The red metro line, or M2 metro line, runs from east to west in the city of Budapest, and has several metro stations that you will likely use, see the most important ones with the nearby attractions, and the M2 red metro line on our Budapest Metro Map below.
M2 Red Metro Line – Budapest
- Batthyany Square M2 metro station, Budapest is right next to the river Danube. From Batthyány tér you can walk up to the Castle Hill to see the Buda Castle, the Matthias Church, the Fisherman’s Bastion where the best panoramic view of Budapest’s World Heritage Sites can be easily captured, and more. You can also hop on the HÉV (suburban train) and take an hour’s ride to the neighbouring little town of Szentendre. Highly recommended if you stay longer in Budapest and want to see something outside Budapest.
- Kossuth Square M2 metro station, Budapest: you can visit the magnificent Hungarian Parliament, the folksy and exotic Museum of Ethnography, or the Hungarian House of Art Nouveau (aka Bedo House) as well as the relaxed Szabadsag Square with its little green park, nice fountains, etc.
- Astoria Square M2 metro station, Budapest: you can reach the second biggest synagogue in the world, the Central Synagogue in Dohany Street and wander in the old Jewish Quarter (Kiraly street, Dob street, etc.) Astoria square is very close to the old Jewish quarters in District 6 and 7.
- Blaha Lujza square M2 metro station, Budapest: you can get off to have a nice coffee in the opulent New York Palace (currently the New York Cafe of the five star Boscolo Hotel Budapest), or to visit Corvinteto ruin pub. Blaha square is also close to the old Jewish quarters in District 6 and 7.
- Szell Kalman square is another option to get up to the Castle Hill with a ten minute walk, or go shopping in Mammut Shopping Mall, relax in the cool and contemporary Millenaris Park (a cultural centre and one of the best examples of contemporary architecture in Budapest), visit the Market Hall in Feny utca for the Hungarian savoury snack ‘Langos’, or eat a mouthwatering cake in Cafe & Confectionery Auguszt (Auguszt Cukraszda).
- Two major train stations, Keleti train station and Deli train station, and Stadionok bus station are also on the red line.