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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.
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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 3 days ago

This is really quaint with the railway being run (except driving the engines) by local school children. OK so there is a bit of adult supervision and tuition but they are really good at their jobs. The trip for the entire line is about £2...More

Thank John E
Reviewed 5 days ago

I’m a train fan, and I knew what I was in for, but I was still quite shocked to see the young face asking for my ticket in an official uniform. This little train in the hills of Budapest is managed by kids (with adult...More

Thank Alex H
Reviewed 1 week ago

a charming diversion, great value and wonderful to see the kids proudly carrying out their duties, with appropriate assistance from adults.

Thank tripeagle
Reviewed 1 week ago

We caught a 91 bus out of Budapest City to Majorka Kávézó where we caught the Cog Railway to the top of the Buda Hills at Széchenyi-hegy. There is then a 10 mile train trip through the hills on a railway ran by children. We...More

Thank Bodders57
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Done the railway many times with little ones. Its a fun way to explore the bushy hillside of Buda. Far away from the busy and crowded city center. Hop on and off, go for a hike, Normafa or just sit back and relax👌

Thank kat1412
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Children's Railway (Gyermekvasút) was the second leg of my rides for the day in Budapest. We boarded the train at the Szechenyi-hegy stop after alighting from the last stop of the Cogwheel railroad, also named Szechenyi-hegy. Both stops are located within walking distance from...More

Thank Beckyyl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth considering for a short break away from the city centre. Pretty easy to reach by public transport but worth checking the timetable as the trains only run every 45 - 60 minutes. Have no specific interest in trains but it's an enjoyable trip through...More

Thank Barrie L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was once the famed 'pioneer's railway' in the Stalinist era - now it is just pleasant ride through the lovely Buda park forest. Well worth a visit in nice weather - take the railway, or even better, the 19th century cog-railway (an industrial relic!)...More

Thank jpfSydney
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great excursion for a break from Budapest city. A bit tedious to get to, but fine once you figure it out.

Thank Nadira Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We discovered this by chance after taking the Cogwheel railway to the top of Obuda hills and found it to be a very unique and pleasant experience. The route passes through beautiful woodlands and you are able to stop off where you like. The trains...More

Thank Richard M
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Good day. I would like to find out whether it is possible to purchase tickets at any station along the Children's Railway (Gyermekvasút) line. I am planning to board the train at Normafa and alight at Jánoshegy. Thank you in advance for your reply.
15 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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It would be ideal for me to park at the train station (is that possible?) then get on the railway, then return. To that station. Is that doable?
24 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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Hi there, could you tell me please if we are able to board the train at Széchenyi-hegy then alight at Szépjuhászné and then reboard at Szépjuhászné and alight again at Jánoshegy and if so what ticket do we need to purchase. Thank you
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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