If you want to have affordable travel experience in Budapest, Hungary. Then we recommend taking their public tram service such as their Tram Line 2! This is a very adorable tramline that uses older types of wagons. It runs almost entirely on its own with one underground tram station even.
This tram line is part of the huge public transportation system in Budapest which is seen as the Hungarian public transportation network.
See the river on your left side with Tram Line 2
This is a unique line in Budapest. It runs between Jászai Mari tér in the north and runs alongside the river down to Közvágóhíd. It is part of the 36 lines tram network in Budapest and it is about 6km long.
A single ticket in Budapest cost 350 HUF! Which is almost nothing compared to other capitals in the world. The public transportation is run by BKK, which runs most of the buses, trams, and metros. The validity period for the single ticket is 80 minutes after stamping during daytime and 120 minutes if stamped when using the night services.
During the trip from Jászai Mari tér you will be passing Olimpia park, the humongous sized Hungarian Parliament Building and see the beautiful Danube river on the right side is something that we really recommend to do.
Interesting station named Fovam Ter is built underground
Fovam ter is an interesting tram station which is built underground and is also part of the tram line 2 route. Maybe it is one of the oldest underground tram stations in the world? … .. . I was happily surprised when we visited it.
Ganz KCSV–7 is the rolling stock on this line. On Fovam ter tram line 2 connects with Metro line M4 and on the bridge above you also find Trolleybus line 83 and their CITY line. Budapest is for sure a town that both will be liked by tram enthusiasts as well as people just wanting to visit the city. Travel around with the trams is really affordable too.
So, next time you visit Budapest. Check out Line 2! You will get a nostalgic feeling taking this line with its charming wagons. The trams come within minutes between them so you never need to wait for a long time if you miss one. Some of the rides can be packed, so sometimes it is smart to just wait for the next one.
The tram wagons on this line aren’t low-floor trams so taking trollers on them is not that easy. But people will be kind. They will help you. Hungarian people in Budapest like to help and that’s something we didn’t expect either.
Look out for when taking Tram Line 2 in Budapest
- The Buda Castle (visible on the opposite side of the Danube throughout the whole route)
- The Grand Market Hall (stop: Fővám tér)
- Liberty Bridge (“Szabadsághíd”) (stop: Fővám tér)
- The Chain Bridge (between stops Eötvös tér & Széchenyi István tér)
- The Shoes on the Danube Bank (between stops Széchenyi István tér & Kossuth Lajos tér) – a chilling reminder of the history
- The Parliament (stops Kossuth tér & Országház Látogatóközpont)
- Margaret Bridge & Margaret Island (stop: Jászai Mari tér)
Distrita recommends Tram Line 2 in Budapest!
Source: Distrita Own Experience, Catch Budapest