Budapest Keleti

Budapest, (Hungary)

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About the station


Budapest Keleti/Keleti- pályaudvar is in many ways a magnificent station, but in some respects it is also a living monument to a bygone era of rail travel.

It’s clearly been a while since Keleti has been modernised, but some would argue that is part of its charm.

Don’t be put off by first impressions* the station houses modern ticket machines, the departure info makes it fairly easy to find your train and the station houses a rather fabulous café - an omlette, bread and coffee will cost less than the equivalent of €4.

*Budapest Keleti was renowned for being a station where waiting for a train in the evening was cautioned against.

A recently published guide book to the city recommends that when taking an overnight train from Keleti, the best option is to wait in the McDonalds across the street and then enter the station shortly before the train is due to depart.

We were there in the daytime and observed an efficient police presence in the station, while immediate area around the station is not the smartest part of town, the McDonalds did not look particularly inviting.

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The Other Main Stations in Budapest


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Buying And Collecting Tickets at Keleti Station


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Departing and Arriving By Train


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The Neighbourhood


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Using Kelenfold Station as an Alternative to Keleti


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Onward Connections From Keleti Station


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