Children’s Railway

activities / Scenic railway

Lonely Planet review

Board the narrow-gauge Children’s Railway on Hegyhát út. The railway (with eight stops) was built in 1951 by Pioneers (socialist Scouts) and is now staffed entirely by schoolchildren aged 10 to 14 – the engineer excepted. The little train chugs along for 12km, terminating at Hűvösvölgy. Departure times vary widely depending on the day of the week and the season – consult the website – but count on one every hour or so between 9am or 10am and 5pm or 6pm. The line is closed on Monday from September to April.