Hortobágy National Park Directorate
Hortobágy Great Fishponds and Narrow Gauge Railway

Hortobágy Great Fishponds and Narrow Gauge Railway



Address: Hortobágy National Park Visitor Centre
H-4071 Hortobágy, Petőfi tér 9.
Phone number: Tel.: +3652/589-000; Tel./fax: +3652/589-321   
E-mail: info@hnp.hu


Lots of birds, protected plants and grazing or wallowing buffaloes are waiting for those visitors who travel by the narrow gauge railway to the Hortobágy Great Fishponds. The train runs on a 5-km-long railway between the fishponds on the inner dyke making it possible to easily reach the distant parts of the fishponds. There are excellent opportunities for walking and biking in the nearly 2000 hectare fishpond system. Bird-watching towers, information boards and a boardwalk are among the available facilities. The fishpond area is internationally protected and it is one of the most well-known and famous wetland bird habitats. The outstanding aquatic birdlife provides attractions for all seasons for both beginners and advanced birders. The most spectacular event of the year is the autumn migration of cranes: in October, up to 40 thousand cranes roost simultaneously in the drained fishponds. The area can be visited on foot or by bike with a valid entrance card or by the narrow gauge train with a train ticket. Children can spend fun moments on our new playground.

Railway departure:

April, May, June, September, October:
Monday-Friday: only with previous registration
(The minimum fee of the special train is 25.000 HUF/group.)

At weekends:
Departure: 10.00, 12.00, 14.00
Return: 11.15, 13.15, 15.15

July, August:
Every day:
Departure: 10.00, 12.00, 14.00, 16.00
Return: 11.15, 13.15, 15.15, 17.00
Pre-booking is necessary for groups.
(The minimum fee of the special train is 25.000 HUF/group.)

The trip takes 30 minutes one way.



Return ticket

Adult: 1400 HUF/person

Children (below 18 years): 1000 HUF/person

Family (2 adults with 1 ccild): 2800 HUF


Ticket office and souvenir shop opening hours:

January, February, March and December


From April till October

Daily 8.00-16.00


Saturday-Sunday: 10.00-14.00

Brochures about the natural and cultural heritage of Hortobágy and souvenirs are available in the shop to remind visitors of the fun time they had spent at the park.



Turn to Hortobágy-Halastó on the mainroad 33 close to the 67th milestone and drive until the end of the road.

Pre-booking is necessary for groups.





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