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Traveling in Budapest in a Different Way

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The Hungarian capital has a truly excellent transport infrastructure, so you will have no problem getting around the city by taxi, or by using the extensive public transport network. If you are prepared to use something beyond these tried-and-tested means of travel, however, Budapest has a range of vehicular fun for you and the entire family to enjoy while navigating the city in a different way.

The funicular up to Buda Castle not only holds a wealth of historic significance, it needs to be tried to take in the Budapest landscape. Crawling up the hillside the “Sikló” (as it is known in Hungarian) offers a uniquely beautiful view of the Danube flowing through the city.


The Children's Railway (Gyermekvasút) connects several well-known destinations for field trips in the hills around Budapest. The trains are staffed by uniformed children, who perform various duties (albeit under professional supervision), including checking your tickets.


The Zugliget chair lift (Libegő) is the perfect option to unwind if you found your trek up János Hill tiring, if you want to appreciate the peaceful nature of this part of the city from up above, or even if you're looking for a fun and romantic outing for the day.


The BKK Boat derives its name from the Budapest public transport company that operates the service. No need for an organized cruise, this scheduled service travels the Budapest length of the Danube, giving you all of its sites to behold.


Community cycling under the Bubi brand is becoming ever-more widely used as cycling increasingly popular among Budapesters out of environmental considerations as well as convenience. Pay at one of the “stables”, pick up your Bubi bike and drop it of at the stop nearest to your destination.