Budapest Keleti Railway Station, Budapest
Budapest Keleti Railway Station, Budapest - Address
Address: Budapest, 1087, Hungary
Time Required: 00:45 Mins
Timings: 24-hrs Details
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About Budapest Keleti Railway Station, Budapest
Keleti Railway Station is almost like the lifeline of Budapest as it is the main international station as well as the main intercity station of Budapest. The architecture of the place represents what the definition of modernity was when the initial main stations of Budapest were being built. This station was made between the year 1881-1884 and was one of the main terminals of Europe even during that era. Karoly Lotz has gifted this place with various mindblowing frescoes that adorn the inside walls of the station. The facade outside has statues of James Watt and George Stephenson- both of whom hold prominent places in history.
Budapest Keleti Railway Station Ticket Prices
- Entry is free.
Budapest Keleti Railway Station Opening and Closing Hours
- Train schedule differs. Check the official website for train schedule.
How To reach Budapest Keleti Railway Station by Public Transport
- Nearby Subway Station: Keleti Palyaudvar
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International information will not help you any further than printing a ticket. Easily get annoyed if you ask for more information and also told me I was at the wrong station when I showed them my ticket, I was not.
A lovely traditional cathedral like railway station! Lot's of loco hauled passenger trains from various countries, a must see when visiting Budapest.
A beautiful train station that is fairly easy to navigate. Generally clean, however toilets looked pretty grubby - and you had to pay to use them(!)
The building itself looks beautiful, from a distance, from a closer look, it's as dirty as their trains. The staff doesn't really speak English, but mostly they can't or not willing to help even in Hungarian. Their trains are always late, as something always go wrong whether the trains or the railway itself. Even the smallest change in the weather can mess up their whole schedule, no matter if it's colder, warmer, raining or just windy. If a train is late, then all related train will be late too, although they not always wait for each other. MAV has got 5 enemies, the 4 seasons, and the passengers. They always schedule the maintenances to the hottest summertime, but they have no air conditioning. At least in that time the tickets contain a "free" sauna too... maybe that's why the tickets are so expensive. In normal conditions, 250 km tooks at least 4 hours, and one transfer, but with the summer maintenances, it takes more than 5 hours, and 4 transfers in 40 degrees. Their site looks like it's from the 90's, I wish rather their trains would be from then. And don't even dream of sitting next to each other, their system cannot handle this big requests. I couldn't decide yet, if their trains are older or dirtier. Their "service" is the shame of the country,so if you can, choose an other way for traveling.
it's an awesome building and it has great sculps.