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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“buda hills” (56 reviews)
“chair lift” (62 reviews)
“lookout tower” (10 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Huvosvolgy | Gyermekvasúthoz vezető út, Budapest 1021, Hungary
+36 1 397 5394

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Reviewed yesterday

A wonderful experience that reminds you of the amazing potential of youth. A must and our best experience (including the walk) of our trip to Budapest.

Thank P1234M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This railway, as the name suggests, is run by school children, even in term time it seems. The railway can be accessed by public transport. We went up to it via the Cog Railway which gives some very good views of Buda and the Hills...More

Thank Chris4127
Reviewed 3 days ago

I didn't know what to expect from this, but I was told to visit it by my daughter. So, took a metro M2 to Szell Kalman, then walk up the bank to the right as you come out of the station. It's a 5 minute...More

1  Thank vanessa d
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a great experience getting the children's railway. When we arrived it seemed like the place was deserted and possibly closed but then we found the ticket office! It's good to get the train up and then visit the tower and get the cable...More

Thank surreyfull
Reviewed 1 week ago

When I first saw "Children's Railway" in a guidebook I almost skipped past it, as I thought it was a train for children to play on. Nope! Its a very attractive little tourist train ride through the wooded hills of Buda, but staffed almost entirely...More

Thank patbutler2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We discovered this by chance & included in our journey to the top of the chairlift ( see review) As many others have already said the railway is operated by children under adult supervision. The majority of the roles you will see children doing, I...More

Thank Thomas R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very refreshing to see children doing actual work, which they enjoy, instead of playing with digital devices. The line of the railway is going through picturesque area, and some stops offer even more adventure.

Thank csibi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Didnt they hear most tourists dont speak Hungarian? I'm pretty good with understanding things but boy this was difficult to understand!!! Train times? What attractions in every station? Ticket including chairlift? Bottom line had a great few hours with 4 kids (16, 14, 8yr twins)...More

Thank Oded T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The children's railway takes some finding!! But we did it! We took the cog rail train to the children's railway and it is lovely to see the children working on it. But if you go to the top it is quite long with not a...More

Thank Ros T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Follow these instructions and you will have a great few hours away from the city. Take the metro 2 szell kalman ter 56a tram to varosmajor (2stops) Cogwheel car 60 (very rickety) to szechenyi hill this train goes every 30 mins and takes about 15...More

4  Thank Sally G
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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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