Address: Budapest, Vécsey utca 5, 1054 Hungary
N 47° 30' 19.76" E 19° 2' 56.348"
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Hungary is situated in Central Europe and easily accessible from most parts of Europe. It is easy getting to the historic downtown of Budapest, where ApartmentIike is located.
We recommend the route planner of www.mav-start.hu website.
Nearest railway stations: Nyugati (West) Railway Station and Keleti (East) Railway Station
Travelling by public transport from Nyugati pályaudvar (West Railway Station) to ApartmentIlike
1054 Budapest Vécsey u. 5.
We recommend to travel by Metro. Take Metro Line 3 between Nyugati and Deák Square (2 stops). Change for the Metro Line 2 at Deák Square, for 1 stop to Kossuth Square, then walk 100 meters.
Travelling by public transport from Keleti pályaudvar (East Railway Station) to ApartmentIlike 1054 Budapest Vécsey u. 5.
The best choice is Metro Line 2. Take 4 stops, from Keleti pályaudvar (Railway Station) to Kossuth Square, then walk 100 meters.
Nearest airport: Ferenc Liszt International Airport, Budapest (Formerly Ferihegy Budapest)
It is easy to get to ApartmentIlike (1054 Budapest Vécsey utca 5.) from Ferenc Liszt International Airport, Budapest.
Travelling by Airport Shuttle-Minibus
The Airport Shuttle-Minibus service provides door to door transfer for 8-10 persons. All Minibuses arrive at and depart from the Terminals’ Main Entrance.
The transfer operates as a shared-ride service, which means that passengers travelling to/from the same or closely situated addresses are transported in the same vehicle.
Travelling by public transport
It is less expensive to travel from the Airport to the city center by public transport.
Depending on the time of arrival you can take the blue bus number 200 E at Terminal 2, Ferenc Liszt International Airport. The bus drops off the passangers at Kőbánya-Kispest Metro Terminal (Metro Line 3), where you can take a metro to Deák Ferenc Square.
At Deák Square change to Metro Line 2 (M2) to Kossuth Square, then walk 100 meters.
Please note, your metro ticket for Metro Line 3 is valid for Metro Line 2, as well.
The rates may change, so it is necessary to check them in advance.
Travelling by taxi
Ferenc Liszt International Airport - 1054 Budapest Vécsey utca 5. The cost of the transfer is about HUF 7,000 – 9,000 / 4 persons, depending on traffic.
All the published rates may change, so it is necessary to check them in advance.
- Metro Line 2 (Kossuth Square)
- Tramline number 2 is the best panorama way for sightseeing
Tramline number 2 runs on the bank of the river Danube.
„It is one of the TOP 10 Trolley Rides. On the Pest side of the city, the tram 2 follows the curve of the River Danube. This is the best way to see the Parliament building up close and the panorama of Buda Castle across the river, the bridges and temples. Sit on the side nearest the river for the best views.”
Source: From the National Geographic book „Journeys of a Lifetime” http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/
You can see the tram from your window of Apartmentilike. For the price of a tram ticket between Jászai Mari Square and Millenium Cultural Center you can see several sights belonging to UNESCO World Heritage sites.
- Trolleybuses 70, 78 You can reach easily the Andrássy Avenue (UNESCO World Heritage site) and the Opera House.
- Bus 15
Budapest 72-hour travel card
Please check the list of services free of charge with Budapest Travel card.
Valid for 72 hours from the indicated date and time (month, day, hour, minute) for unlimited number of trips on the public transport services ordered by BKK Zrt. on tram, trolleybus, underground, metro, cogwheel railway on the whole length of the lines on all days; on the whole length of boat services but only on workdays; and on bus and HÉV suburban railway, certain suburban services of MÁV and VOLÁNBUSZ on all days but only within the administrative boundaries of Budapest. The travel card has to be presented and handed over on ticket inspector’s request. You can buy it in advance. It is not returnable after the beginning of validity. Source: http://www.bkk.hu/en/budapest-72-hour-travel-card/
Pocket guide (Free of charge with Budapest travel card)
Shall we recommend you a less expensive ’local guide’ in Budapest? It is the Pocket guide, the world's leading audio city guide application that guides you through the sights of the city, informs about the must-see sights in the world’s major cities and tourist destinations and you can put into your pocket.
Your pocket guide will escort you along the route of tramline 2, giving historical background on the sights along the way. (Less expensive than a local guide in Budapest)
By bike it is usually quicker, healthier and more fun.
For young travellers who would like to discover the city on two wheels, there are bikes for hire in front of the building where the ApartmentIlike is located. If you are out for an active holiday you can always have fun on a MOL Bubi. Bubi is a bicycle that you can rent all throughout Budapest. It is a public bike-sharing system that is a new mode of public transport in Budapest. There are several stations in the city so you can pick up a Bubi at one of the stations (like Vécsey Street) and you can drop it off at a different station or you can bike back to ApartmentIlike. Actually in front of the Parliament traffic is not allowed for cars, so it is very easy to ride around.
One of the most pleasant places to go for biking in Budapest is the Margaret Island where there’re long stretches of paths for bikers, lots of green and fresh air.
From the bridge's new bike path, it is easy to get to Margaret island and bike around. Nicest at springtime.
The use of the MOL Bubi, requires registration but the bikes can be used for free for 30 minutes. For the next 60 minutes a price of a public transport single ticket will be charged (currently 500 HUF). All the published information, rates may change, so it is necessary to check them in advance. (molbubi.bkk.hu)
There are several garages in downtown Budapest, and shopping malls also offer parking facilities. The nearest garage to ApartmentIlike is Lipot Garage, located underneath Szabadság Square. Address: Budapest, 5th district, Széchenyi Street. Lipot Garage is just a 4-minute walk.
In the territory of Budapest, there is a charge for parking between 8 am and 6 pm on workdays.
There are special areas of Budapest where parking time is between 8 am and 8 pm such as the entire District V., and typically streets closer to the city center, so remember to check the times. Parking on the street does not mean that it is guarded. On Staurday, Sunday and on national holidays parking is free of charge. Exceptions are district IX. Csarnok tér (7-22) and Citadella (always). The parking ticket has to be placed behind the windshield of the car. The minimum parking time is 15 minutes, after which the ticket machine prints a ticket for the period of time equivalent to the sum of money inserted. The maximum waiting time varies from 3 to 4 hours, although there are certain districts that do not impose waiting time restrictions (districts I., VI., VII., VIII. and XIII.) Multi-storey car parks are open 24 hours a day; most larger hotels also have an underground garages. Source: www.budapest.com
|metro line-2 Kossuth square||250 meters|
|tram line number 2||210 meters|
|trolleybus 70/78||80 meters|
|bus 15, 115||90 meters|
WITH TRAM Nr.2 from the Kossuth Lajos Square station
|Szechenyi Chain bridge||4- 5 minutes|
|Little Princess (Kiskirálylány) statue||8 minutes|
|Vigadó, DANUBE PROMENADE|
|GREAT MARKET HALL – Vámház körút -||12 minutes|
|panoramic view of Buda ( Gellert hill )|
|Bank machine (ATM)||350 meters|
|Pick meat shop||180 meters|
|Downtown Food Market (Hold utca)||450 meters|
|Martyrs’ square with the statue of Imre Nagy||30 meters|
|Liberty Square with the statue of former US president, Ronald Reagan||80 meters|
|Soviet Liberation Monument on Liberty Square||200 meters|
|Museum of Ethnography||300 meters|
|BANK OF RIVER DANUBE||350 meters|
|UNESCO World Heritage Site|
|Panoramic view of Buda (Buda Castle, Matthias Church,Fisherman’s Bastion terrace over the city)|
|Budapest Parliament main entrance||350 meters|
|’Shoes on the Danube bank’ – Holocaust memorial||550 meters|
|House of Parliament Visitor Center||550 meters|
|(Hungarian Holy Crown , Hungarian Crown Jewels)|
|St.Stephen’s Basilica||750 meters|
|*Hungarian State Opera House||1.2 kms|
|UNESCO World Heritage Site||1.5 kms|
|*Margaret island with the Music Fountain||1.8 kms|
*You can also choose to take a combination of transportation options, such as the tram line 2 plus metro line 1, the tram line 2 plus tram line 4 or 6.
Important notice. In the descriptions of sights and events of Budapest, we do not claim to be complete. Our aim is just to pique your interest toward Budapest and Apartmentilike.eu. I hope that this goal can be achieved.
1. Vértanúk tere (Martyrs’ Square), House of Parliament and Parliament Park
Vértanúk tere (Martyrs' Square). The famous life-like statue of Prime Minister, Imre Nagy, standing on a bronze footbridge with his back to the Red Army Memorial in Liberty Square and facing towards the Budapest Parliament Building. Tourists like to pose for photos next to the statue.
The neogothic building of Parliament in Budapest is the 3rd largest Parliament building of the world. The inside visit of the Parliament building, is one of the main attractions of Budapest. During the Parliament tour, you will see the richly decorated main staircase, later on the cupola room. Under the Parliament’s cupola the Hungarian Crown Jewels and the Hungarian Holy Crown are exhibited. Finally, you will visit the Session Room. Guide service is available in several languages.
2. Museum of Ethnography
The museum's permanent exhibition is ’The traditional Hungarian folk culture’, which gives an insight into Hungarian folk traditions demonstrated through artefacts of everyday life and festivals. 1055 Budapest, Kossuth Lajos tér 12.
3. Embankments of Danube
Budapest is the brightest pearl of river Danube. The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has listed the Banks of the Danube and the Buda Castle Quarter as of outstanding universal value. The city is split into two by the river Danube, Buda being the hilly side and Pest, the commercial center, both full of historical monuments. You can stroll along the Danube, which slices a path through the centre of Budapest. It’s a great location for walking, while enjoying an amazing view of the temples of Buda, Matthias Church and Fisherman’s Bastion.
The seated statue of Attila József is situated by the river Danube at the south end of Budapest Parliament. He was the best known of modern Hungarian poets, internationally acknowledged. ’By the Danube’ is one of his famous poems.
On the bank of river Danube, between Kossuth square and Széchenyi István square there is the composition of ’Shoes on the Danube bank’. The composition gives remembrance to the people shot into the river during the time of the Arrow Cross terror. To the memory of the victims, the sculptor created sixty pairs of shoes made of iron. Each shoe represents a tragical story, memorial to Holocaust.
4. Szabadság tér (Liberty Square)
ApartmentIlike has an exceptional location, just a 5 minute stroll from the Szabadság Square. If you have a special interest in Art Nouveau architectural style, you should see the Art Nouveau buildings in nearby Szabadság Square. Szabadság Square with its horizontal arch shape was created between 1889 and 1905, and its unique form can clearly be seen in aerial photos. Don’t miss the panoramic sightseeing flight by helicopter over the city!
The Art-Nouveau building of the Hungarian National Bank and the United States Embassy are located in Liberty Square. There are also the Soviet Liberation Monument and the statue of Ronald Reagan walking on Liberty Square, with the building of Parliament in the background.
5. St. Stephen’s Basilica
St. Stephen’s Basilica was built in neoclassical style. It is the largest church in Budapest. The Holy Right Hand of King Saint Stephen is on display. King Stephen of the Árpád dynasty was the founder of Hungarian state. If not afraid of heights, you can climb to the top of the tower and get one of the best views of Budapest. Don’t miss listening to organ concerts at the magnificent Basilica. Organ concerts on Tuesday and Friday. ApartmentIlike is the best location for visiting St Stephen’s Basilica. You can walk there (about 900 meters) or go there by the tram 2 on the panorama way of Budapest by the river Danube.
The small ice-rink by St. Stephens Basilica is open from Advent to New Year. Children may join a free skating training on the nicely decorated rink at the center of the Christmas fair.
Margaret Island is close to ApartmentIlike by tram. Just take tramline No. 2 at Kossuth Square for 2 stops till the final stop, which is Jászai Mari Square. Then take tram 4 or 6 for 1 stop and hop off in the middle of Margaret Bridge. Margaret Island is embraced by the river Danube. The island is a popular green recreational area for tourists visiting Budapest on holiday as well as for locals. We recommend joggers to do their regular rounds on Margaret Island. (5,300 meters of running way made of rubber waits for you.)
Palatinus open-air bath is the most popular and biggest outdoor pool complex on Margaret Island. It is open from May to the end of August, depending on the weather.
Main sites in the island include the Musical Fountain (close to Árpád Bridge) and the Water Tower, built in Art Nuovo style are protected UNESCO sites.
The other musical fountain, close to Margaret Bridge is a new attraction in Budapest, which was inaugurated in 2013 and operates during the Summer and Autumn months. The audience may listen to Brahms, Vivaldi, and Verdi music, while they are going back in time. The water fountain springs out huge jets of water tens of feet high into the air, to the sounds ofa mixture of classical and modern music, so the fountain seems to dance. It is really an impressive sight. Showsbegin every hour. Full shows at 6 p.m., 9 p.m.
After the day sightseeing, it will be relaxing in summer lying in the grass, listening to the musical fountain’s performance and get a bit sprayed by it.
7. Danube Promenade
Just take tramline No. 2 at Kossuth Square for 1 stop till Széchenyi Square.
The Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Art Nouveau-style Gresham Palace, housing the Four Seasons Hotel are located in Széchenyi Square. Széchenyi Chain Bridge is one of the most beautiful bridges in Budapest. It is named after Earl István Széchenyi who proposed its construction. He was a hungarian politician and writer, and one of the greatest statesmen of Hungarian history.
By tramline No.2 at Széchenyi Square for 1 stop till Eötvös Square. The Duna Promenade starts from this square, and is between Chain Bridge and Elisabeth bridge.
The Danube Promenade was a very popular place in the mid-nineteenth century where aristocrats liked to walk on summer evenings during starlit nights. Today the promenade is less bourgeois and you'll find locals and lots of tourists there, admiring the panorama over the Danube towards the Buda Castle and Fisherman’s Bastion,especially when the sun goes down behind the hilly side of Budapest.
We suggest walking, from Eötvös square, further southwards along the Danube Promenade, instead of taking the tram No.2 for 1 stop till Vigadó square, where the Vigado Concert Hall is located. Nearby you can find there the bronze statue of Little Princess sitting on the railings by the embankments of Danube and the statue of the Girl and the dog, all in a beautiful setting with the view of the Castle and bridges.
15th March Square is situated at the end of the Danube Promenade, where you can find the statue of Sandor Petőfi. He was one of the greatest Hungarian poets, whose works have been translated into many languages. He was a key figure in the 1848 revolution in Pest, as well. From the 15th March Square you can see the Elisabeth Bridge, and Gellért Hill with the Citadel.