Trams in Budapest are a good way of getting around Budapest. They are especially popular among children and many lines offer a panoramic ride of the city centre.
Budapest has over 40 tram lines that run throughout the historic centre. The following lines are the most useful for tourists:
Tram line 2
The tram line 2 runs along Pest’s Riverbank, providing great views over the Danube and Buda Hills. The route passes by the Chain Bridge, the Hungarian Parliament, the Central Market Hall and other landmarks on the eastern bank.
The tram runs from Közvágóhíd to Jászai Mari Square, which is the closest stop to Margaret Island.
Tram lines 19 and 41V
The tram lines 19 and 41V travel along Buda’s riverside, very similar to the tram no. 2 route, but on the western part of the city. It links Batthyány tér (St. Anne’s Church) with Gellért Hill. If you get off at Gellért Hill, you can visit Gellert Spa, one of the most famous thermal baths in Budapest and then see the Citadella.
Both retro trams connect with Batthyány Square, a station on the metro line 2 (red line).
Tram lines 4 and 6
Both tram lines 4 and 6 are always packed with passengers. It is believed that these lines carry the largest number of passengers in Europe. These two lines are not very useful for tourists.
Trams in Budapest run from 4:30 am to 11 pm. The most important lines run every 5 to 10 minutes.
All of Budapest’s means of transport use the same tickets and travel passes and cost the same price: