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Children's Railway

Photo : Balkányi László / We Love Budapest
Gyermekvasút, gyerek, kalauz

Connecting some of the loveliest spots in the Buda hills, the Children’s Railway (Gyermekvasút) is one of Budapest’s most unique attractions. In a rare revered hangover from Soviet times, it is staffed by schoolchildren, who check tickets and act as guards – the driving, of course, is done by grown-ups. The line runs from Széchenyi Hill to Hűvösvölgy, crossing with the Cogwheel Railway and serving Normafa and János Hill. The lookout points, forest playgrounds, places of pilgrimage and other hilly attractions lie close to stations, making the Children’s Railway the ideal jumping-off point for a day’s outing. Tickets (800 HUF, 6-18s 400 HUF) are sold at stations.

Opening hours
Monday08:45-18:08-
Tuesday08:45-18:08-
Wednesday08:45-18:08-
Thursday08:45-18:08-
Friday08:45-18:08-
Saturday08:45-19:22-Open now
Sunday08:45-19:22-
 
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