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Funicular

Clark Adan Ter (Buda side near the Chain Bridge), Budapest, BU 1013 Hungary
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  • FunicularPro 2014
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    The quick way to get up to the Castle and the Fisherman's Bastion. Good views of the Parliament Building and Chain Bridge on the way up.

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    The Budapest Funicular runs from the Duna Corso near the Chain Bridge up to Buda Castle. It is different from the Istanbul funiculars in that it's above ground and you can see out the front window the whole way up. It's a cheap and fun way to get up a really steep hill.

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    The Funicular takes visitors up to Buda Castle and the Castle Hill area. We opted to walk, as we went up near Matthias Church and walked across to Castle Hill. It was still a cool thing to see, especially from the top down.

    Recommended for:Budget Travelers
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    Located at the Buda end of Széchenyi Chain Bridge, this is by far the easiest way to get up the hill to the attractions.

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    The Funicular is a fast way to visit Buda Castle. If you don't want to walk up or down the hill it's a quick and fun way to go.

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  • FunicularPro 2014
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    Nice ride up a steep climb but be aware that in off season we were hustled and hassled by a man waiting when we exited the lift to purchase his personalized tour service.

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    One of those must-dos you really look forward to...and last but a few seconds. Still, the quickest way to Buda Castle and Fisherman's Bastion and a Budapest must-do.

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  • Funicular

    Fun little ride up the Buda Hill. Easy to find, but if you need help, the local name for this is "Budavari Siklo".

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    Quickest way to get up Castle Hill. Was not running when I was there, but wish it had been!

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    nice and short trip,
    but the view can be hardly seen from there. too bad.

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Description

Ride in total convenience to the top of Castle Hill aboard a true legend of Budapest. In operation since 1870, the Funicular features two cars that take a smooth ride up and down its rails from morning to evening every day. Though the carriages are modern, you are sure to enjoy their pleasantly antique design and aesthetic, as well as their spotless maintenance. Worth a long look is the system's wheel, a massive feat of engineering that operates the track from the top of the hill. The system is closed for maintenance on Monday of the second and fourth weeks of the month.

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3.5 out of 5
19 members' reviews
123 people visited Funicular
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    7:30am-10:30pm daily
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    +36 (0)1 322 4098 (Budapest Tourist Information)

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