Budapest Castle Hill Funicular Tours

Open since 1870, the Budapest Castle Hill Funicular carries passengers from Clark Adam Square and the Szechenyi Chain Bridge up to Buda Castle nearly 200 feet (61 m) above. Just the second funicular railway built in Europe, it was destroyed in World War II and reopened in 1986. More than 300 feet long, the funicular runs at a 40-degree incline and takes passengers up the equivalent of 30 flights of stairs. Two cars carry 24 passengers each and run in opposite directions; one is running uphill while the other runs downhill. On clear days, passengers enjoy superb views of the Danube River and the west side of Budapest as they ascend the funicular. There are also two pedestrian bridges crossing over the funicular tracks which offer closer views of the cars for those walking down from Buda Castle.

Practical Info

The base of the funicular is located on Clark Adam Square, just over the Szechenyi Chain Bridge on the Buda side of the Danube River. While it is within walking distance of many hotels on the Pest side by crossing the bridge, you can also take a tram or bus to Clark Adam Square. Funicular cars run every five to 10 minutes and the trip takes just a couple minutes.
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Address: Adam Clark Square, Budapest, Hungary
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Hours: Mon–Sun: 7:30am–10pm
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Admission: HUF 1200 one way; HUF 1800 return
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Budapest Castle District: A journey to medieval Hungary

The hilltop Castle District is one of Budapest’s unabashed highlights, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site besides. Discover the highlights of the area, and learn all about its history, when you set off on a small-group walking tour. Over the course of several hours, you’ll visit the Fisherman’s Bastion, will venture inside Matthias Church, will admire the namesake Buda Castle, and more. Cap off your tour with a visit to a beloved local bakery, where you’ll enjoy a slice of cake and a coffee break.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Budapest Private City Walking Tour

Explore Budapest on a 3-hour private walking tour, seeing the best of Buda and Pest. Walk and ride the metro and Buda funicular (own expense) between the sites, uncover the city’s history, and admire landmarks including Heroes’ Square. Plus, cross the Chain Bridge to see Buda’s Matthias Church and experience bird’s-eye views of the Danube and Parliament from the Fisherman’s Bastion. A break for Budapest’s best-loved ice cream, plus flexible departure times included.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Budapest Castle District: A private journey to medieval Hungary

Dive head first into medieval Hungarian history on a private tour of the Castle District. Go beyond the general overview you find on most group tours and discover the secret history of the district. For 2.5-hours, enjoy the personal attention of a private guide and feel free to ask as many questions as you like. Round out your tour with a coffee and pastry at a traditional cafe.
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Budapest: Grand City Segway Tour

Round up Budapest’s sights with ease and learn to ride a Segway personal transporter on a private city Segway tour. Choose a departure time to fit your schedule and cruise around Buda and Pest’s landmarks without the inconvenience of walking, catching buses, or jostling with others in a large tour group. Ideal for travelers seeking a quick and fun overview of the city, the tour includes training, equipment, and photos.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Budapest Castle District: Segway Private Tour

Discover Budapest’s best-known attractions all in one tour, and speed around the city with ease, when you explore via Segway. Meet your guide at a time that works best for you—this private tour can be tailored to fit your schedule—and get acquainted with your Segway. Once you feel comfortable, set off and explore. You’ll discover the UNESCO-listed Banks of the Danube, will admire highlights of the Budapest Castle District, will see the Hungarian Parliament Building, will glide past St. Stephen’s Basilica, and much more.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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3-Hour Budapest Segway Tour: Fisherman's Bastion to the Heroes' Square

Explore the beautiful city of Budapest on a private Segway tour. Discover the city’s main highlights such as Fisherman’s Bastion, the Parliament, the Opera House, St. Stephen’s Basilica and more as you cruise through the streets with ease. Stop along the way for photo opportunities and learn about each location from your informative guide during this 3-hour tour.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Budapest City Tour by Car

Fitting in Budapest’s major landmarks all in one day can be extremely overwhelming if you’re walking on foot. Opt instead for this private Budapest city tour by car, and ride comfortably around and get an extensive overview of the city. Plus, hotel pickup and drop-off are included, too.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Fools and Kings - Private Tour of Buda Castle District

Budapest’s Castle District is a layer cake of historical intrigue and stories that are easy to overlook if alone. This private tour lays bare this UNESCO-protected area: ensuring you cover it without getting lost, and sharing tales of the kings and emperors who shaped it that you might otherwise miss. Visit the Fisherman’s Bastion, Matthias Church, and more; and finish with a coffee-and-cake break. A choice of departures provides flexibility.
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Fools and Kings - Buda Castle District Tour

If guidebooks bore you, opt for an immersive Fools and Kings walking tour around the Castle District.  Follow your guide, as you go beyond historical dates and delve into the fascinating world of Budapest’s medieval times.  Explore Matthias Church, the Fisherman’s Bastion, and more as you hear entertaining stories about the people attached to them. You’ll even enjoy traditional cake and coffee at a local cafe.
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Budapest City Tour with Castle Hill Funicular and Boat Ride

Experience Hungary’s vibrant capital by boat, funicular and on foot on a comprehensive 3-hour tour. Accompanied by a local guide, explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Castle Hill, with stops at the National Gallery, the Royal Palace and the Castle Theater. The adventure will continue with a 19th-century cable car ride to Adam Clark square. After a jaunt across the Chain Bridge, you’ll conclude your tour with a 1-hour boat ride along the Danube.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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