Children’s Railway Tour

The Children’s Railway is a fun way to explore the Buda Hills

Children’s Railway Tour
Children's Railway
Children's Railway
The Cogwheel Railway


Széll Kálmán tér (formerly Moszkva tér) - Széchenyi-hegy - Normafa - János-hegy - Zugliget - Széll Kálmán tér (formerly Moszkva tér) See Map

Time: This tour will take you about half a day.

Getting to Széll Kálmán tér (formerly Moszkva tér): Take subway (M2) or streetcar 4 or 6

Tour Details

Leg 1 – Széll Kálmán tér to Széchenyi-hegy
Start your tour at Széll Kálmán tér and take a short ride on streetcar 61 to Városmajor. From here take the Cogwheel Railway train to Széchenyi-hegy (Széchenyi Hill), the main Children's Railway station.

Children’s Railway Tour

Treats at Normafa

Leg 2 – Széchenyi-hegy to Normafa
Take the Children's Railway to Normafa, the first stop along the route. Normafa is a popular place in the Buda Hills frequented by locals which offers a variety of activities for all seasons. With a modest ski run, it is also a winter favorite for skiers and snowboarders if there is enough snowfall. Sledging and cross-country skiing are also popular. Normafa is known for its beautiful scenery, fresh air and panoramic views and is a great place to go for a hike. If your kids get hungry there are seasonal food kiosks serving hot dogs, freshly made lángos, home made strudels hot tea and soft drinks. Our favorite is located at Normafa.

Leg 3 – Normafa to János-hegy
Take the Children's Railway to János-hegy (János Hill), which is three stops from Normafa and it is the highest peak in Budapest. The Erzsébet lookout tower offers panoramic views of the city and the Buda Hills.

Children’s Railway Tour

The 'Libegő'

Leg 4 – János-hegy to Zugliget
Take the Libegő down to Zugliget. The Libegő is one of Budapest's unique experiences. It is a two-way chairlift system between Zugliget and the lookout tower on János Hill, providing beautiful panorama along the way.

Leg 5 – Zugliget to Széll Kálmán tér
Once you arrive to Zugliget you can take bus 158, which will take you back to Széll Kálmán tér (formerly Moszkva tér), the starting point of this tour.

Hours of operation:
Hours of operation vary based on the season. Visit the Children’s Railway’s website for an up-to-date timetable.  

Ticket prices:
Tickets are available for the entire route or for travel between stations.
Adult – entire route: HUF 700 one way, HUF 1,400 return
Child – entire route: HUF 350 one way, HUF 700 return
Adult – between stations: HUF 500 one way, HUF 1,000 return
Child – between stations: HUF 300 one way, HUF 600 return

Map of the Children's Railway Tour

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