East StationCurrently Open
- Address: 1087 Budapest, Kerepesi Way 2-4, Hungary
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: 36-40494949
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Landmark, Architecture
The Keleti line Station is Budapest is also a picturesque tourist site. It was built between 1881 and 1884 and it is a beautiful and old building that has the charm of the era gone by while being able to incorporate the modernity in it seamlessly.
This old station, built with amazing skylights and glass doors is as welcoming to travelers as it is useful. The East station also houses many beautiful sculptures in stone that enthrall the tourists. Even if you don’t need to take the train, it makes sense to still give this station a visit. Arriving here in a train however is a very surreal experience. From the confines of a stuffy train you step into an airy and sunny place full of beauty. The sight is sure to refresh the most tired traveler. It is rare to see a place like a railway station attract so many tourists.
- You may have to buy a platform ticket to go and see the station from inside if you aren’t planning on travelling to it.
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8.81% of people who visit Budapest include East Station in their plan
32.14% of people start their East Station visit around 03 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see East Station
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting East Station
One of the busiest station in Budapest. Lots of food option in the station. It also has good connectivity for metro lines, bus lines, e-bus lines and tram lines. Getting around this city is easy. Watch out for homeless people in afternoon and evenings.
What a wonderful end of 19th century building this station has! Worth a visit even if you're not meant to get a train. Love it!
So sad! A spectacular old station that has unfortunately been left to deteriorate. It’s in appalling condition; falling apart, dirty and unwelcoming. There is no one to help tourists - you are on your own when you arrive. Budapest was so great, which made the station that much more of a shock. Also, no decent food at the station - but clearly that is not expected. We had our tickets in hand at arrival, so we didn’t experience purchasing tickets. We finally boarded a train to Vienna... first class... and 1st was nothing special. Seats are assigned. There is a “snack car”. You just have to look for it. Be sure to study your ticket carefully for ur seat numbers. The train was hot (not awful) but overly warm on our late Sept sunny day. Not a bad trip. The worst part was the slow departure from the littered and dilapidated Budapest train yard.
Beautiful building, many memories from my childhood.
It must have had better days. It still looks nice but so deteriorated. If you need cash DO NOT use the Euronet ATMs, use the one of a private bank (color green) instead.