How to get to the Library

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National Széchényi Library is located in the 1st district of Budapest, in the ‘F’ Building of Buda Castle. (The official address of NSZL is the following: Szent György tér 4-5-6., H-1014, Budapest, Hungary.)
The main entrance opens from the Lion Yard of Buda Castle. You can access the Library from Dísz Square on foot, from Dózsa György Square by an express elevator and from Clark Ádám Square on foot or by funicular. The express elevator is available for registered users of National Széchényi Library free of charge, otherwise it costs HUF 200 per direction.

Opening hours of the express elevator:

  • Mon-Sat: 6–20.30
  • Sun: 9–18.30

Public Transport

National Széchényi Library can be reached by the following public transport lines:
 

 Stop Dózsa György Square Clark Ádám Square Dísz Square Palota Street
 Bus 5, 178 105, 86, 16,16A,116 16 from Széll Kálmán Square
 Tram 18 19, 41 - -

 

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The express elevator is available for registered users of National Széchényi Library free of charge, otherwise it costs HUF 200 per direction.From Keleti pályaudvar (Eastern Railway Station), National Széchényi Library can be approached by buses 178 or 5 to Dózsa György Square, from where you can take the stairs leading up to the Express Elevator on Palota Street.

From Nyugati pályaudvar (Western Railway Station), you can take M3 underground line to Deák Square, from where you have to take bus16 to Dísz Square. Getting off the bus, you can walk while you reach the Lion Yard of Buda Castle.

From Déli pályaudvar (Southern Railway Station), you can take tram 18 to Dózsa György Square, from where you can take the stairs leading up to the Express Elevator on Palota Street. 

By car
If you arrive by car, we recommend you (pay) parking on Dózsa György Square, on Palota Street (GPS: É 47.49, K 19.03), or in the Castle Garage. You can drive in the territory of Buda Castle only by a special permit! Such a permit can be purchased at Várgondnokság Nonprofit Kft, the company handling properties belonging to and issues related to Buda Castle.