were cared for by our young friendly hosts. Despite some language problems we had a wonderful...More

Thank willafoster
Reviewed 30 October 2017

The trip is made all the more pleasurable by the fact that the train (driver aside) is staffed by children. They were polite and very helpful. The view from the top of the Buda Hills (20 minute walk uphill) and ride back on the ski...More

Thank Paul E
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We didn't realize that every time we got off we would have to pay again, when we got back on. There is a kind of ticket that would allow you to do this, but it is only available at the station, not on board the...More

Thank Banjopicker46
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Taking streetcar number 60 up through the woods you arrive at the station for the narrow-gauge railway, where you purchase your tickets. The train is operated--with the exception of the engineer--by children aged nine to fourteen. Dressed in their uniforms I was reminded of one...More

Thank Ray V
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Well worth a trip once you have taken the cogwheel railway up to the Buda Hills. A one way ticket from start to finish costs 700 florins. You can get off at a number of stops including the one which has the chair lift down...More

Reviewed 4 October 2017

Cute little ride through the forest with short stops so you can hop off for some touring and then back on.

Thank matthew_vonbach
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Disapointing. Just a drive through a forrest. No view. Was cheap though. And sweet kids. But not again.

Thank Jannie J
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16 February 2017|
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Response from Gyermekvasut | Property representative |
Normafa is only a stop, where you can not buy ticket. In this case you can buy your ticket on the train without any surcharge.
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25 December 2016|
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Response from Gyermekvasut | Property representative |
You can parking at Hűvösvölgy station in a city P+R
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22 May 2016|
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Response from Gyermekvasut | Property representative |
We have a daily ticket for two adults and three children OR one adult and four children (maximum). It is 3500 HUF.
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