See Hungary's capital open-top double decker bus. Big Bus Budapest lets you explore 22 stops for 1 or 3 days.

• Choose a Classic, Premium or Deluxe ticket.

• Present your ticket to the driver at any bus stop.

• Use it on any day 6 months from date of purchase.

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About The Big Bus Budapest Tour:

Discover Budapest by night and day, land and water, with this renowned sightseeing tour. Listen to insightful audio commentary in a choice of 23 languages while travelling aboard an open-top double-decker bus.

This is delivered via a set of complimentary earphones that you can take with you when you hop-off the bus. Enjoy your flexible access to the Hungarian capital and be sure to check out highlights such as the Parliament, Grand Synagogue and State Opera House.


Season:

  • All Year Round, Daily.

Commentary:

  • Digital Audio: English, Hungarian, German, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Polish, Swedish, Danish, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Greek, Turkish, Arabic, Hebrew, Portuguese, Czech, Romanian, Croatian, Dutch and Norwegian.

Tour Times / Frequency:

  • Red Route: 09:00 to 17:00, every 10-15 minutes.
  • Night Tour: Departs daily at 19:30.

Departure Points:

  • Night Tour: Big Bus Customer Service Centre (stop 19).

Duration:

  • Red Route: Approximately 1 Hour 30 Minutes.
  • Night Tour: 1 Hour 10 Minutes.

Facilities:

  • Audio Guide (Headphones Included).
  • Free On-Board Wi-Fi.
  • Printed Tour Map & Leaflet.
  • Free Mobile App (Downloadable On Bus).

Accessibility:

  • Wheelchair Accessible Buses.

Tour Itinerary:

The main Big Bus Budapest tour route (red) features a 22-stop itinerary. Hop-on and off as often as you please between key city landmarks such as Heroes Square, the Citadel on Gellert Hill and Margaret Island.

Each location on the itinerary list flips to another chapter in Budapest's cultural and political history, whether it's in the form of a grand memorial to the city's Magyar heritage or testaments to its 19th century renaissance. The latter is visible in architectural icons such as the Hungarian State Opera House (stop 20) and William Clark's Chain Bridge (stop 8) connecting the formerly separate territories of Buda & Pest.

A few particularly fascinating Budapest landmarks to look out for include the Széchenyi Thermal Baths (also close to the Art & Gold Museums), Fisherman's Bastion in the Castle District, and Dohány Street Synagogue. New York is the only place in the world where you'll find a synagogue larger than the one at stop 5 on the Big Bus Budapest tour.

Budapest's top museums also appear along the red sightseeing route. Disembark at stop 17 for the Hungarian National Museum and stop 21 for the Terror Museum and one dedicated to composer Franz Liszt.

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| Red Route - 22 Stops:

  • 1) Heroes' Square (Olof Palme stny. 5).
  • 2) Keleti Railway Station (Thököly út 4).
  • 3) Hotel Hungaria (Rákóczi út 71).
  • 4) New York Cafe (Erzsébet krt. 11).
  • 5) Astoria (Rákóczi út 4, 1072).
  • 6) Buddha-Bar Hotel (Kossuth Lajos u.).
  • 7) Castle Garden (Ybl Miklós tér 9-11).
  • 8) Clark Adam Square (Lánchíd u).
  • 9) Batthyany Square (Batthyány tér).
  • 10) Margaret Bridge (West Bank).
  • 11) Nyugati Railway Station (Teréz krt).
  • 12) Bathory St / Parliament (Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út 60).
  • 13) St. Stephen's Basilica (Corner Szent István tér and Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út.).
  • 14) Chain Bridge (Széchenyi István tér).
  • 15) Petofi Square (Petőfi tér 2).
  • 16) Great Market Hall (Fővám tér 8).
  • 17) Hungarian National Museum (Múzeum krt. 43).
  • 18) Király Street (Károly Körút 23).
  • 19) Big Bus Customer Service Centre (Andrássy út 3).
  • 20) State Opera House (Andrássy út 25).
  • 21) Octogon (Andrássy út 45).
  • 22) Heroes' Square (Olof Palme stny. 5).

Buda Castle & Citadel Shuttle:

Available with all 3-day deluxe tickets, this handy shuttle service takes passengers on a circular sightseeing route around the Buda Castle district and up Gellert Hill. Hop aboard at Clark Adam Square. Buses depart every 10 minutes from 09:00 to 18:00. A full loop lasts approximately 22 minutes. Switch onto the Citadel Shuttle at stop 5 (Royal Palace).

Castle Shuttle | 6 Stops:

  • 1) Clark Adam Square.
  • 2) Fisherman's Bastion.
  • 3) Kapisztrán Tér.
  • 4) Szentháromság Street.
  • 5) Royal Palace.
  • 6) Castle Garden.
  • 1) Clark Adam Square.

Citadel Shuttle | 4 Stops:

  • 5) Royal Palace.
  • 6) Citadel.
  • 7) Castle Garden.
  • 1) Clark Adam Square.

Budapest Night Bus Tour:

As part of the Deluxe package you'll be invited to partake in an evening journey around the heart of Budapest. Hop aboard the open-top buses at stop 19 and kick back as you're driven along the glowing banks of the Danube River past radiant landmarks such as the Hungarian Parliament Building and Buda Castle.

The night bus tour lasts 1 hour and departs at 19:30. It's a fully guided tour and has no hop-on hop-off stops.


Danube River Sightseeing Cruise:

The buses aren't the only vehicles that provide transport during daytime. Go to stop 15 (Petofi Square) and take a short walk along to Dock 11, where you'll be able to join a sightseeing cruise of the Danube River.

There's 5 full departures every day, each one lasting approximately 1 hour 15 minutes. See the map download for details, and the list below for daily cruise times:

  • 13:00 to 14:15.
  • 15:00 to 16:15
  • 17:00 to 18:15
  • 19:00 to 20:15
  • 21:00 to 22:15.

Pest District Walking Tour:

Get a more intimate look into Budapest's dynamic cityscape by taking part in a guided walking tour of Pest District. This tour is lead by a professional English-speaking Big Bus guide and runs daily. Departure times and locations are as follows:

  • Pest Tour: Big Bus Customer Service Centre, Stop 19 (11:00). Duration: 1.5 Hours.

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Important Information & Usage instructions

Print off the ticket voucher you receive from this site and present it to a member of the Big Bus Budapest tour staff at any stop (see map in Downloads Tab). Your tickets are usable on any day 6 MONTHS from date of purchase.

NOTE:

• Adult tickets aged 16+ years.

• Child tickets aged 5-15 years. Those aged 4 years and under travel free of charge.

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