Millennium Underground Railway

Millennium Underground Railway: The first subway line in continental Europe

The Millennium Underground Railway is the first Metro line of continental Europe is underneath Andrássy Avenue. The National Assembly of Hungary has given its blessings to the plan as early as 1870, but construction started only in 1894 – and the works were finished as early as 1896.

In 1896 Budapest gave home to the World Fair, and masses of people needed transportation from the center of town to the area known today as City Park and Heroes’ Square. The reason why the railway was built under the ground is because Andrássy Avenue was the most elegant avenue of Budapest even back then, and the city fathers have opposed any means of mass surface transportation. The stops are marked with yellow signs, and staircases lead to the Metro – no escalators, as the tunnel is only just a few meters under the ground, supported by steels pillars. Every stop is a little museum, with photos and text in Hungarian, English and German.

Millennium Underground, Millennium Metro, M1 Metro Budapest, Opera Station, Budapest

Millennium Underground Railway Address

Andrássy Avenue

Millennium Underground Railway entrance fee

Single ticket: HUF 350 

Millennium Underground Railway Opening hours

Monday: 04:32 - 23:32
Tuesday: 04:32 - 23:32
Wednesday: 04:32 - 23:32
Thursday: 04:32 - 23:32
Friday: 04:32 - 23:32
Saturday: 04:32 - 23:32
Sunday: 04:32 - 23:32

Millennium Underground Railway Transportation

Metro: line 1– Station: 

Millennium Underground Railway Map

Millennium Underground Railway, Budapest, location on the map

Millennium Underground Railway Nearby places

Stop Vörösmarty tér:
Váci street (100 m)
Stop Opera:
Hungarian State Opera House (50m)
Stop Hősök tere:
Heroes’ Square (50 m)
Stop Széchenyi fürdő
Széchenyi Thermal Bath (100 m)

Millennium Underground, Millennium Metro, M1 Metro Budapest

Millennium Underground, Millennium Metro, M1 Metro Budapest

Image Gallery of Millennium Underground Railway


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