On Wich Side to Stay in Budapest

Are you planning to visit Budapest but haven’t decided yet on which side to stay in the city? Finding a good located accommodation plays an important role in your travel. We have created this blog post to introduce the structure of Budapest and highlight the differences between Buda and Pest.

Buda

Popular neighbourhoods in Buda are the 11th, 1st, 2nd district. As Budapest maintains an excellent transportation system, you can easily access Pest with metro or tram within just 15-20 minutes. By walking across Széchenyi Chain Bridge or Liberty, Bridge you will arrive right to the city centre.
Railway Stations:
Kelenföld Railway Station
Budapest-Déli Railway Station
Distances:
Ferihegy Airport – Buda: 24km, 30-40 minutes with taxi
Railway Stations – Pest: 10-25 minutes (depending on which railway station you will arrive to)

Buda is mostly known for its hilly areas and pieceful, calm ambience. The medieval neighbourhood and charming streets offer a delightful stay in this part of the city. Buda gives home to world-famous sights, such as the Buda Castle Quarter, Gellert Hill, Elizabeth Lookout Tower, Children’s Railway and Szemlohegyi Cave.

Pest

Popular neighbourhoods in Pest are the 5th, 6th and 7th district. The frequency of public transportation is excellent. You can reach your favourite places just in minutes, or in most cases famous sights are just in a short walking distance from eachother. In case your accommodation is located near the Danube river you can walk across Széchenyi Chain Bridge or Liberty Bridge to reach the Buda side of the city.
Railway Stations:
Budapest-Nyugati Railway Station
Budapest – Keleti Railway Station
Distances:
Ferihegy Airport – Pest: 15km, 20-30 minutes with taxi
Railway Stations – Pest: 10-25 minutes (depending on which railway station you will arrive to)

Pest’s neighbourhoods provide a vividly pulsating citylife and a metropolitan atmosphere. The vibrating cultural life of Pest offers visitors to marvel at the most legendary sights and iconic buildings, such as the Parliament building, Hungarian State Opera House and Heroes’ Square. In addition, Pest welcomes guests in delightful restaurants, creative bistros, exclusive ruin bars and grand cafés.

Buda and Pest
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