It might sound like a cliché, but the Western world has got the Christmas fever already. By mid-November, Christmas music begins playing in shops and malls across the cities. And by the time Christmas rolls around you might wish that one-horse open sleigh would run off the road. 😀 It makes no difference in Budapest. The city lights officially light up on the first Sunday of the Advent and everywhere you look you stumble across a Christmas market. If you like Christmas markets in Budapest, you will love Christmas trams riding around the city. 🙂 These glam trams have become an essential part of the holiday season in Budapest even if they are not led by one horse or a red-nosed reindeer. 😉
Tram line No. 2
The best-known Christmas tram line is No. 2 dressing up in white- and blue-colored LED lights on certain days between November 29, 2019 and January 6, 2020. Taking tram No. 2 could serve as a „sightseeing tour” for travelers on a budget. It rolls along the Danube on the Pest side, so most of the amazing World Heritage listed sights of Budapest can be viewed for the price of a public transport ticket. 😉
Tram No. 2 will run on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays. The full schedule of glam tram No. 2 is available HERE.
Tram line No. 19., 47 and 49
On Wednesdays and Thursdays, the brightly lit number 19 whizzes along the Buda riverfront, while on Fridays, it’s the 47 and 49, setting off from central Deák tér and crossing Liberty Bridge into Buda.
The city lights, the beautiful sights and the glam tram make a wonderful ensemble
Find useful information on extended public transport services during the year-end holiday season in Budapest HERE.