Budapest Western Railway Station

Budapest Western Railway Station

Budapest Western Railway Station
3.5

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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Terézváros
How to get there
  • Nyugati pályaudvar • 2 min walk
  • Oktogon • 9 min walk
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PavlaPavla
Chrudim, Czech Republic6,879 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
This train station is quite large and you have to go through an underground passage to get to the platforms. There are practically no shops here, but there is an underground entrance to the Westend shopping center (shops here open from 10 am).

You can only buy tickets for the bus, trolleybus, city train or tram here in machines. If you want to take the subway, you have to go to the subway station, where there are machines for subway tickets just in front of the entrance.

Orientation here is relatively easy, platforms and tracks are well marked, information boards can be found in many places of the building.
Written 8 May 2024
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK8,31,600 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Constructed in 1877 and built from designs from architect August De Serres and by the famous Eiffel Company ,builders of the world famous Eiffel Tower in Paris ,Budapest Western Railway Station on the Pest side of the river is a great looking building, I've viewed it many times on previous holidays to Budapest and it still impresses me.
A wonderful looking building ,its facade is a landmark of the city ,at present the station is undergoing a major renovation, to be honest I though it looked a bit grimy on my last holiday to Budapest, its still a great building to view and if you're planning a holiday to Budapest it's most definitely well worth checking out.
Written 17 November 2023
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Amilcar Guzman
Harwood Heights, IL934 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
When thinking of a classic European train ride this is simply not it. The station itself is small and lacks the sufficient guidance to help one navigate where to go. If using this station plan accordingly.
Written 28 May 2023
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Wraxall_Travellers
Bristol, UK1,070 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
We had previously seen this building on a TV programme about rail journeys, so set off to find it.

It is indeed a splendid building and we were pleased we found it.
Written 6 May 2023
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BelaN74
Mississauga, Canada5,591 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
Unfriendly staff and when we tried to hire a taxi they totally asked for way too much. We refuse to be taken advantage of. First taste of Budapest did not go well.
Written 28 April 2023
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OZS_ATW
Budapest, Hungary3,529 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Budapest Western Railway Station is a masterpiece of architecture located in the busy area of the city.
It is worth seeing it.
Written 27 January 2023
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Mandi
9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
I was bullied by staffs here who resorted to intimidation tactics. I gather it is a frequent happening here where the staffs needs lessons on guest relations.
Written 24 June 2022
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Muky V
Spain3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Solo
I did not like the mistreatment of this woman, I went to buy a ticket to Prague and because I made a mistake in one word she yelled at me excessively and treated me very badly, I left that place crying, I do not know if it is racism or she did not sleep well the night before , but you don't deserve that job if you're going to treat people like that who aren't to blame for your problems, it was an unfortunate situation for me.

Life is already too difficult for people to treat you badly. please let's change that 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
Written 3 April 2022
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cinnamonswirl2016
Evesham, UK9 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Solo
This railway station used to be as busy as Picadilly circus. Bustling with life and people. This was the pre pandemic era. There used to be tourists, and shop keepers everywhere inside and outside the railway station building.

On 24th January 2022 it is sadly a ghost town. Empty station with hardly any people let alone tourists.
If anyone is transitting through this station they will have a job to find a cashier desk to buy a ticket and God help you if you need directions.
Noting there are ongoing refurbishment works, the ticket office with a cashier is outplaced behind the main building in a temporary container type room.
The lady at this only cashier desk was utterly useless when I enquired about the best connection to the Budapest airport. Her advice was to look it up online. Helpful as a chocolate teapot!
This is very contrary to my previous visits to Hungary as it was a very welcoming city!

I had to ask a cleaner for directions to the bus station and he kindly advised that there was a direct train connection from the station to the airport. Which I was not aware of. He saved me lots of hassle. Thank you to this kind and human person.

Thefore you are better off searching everything online and buy your ticket from the ticket machines. The temp ticket office is a waste of your breath.

Otherwise Budapest would be a beautiful city once we all become human again!!
Written 25 January 2022
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gailc000
Melbourne, Australia374 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
We travelled from Budapest to Bratislava by train.
Budapest-Nyugati - station to Bratislava hl. station. The Budapest Nyugati (western) railway station is often referred to as Nyugati, is one of the three main railway terminals in Budapest.
The station is a bit grimey, but the train was fine. We travelled to the station by tram (4 or 6)
We purchased the ticket online,
and then went to the station and collected the ticket from the machine after entering the confirmation number . We had designated seats. we travelled second class. It took 2.5 hours
From
BUDAPEST-NYUGATI
To
BRATISLAVA
Cost 30 euro for 2 adults ( over 60)

Train travel is enjoyable, relaxing.
Written 6 March 2020
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