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
East Station - Review
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.
East Station Information
- 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.
How To reach East Station by Public Transport
- Kerepesi Way
Restaurants Near East Station
- Royal Park
- Baross City
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Things to Know Before Visiting East Station
8.87% 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
East Station Trips
East Station, Budapest Reviews
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.
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.
Budapest Keleti is the biggest platform in Budapest. You can get train for lot of places. You can visit and find tickets and travel. It's beautiful place and crowded.
The exterior of building itself is quite beautiful, and reminiscent of 18th Century styled Austrian architecture. Moreover, when you actually enter inside, the impression changes quite rapidly, I was able to see how much the building is decaying and quite literally falling apart in some parts. Some parts of the building were closed due to the harsh state they were in. The building really does have a lot of potential, the Government should really invest more into the general renovations of the building, after all when a tourist comes to Budapest by train the Railway Station is the first building he/she sees, and first impressions are of immense vitality. Furthermore, the Railway Station does not offer any sort of luggage strollers, which makes it extremely difficult and painful to navigate around the station, especially if you have a lot of luggage. The reason why i gave the Railway Station is solely because I liked the architecture and style it was built in, and because it is quite big and opulent, but still, it could use some serious renovations. Moreover, except the look of the building, the location is terrific, it is very close to the "dead city center" and generally the station is very accessible.
Took the EC train to Vienna this morning.. Over booked.. Had to stand 90 min... Spoke to conductor he was rude as if he caught me with no ticket while there was a lady who bought ticket on train n was seated.. Not I have a knee injury I explained.. I should not stand for long... He said u should have reserved seat... . There was another lady standing and her leg was broken... This is Un acceptable set up.. Rip off!