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Nyugati Railway station

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about Nyugati Railway station.

Nyugati Railway station features in these preplanned City Guides:

5-day Budapest City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • Iron lattice roof with same technology as the Eiffel Tower
  • Imposing building

Time required: 20 minutes

Public transport:

  • Metro Line 3: Nyugati pályaudvar station

Address: 1067 Budapest, Teréz körút 55.

Things you need to know:

  • Budapest Western Railway Station (Budapest Nyugati Pályaudvar) is one of 3 main railway stations of Budapest
  • The station is housed in an imposing building designed by August de Serres and built by the Eiffel Company
  • In its middle the building has an iron lattice roof, the same technology used to build the Eiffel Tower
  • The station was opened on October 28, 1877
  • Previously the end station of the first Hungarian railway line stood here; the line was opened in 1846 and conected Pest and Vác
  • This earlier station was pulled down to make room for the Grand Boulevard (Nagykörút), a major infrastructural project of its time
  • Right next to the station, you find one of Budapest's main shopping malls, Westend City Center

What to do there:

  • Admire the imposing building

Tips & Insights:

  • If you want to do some shopping visit the WestEnd City Center shopping mall right next door

Nyugati Railway station features in these preplanned City Guides: