Another way of sightseeing besides free walking tours in Budapest
In this blog post let us recommend you, Dear Travelers, two tram lines in the Hungarian capital city, on the Buda and the Pest side as well, that you can hop on before or after taking some of our wonderful free tours! 🙂
- Tram number 2 on the Pest side of the river Danube: since 1942 runs from Jászai Mari square, from next to the Margaret bridge, till Közvágóhíd stop. In 2012 National Geographic said that this scenic tramline is the 7th most beautiful one in the whole world! Some sights of Budapest that you can see while riding this tram: Parliament, Chain bridge, Danube Promenade with the little Princess statue, Elisabeth bridge, Castle hill, Gellért hill with the Liberty statue, Liberty bridge. You can hop on tram number 2 every 3-4 minutes on weekdays during daytime and every 5 minutes on the weekend days.
- Tram number 19 on the Buda side of the river Danube: the tram line runs all year around between Kelenföld and Bécsi út/Vörösváry út stops, but from the 4th of June till the 28th of August in 2022 on weekend days in the mornings you can listen to the description of the following streets, squares and buildings on the tram: Kosztolányi Dezső and Móricz Zsigmond square, Bartók Béla boulevard, Hadik café, Saint Gellért square (and bath), Rudas bath, Castle Garden, Chain bridge, Parliament.
About tickets: a single ticket to the public transport costs 350 Hungarian forints at the moment and after stamping it, is valid for one single ride (use the same ticket on buses, trams, metros, trolley buses as well).
If you know that you will ride public transport vehicles more times during one day, it is also worth to buy a 24 hour pass which costs 1650 HUF.
Ticket machines can be found at all metro stations in Budapest, and in some bus/tram stops as well.