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Spectacular Buda Castle Hill Funicular Reopens

Csenge Schőnviszky 2020.07.02.

On July 1st, the Buda Castle Hill Funicular, which had not been operating in recent months due to the coronavirus epidemic situation, has reopened again to visitors,  Budapest public transport company BKV Zrt. announced.

According to the announcement, as part of the reopening campaign, all passengers are now allowed to ride for the price of a children’s ticket.

The price of a one-way ticket costs HUF 700 (EUR 2), the return ticket costs HUF 1,100 (EUR 3,1). The promotion is valid for a limited time. The funicular is open every day from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., except every second Monday.

World Heritage Site Buda Castle Hill Funicular Built 150 Years Ago

The funicular, inaugurated in 1870 and celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Budapest, from where a unique panorama unfolds in front of riders. The funicular enjoys unbroken popularity nowadays with annual passenger numbers ranging from 500,000 to 1,000,000.

Featured photo illustration by Márton Mónus /MTI