20 Amazing Sight-Seeing Destinations in Budapest (Hungary) (2022)
9. Buda Castle Hill Funicular
Buda Castle Hill Funicular is a train linking Adam Clark Square and Budapest castle that is located at the top of the castle hill. The train goes up and down the castle hill for a fee. The train was open to transport people in 1870 and operated by Budapest municipality.
There are two tracks and two cabin cars travel together up and down. Each cabin car capacity is 24 individuals. The travel distance is 95 meters and the height of the hill is 51 meters. The cars are pulled by electricity and it takes less than 2 minutes to complete the one-way trip. Image Source
The visit to the Budapest Castle is very popular and tourists must buy a ticket to the castle in advance during peak tourist time. Visitors spend some time looking at the panoramic view of the Danube river and take pictures of the city that is spread on both sides of the river. Visitors often prefer to walk down the hill while looking at the ancient houses, palaces, churches, and buildings.