Did you know that Budapest boasts of having the oldest electrified underground railway system on the entire European continent and the third-oldest electrically operated underground railway in the world? It started to transport people in 1896. The original route went from Vörösmarty Tér (Square) to the City Park and Zoo.
Check it out:
There are many ways to get around Budapest. Here are some of the more unique forms of transportation that I found:
Some of the trams are quite old and others are very new. I found the seats surprisingly comfortable, and the views of the river – stunning.
There is even a children’s train (“Gyermekvasút” in Hungarian) run by children (under adult supervision) that goes up into the Buda hills! Children perform various types of tasks such as selling tickets or helping to manage traffic. To see a picture of the children’s train and find out more information, go to:
I hope you enjoyed this fun transportation adventure! I sure did!
Your Budapest fan,