Narrow Gauge Railway of Hortobágy Great Fishponds

The fishponds of Hortobágy make up one of the largest fishpond systems in Central-Europe. Besides their economic importance fishponds have a very diverse and rich flora and fauna. The Hortobágy Great-Fishponds (Hortobágy-halastó) which is the central fishpond system covers an area of 2000 hectares. The fishponds have been protected since the establishment of the Hortobágy National Park. The nesting and migrating birds of Hortobágy Great-Fishponds are particularly valuable. In the last more than 40 years nearly 300 bird species have been observed here which makes the area one of the most well-known bird habitats in Central Europe. 

The narrow gauge railway makes it possible to reach even the furthest fishponds easily and to admire the landscape and the rich avifauna of the fishponds along the way. 

This narrow gauge railway is unique as it is the only narrow gauge railway in Hungary that runs among fishponds instead of forests.


by car along the mainroad 33 at the milestone 67 turn to Hortobágy-Halastó and drive until the Halászbárka Visitor Centre

GPS: 47.605357, 21.071268


Ticket Price
Adult 1 900 HUF
Child 1 200 HUF
Family (2 adults and 2 children) 4 400 HUF
Family supplement ticket 600 HUF
Minimum price for previously registered groups 50 000 HUF/group

Payment: by card, in cash

Online ticket:

The program is about 1,5 hour.

Opening hours:

  Monday Weekdays Weekend
From 12 March, April, May, June, September, October closed for groups with previous registration Departure: 10.00, 12.00, 14.00

Return: 11.00, 13.00, 15.00

July, August closed Departure: 10.00, 12.00, 14.00, 16.00
Return: 11.00, 13.00, 15.00, 17.00
6-7 November closed for groups with previous registration Departure: 11.00, 13.00

Return: 12.00, 14.00

Pre-booking for groups is necessary!

More information:

Phone.: +36 (52) 589-000


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