Budapest is a capital city of Hungary. Its name comes from two cities Buda and Pest which united in late 19th century.

This was my second time in Budapest thanks to trip to Baki in Azerbaijan. You can read about it HERE. That inspired me to write this article – making the most of your journey, seeing more. Budapest is really beautiful and definitely worth to stay longer. BUT you can get a very nice taste of it just in 6 hours while you’re transferring to another city. Here you go.

Public transport

You will easily get to any sight and attraction by traveling on one of the four metro lines or the major tram lines. On this tour, you have to get with metro to our start point – Nyugati Pályaudvar stop (or near) and the rest is in walking distance. Then you just leave the city centre from Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út (all listed in the map below).

  • 350 HUF for a single ticket
  • 530 HUF for a single transfer ticket
  • 1650 HUF for a day ticket if you stay longer
Stops

As I mentioned before, we start this tour at Nyugati Pályaudvar. You can have a delicious cinnamon roll at The Box Donut or have a breakfast at McDonald’s across the street. After your cup of coffee, we continue to the most beautiful building in Budapest – the Parliament. It is the largest building in Hungary and the tallest building in Budapest.

Walk down to the Danube. Nearby, there’s Shoes on the Danube Promenade Memorial representing shoes left behind by Jews killed during World War II. They were shot at the edge of the water so that their bodies fell into the river and were carried away.

Other two stops – Matthias Church and the Fisherman’s Bastion are at the same place. You have to cross beautiful chain bridge and climb a hill. The church and view from bastion are amazing. Bastion’s seven towers represent the seven Magyar tribes that settled in the Carpathian Basin in the 9th century. The bastion is called fishermen’s because the Buda side castle wall was protected by the fishermen’s guild.

Enjoy your view, have a snack, wander through small streets… The last but not least stop is St. Stephen’s Basilica. It is the third largest church building in present-day Hungary (to be honest, I can’t imagine something bigger).

Now, it’s time to hop on the metro at Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út and go to the airport. Bye Budapest!

Map

Here’s a map for you with stops of this 6-hours tour (violet) and other places of interest (green) which you can see during a longer stay in Budapest.