How to get to Budapest-Deli Train Station

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Budapest-Deli station information & facilities

Distance from Budapest-Deli to city center
Distance from Budapest-Deli to city center
1.3 miles (2.1 km)
Ticket Office Hours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 06: 00-10: 00, 10: 20-14: 00, 14: 25- 17: 35
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
Metro lines: M2 (red)
Tram lines: 17, 56, 56A, 59, 59A, 59B, 61
Bus lines: 21, 21A, 39, 102, 139, 140, 140A, N960, N990
Train lines: IC, IR, S (10, 12, 30, 34, 35, 40, 42), Z30
How to get to nearest airport?
How to get to nearest airport?
The airport can be reached by public transit in 50 minutes with the M2 subway to Deák Ferenc tér M, then taking the 100E bus to the airport.
Amenities at station
ATM machines are located on the ground floor inside the main hall.
Located in the passenger hall, approaching the entrance near the international checkout to the left.
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Information Desk
Information Desk
Located in the passenger hall of the train station, next to the international ticket offices.
There are some accessible features including ramps and elevators.
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Travel from Budapest city centre to Budapest-Déli train station

There are many convenient ways to get from the Budapest city centre to Budapest train station. The station is only 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the city centre, so walking is an excellent choice and a great way to see the city. If you prefer to take public transport, you can take metro line 2 to Budapest train station. You can find information on metro routes at the airport.

Budapest train station has 12 levels and updated schedules are listed on the departure boards. Most of the international trains are on level five, but you can check the schedule to see what platform your train arrives on. Taxis are available at the airport for a quick ride to the train station but avoid taxis that have “Freelancer” written on the doors as they often overcharge. Uber and other ride-share services are not available in Budapest.

How far is it from Budapest city centre to Budapest-Déli train station?

Visitors will be glad to know the train station in Budapest is very close to the city centre and the river. The station is located at Alkotás utca 10 and is 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the city. This distance is easily walkable and you will enjoy the best views of the city. Visitors to Budapest will also find many restaurants and shops along the way. If you don’t feel like walking, metro line 2 will take you from the city centre to the train station.

Taxis are another option and are plentiful at the airport. If you’re travelling light, another option is to get to the station by bicycle. Rentals can be found around the airport and bike apps can be downloaded before your trip. As you make your way to the station, you can admire the architecture of the city or visit local art galleries. Before your trip, plan your route from the airport to the train station in advance.

What is the best way to get to Budapest-Déli train station from Budapest city centre?

When you arrive on the train to Budapest, one of the best ways to see the city is by walking the 0.7 miles (1.2 km) to the city centre. Many visitors find that walking in Budapest is a great way to see the architecture and other local attractions of the city. Plan your route before your trip as there are several ways to get there. Taxis are available from the city, but there are no ride-share services like Uber. Metro route 2 also runs to the train station all day. Bicycle rentals are another way to get around, and you’ll find bike kiosks all over the city. If you’re planning to travel around Budapest, you can also rent a car from the counters at the airport.

Where is the airport in Budapest and how to get there?

Budapest International Airport serves the Hungarian capital and is the largest international airport in the country. It is located 9.9 miles (16 km) from the city centre and is easily accessible via taxi or the BKK bus line 200E. If you’re driving, Ülloi Road is the most direct way from the train station to the airport.

How accessible is Budapest train station for those with limited mobility?

Passengers will feel comfortable knowing that Budapest Deli railway station offers accessible facilities. Wide lavatory stalls and separate accessible bathrooms are available. Assistance for handicapped passengers can be provided on request, both at the station and on the train. Wheelchairs are available and you can store medical equipment in the station as well, such as oxygen canisters. Elevators will transport passengers to different levels, and ramps, grab bars and guiding signs can be found on every level of the station.

Medical services are located on the ground floor in case of any illness or injury. Train assistants will handle luggage for passengers who require it. Keep in mind that if a train is crowded, passengers with a disability might have to wait for everyone to disembark the train before being moved. It’s a good idea to contact the train station in advance if you require extra services or wheelchairs.

Travel from Budapest city centre to Budapest train station: Budapest train station

Budapest Train Station. Source: Shutterstock

Night trains to/from Budapest-Déli

Trains depart from Budapest train station late into the night and many trains also connect at Budapest station in the evening. Depending on your destination and day of travel, the last train departs at approximately 11:30 p.m. There might be a later train, for example there are some sleeper trains to Prague Download the Omio app to have train schedules at your fingertips, in case there are later trains. You can also check out the Omio The Window Seat magazine before your trip.

Travelling by train in Budapest: Sustainable journey

It’s good to know that travelling by train to and from Budapest train station is sustainable. Train travel creates less than 1.8% of C02 emissions compared to 12.3% for aviation. Travelling by train helps the environment with each train trip and modern, high-speed rail systems get you to your destination quickly without having to drive and deal with traffic.

Local tips: Budapest train station points of interest

After you arrive by train to Budapest, there are many interesting things to see around the station since it is so close to the downtown area. The Budapest Déli Pályaudvar, or Budapest South Station, was destroyed during World War II and then rebuilt. You can find many restaurants and shops within walking distance of the station. Grand Boulevard is full of interesting galleries and shops, including high-end retailers. The majestic St. Stephen’s Basilica is the largest church in Hungary and Heroes’ Square is a great place to learn about Hungarian history. Take a stroll through the centre to look at the monuments and architectural masterpieces located throughout the city, particularly on Szervitatér. Don’t miss the architectural beauty of the Hungarian Opera House and the ancient palaces and villas. The House of Terror Museum is a fascinating place to learn about the history of Budapest. Be sure to check out the following attractions, which you can also find near the station:

  • Segway Tour in the City Centre
  • Castle Hill in Buda
  • The Danube Embankment
  • New Main Street of Budapest
  • Vörösmarty Square
  • West End City Shopping Centre

What to do in Budapest

Once you’ve taken the train to Budapest, it’s time to see the sights. The best news is that many areas are located within walking distance from the station. Spend part of the day at Fisherman's Bastion (Halászbástya) in Castle Hill to enjoy a panoramic view of the city. Stroll along the Danube river and take some memorable pictures. The Széchenyi Chain Bridge is a marvel at 1,250 feet in length. Try and see it at night when the lights illuminate the entire area. From the bridge, look for Buda Castle and the Hungarian Parliament. Heroes’ Square is the largest public square in the country and is another great spot for pictures.

If you want to spend a day or two seeing the city, many organised tours include breakfast or lunch. The Budapest Danube Bend full-day tour includes breakfast and everything you want to know about the history of the city. For a day of culture, visit the Museum of Fine Arts in City Park, with a collection of thousands of artwork inside.

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