Our train from Vienna will drop us at Kelenfoe station. I haven't heard this as a main station; how do I get to Uránia station by the corner of Kazinczy street? Is it easy to get public transport?
The No 4 Metro line starts at Kelenfoeld station. Take that to Kalvin ter, then the tram north to Astoria, then a bus west on Rakoczi ut to the Urania bus stop.
Question: Why not stay on the train to Keleti station and take the bus east on Rakoczi ut to Urania?
Not a bad area, just not close to the metro or tram. Stay on the train to Keleti, I assume it goes all the way, I think they all do, but check your train on the MAV website to be sure. Then if it were me I would take the M2 one stop then enjoy a 10 min walk through an interesting part of town. Good first view of the city.
Thanks. It stops at Keleti pu 15 min from Kelenfoe. Is Keleti pu same as Keleti ? My ticket booking says Kelenfoe; do I need to buy additional ticket so that I can travel to Keleti pu?
Could you share the date and time the train leaves Vienna. I think it would be very unusual for an international train to terminate at Kelenfoeld, a suburban station.
On the other hand, the No 4 Metro goes to Keleti as well, just another train change essentially.
PS Keleti pu seems to be the abbreviation for Keleti palyaudvar, Hungarian for Keleti station.
16th May leaves Wien HBF Vienna at 8.42am; reaches kelenfoe at 11.02am ; Train # 345
Yes, terminates at Keleti station at 11:19.
Thats great! So I can get down at Kelti; should I buy extra ticket?
Thanks a lot
OEBB shows the exact same price for a flexpreis ticket from Vienna to Kelenfoeld or Budapest Keleti, so I don't see any reason to buy an extra ticket for that section. But I could be wrong. You might want to check with the conductor.
One of the advantages of going on to Keleti is you get to see Keleti. Nice old station. Stick your head in the restaurant for a glympse of the past.
Keleti station will be closed between 13-26th May and all trains will be rerouted.
Most trains from the west, including international trains from Austria will terminate at Déli pu station. Some trains, including your train will terminate at Kelenföld station.
My preferred way from Kelenföld to Kazinczy utca would taking the tram no. 49(from front of the old railway station building) to Astoria and walk from there. Taking the metro(subway) for part of the way may be slightly faster, but taking the tram you can avoid confusing transfers and it is a much nicer introduction to Budapest than the subway.
Thanks very much; much appreciated