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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 yesterday via mobile

Albeit a little expensive, the funicular is definitely the way to get up the hill for those of us with injuries we are nursing. It is only about a 3minute ride but it saves a lot of time and many uphill switchbacks to make it...More

Thank Carrie G
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were in the long queue (approx 40 mins waiting time) in 38 degrees heat as thought this was the only way up to the castle. A rep guy approached us and told us about his company's little electric cars that can take you up...More

Thank Judie H
Reviewed 5 days ago

This 19th century funicular offers a quick and easy option to climb Castle Hill, it travels between Clark Adams Square and the Buda Castle every five to ten minutes. The funicular first commenced operation in 1870, unfortunately it was destroyed during WW2 but replicated and...More

Thank kpiddy
Reviewed 6 days ago

Like everyone said here: it's an expensive ride for such a short period. But having said that, you can't miss this ride while you are in Budapest. It's like going to San Francisco and not experiencing the cable car! Some tips: 1. There will be...More

1  Thank YunitaTHollinger
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

...it's expensive for a 3 minute journey. But we were first on our car so got some fabulous shots across the chain bridge and into Pest. I can see how if you were late getting into a car it'd be quite disappointing. Having enjoyed similar...More

Thank Dave N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of several options to get from street level to Castle Hill / Palace Area. The railway is good to try, but it's not cheap and there were big queues... Tip - You can buy 1-way and 2-way tickets. Get up the top...More

2  Thank IpswichDan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's quite expensive considering how quickly it is over but on a hot day is worth it! Takes you straight to the Castle for nice views of Budapest

Thank deb0rahlynette
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

expensive for what it is , only a practical way to get up in a hot day, otherwise no special views nor atmosphere and price quite steep as well

Thank nicolas s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been in quite a few funiculars around the globe and this is the shortest one , over in 3min. And quite difficult to take pictures during the 3min. Probably take a nice stroll up and save the $. You can even avoid the rudeness...More

Thank bcheong
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes, you can take the bus or walk but it was fun even on a very hot day to take the funicular up the hill, it's certainly not something I for one do every day! The cabins were very hot given the hot temperatures but...More

Thank glamourpuss1000
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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vince a
16 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
28 December 2016|
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Response from YTCHENG | Reviewed this property |
The walk uphill, slope with staircase, is around 15 minutes excluding photo-taking time. It is a gentle walk unless you are in a hurry.
21 August 2016|
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Response from DeanMurphy2020 | Reviewed this property |
Kau: The Budapest card is good only for local public transportation. The funicular price is not included. I advise, however, that you take the #16(?) Blue Line bus to Castle Hill and then walk down the hill on the paths... More