Getting to town: you are in it. To get to the heart of downtown, exit the station to the street outside, turn right and go down the stairs of the underpass. Ticket ordering for domestic IC trains open 03:30-23:00. International ticket cashier popen 05:00-21:00, domestic ticket cashier 03:00-00:15. International destinations from Nyugati are mostly eastward.
“The Parisian Eiffel Company was the constructor of Nyugati Station’s huge, iron-framed hall. The railway station is a key part of the cityscape even today.
The hall, designed by the Parisian Eiffel-Studio and August de Serres, is a magnificent example of the architectural use of cast iron frames considered very modern in the late 1800’s.At the time of its opening in 1877, with its hall of 6,153 metres square and 25 metres high, and with its additional buildings, it was the fifth largest railway station in the world.
In the attentively restored former restaurant of the railway station, a fast-food restaurant operates. Many people say this is the most beautiful fast food restaurant in the world.”
Nostalgia Train excursions to the Danube Bend and along the northern shore of Lake Balaton leave from the Nyugati Train Station in Budapest Hungary. Sights within easy reach include House of Terror, St. Stephen’s Basilica and the Hungarian State Opera.
The other major train station in Budapest is Keleti Train Station.