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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 12, 2016
Stopover in Budapest for 10 hours?  (6 Answers)

I will arrived Budapest at 6.30am, leaving at 5.30pm.
Where can I explore?
Targeting in Feb, on sunday.

Hope to see central market but unfortunately is closed on that day...

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 12, 2015
Cell phones in Budapest  (1 Answer)

We are wondering which is the least expensive way for my husband and I to be able to use our cell phones or other phones to contact each other while visiting Budapest. We'd also like to be able to have internet access on our phones while there. Any thoughts? Thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 09, 2012
Entertaining a teenager  (2 Answers)

I have attended Sziget for a few years and next year I am taking my 15 year old. We will be staying in/exploring Budapest for 5 days afterwards. As I've been before I know some great places to take him during the day, however I am looking for suggestions on what we can do at night.
Also, has anyone tried parapark? We are travelling with my boyfriend and possibly another adult friend.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 23, 2012
Flat in Budapest/Hungary for shorter term..

Hello travel pals!
I need please a serious advice from you.
My rental which I had so far is expiring in end of August, and I need to rent a non-expensive room/flat for just 1-2 you know if it's possible to do that here in Hungary?I need it in price range of 250-300 preferably,, maybe in Gyor or other central city or so..(but I dont speak hungarina:-//)
I cant afford hotel or hostel with all my things for 1-2 months :-//...thank you for help!
Thanks in advance!warmest regards!!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 10, 2012
things to do in budapest  (3 Answers)

I will be budapest on the 7th august for one night including 2 full days,then will be going on a 15 day river cruise to amsterdam, while i am there any suggestions on what to do/see.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 29, 2011
nude spas in budapest  (3 Answers)

hi there i am coming to Budapest on December is there any nude spas i can go over there any ideas .

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 25, 2011
Name of Restaurant  (4 Answers)

I am looking for the name of a restaurant located inside the train station Keleti Palyaudvar. They have venison on there nemu. Any help would be appreciated

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 03, 2011
Hotels in Budapest City Center  (11 Answers)

Hi Friends,

I will be staying 3 days in Budapest during 22 Oct - 25 Oct. Could you please suggest good 4 star hotels in Budapest in the city center.(where the action is). Thanks in advance

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 29, 2011
Budapest for 4 days, requesting tips  (4 Answers)


I am visiting Budapest from 22-Oct - 25 -Oct. Kindly recommend a good hotel in the city center (4 star and above). Also if you could suggest tips on must visit places that would be great. Also please suggest late evening spots like nice drinks, pubs or meeting people etc.

Thanks in advance

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 06, 2011
locker safety at the baths

I will be visiting Szechenyi bath soon. Is there any safety risk to put our travel document/valuable in the locker provided at the bath. Is there any reports of locker being break-in in the past.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 04, 2011
The fourth metroline...  (3 Answers)

Hello VT-ers!

My simple question is: Is the fourth metroline ready? We were in Budapest in october 2006 and at that time it had just been started? I couldn't find the information anywhere.

Thanks in advance!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 06, 2011
Travelling by train from Budapest to Lviv, Ukraine  (3 Answers)

I am with a party of 4 who are visiting Budapest this coming July, 2011. We would like to travel to and from Lviv, Ukraine by train. Questions??
1. Whaty trains are available? What is the departure time(s)?
2. What is the cost Budapest -> Lviv and return
3. How do I arrange for tickets??
4. Any advice about train travel from Budaapest to Lviv?
Robert in Canada

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 16, 2010
St. Stephen's Basilica concert 10/3  (5 Answers)

I will be in Budapest for only one day, 10/3 following a cycling tour. I will see as much as I can during the day, and am thinking about a concert in the evening. This venue is the only one I could find on a Sunday night. Has anybody been to a concert here? I found a website that had tickets for 44-48 E and am wondering if that is a standard price, or an inflated internet price. From experience, do you think I could just obtain a ticket that day? I was in Venice for 2 days after a cycling trip, and had a wonderful experience at a baroque classical concert, and think this might be another nice event. It is not a must do, so perhaps I should just wait until I'm there and make a decision. Thanks for any other suggestions, as well.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 15, 2010
Budapest to Kiev or to ???? in the dead of winter

I will have the opportunity to spend a week or so in Budapest several times a year. I will be back sometime between christmas and the end of the first week of January 2011. I thought this time it would be nice to take a side trip someplace. At best i will have 2 nights and three days so it needs to be direct close and focused. I thought maybe Kiev. I dont mind the cold if there is somehting to see and do. My requirements are non-stop out of budapest and no more than a 2 hour flight. I've been to most of Romania, most of Bulgaria, most of the Czech Republic and parts of Austria. I would prefer something "different" with a fiar or event or ...... Kiev? Other suggestions???

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 12, 2010
Baths: Rudas for women, other healing recommendations  (9 Answers)

Hi - One online source - they dont seem to have their own website - says that only on Tuesdays are the steam baths open for women. Is this correct and up to date? If I go, I want the full experience, especially since I am going for healing purposes. I had the bad luck of finding the hot thermal pools, the most important part of the treatment for me, closed at the Lukacs because of the flooding. Does anyone know if they are functioning again? I can't call, I don't speak Hungarian. I have also been to the Kiraly which was quite healing but it is rather dirty and rundown, and only open for women two days of the week. Any suggestions are welcome; Budapest is quite hot now but nevertheless my body needs the deep heat of pools and steams. Thanks! Jean

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 29, 2010
Pomaz and churches

Following a suggestion to go to Pomaz for fruit picking in my earlier thread, I am looking at what else we can do in Pomaz. I see there is a Greek Orthodox Serbian church - I think this would be interesting to visit, can we visit or is it only open for services on Sundays? (I hear churches in villages are open less than those in the city?).

What other recommendations do you have?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 19, 2010
Hotel in the middle of everything  (2 Answers)

ANy suggestions for hotels near tourist attractions, restaurants, areas to stroll around? Our favorite thing to do in europe is just to stroll around, especially at night, so we always make sure our hotel is well situated-- don't want to be taking subways just to get to our hotel. Thanks.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 03, 2009
Jazz or Blues Clubs  (1 Answer)

We will be staying at The Sofitel Chain Bridge Hotel for three nights in October.
Does anyone know of jazz or blue clubs near this location??Thanks...Stan

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 12, 2009
Franciscan Palace or King's Court to stay?  (2 Answers)

I haven't been using VT for a long time so I needed to register again. I'm heading to Budapest in about a month and would like to get your opinion of 2 apartments I consider to rent out. I have been renting apartments before in Rome/Prague and also in Paris, so I'm familiar how it works.
For me it is a bit hard to locate the real "center" of Budapest... Is it next to the river or more the Oktogon area?
I'm gonna rent either the King's Court or the Franciscan Palace from the Budapesting, just don't know which one to choose:
The Franciscan Palace is next to the river near Vaci utca ( ). It seems pretty central, but I heard Vaci utca is not as nice anymore as it used to be and that area is overpriced and overrun by tourists...
The other option would be the King's Court ( ), which is half way between the river and the city park and it's very close to Oktogon and List Franz Square, which I heard is a nice area to hang out in the evenings.
Please let me know which one do you think would suit better 2 friends (mid 40's) visiting Budapest in the middle of July!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 11, 2009
Budapest to Kosice by train  (5 Answers)

Can someone give me some simple instructions about traveling by train from Budapest to Kosice and back? My wife and I are 60 years old and she cannot walk at a fast pace (severe rheum.arthritis). I cannot seem to obtain the departure times . We plan on departing for Kosice on a Saturday. Can someone tell me the number of trains going from Budapest to Kosice daily. How soon should we arrive at the train station to secure the tickets? We are going to be on a strict timetable and would like to get the train we want without delays. Also is there a discount on roundtrip tickets and for seniors?
Any help would be great.
Am I correct in assuming that by traveling internationally (Hungary to Slovakia) we cannot purchase the tickets ahead of time.
Gerald K. from Michigan USA

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 22, 2008
Strike on railways in Hungary  (5 Answers)

I should travel from Budapest to Belgrade on 29th at night. I have heard that there is a strike right now on railways. Could anyone tell me the chances i have to get a train ticket when i will be there on monday 29th dec??

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 19, 2008
Transportation from Star Hotel.  (3 Answers)


Is there any Bus or Trolley Bus , that goes directly from Star Hotel , in H-1078, Budapest István u. 14, to the center of the city , for Deak Ter?

How many travel time?

Thanks in advance.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 06, 2008
Problem wit site of Elvira (trains).  (5 Answers)


I wanto to book a train ticket to one day, to go to Vienna, from Budapeste, but when I click in the price it appears to me a page tottaly in Hungarian!!

Could someone inform for the train departing from:
Budapest-Keleti pu. 05:55 08:57 3:02 day 23 of October

Returning in the same day:
19:48 22:53 Budapest-Keleti pu. 3:05

How much is, the total cost?

Thanks in advance

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 25, 2008
Public Telephones in Budapest  (6 Answers)

I have 2 questions:

(1) Can public phones in Budapest *receive* calls?

(2) What is the minimum (cheapest) local calling card available for public phones and where does one buy them? If you know of a web site (in English) with all the information, I'd appreciate receiving the URL.

I thank you all very much.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 06, 2008
economical way to reach from Budapest airport?  (6 Answers)

My sister will study for two months Budapest located at czvczor u6 1093 Budapest.
The school has asked the students to reach the school by themselves.Being first time in Europe, can you please suggest an economical way to reach above place from airport?
Thanks a lot in advance for your replies.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 03, 2008
travel from Budapest to Rome  (4 Answers)

Intend to travel from Budapest to Rome by train. Any idea if there is a diret train or should i change at some place? Is train cheaper or bus?
Highly thankful if you can suggest an economical way.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 21, 2008
visit to Budapest last week in March  (3 Answers)

hi ! can someone tell us where are the safest areas to visit at night in Pest,
as we read in the Independent newspaper today, that Budapest is a favourite of British stag party weekends who get pissed and cause trouble, and we dont want to get mixed up with these crowds. Also is it necessary (or desirable) to carry a passport at all times for identification, if asked. Is there any more risk of theft etc than in London?
Finally, we would like to visit Godollo Castle (former home of Empress Sissi).is there an organised tour there most days, and has anyone visited the place

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 12, 2008
Travel b/w Budapest, Prague,Vienna using European East Pass for Train


I want to travel between Budapest, Prague, Vienna and Salzburg using European East Pass. I need to know the travel time (duration in hours) between differnt cities and best route to cover all starting and ending at Budapest. Should I split the tour into two parts depending upon travellingtime and dimension for covering all the four cities.

Where to buy the European East Pass in Budapest?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 03, 2008
Question about Ferihegy Terminal 2...  (5 Answers)

I've been to Bp many times and have never got around to asking here until now about that small collection of old airliners which is sitting in a field close to Terminal 2. Is it possible to visit those planes? I've only ever seen them from the airport bus but i'd be interested in getting a closer look at them.
Is it possible to visit them?
Any ideas anyone? :)



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 27, 2008
By river from Budapest to Bratislava  (1 Answer)

I've seen online that the hydrofoil only starts running in late April - is there any boat service between Budapest and Bratislava/Vienna that begins earlier? I'll be in Budapest from April 5.

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