City guide

Funicular

Photo : Juhász Norbert - We Love Budapest

Connecting the Danube bank with the Castle Hill, the Funicular (Sikló) was first put into service in 1870. Back then, it carried clerks and public officials up to do a day’s work in Buda Castle. Destroyed during the war, it wasn’t restored until 1986, when it was given a vintage appearance and soon admitted to the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites as a distinctive element of the Danube embankment. It runs on a steep, 95-metre slope, elevating 50 metres along its way. Although the Funicular is operated by the Budapest Transport Corporation, ordinary public-transport tickets and passes are not valid and you’ll have to join the inevitable queue to buy a single (1,200 HUF) or return (1,800 HUF). The two cars, Margit and Gellért, are connected as counterweights: while one runs uphill, the other comes down.

Opening hours
Monday07:30-22:00-
Tuesday07:30-22:00-
Wednesday07:30-22:00-
Thursday07:30-22:00-
Friday07:30-22:00-
Saturday07:30-22:00-
Sunday07:30-22:00-Open now
 
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