Budapest useful information

Getting into Budapest by plane

I didn’t go to Budapest by plane, but I had to leave the city by plane.

Because of that, I learned a great lesson during this trip. “You shouldn’t believe that all airports around the world are similar”. Joking apart, because of my lack of attention, I always got sick, from standing outside in the cold, waiting for a bus.

The airport is so far from the city that Terminal 1 is far from Terminal 2. You must take a bus to go from the T1 to the T2 and that bus takes around 10 minutes to reach at the terminal. I really should have checked the number of the terminal, before going to the airport.

So, be careful if you’re planning to leave Budapest by plane. Check the number of the terminal.

Here you can check it out some information about the Budapest airport.

Budapest airport

Getting into Budapest by train

You won’t find problems when you get to Budapest by train. Unfortunately, different from other cities in Europe, the Budapest train station has a few annoying taxi drivers trying to sale package deals. But I don’t think it will be a problem for you. Just ignore them and keep your focus on the exit.

When you get out of the train station by the main entrance, you should go to your left and walk about 10 meters to get to the metro station, I mean, I you’re planning on taking a metro.

Public transportation in Budapest

Use the public transportation in Budapest it’s easy. Similar to most cities in Europe, it works very well. It’s possible to buy individual tickets with twenty minutes, seventy minutes or twenty four hours. Moreover, you can use your credit card to buy the tickets. Depending on the time of your stay, you can also buy a day pass, with two or more days.

Before entering the metro station, you must validate your ticket. There are some “checker men” that check its validity. You can find an old small machine where you can validate it in front of the escalator.

For twenty four hours tickets, you won’t need to validate it, because the vendor will write the date and the time manually on your ticket, but you have to show it validated to the “checker men” before entering in the station.

The lines are separated by numbers and by colors. As you can see below, most of the sightseeing is located very close to the metro stations.

Budapest metro map

Budapest train map

You can also find useful information by clicking on the link below:

Budapest tourist guide

Places to visit (Sightseeing)

Budapest has a river that runs through the city, the Danube. Actually, I’ve heard that the name of Budapest is because of the division of the cities Buda and Pest. Buda is located on the east side and from there it’s possible to enjoy the view of Pest, the west side. I recommend staying on the east side.

As many cities around Europe, it’s possible to take a boat and take down by the Danube river, enjoying both sides of the city. If you prefer, you can also to take an open bus for sightseeing.

See below a little list of places to visit in Budapest

  • Budapest Parliament
  • Castle District
  • Fishermen’s Bastion and Matthias Church
  • Gellért hill and the Citadel
  • Váci street and Danube Promenade
  • City Park

You can see the full information about these places above on the website below

Budapest sights

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Prague useful information

Getting into Prague

Coming directly from Berlin by train, I got to Prague in 22th October. My first impression about Prague was: It’s an amazing place! Certainly, it’s possible to come back to the medieval times.

My hotel was very close to the metro station, so I went to the hotel by walking. I chose the Ibis hotel, but when I got there, it was all booked. Obviously, it was a fail of the hotel. A few minutes later, the front desk girl sent me to another hotel. It was pretty good, because I ended up staying at a first class hotel.

Is Prague a good place to visit?

Of course it is!

Prague is amazing. The city is rustic and as I told before, it could bring you back memories of the medieval times.

The best way to look around is by walking. If you prefer, you can take a metro or bus, but a good walk will be the better choice to know the city in detail. I think two days is enough time to know Prague well, but it’s my opinion.

Let’s talk a little bit about food. I had good lunches and dinners in Prague. It’s possible to try pork, rabbit, duck and of course, sausage. I chose the pork meat and it was really good.

There also a much known sandwich that, as usual, I forgot the name. It’s possible to find it in some Prague squares.

There are a lot of drinking in Prague, like beer, wine and one that stands out: The Absinth. It’s possible to drink some different colors of this beverage.

See below some pictures that I took during my stay there.

Public transportation in Prague

As I told before, the Metro system of Prague is quick and easy to navigate around.

It’s possible to buy metro tickets by time or zone. For example, if you stay less than twenty minutes at the station, you should buy the twenty minutes ticket, but If you wish to stay more than twenty minutes using the metro, you should buy the seventy and five minutes ticket. You also have the option of buying a day ticket, if necessary. Don’t forget stamping the ticket on entry of the metro.

See below the Prague metro map

Prague metro map

It’s possible to find useful information about the metro lines in Prague on the link below.

Prague metro information

Places to visit (Sightseeing)

It’s possible to check it out on the link below.

Prague sightseeing

You’ll find a suggestion of a plan for three days of visiting the city.

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Public transportation in Paris

Paris has lots of metro lines and you can go anywhere by train, including the airports. The public transportation is efficient, but the stations aren’t too much clean. Another thing that I didn’t like too much was the homeless in the station. Perhaps, you might find one of them sleeping or just taking a nap inside of the station.

Depending of the time of your stay, you can buy one ticket, multiple tickets or day passes. Sometimes, you have to walk a lot in the stations, specially, in Chatelet station. Look at below the map of the metro lines in Paris.

Hey, remember that Paris has different lines of train. Pay attention on the map, because the cost can vary, specially the RER line. Check it out on the official website: http://www.ratp.fr/