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Kelenfoe Station Budapest

We are traveling from Saltzburg to Budapest. Our train arrives at Kelenfoe station. I'm not familiar with this station. Seeking advice to go from there to the Hilton at Castle Hill area. Metro or call ahead for Taxi
Thanks

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Terry , this is Kelenfold which is somewhat southwest of Castle Hill and your hotel . Using the Metro , as best as I can judge , would be a circuitous route . A cab would probably be best . There are , however , advantageous ways to do this - " If you want a taxi, then as your train pulls into the station pull out your handy cell phone and call City Taxi at +36- 1 -2-111-111. They will give you a car number " - The quotes are from a post by James , who really knows Budapest inside out . As he hasn't responded to your post may mean that he is en route . Check through the threads here and you will find a lot of information that he has provided .

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Thank you Steven. Wish I were on my way. Stuck here until Christmas.

For some reason when people book through sites other than the Hungarian site they end up getting dumped at the suburb stations. I checked and many of the fast trains from Salzburg stop in Kelenföld fifteen minutes before stopping at Keleti (one of the two main stations). Still not bad for you as this is in Buda. There is no direct public transport route to the hotel. As Steven suggested, call a taxi or you can have the Hilton send someone for you. Why did you choose the Hilton in Buda???

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Many thanks James and Steven. That clears me up and I'm good to go.
Cheers

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Just a follow up post trip. We had the hotel send a taxi and the driver was waiting as we arrived on time. Pretty rough and lonely looking stop for 9:30 PM. We chose the Hilton in Buda simply to use some of our Hilton Honors points. We enjoyed our stay there. I highly recommend the Hospital in the Rocks on Castle Hill. Very informative. My highlight in Pest was both the House of Terror and the shoes on the Danube Holocaust memorial.
Thanks again for the advice. These forums are so very helpful We've been referencing them as we decide on which RS Tour we take in 2015.

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Terry, glad you had a good time. We have been to the shoes on the Danube dozens of times and it still hurts.