Walking and or climbing is out of the question, and there does not seem to be a metro or tram stop nearby so do we just cab there and back? Also is there a cafe there where we can get a drink and snack?
Where would we find the local shopping venues, I am not talking about high end designer shops but local department stores, smaller shops, etc. As Budapest is so large we would be looking for such an area and one that We can get to easily from our hotel , the Marriott Danube, either by Tram or Metro.
When shopping for gifts can one bargain? Are the prices marked on the items or do you have to ask? Also in looking at a map of the area where one would get off the Tram #2 to get to the market it appears to be a large area around the bridge that is under construction, it that still the case? It seems the tram stop is right in the middle of all this construction.
In taking the metro to this place is it easy to find the castle once you emerge from the metro. in looking at the map it seems you emerged in a park and the castle is some distance away so I wonder are there signs to lead you to the castle? Can it be seen when you emerge from the Metro? Is there a cafe there where one can rest a bit and get a drink and snack?
Are there good cafes near the Marriott where we can get a good breakfast. We may not opt for the hotel breakfast .
If I buy the day pass is it good from the moment I purchase it for 24 hours? In other words is it validated the moment I buy it? I assume it will be good on all metro and tram lines? If I buy a single ticket on the metro can I change lines if my destination requires that? I read somewhere that there are metro tickets that only allow so many stops, how do I ensure that I get the right metro ticket that will allow me to use more than one line to get to my destination?
We are arriving at the main train station and going to our hotel which is the Marriott on the Danube. What should be the approximate cost and do I need to tell the driver to turn on the meter or should I be quoted a fixed price? I know that I should only use the official taxis and I have the names of those.
Is it best to buy tickets for these online and if so what are the sites to do this?
As we are staying at the Marriott we would like to take a tram to the Parliament building and also to Central market. Can you give me the correct stop for the Parliament building and for Central market? In looking up the list of stops for Tram #2 I see 2 listings for Tram #2 which does not seem to match what the maps show.
We will be staying at the Marriott. Can we walk to the funicular and if so should we buy our tickets online as we have heard that the lines may be long to buy tickets? What is the site to buy tickets online?
Can anyone recommend a good restaurant with gypsy music near the Jewish area where we are staying. Thanks
Hi, My husband and I are traveling to Budapest next month and wanted any insight on some non-touristy things to do. We have interests from art/architecture/landscape/ to craft beer to military history (that is definitely my husband!). We've never been to the area and will only be there for 3 days. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
More insight on our likes....we are not the club going types anymore (late 30's/early 40's, been there and too old for that. LOL) We do enjoy nice meals, pubs, and seeing unusual and beautiful scenery.
I'm looking for some advice on places to stay in Budapest.
What is the best way to travel from the center of Budapest to the airport by local transportation?
My boyfriend and I are planning a trip to Budapest, Hungary in July 2016 to celebrate our 5 year anniversary. I am obviously starting to plan as early as possible and am looking for any tips! We are both travelling from Canada (Ontario). I speak English and French and my boyfriend speaks English and Hungarian (his family came here from Yugoslavia in the early 90s and he grew up speaking Hungarian in his home). We are planning to go for at least a week--possibly 8 or 9 nights.
1. Did anyone here use a travel website to book? If yes, what site would you recommend (Travelocity, Expedia, Orbitz, etc)? If not, how did you book?
2. Any recommendations for airlines? Or ones to avoid?
3. Any recommendations for hotels? Or ones to avoid?
4. Is Budapest a walkable city? I don't mind taking the metro but my boyfriend and I prefer walking (I feel you get to see more and love the exercise)!
5. Do you have any tips regarding behaviour and local customs? For example, when I was in Paris it was seen as polite to always say hello and goodbye when entering any store or establishment, even if you were not planning to purchase anything.
6. What are your recommendations for must-see spots?
7. What about food/restaurant recommendations?
8. What are the prices like there? As far as I know, Hungary is not on the Euro.
9. Finally, just any other general tips and information would be much appreciated!
I've never traveled to a country in which I don't speak the language/don't have any family so I am feeling a little lost and would greatly appreciate any help you could provide.
Thank you all very much!
I am about to travel to Hungary with my wife. We are going to spend a week in Budapest. I am planning to suprise her with a spa day because she love wellness. Her favorite is the hammam treatment. Do you know a good place where I can already make an appointment?
Going to Budapest on weekend (sat and sun) in last week of july 2015 with my wife. I already booked the hotel very near to city center.
Below things I have to do:
1) To see parliament from inside (how to do that? does it require pre booking? suitable time to go there?)
2) Thermal bath (which one i should opt. Does it require pre booking?)
3) Margaret Island (how to reach here and how much time it will take)
Please suggest rest what I should include in must see.
Also what means of transport i should use. Like i should go for hop in hop off or i take some day pass which can be valid on all modes of transport.
Hello - My son and his girlfriend are traveling to Budapest to get acquainted with the area prior to him beginning a fall course of study at Budapest's Corvinus University. They are planning on visiting at the end of August, beginning of September. I was wondering what area would be best suited for a young couple traveling independently for the first time to stay. They are considering renting an apartment through a HomeAway or Vacation Rental By Owner, or stay in a hostel, as they are on a limited budget. Does anyone have any recommendations? Once school begins in September, my son will stay in the school's dorm accommodation.
I want to use an ATM to get money at the end of June. Are Budapest Banks open on Saturdays and Sundays? If yes, can you name some banks in the Pest city center near the House of Terror Museum and if possible, what the opening hours are?
I will be traveling to Budapest , Prague and Riga in July and was wondering if anyone traveling there would like to hang out.
I have been in the MAV website to check trains to Vienna on September 7. There are only only 3 trains listed. There is supposed to be a way to book a return trip within 4 days to get a cheap price and access to all trains. I have tried a return trip but got the same trains.
can someone tell me how to do this correctly?
I am thinking of buying train tickets from Budapest to Vienna. Hungarian rail tickets must be printed on a machine at the train station if you purchase online. I don't want to wait until I am going on the train to print the tickets. How easy is it to take public transportaton from the Corinthia hotel to the station and back?
We are visiting Budapest in mid-October. We know we'll be using public transport, so considering the 72 hour travel pass.
Does this work on all public transport? Trams / Busses / Metro
Is it true that you don't have to swipe/scan the ticket - as long as you have it on you, the inspectors won't bother you?
Even if we only used it to get from airport - city (and vice versa) it'll be worth it. Our hostel is right beside a Metro station on the blue line.
On that note, we're planning on staying in hostel Maverick as we are a couple who want a bit of fun (we're both mid 20's so prefer hostel to hotel) but a private room en-suite. Maverick is working out at about 56 euro per night, don't think we'll get better value than that. Website is here: mavericklodges.com/eng/maver...
However, if anyone else can recommend a party hostel with private (double) rooms en-suite, please do let us know.
Regarding our plans, we arrive Friday, so Friday night we're thinking 'Shipwrecked' boat party: budapestboatparty.com/events...
And then on the Saturday night, the bath party. I am confused because the website (bathsbudapest.com/budapest-b...) is saying that SZECHENYI is only open in the summer (we'll be there in October) but when we try and book it brings us to SZECHENYI.
On the Sunday night, we're thinking of just paying to go on a ruin pub crawl - can anyone make any recommendations?
During the day, apart from going up to the Castle / Fishermans Bastion and then wandering around the river front / Pest centre, I am open to recommendations!
Thank you in advance for any help you can provide!
My girlfriend and I are planning a trip, and we might spend 3 days in Budapest next August.
Do you guys have a suggestion for the accommodation, cheap and well located?
What would you say are the "must-see"? Do you have any other recommandation? :)
Hi, we would like to visit Budapest and we can stay there for maximum 5 days. I would love to know the places that we can visit. It would be very helpful if any of you help us to plan our trip in a smarter, convenient and Economical way. Also, we all are students and would prefer to stay in students hostels only. Waiting for your suggestions.
Trying to find a bus from Budapest to Zadar. Not having any luck. I know we can take a train to Zagreb then a bus to Zadar but I'd rather not have to use 2 modes of transportation. I do see that there is a company called Eurobusways (eurobusways.com/how.html#.VU... ) Possibly other travelers will find this link helpful. Their prices seem quite high to me but perhaps they are not. Always happy to have your input. Thanks much, Diane
I wanna go to Budapest for two or three days, any suggestions of things I must see?
Hi, we would be staying in Budapest a few days, and we would like to take a day trip to the Aggtelek Caves. May I know if it's accessible by public transport? I found from …cdata.hu/uj_menetrend/en/ind... that there's a bus no 1054/1 that departs from Stadion autobusz stop at 6:15 and arrives at Aggtelek autobusz at 10:44. Is this accurate, and can we just buy the ticket from the conductor directly? How far away is the bus stop from the entrance of the caves? Thanks.
Does anyone know of any unusual or little known WWI or WWII or even 1956 memorials located on the Buda side?
I'm trying to locate one which I know is in a park but I have no other details unfortunately
I have never used a bank machine PLUS SYSTEM in another country to get cash. I normally buy the country's foreign currency (HUF) before leaving home but wonder if the exchange is better at a local bank machine.
My bank won't charge me any fees. I have been tracking the exchange rates on xe.com for Canadian, United States and Euro conversion so any ideas is helpful. Also, is it is easy to find a bank machine with "PLUS SYSTEM"? What kinds of exchange rates can I expect?