Time on the train: 7 hours 45 minutes
Distance: 525 km
We took an overnight train from Prague to Budapest. While booking the tickets we made the mistake of booking normal seats instead of the sleeper ones, because of which our train journey was quite uncomfortable (lesson number one learned). We used the time on the train to decide the itinerary as we hadn’t really planned this trip before.
When to go
Generally, the best times to visit Budapest is March-May and September-November. During these months the weather is pleasant and there’s less crowd, but be prepared for the cold. You can also enjoy the hot summer months June-August if the touristy crowd is not an issue.
Our best experience
One of the topmost things on our list for Budapest Smart Electric Guideway (Segway)! Due to change in plans, we were not able to do it on the first day and so we had a lot on our plate for the last day. Nothing was working in our favour as we had forgotten the brochure of the Segway company back at the hotel and had travelled to another corner of the city for the thermal spa bath.
Having less time to figure our plan, we reached out for help at the information centre in Heroes Square and got our Segway ride fixed with a guide, who arranged a personal tour for us and conveniently as per our timings (a blessing in disguise). We timed our spa so that we could reach our Segway guide on time, who turned out to be a joyful girl. They saw us getting all cold as we weren’t wearing jackets and made special efforts to arrange it for us, making our ride extremely comfortable.